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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Atlanta is a city in Georgia with a population of 465,230. Atlanta is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Atlanta offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Atlanta there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Atlanta and residents tend to be liberal.
About Atlanta...
Population
465,230

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,037
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Atlanta Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    567.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    293.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    704.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,387.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    685
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Atlanta

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,701
National
$55,322
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Atlanta is a great city! The layout is very urban and screams that "big city" lifestyle, featuring a wide array of activities, paid and free, a diverse population (politically, religiously, ethnically, etc.) and a massive array of universities, as well as some critically acclaimed public and private schools.

One famous issue with the city is the car traffic - it's horrible. There is public transportation that is being expanded, but is currently somewhat lackluster. Crime is not exorbitant in most areas, but it is a pressing issue. Aside from that, Atlanta is a great city!

There are affordable areas to live in as well as expensive ones, as well as safer areas and more dangerous ones, but that's the case with just about any city. Houses and apartments are being put up all around down on a regular basis. As a young person, I haven't had difficulty finding somewhere cheap and safe to live.

Great town!
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I love Atlanta. I love everything about it. From the diversity of people, to the Colleges, to the nightlife. What I would like to change about Atlanta is, traffic jams. The traffic jams here in Atlanta are BEYOND crazy! That's one of the most horrific things about Atlanta. I would also like to see growth with more Entertainment opportunities in the City. Many people move here daily, and more for Entertainment. As the population increases, I'd like to see Entertainment opportunity increase.
Atlanta has a very diverse music scene, provided with Southern hospitality and sports teams! There are music festivals, music fests, food truck parks, breweries galore...Atlanta is growing to fit its inhabitants. What else is there to say? Atlanta is a solid city to live in. With mostly solid weather year round, I'm ok with it. Enough food and new restaurants to keep the foodie in my satisfied, as well as stimulating the senses with things to do.