Snellville is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States, east of Atlanta. As of early 2011 new housing construction, much of it upscale, continues in Snellville and in areas of southern Gwinnett County carrying a Snellville address. This is the only area of metro-Atlanta where this is occurring on such a large and consistent scale in blatant defiance of the recession.
The Snellville Days Festival is a two-day event held annually that draws crowds from all over the Southeast. The annual celebration is touted as one of the top 20 tourism events in May according to the Southeastern Tourism Society, but still holds that small town flavor. The New London Theater group and the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre company both have their roots and studios in Snellville; Triple 7 Dance Company (located where New London Theater used to have its business) is a thriving dance school owned by Tamara Whitehead. Each year the school debuts their Rhapsody Musical, and has been running since 2002.
The median income for a household in the city was $62,537, and the median income for a family was $68,341. Males had a median income of $52,340 versus $41,587 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,131. About 2.1% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.