Here's what a $1M house looks like on your side of town

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Credit: / Harry Norman Realtors

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Whether you're dead set on buying or dreaming a little (or maybe a lot), what can you expect from a home listed for $1,000,000 in metro Atlanta?

The magical million dollar price threshhold is well above Trulia's estimated $235,000 median home sales from February 5 - May 4 of this year, which allows for niceties. And the further you get from certain pricey Atlanta neighborhoods — take Buckhead, for example — the more luxury touches per million-dollar property.

Some of the luxury listings can even be considered "deals," with prices per square foot well below Trulia's established average of $182 per square foot up from $173 just a year ago. One mansion in Henry County comes in at just $93 per square foot.

In other areas of town, though, you're looking at about 30 percent over the square foot average, like one notable Decatur home's $247/square foot tally.

Need an example of what you might be able to buy with $1,000,000 of buying power? Read on for examples (plus or minus as much as $100,000) all over metro Atlanta.

Cherokee County


$897,600, $154/square foot

Five beds, five baths, 5,845 square feet and a private gated entrance with 7.8-acre estate (Photo contributed by Zillow)

Clayton County


$950,000, $240/square foot

Four beds, 4.5 baths, 3,964 square feet on Lake Spivey with a two-story foyer and household camera and sound system. (Photo contributed by Zillow)

Cobb County


$995,000, $116/square foot

Seven beds, five baths, 8,581 square feet of gated home with a sunroom and saline pool. (Photo contributed by Zillow)

DeKalb County


$999,900, $267/square foot

Four beds, four baths, 3,746 square feet brick home built in 1935 with vaulted ceilings and a covered porch with exterior fireplace. (Photo contributed by Zillow)

Douglas County


$895,000, $140/square foot

Six beds, four and a half baths and 6,400 square feet with river frontage and inlaw suite (Photo contributed by Zillow)

Fayette County

ExplorePeachtree City

$989,900, $161 square feet

Five beds, six baths, 6,149 square feet of custom home on Lake Kedron.

North Fulton County


$1,150,000, $244/square foot

Six beds, seven baths, 4,719 square feet with lake frontage and tennis court (Photo contributed by Zillow)


$999,000, $276/square foot

Three beds, five baths, 3,625 square feet with two large rooftop terraces. (Photo contributed by Zillow)

ExploreGrant Park


Five beds, four baths, 4,571 square feet with stained glass and heart pine floors — built in 1886 (Photo contributed by Zillow)

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ExploreSandy Springs

$1,000,000, $160/square foot

Six beds, six baths, 6,246 square feet with sauna, paneled office and zero-entry shower (Photo contributed by Zillow)

South Fulton County

ExploreEast Point:

$899,000, $106/square foot

Six beds, six baths, 8,473 square feet with a Julianne balcony and three-bay garage

Gwinnett County


$1,000,000, $114/square foot

Six beds, seven baths, 8,775 square feet with hand-painted mural ceilings, pool and hot spa.

Henry County


$999,000, $93/square foot

Seven beds, six and a half baths, 10,696 square feet with gym and two-story walk in closet.

Rockdale County


$850,000, $160/square foot

Five beds, five baths, 5,311 square feet of English country home on 29 acres.

Click here to see how much house comes with a $500K price tag in metro Atlanta.

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