For hundreds of years prior to the beginning of the Town of Suwanee, a large Indian village flourished on both banks of Suwanee Creek. The village was initially settled by the Shawnee Indians about 3 miles southwest of the today’s downtown but by the early 1800’s, both Cherokee and Creek Indians had moved into the area. The name Suwanee is tied deeply to the town’s Native American heritage. Some say that Suwanee is an Indian word that means “echo” while others argue that it is the Creek word for Shawnee.
In 1838, Suwanee was recognized as a town and its growth really began with the construction of the Southern Railroad and depot in 1871. With cotton as the town’s main economic foundation, the area grew and by1923 the town had over 12 stores, all the while still keeping its original agricultural roots. With construction of I-85 in the1970’s, the area boomed as more and more people came to the area located in the heart of popular Gwinnett County. Today, Suwanee Georgia is home to over 16,000 people and is well known for its rambling neighborhoods, community parks and excellent school system.
Wyndham Park is a new home community located in Suwanee’s popular Johns Creek Neighborhood. This quiet enclave of new homes offers a variety of distinctive custom homes priced from the $350’s. Tucked away in serene South Forsyth County, homeowners benefit from low Forsyth county property taxes and the excellent Suwanee School District which includes John’s Creek Elementary, Riverwatch Middle and Lambert High School.