These Are The 10 Best Suburbs In Georgia For 2018


We used science and data to determine the best suburbs in Georgia for you to live.

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Are you sick of being a city slicker?

Do you long for life in suburban Georgia? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?

We do too.

Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.

So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Atlanta, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Georgia suburb was best?

No worries. We got it all figured out here.

These are the 10 best suburbs in the Peach State:

  1. Milton (Photos)
  2. Alpharetta (Photos)
  3. Johns Creek (Photos)
  4. Decatur (Photos)
  5. Dunwoody (Photos)
  6. Sandy Springs (Photos)
  7. Roswell (Photos)
  8. Woodstock (Photos)
  9. Tyrone
  10. Suwanee (Photos)

Milton is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Georgia.

So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Georgia, we’ve got you covered.

Keep on reading for a detailed methodology. Or, check out the best places to live in Georgia and the best places to raise a family in Georgia.

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How do you determine which suburb is the best in Georgia anyways?

To give you the best suburbs in Georgia, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a ‘best city’ and what isn’t.

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Peach State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Georgia, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).

We paid particular attention to:

  • Median Home Values
  • Median Income
  • Population Density (Higher is Better)
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Commute Time
  • Education Levels
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • Poverty Rates

We ranked each suburb in Georgia across a number of criteria from one to 47, with one being the best.

We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title ‘Best Suburb To Live In Georgia’.

The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Georgia

Read on to see why Milton is the ‘burb with the most, while Forest Park is probably not the best place to live in Georgia.

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1. Milton

Milton, Ga

Population: 36,755
Median Income: $109,784
Median Home Price: $475,300
Milton is located 27 miles north of Atlanta.

2. Alpharetta

Alpharetta, Ga

Population: 63,013
Median Income: $93,613
Median Home Price: $344,100
Alpharetta is located 22 miles north of Atlanta.

3. Johns Creek

Johns Creek, Ga

Source: Public domain

Population: 82,930
Median Income: $107,176
Median Home Price: $348,600
Johns Creek is located 22 miles north of Atlanta.

4. Decatur

Decatur, Ga

Population: 21,210
Median Income: $81,598
Median Home Price: $384,300
Decatur is located 7 miles east of Atlanta.

5. Dunwoody

Dunwoody, Ga

Population: 48,128
Median Income: $83,538
Median Home Price: $381,500
Dunwoody is located 13 miles north of Atlanta.

6. Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs, Ga

Population: 102,212
Median Income: $68,629
Median Home Price: $421,600
Sandy Springs is located 12 miles north of Atlanta.

7. Roswell

Roswell, Ga

Population: 93,968
Median Income: $84,959
Median Home Price: $315,100
Roswell is located 19 miles north of Atlanta.

8. Woodstock

Woodstock, Ga

Population: 27,964
Median Income: $68,286
Median Home Price: $192,700
Woodstock is located 24 miles north of Atlanta.

9. Tyrone


Population: 7,121
Median Income: $87,665
Median Home Price: $238,700
Tyrone is located 22 miles south of Atlanta.

10. Suwanee

Suwanee, Ga

Population: 18,001
Median Income: $82,465
Median Home Price: $251,300
Suwanee is located 28 miles east of Atlanta.

There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Georgia

Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Georgia according to the data:

  1. Forest Park
  2. College Park
  3. Palmetto

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Georgia

City Rank Population Median Income Median Home Price
Milton 1 36,755 $109,784 $475,300
Alpharetta 2 63,013 $93,613 $344,100
Johns Creek 3 82,930 $107,176 $348,600
Decatur 4 21,210 $81,598 $384,300
Dunwoody 5 48,128 $83,538 $381,500
Sandy Springs 6 102,212 $68,629 $421,600
Roswell 7 93,968 $84,959 $315,100
Woodstock 8 27,964 $68,286 $192,700
Tyrone 9 7,121 $87,665 $238,700
Suwanee 10 18,001 $82,465 $251,300
Kennesaw 11 32,669 $63,756 $152,800
Brookhaven 12 51,567 $71,743 $385,600
Peachtree Corners 13 41,268 $66,553 $291,900
Holly Springs 14 10,351 $77,307 $204,400
Smyrna 15 54,788 $64,889 $225,200
Fayetteville 16 16,780 $66,793 $183,400
Duluth 17 28,681 $61,472 $183,800
St. Marys 18 17,853 $55,170 $173,200
Acworth 19 21,824 $55,226 $158,000
Powder Springs 20 14,596 $60,621 $139,800
Loganville 21 11,072 $55,286 $150,900
Snellville 22 19,395 $58,044 $150,000
Dallas 23 12,622 $50,795 $129,400
Marietta 24 59,714 $48,154 $223,700
Mcdonough 25 23,086 $45,517 $132,300
Chamblee 26 27,862 $50,707 $216,000
Stockbridge 27 27,692 $54,769 $129,700
Hapeville 28 6,658 $43,326 $100,800
Lilburn 29 12,481 $51,079 $163,400
Hampton 30 7,281 $50,197 $116,700
Norcross 31 16,293 $40,788 $169,700
Fairburn 32 13,860 $40,954 $119,600
Austell 33 7,056 $49,850 $108,900
Lawrenceville 34 30,127 $41,578 $141,900
Doraville 35 10,348 $47,122 $143,800
Morrow 36 7,069 $47,785 $89,400
Douglasville 37 32,317 $48,036 $149,200
Villa Rica 38 14,755 $48,519 $127,700
Lovejoy 39 6,252 $40,000 $90,500
Riverdale 40 15,812 $34,713 $80,300
Stone Mountain 41 6,102 $35,964 $84,000
Conyers 42 15,682 $38,403 $102,900
East Point 43 35,477 $36,863 $87,900
Clarkston 44 12,594 $33,486 $96,600
Palmetto 45 5,087 $48,590 $88,900
College Park 46 14,434 $28,191 $155,500
Forest Park 47 19,156 $30,835 $55,200

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