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Best Places To Live In Georgia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Vinings, GA
  • (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
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  • Peachtree City, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,988
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  • Johns Creek, GA
  • (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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  • Alpharetta, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,013
  • Alpharetta is exceptional on most standards. First, their school system, Fulton, is ranked the best school system in the state. Second, it is extremely safe, the standard of living is set very high and
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  • Peachtree Corners, GA
  • (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
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  • Woodstock, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,964
  • Perfect place to retire, raise a family, or just simply be. I have no real complaints, except that traffic is definitely getting more congested every few years or so. Thus, the secret is out and people
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  • Suwanee, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,001
  • During my time in Suwanee Georgia, I must say it was eventful. Not only is the attention to education stellar when compared to the rest of the state, not a stone was left unturned when it came down to
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  • Roswell, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 93,968
  • I have lived in the city of Roswell for the past six months. I find that it is a very pleasant place to live and the people are friendly overall. There is always something going on, therefore you will
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  • Kennesaw, GA
  • (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,
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  • Brookhaven, GA
  • (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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  • North Decatur, GA
  • (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
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  • Evans, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,270
  • Only if you have lots of money to buy an overpriced home should you think of living here. The people just look at you and act like they hate to answer a simple question. Not sure if it is because they
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  • Braselton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
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  • Wilmington Island, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,005
  • If ur low income like me people will LIE and get u kicked out the old rich people think all black people are criminals and do drugs yet I heard a rich white kid say he bought A WHOLE POUND OF WEED a guy
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  • Fayetteville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,780
  • If you'll be visiting Fayetteville soon, you'll find lots of activities and attractions that are great for the entire family, no matter what your interests are. Prime Community Park and Secret Garden
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  • St. Simons, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,480
  • St. Simons is a beautiful coastal town against the Fancy Bluff Creek, Saint Simons Sound, and the Atlantic. It's just below Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island, and is part of a great tourist area.
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  • Dunwoody, GA
  • (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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  • Jefferson, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,946
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  • Martinez, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,476
  • Whether you just moved to Martinez or you're looking for things to do during your visit, there are lots of fun activities to get involved in. The Masters are a popular attraction since they're only a
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  • Canton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,022
  • Got totally screwed by City of Canton on property 2016 tax exemption. Canton bills property tax separately from Cherokee County ad while I did the required paperwork for County and got the senior
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  • Acworth, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • Georgia has a lot of beautiful cities, but Acworth is a lake community that shines as a gem in the South. Acworth, Georgia wraps around Lake Acworth, a tri-pronged lake north of Atlanta. The lakefront
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  • Sugar Hill, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,889
  • Sugar Hill is a beautiful city just a glance away from Lake Lanier. It's outside of the Atlanta Area--behind Alpharetta and Duluth--giving it access to an amazing city and a unique look at two of
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  • Loganville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,072
  • I lived in Loganville, Ga city for ten years with my husband and kids before I relocated because of my job. Loganville GA is a decent place overall. It is a quiet city that gives you room to enjoy some
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  • Duluth, GA
  • (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.
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  • McDonough, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,086
  • Like Henry County's slogan, McDonough is "comfortably south of the center of big city Atlanta, only 30 miles away. ATL airport is even closer. Interstates connect you to everywhere (I-75 bisects
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  • Centerville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,576
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  • Smyrna, GA
  • (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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  • Mountain Park, GA
  • (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
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  • North Druid Hills, GA
  • (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
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  • Cumming, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,740
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  • Whitemarsh Island, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,922
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  • Sandy Springs, GA
  • (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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  • Druid Hills, GA
  • (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
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  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,503
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  • Buford, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,927
  • Buford, GA has a number of attractions of its own, and it's also close to the Atlanta metropolitan area, where you can find all types of activities for every member of your family. Mall of Georgia is
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  • Dallas, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,622
  • If you're heading to Dallas soon to check out the city before you relocate, you'll have lots of choices in the city and surrounding areas when it comes to attractions. The Dallas Theater is a great
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  • Decatur, GA
  • (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
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,127
  • I lived in Lawrenceville Georgia for a couple years, for employment. It is deemed as the Crepe Myrtle City due to the beautiful hues of crepe flowers that sprout up over its landscape. Lawrenceville is a
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  • Richmond Hill, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,501
  • This town has a wonderful school system and that's it. Driving here is dangerous. People cut you off and don't use turn signals. The people are not nice overall. The only nice people are in the clicklist
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  • Milton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,755
  • The peach state has always been a [place that I enjoy. Georgia and its many cities have a been a second home for me as long as I could remember. Each city and town have its own type of magic and that
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  • Rincon, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,690
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  • Powder Springs, GA
  • (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
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  • Auburn, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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  • Tyrone, GA
  • (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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  • Marietta, GA
  • (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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  • Lovejoy, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,252
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  • Cartersville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,169
  • Cartersville is a small city with lots of charming attractions, but is close enough to the Atlanta metropolitan area so that you'll have access to award-winning restaurants and shopping amenities.
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  • Scottdale, GA
  • (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
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  • Lilburn, GA
  • (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
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  • Bremen, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,257
  • Bremen has great schools, active park and recreation dept., wonderful library and more.We like the small town that is close to larger town

Georgia: Southern Charm

The inimitable combination of Southern charm, beautiful scenery and opportunities in a modern economy lure thousands of new residents to Georgia every year. From the antebellum homes in Savannah to the bustling metropolis of Atlanta and the rolling hills of southwest Georgia, the Peach State offers a glimpse into the past and a bold vision for the future. Along with top-rated universities and high-tech jobs, Georgia offers its more than 10.2 million residents a wide collection of cultural and recreational opportunities. You can relax on the beach of a barrier island, hike the Southern Appalachians, go sports crazy or explore history from Colonial America through the Civil War and beyond. If you a planning to live in Georgia, one of these top places might be the perfect spot for you.

One of the original 13 colonies, Georgia is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and South Carolina. While Florida forms the southern boundary, Alabama is the state’s western border. Georgia shares its northern border with Tennessee and North Carolina. Georgia rises from the coastal plain in the southeast through the rolling hills of the Piedmont to the foothills of the Blue Ridge to the northwest. Along with the Chattahoochee River, lakes, rivers and streams crisscross the state. The picturesque scenery with its abundant wildlife creates a year-round outdoor sports paradise. Georgia has a humid, subtropical climate that produces hot summers and mild winters with temperatures warming slightly as you move from the mountains toward the coast. The weather is ideal for popular celebrations like the Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon and the Georgia Mountain Fair.

While the demand for housing in Atlanta, the state capital, causes higher prices, affordable homes are still available in a many of the city’s neighborhoods. Good deals can also be found in the numerous midsize and smaller communities that dot the landscape like Columbus, Athens and Augusta. Home to Coca-Cola and CNN, the Georgia economy features medicine, renewable energy and logistics industries. The state boasts a wide range of cultural attractions, including the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and the Springer Opera House as well as the High and Telfair museums of art. National landmarks, beautifully landscaped parks, sandy beaches and other points of interest are all within a short drive. Along with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, visit the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts, and places made famous by the Civil War and the novel “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

With the wide range of great cities and neighborhoods featuring exciting arts, cultural and food scenes, finding the best place to live in Georgia will not be easy. We can help get you started with our top choices for best places to call home. You can refine your search for the best place to live in Georgia by customizing the listings, such as population, cost of living and employment as well as by several other criteria and amenities, which match your lifestyle.