2017 Best Places to Live in Atlanta Metro

Explore the best places to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources.

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    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 52 reviews
    Current Resident:Decatur is centrally located to major shopping areas, local food places and hospitals. There are 2 large hospitals within 10 minutes of down-town Decatur. The school system is one of the best in the Country and there is always something to do on the square in town. There are festivals for adults and children and on Saturday nights in May, June and July there are free concerts on the Square. A popular club is Eddie's Attic where Sugarland, John Mayer and the Indigo Girls got their careers going. It's great!
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    Johns Creek

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 178 reviews
    Current Resident:Johns Creek, GA is a very nice place to live. There are many nice subdivisions and parks around, as well as plenty of stores to go shopping at. It is very safe in this area and I almost always feel safe. The traffic lights could use better syncing up because traffic is usually very busy and I get stuck at many lights with bad timing. The city is usually clean, but has debris on the sides of the roads near the curb and road kill is not cleaned up very quickly. Other than that, it is a very enjoyable place to live!
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    • Town in Georgia
    • 165 reviews
    Current Resident:Alpharetta is the perfect place to raise a family with four children! The people are wonderful. The area is beautiful. The community is one that you really want to be a part of in every aspect. There always seems to be something happening to bring people together like free concerts in the summer in Avalon which is a gorgeous area with high end shopping and great restaurants including a very comfortable movie theater, for example. Also, it feels like you never meet a stranger here meaning everyone you talk with throughout the day is helpful and kindhearted (for the most part.) It is just a special place to live! So when are you moving in? :)
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    Hanover West

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 75 reviews
    Current Resident:Suwanee, Ga has always been home to me. I have lived in Suwanee ever since I was a little girl and I could not have asked for a better home. Throughout my 18 years of life I have lived in Suwanee, it has never failed to personally bring me joy and comfort. The schools in the local Suwanee area are more than top of the list and the people of Suwanee are always friendly and sincere. Suwanee is a safe environment for anyone whether you are searching for a new home to start a family or just somewhere to feel the comfort of your neighbors. Suwanee will always be home to me, and I would not have it any other way!
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    Collier Hills North

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    • Town in Georgia
    • 153 reviews
    Current Resident:Roswell offers both character, history, nature and growth from the historic downtown, beautiful parks and growth in real estate development. Full of unique restaurants with ethic flare and diversity, quaint and interesting shops, stunning parks with waterfalls, hiking and community for families enjoying life together! Schools are excellent, there are many places of worship for all religions, and many activities for children and families. Cost of living and taxes are slightly higher than its neighboring counties.
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    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 1 review
    Current Resident:There has been many car break ins lately, but its normally very quit and within walking distance or public transportation to most places that I need to go.
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    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 96 reviews
    Niche User:I love how downtown Alpharetta has become a smaller version of Atlanta. There are amazing restaurants and activities that take place in the downtown area, I do not have travel far distances to now experience luxury and aesthetically pleasing places. I do wish the places downtown would stay open later because everything usually closes by 9. Other than that, the scenery and places downtown are beautiful!
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    Cross Creek

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    Hills Park

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    Underwood Hills

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    Peachtree City

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 96 reviews
    Current Resident:Great golf cart community! Wonderful place to raise a family with many family opportunities, such as parks, parent groups, and fantastic schools. Peachtree City is a safe community with a top-notch police department. With the 100 miles of golf cart paths, there are many green spaces and it is a wonderful way to walk, run or bike.
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    Buckhead Heights

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 1 review
    Niche User:I love where I am!
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    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 14 reviews
    Works Here:Midtown Atlanta is surely the pulse of the city! With immediate access to top ranked public schools, dining, shopping and nightlife it makes for a very walkable neighborhood. Diversity and culture are eminent! The fabulous Fox Theater, Piedmont Park (Central Park of the South), Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Peachtree St. all call Midtown Atlanta Home. Midtown has a little but of everything for everyone, single family homes, luxurious high rise condos and rentals to quaint and affordable vintage charmers to claim as home! Home many large employers an just a second away from CNN and the new Mercedes Benz Stadium it's a professional or recreational commuters' life saver!!!
    ~Luxe Listings and Marketing by Tiffany Allen
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    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    North Buckhead

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 10 reviews
    Current Resident:Great place to live, work, and raise a family. Very convenient to all major roads, and easy access to the interstate. Many outstanding restaurants, and lots of diversity.
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    Atlantic Station

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 4 reviews
    Current Resident:I live right behind Atlantic Station. There is a shuttle as well as buses that come by from time to time. However, the buses and shuttle don't really stick to the schedule. There are a few restaurants, but they are more touristy than anything a foodie would be interested in. There's a movie theater, so that adds to nightlife but other than that there is one irish pub.
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    Pine Hills

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 7 reviews
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    Peachtree Corners

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 43 reviews
    Current Resident:Peachtree Corners is a safe and very family oriented community! Beautiful homes, awesome schools, walking trails, The Forum on Peachtree Parkway and within walking distance has many great stores for shopping and Restaurants. Jones Bridge Park nestled in Peachtree Corners is right on the Chattahoochee, it has everything for family/friends gatherings. Children's play area, picnic tables, covered Pavilion and grills for cookouts! Been here for 25 years and love it!
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    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    Druid Hills

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
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    Tuxedo Park

    • Neighborhood in Atlanta, GA
    • 2 reviews
    Niche User:Great location with easy access to midtown, downtown, and highways to suburbs. Great local restaurnants, entertainment. Wonderful outdoor ampitheatre and public parks.
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    Berkeley Lake

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 4 reviews
    Niche User:Our neighborhood is part of a lake community.
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