Best places to live in Georgia

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Best places to live in Georgia

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Georgia using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Grayson
- Population: 3,989
- Median home value: $311,700 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,368 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $111,528
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), Grayson Elementary School (A), Trip Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Montessori School at Grayson, Kids Harbor Early Learning Center - Bay Creek, Kids Harbor Early Learning Center - Grayson

#9. Tyrone
- Population: 7,295
- Median home value: $286,500 (85% own)
- Median rent: $999 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $103,929
- Top public schools: McIntosh High School (A+), Booth Middle School (A), Crabapple Lane Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Crossroads Christian School, La Petite Academy of Tyrone

#8. Roswell
- Population: 94,498
- Median home value: $374,700 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,281 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $99,726
- Top public schools: Milton High School (A+), Roswell High School (A+), International Charter School of Atlanta (A)
- Top private schools: Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (A), Fellowship Christian School (A), Eaton Academy (A-)

#7. Suwanee
- Population: 19,743
- Median home value: $308,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,488 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $90,436
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), North Gwinnett High School (A+), Peachtree Ridge High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Discovery Point Suwanee, Kids 'R' Kids Academy - Suwanee, Primrose School of Suwanee West

#6. Milton
- Population: 38,759
- Median home value: $541,000 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,359 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $128,559
- Top public schools: Alpharetta High School (A+), Milton High School (A+), Cambridge High School (A+)
- Top private schools: King's Ridge Christian School (A+), Mill Springs Academy, Montessori Scholars Academy

#5. Berkeley Lake
- Population: 1,839
- Median home value: $442,000 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,821 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $145,625
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), Duluth High School (A), Berkeley Lake Elementary School (A-)

#4. North Decatur
- Population: 16,701
- Median home value: $295,800 (57% own)
- Median rent: $1,205 (43% rent)
- Median household income: $79,449
- Top public schools: DeKalb School of the Arts (A+), DeKalb Early College Academy (A), Lakeside High School (A-)
- Top private schools: Hess Academy

#3. Johns Creek
- Population: 83,999
- Median home value: $400,100 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,677 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $122,514
- Top public schools: Northview High School (A+), Alpharetta High School (A+), Chattahoochee High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Mount Pisgah Christian School (A+), Holy Redeemer Catholic School (A+), National High School

#2. Decatur
- Population: 24,002
- Median home value: $521,900 (66% own)
- Median rent: $1,015 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $106,088
- Top public schools: Decatur High School (A), Oakhurst Elementary School (A), Westchester Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Academe of the Oaks (A), Saint Thomas More Catholic School, The Waldorf School of Atlanta

#1. Alpharetta
- Population: 65,590
- Median home value: $422,800 (66% own)
- Median rent: $1,451 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $113,802
- Top public schools: Alpharetta High School (A+), Chattahoochee High School (A+), Johns Creek High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Fulton Science Academy Private School (A+), William & Reed Academy (A), Rivers Academy (A)

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Best places to live in Georgia

What do you look for in an ideal town? Proximity to trails, lakes, and beaches? How about top-ranked schools for your children? Would you like a professional or college sports team nearby, or do you prefer museums and art walks?

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in Georgia using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather.

On the list, there’s a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

#10. Grayson
- Population: 3,989
- Median home value: $311,700 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,368 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $111,528
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), Grayson Elementary School (A), Trip Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Montessori School at Grayson, Kids Harbor Early Learning Center - Bay Creek, Kids Harbor Early Learning Center - Grayson

#9. Tyrone
- Population: 7,295
- Median home value: $286,500 (85% own)
- Median rent: $999 (15% rent)
- Median household income: $103,929
- Top public schools: McIntosh High School (A+), Booth Middle School (A), Crabapple Lane Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Our Lady of Victory Catholic School, Crossroads Christian School, La Petite Academy of Tyrone

#8. Roswell
- Population: 94,498
- Median home value: $374,700 (68% own)
- Median rent: $1,281 (32% rent)
- Median household income: $99,726
- Top public schools: Milton High School (A+), Roswell High School (A+), International Charter School of Atlanta (A)
- Top private schools: Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (A), Fellowship Christian School (A), Eaton Academy (A-)

#7. Suwanee
- Population: 19,743
- Median home value: $308,900 (74% own)
- Median rent: $1,488 (26% rent)
- Median household income: $90,436
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), North Gwinnett High School (A+), Peachtree Ridge High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Discovery Point Suwanee, Kids 'R' Kids Academy - Suwanee, Primrose School of Suwanee West

#6. Milton
- Population: 38,759
- Median home value: $541,000 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,359 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $128,559
- Top public schools: Alpharetta High School (A+), Milton High School (A+), Cambridge High School (A+)
- Top private schools: King's Ridge Christian School (A+), Mill Springs Academy, Montessori Scholars Academy

#5. Berkeley Lake
- Population: 1,839
- Median home value: $442,000 (96% own)
- Median rent: $1,821 (4% rent)
- Median household income: $145,625
- Top public schools: Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (A+), Duluth High School (A), Berkeley Lake Elementary School (A-)

#4. North Decatur
- Population: 16,701
- Median home value: $295,800 (57% own)
- Median rent: $1,205 (43% rent)
- Median household income: $79,449
- Top public schools: DeKalb School of the Arts (A+), DeKalb Early College Academy (A), Lakeside High School (A-)
- Top private schools: Hess Academy

#3. Johns Creek
- Population: 83,999
- Median home value: $400,100 (76% own)
- Median rent: $1,677 (24% rent)
- Median household income: $122,514
- Top public schools: Northview High School (A+), Alpharetta High School (A+), Chattahoochee High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Mount Pisgah Christian School (A+), Holy Redeemer Catholic School (A+), National High School

#2. Decatur
- Population: 24,002
- Median home value: $521,900 (66% own)
- Median rent: $1,015 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $106,088
- Top public schools: Decatur High School (A), Oakhurst Elementary School (A), Westchester Elementary School (A)
- Top private schools: Academe of the Oaks (A), Saint Thomas More Catholic School, The Waldorf School of Atlanta

#1. Alpharetta
- Population: 65,590
- Median home value: $422,800 (66% own)
- Median rent: $1,451 (34% rent)
- Median household income: $113,802
- Top public schools: Alpharetta High School (A+), Chattahoochee High School (A+), Johns Creek High School (A+)
- Top private schools: Fulton Science Academy Private School (A+), William & Reed Academy (A), Rivers Academy (A)

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