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Best Places To Live In Atlanta, GA

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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 456,378
  • Compared to my hometown of Jacksonville, Florida, Atlanta has been the BEST city to live in. I left Jacksonville back in Jan of 09 when i was just about to turn 25 and moved to Atlanta. Its now
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score82
  • Brookhaven, GA
  • 8.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 51,567
  • Wow! I really love my home in Brookhaven, GA. The city has a certain charm about it. I really love how it merges the historical sites along with the modern day. It is really nice to take strolls down the
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  • Vinings, GA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,816
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  • Peachtree Corners, GA
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,268
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  • Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 78,972
  • After moving to Atlanta, GA from Burbank, CA, we wanted an area that had the same metropolitan hippy-cool vibe that we had been accustomed to. We found it in Buckhead, a wealthy area of Atlanta, GA,
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  • Avondale Estates, GA
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,095
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  • Poncey-Highland, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,726
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  • Johns Creek, GA
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,930
  • I lived in John's Creek for about two years with a boyfriend when I was in my thirties. John's Creek is a decent city overall, in my opinion, and I will explain why here. John's Creek does have a few big
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  • Candler Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,095
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  • Mountain Park, GA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,580
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  • Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,359
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  • Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,822
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  • Decatur, GA
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,210
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  • Kennesaw, GA
  • 23.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,669
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  • Druid Hills, GA
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,444
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  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • 12.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 102,212
  • I lived in the city of Sandy Springs, GA for four years, from 2004-2008. Sandy Springs is an affluent, mostly white suburb of Atlanta. The population of Sandy Springs is in the 80,000's. There are many
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  • Midtown, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,550
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  • North Druid Hills, GA
  • 6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,331
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  • Home Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,414
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  • North Decatur, GA
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,652
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  • Berkeley Lake, GA
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,924
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  • Tyrone, GA
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,121
  • Tyrone Georgia offers a great quality of life with one of the lowest crime indexes on the South side of Metro Atlanta! Wonderful school systems, safe living environment, wonderful communities and home
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  • Mountain Park city, GA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 638
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  • Marietta, GA
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 59,714
  • I have lived in and around Marietta my entire life. At 36 years old, I have seen just about every part of the city, but the most astonishing part of the city is the square. Marietta Square is the seat of
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  • Atlanta-Inman Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,329
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  • Dunwoody, GA
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 48,128
  • Dunwoody, GA is a quiet place to live as I have been there for about seven years. It is on the outskirts of the inner city, making it an area where you can travel to the attractions of Atlanta and other
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  • Cabbage Town, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,789
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  • Pine Lake, GA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
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  • Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,054
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  • Lilburn, GA
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,481
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  • Duluth, GA
  • 22.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,681
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  • Scottdale, GA
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,221
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  • Powder Springs, GA
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,596
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  • Oakdale, Atlanta, GA
  • 6.4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 10,957
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  • Smyrna, GA
  • 10.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 54,788
  • Atlanta Bread Company would logically be headquartered in the great city of Atlanta, but this Cobb County city of Smyma houses this main industry not far away. Northwest of the Chattahoochee River,
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  • Ormewood Park-East Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,918
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  • Doraville, GA
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,348
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  • Mableton, GA
  • 11.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 38,839
  • I moved and bought a house in Mableton in 2007. There are some great things about Mableton and there are some not so great things about Mableton. I got a good deal on a renovated house. The good: The
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  • Norcross, GA
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,293
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  • Stockbridge, GA
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,692
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  • Vine City, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,318
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  • Lake City, GA
  • 10.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,712
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  • Jonesboro, GA
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,671
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  • Edgewood-Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,229
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  • Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GA
  • 0.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,350
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  • Belvedere Park, GA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 15,951
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  • Stone Mountain, GA
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,102
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  • Clarkston, GA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,594
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  • Panthersville, GA
  • 7.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,232
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  • Morrow, GA
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,069
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  • Austell, GA
  • 15.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,056

Atlanta, GA: Growing Fast

During the last decade, Atlanta has become much more than sweet tea and Southern charm. Georgia's state capital has become one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. The 1994 Summer Olympics, riveting novels, and popular movies filmed in the area have helped to rekindle interest in the city of the South once burned to the ground by Union troops.

But much more than an interesting history and colorful culture draws new residents to the city of Atlanta. The city boasts one of the highest job growth rates in the U.S. Commerce is becoming a part of the culture with iconic locales like the CNN Center, the largest indoor aquarium in the western hemisphere, and the award-winning Alliance Theater. Yet despite all the construction, it still retains the title of "the city in the forest" and the Chattahoochee River still flows through the metro area.

More than a dozen fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta, along with technology and the entertainment business makes relocation to Atlanta attractive. The city features a variety of housing options,award winning restaurants, and a robust nightlife.

Summer in Atlanta can be hot and humid, but weekend getaways to the cool Blue Ridge Mountains and the coastal island beaches are within a half-day's drive. A few mountain getaways are little more than an hour away in North Georgia where you will find lush state parks, hiking, canoeing, and white water rafting. Winters are quite mild, but if you love skiing, some excellent slopes are within easy access in the mountains to the north.

With all the available amenities, still, the cost of living in Atlanta remains below the national average. The current average price of a single dwelling home is around $200,000 and the average monthly rental is about $1,000.

Atlanta is a sprawling city and consists of many suburban neighborhoods on the outskirts. The traffic into and out of the city often looks congested but the actual average commute time is just slightly more than 30 minutes. The neighborhoods, downtown, and the airport are well connected with MARTA (Metropolitan Area Transit Authority) trains.

Students in Atlanta have a choice of attending Charter schools. Middle school students can attend gender specific schools, and high school students can attend a number of specialty schools. Atlanta residents have several choices in quality higher education with campuses at Georgia Technical Institute, Emory University, Georgia State University, the Art Institute of Atlanta, and more.

If you are planning to relocate to Atlanta, choosing a neighborhood can be daunting. AreaVibes can give you a head start on locating the best place to live in Atlanta. We can help you customize your search list to include all the aspects of living (crime, education, employment, and more) that are important to you.