Auburn preps for population surge

Auburn, split by railroad tracks running parallel to U.S. 29/Ga. 8, sits on the edge of Barrow and Gwinnett counties. Its historic downtown area to the north pays homage to its railroad history with a bright, red caboose. Fewer than 8,000 residents currently call Auburn home, but that number will double in less than five years based on the new number of homes being built, according to Mayor Linda Blechinger. – source

More houses mean more painting estimates in the future.