Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsB-
- Crime & SafetyC
- Good for FamiliesB+
- Cost of LivingB
- Health & FitnessB
- Outdoor ActivitiesA-
Douglasville is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 33,210. Douglasville is in Douglas County. Living in Douglasville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Douglasville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Douglasville and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Douglasville are above average.
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I have resided in Douglasville, Georgia for the past ten years. Growing up life in Douglasville has been great, it is a very family-friendly environment that has several community events and gatherings. There is a large variety of schools in Douglasville ranging from kindergarten to high school, not to mention several things for kids and teens to engage themselves in such as bowling alleys, mall, and the movie theater! There are several new restaurants and places that are being added in the Douglasville community such as Panera Bread, Chipotle etc. Overall Douglas county is a very family-friendly and ever-developing community to live in.
A smaller suburb in the Metro Atlanta area about 25-30 minutes from downtown without traffic. Quiet, peaceful, place to raise children. Only became suburban in the last 30 years, and its school are fair to average for the Atlanta metro area. More affordable than Atlanta's northern suburbs, and traffic is not as bad as in North Fulton, East Cobb and Cherokee Counties, and Gwinnett County. Culturally similar to other outer suburbs of metro Atlanta like Conyers, Stockbridge, and McDonough and serves as a shopping hub for West Metro Atlanta, West Georgia, and far eastern Alabama. Experienced fast growth during the housing bubble in the 2000's and experienced a hard housing crash during the Great Recession. Growth has rebounded some, but not nearly at levels seen before. Nearby attractions include Arbor Place Mall and Six Flags Over Georgia. Other attractions include the University of West Georgia in Carrollton and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport about thirty minutes away.
Douglasville is a place you would go after retirement. I have lived in Douglasville my whole life and while it is considered Metro Atlanta, there isn't much to do here. We have gotten new restaurants and also building new roads. I am sure, in the future, Douglasville will be more modern and upbeat. With Douglasville trying to become a more urban place to live, the housing market is rising like never before nut minimum wage in GA isn’t. Also, the quality of food in Douglasville is terrible. Our grocery stores do not get as good as fruit as cities like Marietta and Smyrna. Commuting to those cities for better food, more activities and being somewhere more fast paced is at least a 30 minute drive. Overall, Douglasville isn’t the best place to live for younger people because its quite boring but it’s the place I call home and where I feel most comfortable.