2016 Best Suburbs for Millennials in Atlanta Metro

Explore the best suburbs for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

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    Vinings

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 9 reviews
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    North Druid Hills

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 18 reviews
    Niche User:I absolutely love living in Metro Atlanta. My specific neighborhood isn't much to speak of in terms of things to do, but I live right by the highway and can easily travel all over the city to get to wherever I need to go.

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    North Decatur

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 16 reviews
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    Dunwoody

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 108 reviews
    Niche User:I love where I live. The environment is great. It is very family oriented and that's the kind of environment I love growing up in and one day when I have kids of my own, I would love to raise them in that same kind of environment as well. Compared to where I lived in the Philippines, this is a completely different environment. Both places are both homey and comfortable, but Dunwoody will always have a place in my heart. It's a great place and I wouldn't ever want to leave.

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    Sandy Springs

    • Town in Georgia
    • 121 reviews
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    Scottdale

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 17 reviews
    Niche User:This is a great area because it's right next to Atlanta and some of the nice suburbs around the city, including Decatur. There is always something to do and somewhere interesting to eat. The cost of living is affordable for the size of the city.

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    Druid Hills

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 4 reviews
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    Smyrna

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 72 reviews
    Niche User:My young family and I have lived in the area for almost 4 years now and love the small town feel, friendly neighbors and close proximity to Atlanta. It's very exciting to see all of the growth the area is experiencing.

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    Chamblee

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 22 reviews
    Niche User:The area I am in is in a central location allowing one to get anywhere in ATL in a decent amount of time. I enjoy the area as there are places close by to enjoy, but you still get to enjoy down time at home where it is quiet when you need it.

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    Decatur

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 46 reviews
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    Duluth

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 52 reviews
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    Alpharetta

    • Town in Georgia
    • 152 reviews
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    Suwanee

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 65 reviews
    Niche User:There is almost no violent or intrusive crime in this area. By that I mean there is no crime that a person can commit that will affect others. Many students hear drink and use tobacco products underage and do drugs recreationally, but besides that, there is virtually no crime here.

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    Milton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 95 reviews
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    Roswell

    • Town in Georgia
    • 149 reviews
    Niche User:We have nature Centers, parks, and a large public transportation system. People tend to live in this area for 20 years. Most come in as newly weds and only move out once their children are fully grown.

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    Woodstock

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 86 reviews
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    Holly Springs

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 12 reviews
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    Marietta

    • Town in Georgia
    • 135 reviews
    Niche User:I love my community, I must admit that I am dying to get me a small dog even though I live on the second floor I will eventually move to an apartment with less steps, but for the most part people are friendly, helpful, religious with there own cultural beliefs, there is unity, job development, they are building a football/baseball stadium in Cobb/Marietta beginning in 2016, which will bring dozens of vendors and jobs along with it.

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    Athens

    • City in Georgia
    • 291 reviews
    Niche User:Its a great place to live with many things to do and many people to hang out with. I enjoy the atmosphere and it is close to uga so that is always a plus.

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    Kennesaw

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 130 reviews
    Niche User:You rarely ever hear about serious crimes happening in Acworth on the local news, if at all. Aside from the occasional squad car, the police don't make their presence visibly known, but should the need arise to call on them, the authorities are quick to respond and very reliable.

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    Northeast Cobb Township

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 241 reviews
    Niche User:There's little risk in walking outside by yourself, even at late hours. Police respond very quickly, crime is very very low and the neighborhoods are very attentive as to who enters and what guests are doing there.

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    Clarkston

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 10 reviews
    Niche User:My mom and I moved here because the rent was reasonable and it was in my high school district. The July after we moved here, the school district changed the lines and I was no longer in the right zone, but we decided to stay. It is a clean and quite neighborhood, but we don't get to go out much, me because I was so busy in school with activities and studies and my mom because she is studying to get her EdD. We live a very culturally diverse area. I enjoy the culture and variety of my neighbors. We get along and are an example of how the world should be.

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    Fair Oaks

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 7 reviews
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    Doraville

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 15 reviews
    Niche User:After living in this area for almost 10 years, I have not noticed any significant changes in the area regarding jobs, the local government, or many improvements. Things have been very steady where I live. If I could do it all over again, then I would choose to live somewhere else.

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    Tucker

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 112 reviews
    Niche User:I would choose to live here again becaus it is a very calm area where not alot happens. The city is very beautiful and alot of great poeple live here. I belive that in the future the population of this area will increase because of how great it is.

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