No. 5: Roswell No. 4: Marietta No. 3: Alpharetta No. 2: Decatur And the suburb you picked as No. 1: Brookhaven

WINNER: Best suburb of Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Suburban life no longer carries the stereotype of living away from the action of the city. You can find great restaurants and lots of fun things to do, in addition to good schools and bigger houses.

If you’re a millennial, you might prefer one of the 10 suburbs said are best for your group.

City dwellers looking to move to the ’burbs will want to check out’s best neighborhoods for new homeowners.

None of those won our poll for best suburb of Atlanta, though. 

The fifth place finisher was Roswell, in North Fulton. The city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau touts Roswell as a place with “Modern Spirit. Southern Soul.” 

» Read all the news out of Roswell here

In fourth place, with three votes more than Roswell, was Marietta, in Cobb County. “Before there was an Atlanta or a Chattanooga there was Marietta, Ga.,” the city’s website states. “A small cluster of homes near the Cherokee town of Kennesaw were reported as early as 1824.

» Find out what’s happening in Marietta here

The No. 3 suburb was Alpharetta, in North Fulton. “Alpharetta is known for its excellent school system, job opportunities, shopping, restaurants, cultural events, parks and access to work,” its website states.

» Read all the news out of Alpharetta at

The No. 2 finisher was Decatur, in DeKalb County. In Decatur, “you'll find a traditional small-town atmosphere — and the sophistication and excitement of a college town — along with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area,” its website states.

» Bucket list: All the best things to do in Decatur

Which suburb will wear the crown for the next year?

Brookhaven, in DeKalb County, officially became a city in 2012. The city stretches over 12 square miles but, according to its website, has about 18 parks. 

» Historical photos of Brookhaven

If exploring these suburbs makes you hungry, here are some of our Best of Atlanta winners you should check out:

» Best rooftop bar

» Best food truck in Atlanta

» Best family attraction

» Best seafood spot

» Best burger in Atlanta 

» Best barbecue in Atlanta

» Best Chinese food 

And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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