2016 Best Suburbs to Live in Georgia

Explore the best suburbs 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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  1. 1

    Decatur

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 46 reviews
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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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    Alpharetta

    • Town in Georgia
    • 152 reviews
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    Johns Creek

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 172 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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    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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    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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    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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    Milton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 95 reviews
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    Vinings

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 9 reviews
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    Mableton

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 63 reviews
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    Duluth

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 52 reviews
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    Peachtree Corners

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 40 reviews
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    North Decatur

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 16 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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    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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    Druid Hills

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 4 reviews
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    Buford

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 56 reviews
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    Sandy Springs

    • Town in Georgia
    • 121 reviews
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    Woodstock

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 86 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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    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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    Peachtree City

    • Suburb of Atlanta, GA
    • 91 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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    Madison

    • Town in Georgia
    • 6 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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    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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