A study by the website ValuePenguin.com says that Sandy Springs is the fifth best city in the country for young families to buy a home in.
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Sandy Springs is 5th best for young families to buy a home, study says

A city in north Fulton County might get a bit younger if new families start scooping up homes there.

According to a recent study from ValuePenguin.com — a website that gives consumers information and tools for spending decisions — Sandy Springs is the fifth best city in the country for young families to buy a house in 2018.

Sandy Springs comes in just behind Bellevue, Washington; Scottsdale, Arizona; Frisco, Texas; and Pearland, Texas. Tied with Sandy Springs for the fifth spot is Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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To rank the cities, ValuePenguin.com looked at four categories: homebuying, economic opportunity, education and safety. The study covered 318 cities in the United States that had a population of at least 100,000 people.

The study looked at the percentage of homes that were vacant and for sale, the burden of local taxes, the ratio of annual property taxes to median home value, unemployment rates, average commuting times, the ratio of 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool, the number of local arts and entertainment facilities, poverty rate, and the rate of violent and property crimes.

Sandy Springs was the highest ranked city in Georgia. Atlanta was ranked 48th and Athens was 271st.

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