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Places With The Best Housing In Georgia 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score68
  • Morrow, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
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]
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]
71
  • Stockbridge, GA
  • (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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
74
  • Dacula, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,053
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]
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
73
  • 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]
70
  • Hampton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,281
68
  • Cartersville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,169
  • Yes Cartersville has some nice spots, but a sprawling gap in economic levels which most cities do. It is how the government treats these. Cartersville is also full of history, historic districts which…[read more]
73
  • 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]
67
  • Douglasville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,317
  • I have been living in Douglasville for 13 years and find it to be a unique small town atmosphere in the outskirts of Atlanta Georgia that has the basic necessities to live a quiet life without a lot of…[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]
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]
74
  • Lovejoy, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,252
83
  • Jefferson, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,946
63
  • Hawkinsville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,504
90
  • 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]
73
  • Locust Grove, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,742
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]
71
  • Villa Rica, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,755
  • Villa Rica, Georgia is where my family and I currently reside and we really enjoy the local community. We work in Atlanta and the commute is okay. It really depends on the day just how bad the local…[read more]
69
  • Lithia Springs, GA
  • (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]
78
  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,503
74
  • 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]
69
  • Snellville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,395
  • 'Everyone is someone' because the cops pull EVERYONE over for the smallest things, then persecute them to the highest degree. Ever heard of a police state, this is a Police City. They care not for the…[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]
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]
82
  • Braselton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
69
  • Mableton, GA
  • (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]
65
  • Fairburn, GA
  • (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]
88
  • 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]
77
  • 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]
69
  • Gainesville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 37,906
  • I am from the city of Georgia and have lived in many of its cities. Georgia is one of the places where the feeling of home is heavy. The different cities have different charm and one city that is very…[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]
69
  • Georgetown, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,621
  • I've been living in Georgetown Georgia over the last 8 years with my four kids and wife and we have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and unique charm and friendly neighbors in this small town in…[read more]
78
  • 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]
58
  • Monroe, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,253
  • Monroe is a small town with big fun, since you'll have great options when it comes to vacation attractions. If you love playing golf, The Providence Club is a great place to enjoy a few rounds during…[read more]
72
  • 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…[read more]
88
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,988
70
  • Calhoun, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,139
  • While this is a nice enough little community to live in, most of us are growing concerned about the rising crime rate. During the time I've been living in Calhoun, it seems to have risen steadily instead…[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]
76
  • 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]
63
  • McRae-Helena, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,763

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in Georgia. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in Georgia to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in Georgia as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in Georgia, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.