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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Southwest is a neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia with a population of 6,778. Southwest is in Fulton County. Living in Southwest offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southwest there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Southwest and residents tend to be liberal.
About Southwest...
Population
6,778

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,093
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$851
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Southwest Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    455.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    439.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,538
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,616.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    690.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,486
National
$55,322
Families with Children
26%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Southwest Reviews

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Mostly fast foods, Mr. Everything is a great place but it's more of a mom-and-pop establishment
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A lot of shops and stores, so employment is low in this community, I believe. Not sure though
There's some crime, but there are always police around