Livability Score

60
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (2) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bread & Butter Bakery
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (0) F
Food and Drink (34) A-
McDonald's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Jimmy John's
Fast Food
Church's Chicken
Fast Food
Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Popeyes
Fast Food
Krystal
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
Hardee's
Fast Food
Wayback Burgers
Fast Food
Alcovy Liquor
Alcohol
Subway
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Checkers
Fast Food
Papa John's
Fast Food
Scoops
Sweets
The Depot Sports Bar and Grill
Bar
Wendy's
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Bojangles'
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Fitness (1) F
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (7) F
Kroger
Grocery Store
Family Health Food Center
Health Food
Ingles
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Food Depot
Grocery Store
Ingles
Grocery Store
Parks (17) F
Chimney Park
Park
Floyd Street Historic District
Park
Springs Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Square Park
Park
Baker Field Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Oxford Historic District
Park
Unknown Name
Park
George Street Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Shops (54) A-
Citi Trends
Clothing
Ross
Department Store
America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Optician
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
The Shoe Dept.
Shoes
Petsense
Pets
Big Lots
Department Store
Newton Plaza
Mall
Bealls
Department Store
Rent-A-Center
Furniture
Rainbow
Clothing
The Food Mart
Convenience Store
Badcock Home Furniture
Furniture
Love & Care Nails
Beauty
Braid & More
Hairdresser
Cutz and Styles Lounge
Hairdresser
Perfume & Jewelry
Fashion
Sherwood's Flowers & Gifts
Florist
Beauty Bar Med Spa
Beauty
The Mother-Daughter Nutrenitee Salon & Spa
Beauty
Kuter's Cage
Hairdresser
The Soap Box
Beauty
Tropical Nails Salon
Beauty
The Alley at Mystic Grill
Gift Shop
Lee's Fashion
Clothing
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Covington.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Covington is 98/100 - which is 6% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime F

Covington crime rates are 4,426 per 100k, which is 115% higher than Georgia
Property Crime
3,677 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
749 crimes per 100k
F
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employment F

The median income in Covington is $39,818 - which is 22% lower than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$39,818
F
Unemployment Rate
3.1%
B
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health B+

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (9)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Piedmont Newton Hospital
Hospital
Creative Dentistry of Covington
Dentist
Piedmont Physicians at Newton Drive
Doctor
Kroger Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Police
Willing Helpers Medical
Clinic
Atlanta Plus Urgent Care
Clinic
Emory Police Oxford College
Police
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A+

Covington home prices are $178,800 - which is 17% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$178,800
B-
Home Appreciation Rate
36%
A+
Home Affordability
4.5x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools F

The Covington graduation rate is 73% - which is 10% lower than Georgia
School Test Scores
34%
F
High School Grad. Rates
73%
D-
Elementary Schools (21) F
Newton County Theme School At Ficquett
Peachtree Academy
Cousins Middle School
Indian Creek Middle School
Covington Academy
Flint Hill Elementary
Newton College And Career Academy
Porterdale Elementary School
Middle Ridge Elementary School
Providence Classical Christian School
High Schools (5) F
Peachtree Academy
Eastside High School
Covington Academy
Providence Classical Christian School
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ratings D-

Covington has an overall rating of 53% from 16 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (13)
From AreaVibes
A
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Crime is rising in the city 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Dec 10, 2021) At first Covington Georgia was a nice place but now it’s turning into another Riverdale or Monroe the crime rate is extremely high. I find it crazy how they promote Covington as sweet and jolly, but in reality people are getting shot, robbed and beaten. If Im not mistaken it ha ...Read More s been 10+ shootings in this year 2021 by it self, I really pray for this city and the youth in this city they are literally going around beaten, jumping, robbing and shooting other teens! Like two weeks ago a kid was arrested for a drive by shooting that took place in Covington ?? it’s very sad how this went from a good city to a dangerous city. The school system is horrible it’s like the schools aren’t even trying. And don’t even get me started on the police officers, 10-13 teens was arrested these past two months for petty crimes. It really really sad I really pray for this city, Covington Georgia is not even the same any more I wish they would tell the truth and stop fooling people makin them move down here Read Less
STAY AWAY... YOU WOULD BE BETTER IN A RURAL AREA 0.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jan 07, 2019) This county sucks. It is so small that you get ripped off by all of the utility company's. They overcharge the customers and do not provide alternative options for products or services. From the Newton County water to electric, you can only utilize one company and if that company ...Read More sucks which they both do, you don't have any other options or alternatives available to you. Just to continue to pay into a company that refuses to give services that work with you. You would be better off to stay in a more rural area where they provide more options for you and competitive business practices.. You will get sucked into doing exactly what they tell you because you absolutely have NO OTHER CHOICE. The utility company’s know it, and they tell you that. Read Less
Covington, GA - City Review 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 23, 2018) Covington is a great city to live in, especially for someone interested in the film industry. It's often called "The Hollywood of the South," and there is even a museum set up for people to see all the different films that have been made in the area. Gone With The Wind, anyone? I ...Read More n addition, newer shows like Stranger Things, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead all have a presence in Covington, too!

The weather can be a bit unpredictable, but that's just part of living in Georgia. I never know whether to bring a raincoat or a jacket, but one thing I never worry about is snow. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, and the presence of a college nearby brings a youthful feel to a town that otherwise has an Antebellum feel.

The people in Covington are friendly and welcoming, and you can be sure that all of the annual events in the city and the surrounding area will keep you entertained. Read Less
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Covington, GA - City Review 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 23, 2018) Covington is a great city to live in, especially for someone interested in the film industry. It's often called "The Hollywood of the South," and there is even a museum set up for people to see all the different films that have been made in the area. Gone With The Wind, anyone? I ...Read More n addition, newer shows like Stranger Things, The Vampire Diaries, and The Walking Dead all have a presence in Covington, too!

The weather can be a bit unpredictable, but that's just part of living in Georgia. I never know whether to bring a raincoat or a jacket, but one thing I never worry about is snow. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, and the presence of a college nearby brings a youthful feel to a town that otherwise has an Antebellum feel.

The people in Covington are friendly and welcoming, and you can be sure that all of the annual events in the city and the surrounding area will keep you entertained. Read Less

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F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Covington? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Chimney Park
Floyd Street Historic District
Springs Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Square Park
Baker Field Park

Entertainment

Food & Drink

McDonald's
Wendy's
Jimmy John's
Church's Chicken
Long John Silver's
Popeyes
Krystal
Dunkin'

F Commute

Is public transit available in Covington? Of all people who commute, 0.0% take public transportation in Covington.
Drive to Work
74%

3% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
0%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C+ Health & Safety

Is Covington a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Piedmont Newton Hospital

Pharmacies

Kroger Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Piedmont Physicians at Newton Drive

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