Imagine, if you will, a strip center three miles long.
That's the heart of Snellvile. You can pretty much shop at chain stores, eat at (mostly) chain restaurants, and get your oil changed. Don't like it? Downtown Atlanta's 22 miles away. Plenty to do there.
If you ever wind up in Snellville (and only God knows why you would), eat here. This restaurant is the best you'll find on Highway 124, nevermind one of the few purely *local* eateries. There's never a wait, and the staff is for the most part very friendly and diligent.
Oh yeah--the food. A godsend to your tastebuds, all of it (except that dessert-cake thing, can't quite remember what it was called). The management has recently added a sushi bar as well.
Favorite Dish: The tom kha (chicken coconut soup). Intensely flavorful soup made with coconut milk, egg and basil, with chicken and mushroom at the bottom.
Hobby Lobby is a huge store with all kinds of hobby stuff like model cars, trains, crafts, other collectibles.....
What to buy: 007, trains
What to pay: average
Just like the rest of suburban Atlanta, Snellville's major roads are insane asylums for people in cars. If you're driving on pretty much any busy road in the area, especially Highway 124 and US 78 (both of which really should be avoided if you have no business being there), stay alert. Drivers will zip in front of you without warning, perhaps even make a U-turn in your direction.
Also, those with heart problems should stay away from the areas with strip malls and chain restaurants. The teenagers blasting their bass will surely send you to the E.R.
Visit Carmike 12. It's a movie theater.
Fondest memory: My brother-in-law, my sister, and I went to see Star Wars Episode II at Carmike 12. Believe it or not, I see symbolism in the Star Wars movies. They symbolize humanity's struggle against itself. Good people struggle against bad people. May the Force be with you!