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:
- Milton (Photos)
- Alpharetta (Photos)
- Johns Creek (Photos)
- Decatur (Photos)
- Dunwoody (Photos)
- Sandy Springs (Photos)
- Roswell (Photos)
- Woodstock (Photos)
- 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.
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.
Median Income: $109,784
Median Home Price: $475,300
Milton is located 27 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $93,613
Median Home Price: $344,100
Alpharetta is located 22 miles north of Atlanta.
3. Johns Creek
Median Income: $107,176
Median Home Price: $348,600
Johns Creek is located 22 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $81,598
Median Home Price: $384,300
Decatur is located 7 miles east of Atlanta.
Median Income: $83,538
Median Home Price: $381,500
Dunwoody is located 13 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $68,629
Median Home Price: $421,600
Sandy Springs is located 12 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $84,959
Median Home Price: $315,100
Roswell is located 19 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $68,286
Median Home Price: $192,700
Woodstock is located 24 miles north of Atlanta.
Median Income: $87,665
Median Home Price: $238,700
Tyrone is located 22 miles south of Atlanta.
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:
- Forest Park
- College Park
For more Georgia reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Georgia