Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Atlanta, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Atlanta neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Atlanta are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Atlanta for 2018:
- Virginia-Highland (Homes)
- Candler Park (Homes)
- Midtown (Homes)
- Buckhead (Homes)
- Poncey-Highland (Homes)
- Home Park (Homes)
- Atlanta-Inman Park (Homes)
- Morningside-Lenox Park (Homes)
- Grant Park (Homes)
- Oakdale (Homes)
Read on to see how we determined the places around Atlanta that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you’re interested in the worst neighborhoods in Atlanta.
If you’re thinking of moving to elsewhere in Georgia check out:
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How do you determine the top neighborhoods in Atlanta for 2018?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Atlanta, we had to determine what criteria defines a ‘best’.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the ‘Best City Neighborhood In Atlanta.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Virginia-Highland.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Atlanta has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Median Income: $98,438
Median Home Value: $446,938
2. Candler Park
Median Income: $89,688
Median Home Value: $390,562
Median Income: $76,263
Median Home Value: $318,682
Median Income: $108,567
Median Home Value: $466,536
Median Income: $63,064
Median Home Value: $262,033
6. Home Park
Median Income: $50,961
Median Home Value: $279,400
7. Atlanta-Inman Park
Median Income: $72,717
Median Home Value: $312,817
8. Morningside-Lenox Park
Median Income: $95,552
Median Home Value: $438,225
9. Grant Park
Median Income: $48,393
Median Home Value: $165,600
Median Income: $95,815
Median Home Value: $449,464
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Atlanta
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Atlanta where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Atlanta:
- Grove Park
- Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta
For more reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Georgia
Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Atlanta
|11||Ormewood Park-East Atlanta||11,846|
|13||Old Fourth Ward||10,945|
|31||Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta||23,563|