Do you live in one of Georgia’s best suburbs for 2018?

5:11 p.m Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Atlanta News

Decatur residents have all the bragging rights this year.

The metro Atlanta suburb was just recognized as the top in Georgia for 2018 by analysts who assessed the overall livability of an area based on cost of living, crime rates, quality of local schools, employment and access to amenities.

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The study used data from the U.S. Census and defined a suburb as “a place located within a Census-defined urbanized area, but outside the principal city with a population of at least 1,000.”

This is the second year in a row that Decatur earned the top spot on the list, but while the suburb ranked No. 26 on the list of’s 2017’s Best Places to Live in America, it fell to No. 60 in the 2018 ranking.

Still, Decatur was recognized for its A+ rating, followed by Johns Creek at No. 2.

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Of the top 10 best suburbs in Georgia, two are in DeKalb County, four are in north Fulton, three are in Gwinnett and one is in Fayette County.

Here are the 10 best suburbs in Georgia for 2018, according to

  1. Decatur (unincorporated DeKalb)
  2. Johns Creek (North Fulton)
  3. Alpharetta (North Fulton)
  4. Suwanee (Gwinnett)
  5. Roswell (North Fulton)
  6. Berkeley Lake (Gwinnett)
  7. Milton (North Fulton)
  8. Tyrone (Fayette)
  9. Peachtree corners (Gwinnett)
  10. North Decatur (DeKalb) 

Explore the full ranking of Georgia suburbs at