Looking for a Georgia neighborhood with good school quality, low crime rates and overall top-notch livability?
Your best bet might be Decatur, which, for the third year in a row, topped Niche.com’s list of best suburbs in the state.
To come up with the list, analysts examined America’s suburbs—places within a Census-defined urbanized area but outside the principal city, with a population of at least 1,000—and considered 15 key factors such as cost of living, diversity, walkability, crime rates, quality of local schools, weather, community health statistics, employment rates and access to amenities.
Analysts also incorporated millions of reviews from residents about their community.
With an overall A+ Niche grade and an A+ in public schools, family-friendliness and nightlife, the city of Decatur ranked No. 1 among 100 Georgia suburbs and No. 16 nationally. Last year, the DeKalb County suburb ranked 60th nationally. In 2017, it was 26th. The city is also among Niche.com’s 100 best suburbs for young professionals in America.
Johns Creek came in second in the state’s suburbs ranking, followed by Alpharetta and Berkeley Lake.
- Decatur (unincorporated DeKalb)
- Johns Creek (North Fulton)
- Alpharetta (North Fulton)
- Berkeley Lake (Gwinnett)
- North Decatur (DeKalb)
- Vinings (Cobb)
- Peachtree Corners (Gwinnett)
- Milton (North Fulton)
- Suwanee (Gwinnett)
- Druid Hills (DeKalb)
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