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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Scottdale is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 10,217. Scottdale is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Scottdale offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Scottdale there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Scottdale and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Scottdale are above average.
About Scottdale...
Population
10,217

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Scottdale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    6%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Scottdale

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,647
National
$55,322
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Scottdale Reviews

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It is affordable and close to Emory university. The commute time varies on the time of day. The neighborhood I live in is clean, secluded and the people are very friendly. The prices are extremely affordable in comparison to the surrounding areas. The city itself is very diverse as is most of Atlanta, by this I mean there are very nice areas, but there are also very "not nice" areas.
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For my fiancee and I, Scottdale has been the perfect place to live while working and attending school in Atlanta. Unlike many neighborhoods in Atlanta it is (at least for now) affordable for two people who do not make very much money to find a house to live in. However, it seems like even this neighborhood that is twenty minutes away from the city is experiencing a rise in rates for rent. This is scary because while in school it has been the only affordable town to live in that works for our family.
Parts of it such as Oak Forest, Cedar street, and glendale road can be very unsafe and dirty. Many local gangs.