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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Sugar Hill is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 20,889. Sugar Hill is in Gwinnett County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Sugar Hill offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sugar Hill there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sugar Hill and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Sugar Hill are highly rated.
About Sugar Hill...
Population
20,889

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$174,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,224
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Sugar Hill 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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$73,353
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%
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I like how Sugar Hill is a safe and family-friendly environment to grow up in. The City of Sugar Hill hosts numerous events that showcase the local talent, and the strong community we have here. It is a very diverse population, with ethnic communities submerged in the city. The schools are average, but I feel that is only because of the lack of funding from the school board. Right now, they are building a community center worth millions of dollars. It's purpose is to boost revenue in the community and strengthen our developed community. I would love to raise my future family here.
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Sugar Hill is my inspiration and my workplace; everything that happens in the city and all of my experiences in it help me as a musician. But it is a love-hate relationship. Sugar Hill is a mess; it is fast and chaotic. It was never planned but has so much potential. The town center could be used for tourism but there is too much crime going near it. The architecture, personality and solidarity in the town center is amazing though. There are so many worlds inside them. Sugar Hill deserves a flood of passion and love."
My initial thought about Sugar Hill is a quaint little suburb hidden between larger towns surrounding the area (Suwanee, Buford, Cumming, etc.). The architectural esthetic is fairly mixed with city hall being a beautiful classical-styled building with a clock tower and gold trim everywhere signifying a lot of wealth in the area. Even the lower class areas of Sugar Hill are well maintained and have decent curb appeal. The government has ordained that no more than 50% of the land is business which allows for a lot of residential intermixed with commercial lands. This allows for ease and convenience for the residents of Sugar Hill to be close to shopping but far enough that the neighborhoods are isolated without eyesores. Sugar Hill is also tucked just south of Lake Lanier, north of the city, and south of the Appalachian mountains which allows any resident to be 5-10 minutes from being on the lake, 30 minutes from shopping downtown Atlanta, and 45 minutes from mountain hiking.