Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta, GA For 2020


We used science and data to determine which Atlanta neighborhoods have the richest people.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fifth time ranking the richest neighborhoods to live in Atlanta.
Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Atlanta has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.46x the national median and household incomes are 2.07x the national median.

But where exactly in Atlanta do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Buckhead where the median income is a cool $113,902.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Atlanta out of 32 for 2020.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Atlanta for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Buckhead looks to be the richest Atlanta neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $885,276. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky. Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Atlanta. Once you’re done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from richest to poorest.

For more Atlanta reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Atlanta and the worst neighborhoods in Atlanta. Or, for living around Atlanta, out the best Atlanta suburbs and the worst Atlanta suburbs.

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How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Atlanta For 2020

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using census and extrapolated BLS data, we ranked every neighborhood based on income levels.

We ranked every neighborhood in Atlanta by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Buckhead, was named the richest neighborhood in Atlanta.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Mechanicsville.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Atlanta ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income<
1 Buckhead $113,902
2 Morningside-Lenox Park $110,670
3 Oakdale $106,373
4 Virginia-Highland $103,493
5 Candler Park $89,914
6 Midtown $84,987
7 Ormewood Park-East Atlanta $73,545
8 Atlanta-Inman Park $72,215
9 Poncey-Highland $67,836
10 Cabbage Town $62,341
11 Home Park $61,830
12 Edgewood-Kirkwood $59,141
13 Grant Park $55,894
14 Rockdale $53,245
15 Old Fourth Ward $50,519
16 Ben Hill $47,408
17 Downtown $40,852
18 Thomasville $39,069
19 Five Points $38,626
20 Cascade Heights $36,682
21 Sandtown-Southeastern Atlanta $36,018
22 Vine City $32,397
23 Sweet Auburn $31,948
24 West End $29,204
25 Adamsville $29,150
26 Center Hill $29,047
27 Adams Park $28,578
28 Grove Park $28,202
29 Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta $27,867
30 Adair Park $27,752
31 Oakland City $26,100
32 Mechanicsville $18,460

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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