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Best Places To Live In Atlanta, GA

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 456,378
  • I am originally from Albany, Ga but have lived in the metro Atlanta area for the past 16 years and my wife and I will be moving away very soon thank goodness. There is nothing good I have to say about…[read more]
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  • Vinings, GA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,816
  • I experienced a charming suburbian livelihood while living in Vinings Georgia. The city is situated in Cobb County. Vinings is about 6 miles away from the major city of Atlanta. The city has great…[read more]
  • Peachtree Corners, GA
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,268
  • After living in Peachtree Corners for almost all my life, I moved to Atlanta for a better career. The town is quaint and a delight to live in, but there aren't many jobs available unless you want to work…[read more]
  • Kennesaw, GA
  • 23.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 32,669
  • I've lived in many great cities in Metro Atlanta, but Kennesaw is definitely my favorite for several reasons. One is the location. You can be in Atlanta or the North Georgia Mountains in half an hour,…[read more]
  • Johns Creek, GA
  • 22.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 82,930
  • Overall Johns Creek is a lovely place to live. I purchased a home in the Rivermont neighborhood and over the years there‚Äôs been a lot of unnecessary drama and allegations of fraud amongst some of the…[read more]
  • Avondale Estates, GA
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,095
  • Candler Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,095
  • Duluth, GA
  • 22.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 28,681
  • I can't imagine not living in Duluth! Duluth is perfect for families. I moved to Duluth from Atlanta because it's an affordable suburb to raise a family and is only about 30 minutes away from Atlanta.…[read more]
  • North Decatur, GA
  • 7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,652
  • My life in North Decatur is pretty much what I expected it to be after living here for five years. Usually I would complain about how much I miss home and how I wish that this place or that place was…[read more]
  • Poncey-Highland, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 2,726
  • 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…[read more]
  • 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,…[read more]
  • Brookhaven, GA
  • 8.5 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…[read more]
  • 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,…[read more]
  • Mountain Park, GA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,580
  • Living in Mountain Park, GA has been a truly gratifying experience. I enjoy the fact that this is some of the best weather year round. Sometimes I just stop and shake an officers hand and thank them for…[read more]
  • Chamblee, GA
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,862
  • I don't get the hesitation regarding living in the Chamblee Area. We are inside the perimeter, we are very close to most everything. Great Marta accessibility. I can walk to a coffee shop, a grocery, a…[read more]
  • Mountain Park city, GA
  • 16.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 638
  • Berkeley Lake, GA
  • 19.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,924
  • North Druid Hills, GA
  • 6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 18,331
  • Living in North Druid Hills means that you can say you are one of the few that have experienced the great gem that is located by North Decatur. Summers are great with average temps in the upper 70's…[read more]
  • Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.3 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 12,054
  • 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…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Decatur, GA
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 21,210
  • The overall experiences that I have had while living in Decatur, Georgia have overall been positive. Being that it is a suburb of Atlanta, you have tons of opportunities for things to do close by. You…[read more]
  • 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…[read more]
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • 18.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 14,596
  • I am living in Powder Springs, Georgia and this place is a wonderful place to call home. This is a suburb of Atlanta, but you would never know it as you spend time here. The population here is very low…[read more]
  • Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 13,359
  • Pine Lake, GA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 644
  • Druid Hills, GA
  • 4.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,444
  • Druid Hills is small town near the Atlanta metro area with lots of fun attractions and activities nearby. The city has something enjoyable to do whether you're traveling with small children or you want…[read more]
  • Scottdale, GA
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 11,221
  • At around 20 minutes from Atlanta, Scottdale is a close and has gone through a lot of transformations. It's not quite at the level of gentrification, but it's still transforming neighborhoods in positive…[read more]
  • Lithonia, GA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,093
  • Lilburn, GA
  • 17.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,481
  • You and your family will have a great time in Lilburn when you plan your trip to include a variety of entertaining activities that will make you excited to become a new resident of the city. Amazing…[read more]
  • Stockbridge, GA
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,692
  • Walking through downtown Stockbridge delivers the true charm of living in the South. A touch of charming downtown architecture that you'd expect from a place like Mayberry, but with modern improvements…[read more]
  • Home Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 3.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 11,414
  • Cabbage Town, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,789
  • Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GA
  • 0.8 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 5,350
  • Edgewood-Kirkwood, Atlanta, GA
  • 4 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 16,229
  • 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…[read more]
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • 15.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,743
  • Living in Lithia Springs, GA for three years has been nothing but a great joy. The city is just minutes away from Atlanta, and has lush greenery everywhere you look. I really love this small town, I can…[read more]
  • Morrow, GA
  • 12.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,069
  • Atlanta-Inman Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 1.9 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 4,329
  • Morningside-Lenox Park, Atlanta, GA
  • 4.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 9,822
  • Ben Hill, Atlanta, GA
  • 8.2 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 8,744
  • Stone Mountain, GA
  • 13 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,102
  • Norcross, GA
  • 16.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 16,293
  • I've been living in Norcross for 3 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and friendly neighbors that I and my family have grown to enjoy spending time and recreational activities with. The…[read more]
  • Conley, GA
  • 8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,397
  • Fairburn, GA
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 13,860
  • Fairburn is a family-friendly city with plenty of attractions that everyone in the family can take advantage of. Fairburn is also close to the Atlanta Metro area, where you'll find even more activities…[read more]
  • Vine City, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.1 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 3,318
  • Sandtown-Southeastern Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • 8.6 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 15,981
  • Clarkston, GA
  • 9.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,594
  • Clarkston, Georgia is a large welcoming southwestern town located in DeKalb County. The downtown area is attractive, but could be a lot better. One of the reasons I chose to live here is the cost of…[read more]
  • Redan, GA
  • 13.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 34,100
  • Georgia continues to rise in national esteem as both a place of innovation and southern transformation, but a lot of cities are overshadowed by Atlanta and Savannah. Redan deserves some love. Redan is…[read more]
  • Midtown, Atlanta, GA
  • 2.5 miles away (Neighborhood)
  • Population: 21,550

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.