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Places With The Best Housing In Georgia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score68
  • Morrow, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,069
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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
76
  • 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,
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
84
  • 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
77
  • 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
77
  • 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.
83
  • 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,
70
  • 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
73
  • 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
71
  • Dacula, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,053
77
  • 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
73
  • Auburn, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,291
70
  • Chamblee, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,862
  • Chamblee offers both small town living and access to the large metropolitan area of Atlanta. If you're looking for fun and interesting activities that the whole family will love, Chamblee has a lot to
66
  • 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
69
  • Hampton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,281
73
  • 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.
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
66
  • 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
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
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
73
  • Lovejoy, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,252
78
  • Jefferson, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,946
65
  • Hawkinsville, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,504
68
  • Locust Grove, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,742
86
  • 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
82
  • 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
69
  • 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
75
  • Flowery Branch, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,503
66
  • 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
78
  • 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
72
  • 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
84
  • 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
83
  • 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
81
  • Braselton, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,409
68
  • 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
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
84
  • 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
74
  • 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
70
  • 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
83
  • 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
66
  • 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
78
  • 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
61
  • 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
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
85
  • Peachtree City, GA
  • (City)
  • Population: 34,988
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  • 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
73
  • 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
73
  • 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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  • 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.