Livability Awards

A+ Johns Creek Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Johns Creek Cost of Living Cost of living is 34% higher than Georgia
Johns Creek
12626% more expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Johns Creek cost of living
A+ Johns Creek Crime Total crime is 77% lower than Georgia
Total crime
66274% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 15174% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Johns Creek crime
B Johns Creek Employment Household income is 110% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$107,17694% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$45,57953% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Johns Creek employment
C+ Johns Creek Housing Home value is 129% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$348,60089% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,37044% higher than the US average
Home ownership
77%22% higher than the US average
Johns Creek real estate or Johns Creek rentals
A+ Johns Creek Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
74%51% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
Johns Creek K-12 schools

Living in Johns Creek, GA

Johns Creek is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 82,930 residents. 86% of the people in Johns Creek (over the age of 15) are married and 44% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots. Something to be aware of when living in Johns Creek is the above average commute times. If you're looking for a short commute to work, this might not be the right area for you. With one way commute time of 32 minutes, this comes in higher than the national average of 26 minutes.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Johns Creek, Georgia. To help you find the best places to live in and around Johns Creek, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education and more.

With a livability score of 85 out of 100, Johns Creek is ranked #349 in the United States and #5 in Georgia. Based on this score, Johns Creek would be considered a very livable city! Johns Creek has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we explore each of the categories individually, we see that Johns Creek ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), weather (B-), education (A+) and employment (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Johns Creek. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Johns Creek, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Johns Creek gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 29 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Knowing that the Johns Creek schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 74%, which is far higher than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Johns Creek. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Johns Creek are affordable. Median real estate prices in Johns Creek come in at $348,600, which is 128.7% higher than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Johns Creek, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 10% higher than the Georgia average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Johns Creek will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Johns Creek, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 4.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.8%.

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      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 longer serving HOA board members, which ultimately creates a toxic atmosphere in this neighborhood. When new people do join the HOA board in an attempt to genuinely improve the neighborhood they often end up quitting out of sheer frustration. Knowing what I know now I would never have purchased a home in this particular Johns Creek neighborhood.
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      John's Creek, GA: City Review

      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 positives. Overall, the community is very nice and helpful. There is a nice river nearby that provides recreational sports, and crime is quite low. However, other than outdoor recreation, there really is not a lot to do in John's Creek. There are a few local restaurants, but nothing special that I would go out of my way to recommend checking out.

      If you are in your twenties or thirties and enjoy nightlife, this is not the place for you. The nightlife and club scene is absolutely non existent and this can get old really fast. However, if you have small kids there are a plethora of parks that you can attend, that are big and have a safe, open feel to them. Shopping in John's Creek is like a typical middle class suburban town, nothing special. There are a couple of local shops there that I do enjoy going in to, but I would say that some of those have probably gone out of business since I lived in John's Creek.

      Overall, I would recommend living in John's Creek if you have small kids or love being outdoors. If you do not fit into either of those demographics, I really think there are many more cities out there that offer a lot more. I never had a bad experience while I lived there, but I also never had a great one. I wish it was a little more exciting, especially during the cold winter months when you could not be outside as much.
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      Source: The Johns Creek, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).