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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Dunwoody is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 48,857. Dunwoody is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Dunwoody offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dunwoody there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dunwoody and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Dunwoody are above average.
About Dunwoody...
Population
48,857

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$398,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,365
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Dunwoody Rankings

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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
    68.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    44.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    275.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,598.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    186.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Dunwoody

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,252
National
$55,322
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The community really rallys around its schools! Im a student at Dunwoody High School and I must say that the teaching staff there is really quite incredible. That said, the community and the school have some SERIOUS flaws. The school is increasingly overcrowded and the roads are completely overwhelmed with traffic. The community is very sheltered and people often use the phrase ¨The Dunwoody Bubble" to describe how cut off Dunwoody is from the rest of the world. The well-off suburban neighborhoods of Dunwoody, GA are incredibly homogenous, politics are extremely divisive, and the school remains heavily segregated to this day. I have met a select few incredible people in my time at Dunwoody and the school can do you a lot of good if youre willing to work, which is why I have given it 4 stars, but theres far more to this community than meets the eye.
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Dunwoody has a small town feel with all of the amenities of a big city. It's the best of both worlds! People are very friendly. There are many wonderful parks, woods, and walking trails. There are countless outdoor concerts, festivals, and family-friendly activities. Dunwoody even hosts the largest 4th of July parade in Georgia. The neighborhoods are very safe and the public schools are some of the best in the state. Yet Dunwoody is centrally located to all of metro Atlanta's major job centers so commute times average just 15-25 minutes. (It only takes 5 minutes to get to 285, 85, and 400- Atlanta's three main highways.) Dunwoody has a great selection of restaurants and shops. It has one of the largest shopping malls in the Southeast- Perimeter Mall. Dunwoody is a wonderful place to raise a family where you won't have to compromise anything- commute, schools, safety, shopping, or amenities. Dunwoody has it all and we feel so blessed to live here!
I grew up in Dunwoody. Overall it’s quiet and safe to walk around or ride your bike at night, but the people in my neighborhood were just not friendly people. The Dunwoody moms were the worst. They are quick to socially ostracize someone and are extremely homophobic. They are not exclusive; I never felt like I was apart of a true community. There is nothing to do after 9pm. The public schools are only good for “gifted” students. We actually had great teachers, but the other kids for the most part had teachers that acted more like babysitters than educational instructors.