Livability Awards

A+ Woodstock Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ Woodstock Cost of Living Cost of living is 14% higher than Georgia
1066% more expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Woodstock cost of living
A Woodstock Crime Total crime is 44% lower than Georgia
Total crime
1,62337% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6237% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-22%Year over year crime is down
Woodstock crime
C Woodstock Employment Household income is 34% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$68,28623% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$30,3832% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%18% lower than the US average
Woodstock employment
A Woodstock Housing Home value is 26% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$192,7004% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,22629% higher than the US average
Home ownership
65%2% higher than the US average
Woodstock real estate or Woodstock rentals
C+ Woodstock Schools HS graduation rate is 13% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
92%11% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Woodstock K-12 schools

Living in Woodstock, GA

Woodstock, Georgia is a mid-sized city with a population of 27,964 residents. At 81%, the majority of the Woodstock population is White; this is followed by 10% Black and 6% Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 75% of the population considered married and 41% with kids under the age of 18, Woodstock could be considered a very suitable city for families.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Woodstock, Georgia could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. To help you find the best places to live in and around Woodstock, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing and more.

Woodstock, GA receives 84/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #9 in Georgia and #592 in the USA. Compared to the United States average, Woodstock ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! Another exciting tidbit, is that Woodstock ranks better than 90% of all US cities! If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Woodstock ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A) and housing (A).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Woodstock on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Woodstock gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 108 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

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

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Woodstock. 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 Woodstock are affordable. Median real estate prices in Woodstock come in at $192,700, which is 26.4% higher than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Woodstock, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 6.7% lower than the Georgia average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Woodstock area were 9.3% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.7%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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      Excellent Atlanta Suburb

      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 have continued to move there.
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      The Perfect Place for a Family

      Woodstock is not the place for the cheese and wine type, or the urban type. Woodstock is the perfect place for regular to above average income earners to raise a family. There is plenty of space to the north, and Marietta or Atlanta to the south. The schools are all above average for the south, and the whole town is safe. It is getting more crowded lately, but so far the crime rate is low. Woodstock is a very conservative area, just like all of Cherokee County, and the more liberal type may have some trouble fitting in. The town has a nice look overall, with mostly average to nice neighborhoods. The biggest problem is going to be for those who commute to Atlanta every day, because of the 20 miles or so of traffic. Woodstock is not the most exciting city, but that's not what people should be looking for when they move to the suburbs. People who live in Woodstock will find themselves right between urban Atlanta, and the beautiful north Georgia mountains.
      • 1 -1
      Affordable Atlanta suburb

      We have lived here for six years. We wanted to live in Alpharetta or Roswell but Woodstock has
      more affordable homes. It has gone from a relatively quiet community to a bustling, trafficky commuter town. It is fine if you care about good housing, decent schools, and overall safety. Downtown is gaining a few more interesting
      attractions. The biggest problem are stubborn conservative ideologies in the government. I don't see our tax dollars being spent on the improvements that count - people seem very closed to anything that even remotely has a liberal agenda.
      We need public transportation, SPLOST dollars for the schools, more green space, and a real commitment to non-religious community organizations.
      • 3 -6
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      Source: The Woodstock, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).