2016 Best Suburbs to Buy a House in Atlanta Metro

Explore the best suburbs to buy a house based on home values, property taxes, home ownership rates, housing costs, and real estate trends. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, Zillow, and other data sources.

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Viewing 1-25 of 100
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    Big Creek Township

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 167 reviews
    Niche User:The atmosphere is great. There is a lot of traffic but that is just because there are a lot of people who love it here and because there are so many things to see and do.
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    Holly Springs

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 12 reviews
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    Bremen

    • Town in Georgia
    • 6 reviews
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    Woodstock

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 95 reviews
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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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    Mountain Park

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 18 reviews
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    Madison

    • Town in Georgia
    • 5 reviews
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    Smyrna

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 75 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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    Braselton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 16 reviews
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    Johns Creek

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 174 reviews
    Niche User:Johns Creek is the second safest city in the state of Georgia. The Johns Creek Police Department does an exceptional job when it comes to keeping crime off the street
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    Chestatee Township

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 21 reviews
    Niche User:There is very little visible crime, and when some minor instances occur, they are "broadcast" throughout the neighborhood (i.e., neighborhood watch), the police are quickly notified and respond promptly. I am often alone, but have no qualms about my safety. I have been here a number of years and never felt threatened.
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    Suwanee

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 68 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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    Alpharetta

    • Town in Georgia
    • 160 reviews
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    Mableton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 63 reviews
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    Silver City Township

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 16 reviews
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    Kennesaw

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 132 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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    Ball Ground

    • Town in Georgia
    • 2 reviews
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    Chattahoochee Hills

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 6 reviews
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    Sugar Hill

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 39 reviews
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    Roswell

    • Town in Georgia
    • 151 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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    Milton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 95 reviews
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    Peachtree City

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 93 reviews
    Niche User:The overall experience of Peachtree City, GA was great. Peachtree City had low crime, top rated school system, friendly community, and very well kept. The atmosphere was that of raising children. Most, if not all, residents in Peachtree City have a main focus of providing their children with the best education. I would definitely live here again after I complete college. The ranking of this area from where I have lived in the past was the best place I have lived so far. There was barely any crime, great schools, golf carts for children to go to and from school, businesses closed at a reasonable time, and the city was maintained. I see continued success in this area toward the future.
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    Decatur

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 46 reviews
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    Senoia

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 8 reviews
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    Nelson

    • Town in Georgia
    • 1 review