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What a $1 million home looks like in your Atlanta neighborhood

What does $1 million mean when you're looking to buy an Atlanta home? That's more than three times the national average list price of $289,000, so you should get a bit - or a lot - of luxury at that price point shopping anywhere in Atlanta. Of course, some neighborhoods heap on more amenities at the $1 million listing price (plus or minus $27,000) than others. Here's a sampling of what $1 million buys you in different metro counties:

This $975,000 property in Clayton County, Georgia comes with a two-slip boat dock, 1.7 acres and a waterfront view of Lake Spivey.
Photo: Contributed by realtor Lane Farmer, "The Lake Spivey Specialist"/For the AJC

Clayton County

Lake Spivey, Georgia

$975,000, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3,439 square feet on 1.7 acres

A waterfront home where potential buyers literally view the property via boat, this nearly $1 million property in metro Atlanta features a dock with two boat slips and palm trees. Other luxury appointments include heated floors, a saltwater pool, formal dining room and master suite with fireplace.

Cobb County

Marietta

$999,970, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4,238 square feet on 1.06 acres

Custom-built for one owner, this contemporary eight-room house is in the lowest crime area of Cobb County. Metro buyers will marvel at its four parking spots, patio, courtyard, stone fence and porch.

This Tyrone, Georgia house in the $1 million range includes 31 acres and its own lake.
Photo: Contributed by Gail Walker Realty (gailwalkerrealty.georgiamls.com)/For the AJC

Fayette County 

Tyrone, Georgia

$973,000, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,583 square feet on 31.70 acres, including a lake

It's hard to imagine, but not far from Atlanta you can buy a home that includes 20 fenced acres for livestock with a lake on the property. Along with lots of peaceful views and a fish-stocked pond, the home includes hardwood floors, along with a gazebo, porch and workshop.

Fulton County

Photo: Contributed by Weslee Knapp, broker and president Keller Knapp Realty

Atlanta, Midtown

$1,025,000, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,500 square feet on .3 acres. 

A newly renovated beauty in one of Atlanta's most desirable neighborhoods, this home is designed for outdoor entertaining with multiple decks. It also features an in-law suite over the garage, cook's kitchen and hardwood floors throughout.

Attention $1 million dream house seekers: A house that lists for $989,900 in DeKalb County's Dunwoody includes seven bedrooms, a four-car garage and four and a half baths in an exclusive swim and tennis community.
Photo: Contributed by Karen Cannon, Realtors; builders are Hudgins Property Group/For the AJC

DeKalb County

Dunwoody

$989,900, 7 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 4,200 square feet on 0.4 acres

Listed by Karen Cannon Realtors with Hudgins Property Group as the builders, this modern-day mansion sits in one of Dunwoody's most sought-after swim and tennis communities. Completely renovated, it includes a four-car garage and a private yard, along with a 10-foot master suite addition and six bedrooms upstairs. 

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