Roswell 86 Exceptional
Roswell Livability #16 ranked city in Georgia#808 ranked city in the USARanks better than 97% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Roswell Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Roswell Cost of Living Cost of living is 28% higher than Georgia
11818% more expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Roswell cost of living
C+ Roswell Crime Total crime is 37% lower than Georgia
Total crime
1,50536% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6736% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
20%Year over year crime is up
Roswell crime
B Roswell Employment Household income is 66% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$84,95954% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$43,95347% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%32% lower than the US average
Roswell employment
B+ Roswell Housing Home value is 107% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$315,10071% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09615% higher than the US average
Home ownership
66%4% higher than the US average
Roswell real estate or Roswell rentals
B+ Roswell Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
58%19% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Roswell K-12 schools
A+ Roswell User Ratings There are a total of 24 ratings in Roswell
Overall user rating
92% 24 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
93% 23 total surveys
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      Living in Roswell, GA

      Located in the state of Georgia, Roswell is a mid-sized city with a population of 93,968 people. The majority of Roswell residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Roswell is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 53% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Are you trying to decide if living in Roswell is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. To help you find the best places to live in and around Roswell, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and more.

      Using data and statistics Roswell has received a livability score of 83 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the United States average, Roswell ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Roswell has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Roswell has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B-), education (B-), employment (B) and housing (B+). There are some categories that Roswell ranks poorly for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Roswell, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Chattahoochee Nature Center, Andretti Indorr Karting and Games, and Chattahoochee River.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Roswell has a violent crime rate of 113 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Roswell has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Roswell real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Roswell. Median real estate prices in Roswell come in at $315,100, which is 106.8% higher than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Roswell, the home price to income ratio is 3.7, which is 23.3% higher than the Georgia average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Roswell were 5.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 7.4%.

      Roswell transportation information

      Average one way commute29min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work75.8%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.7%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.9%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home8.5%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Roswell, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).