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Best Places To Live In Georgia 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score90
  • 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…[read more]
88
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,988
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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…[read more]
88
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • 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,…[read more]
87
  • 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…[read more]
87
  • Johns Creek, GA
  • (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’s been a lot of unnecessary drama and allegations of fraud amongst some of the…[read more]
87
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • 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.…[read more]
86
  • 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…[read more]
86
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,013
  • Price purposely jacked up for no grounds.... corrupted court &law enforcement teams....no culture, no style, the same old as ages ago...even the new building, the Avalon, can not cover the rusted old…[read more]
83
  • Jefferson, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,946
83
  • 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. …[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
83
  • 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…[read more]
82
  • Braselton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
81
  • Cumming, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,740
81
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
81
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • Evans, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,270
  • Not sure how the other reviewers formed their assessments but my family and I LOVE it here in Evans. Tons to do with the kids like concerts, events and parks. I'll say that the schools are a little…[read more]
80
  • 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…[read more]
80
  • 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,…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • 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…[read more]
79
  • Chamblee, GA
  • (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]
79
  • Auburn, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
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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…[read more]
78
  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,503
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  • Acworth, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • Trails have lots of trash. No sidewalks on major streets going into Downtown Acworth. People are very unfriendly. Poor public transportation in Cobb co. City police don't give ticks to people who don't…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
77
  • 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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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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…[read more]
76
  • 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…[read more]
76
  • Whitemarsh Island, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,922
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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…[read more]
75
  • 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…[read more]
75
  • Centerville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,576
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  • Newnan, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,642
  • Georgia is one of those states that has a lot of smaller cities under its umbrella. The are so many cities that a lot of beautiful and great cities don’t get the recognition or attention that they fully…[read more]
75
  • Rincon, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,690
74
  • Holly Springs, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,351
  • I've lived in Holly Springs for about 10 years. The town is full of friendly people, and there are quite a few things to do if you enjoy being outside. However, you have to drive about 15 miles away from…[read more]
74
  • Dacula, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,053
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  • Canton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,022
  • Never say you weren't warned! We have lived in Canton, Georgia for one year and are planning a move AWAY!! In the course of this year there have been multiple shootings, robberies and countless…[read more]
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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…[read more]
74
  • Lovejoy, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,252
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  • Winder, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,148
  • I lived here years ago, loved it here. Compared to other cities in the United States, this area certainly offers reasonable prices for the cost of living. Georgia is a one of the best suburbs for…[read more]
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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…[read more]
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  • Locust Grove, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,742

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.