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Located in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, Acworth is a city with an estimated population of 28,502. Acworth is in Cobb County and is nicknamed The Lake City.
Alpharetta is known for its prestigious schools, beautiful residential neighborhoods, and vibrant shopping and entertainment scene. It’s the 12th most populous city in Georgia and is frequently referred to as the Technology City of the South.
Atlantic Station, GA
Atlantic Station is an urban community located in Atlanta’s Westside. The community is separated between three areas: The District, the Commons, and the Village. The District and the Commons are comprised of office and retail spaces while the Commons houses the community’s residential areas.
The Battery Atlanta, GA
Located in the Cumberland area, The Battery Atlanta is a mixed-use development boasting unique shops and restaurants, as well as luxury living accommodations. The Battery’s main attraction is SunTrust Park, the new homes to the Atlanta Braves, making it one of the South’s premier lifestyle and entertainment destinations.
Home to Georgia’s highest peak, Blairsville is known for its small-town charm, breath-taking waterfalls, and mountain vistas. It’s the perfect spot for nature lovers looking to escape the hustle and bustle without forgoing the perks of city life.
Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge is a beautiful city located in Fannin County and is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. The city is home to around 1,290 people and is the county seat of Fannin.
The city of Brookhaven is located in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta. With a populations of 49,000, Brookhaven is one of the state's most sought-after areas to live. Stretching 12 miles, it's the largest city in Dekalb county and one of the newest cities in Georgia.
Buckhead, a district of Atlanta located in Fulton County, is a major hub of the city. It’s the third-largest business district in the city and is populated by high rise buildings and surrounded by residential neighborhoods.
On the southern shores of Lake Lanier, the city of Buford is about 25 miles north of Atlanta and located in Gwinnett County. Buford is not only home to the Buford Dam, which is a major source of power for the state, but it also operates its own school district.
Carrollton, the county seat of Carroll County, is a city of 24,388 people and is home of the University of West Georgia. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Carrollton is also home to Southwire, one of the world’s largest manufactures of wire and cable.
Chastain Park, GA
Home of the largest city park in Atlanta, the Chastain Park neighborhood is known for its beautiful homes, jogging paths, amphitheater, and equestrian center. Chastain Park is also home to a branch of the PATH, which is a network of off-road trails around Atlanta for walkers, cyclists, and runners that started in 1991.
Known as “the most diverse square mile in America,” the City of Clarkston has strong influences from from cultures all over the world. It became part of the refugee asylum program in the 1990s and now over a third of the 13,500 population is from outside the United States. With convenient access to public transportation, Georgia Perimeter College in the city limits, and only 12 miles east of Atlanta, it is a great location for new residents.
The county seat of Rabun county, Clayton is located in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountain range. With white-water rafting excursions, farm-to-table dining, and picturesque scenery outside every window, it’s no wonder that the city of Clayton is such a popular destination for both visitors and home buyers.
Cleveland, located 90 miles northeast of Atlanta, is located in White County and has a population of around 3,410. Truett McConnell, a private Christian liberal arts college, is located in the city of Cleveland.
College Park, GA
Located in Fulton County, this city is the gateway to the world’s biggest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International. College Park has a rich history and is ranked as the fourth largest urban historic district in the state with over 850 structures on the Historic Register.
Located just 25 miles east of Atlanta, Conyers is the only city in Rockdale County and home to over 15,000 residents.
Covington is located 35 miles east of Atlanta and is the county seat of Newton County. The city has been the location for filming scenes in dozens of popular movies and television shows, such as The Vampire Diaries, Selma, several Tyler Perry movies, The Walking Dead and The Dukes of Hazzard.
At the heart of Forsyth County and northeast of downtown Atlanta, you’ll find a quaint community known as Cumming. A growing community for people commuting into Atlanta for work and school, Cumming is also the birthplace of Zac Brown of country music’s Zac Brown Band.
This mountain getaway is an hour north of Atlanta, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Dahlonega is known for its gold mining history, breathtaking wine country, and as a popular Georgia location for picturesque wedding venues. Dahlonega is also the home to University of North Georgia’s main campus.
Dallas is the county seat of Paulding County and is hope to around 12,629 people. Located west of downtown Atlanta, Dallas is the home of popular country music star Patty Loveless.
Decatur, a suburb of Atlanta, is a very popular community in Georgia. With around 20,000 residents, Decatur is best described as having that small town feeling while still remaining in metro Atlanta.
Douglasville, the county seat of Douglas County, has a population of around 31,000 and is located about 20 miles west of downtown Atlanta. Netflix’s hit show Stranger Things was filmed in the city of Douglasville, as well as two movies in The Hunger Games series.
Duluth, a suburb of Atlanta, features an estimated population of 29,193 and made Forbes 2009 list of America’s Best Places to Move in the 26th position. The city is located in Gwinnett County and is home to the popular Gwinnett Place Mall.
East Atlanta Village, GA
A fun and funky community, East Atlanta Village has something to offer everyone. From the eclectic street art to the hip music venues, you will always find something new to do and see. Located just 4 miles from Downtown and only 2 miles from Old 4th Ward and Grant Park, residents of East Atlanta Village would be hard pressed to find a more centrally located area with more things to do.
Located between the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers in Gilmer County, Ellijay is known for its annual apple festival, premiere golf courses and breathtaking landscape. Just an hour away from Atlanta, the residents and visitors can enjoy a slower pace of life without forgoing the benefits of living near a major city.
With the slogan “History Lives Here,” Fairburn really takes people back in time. They have a historic downtown district with many buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. For lovers of the historic, Fairburn is also home to the annual Georgia Renaissance Festival.
Fayetteville, located 22 miles south of downtown Atlanta, is a city of around 16,000 people in Fayette County. The city is the birthplace of former two term Georgia governor Hugh M. Dorsey. Fayetteville is home to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film studio in the United States not located in California.
Gainesville, often referred to as the Poultry Capital of the World, is a city of 33,804 located halfway between downtown Atlanta and the Appalachian Mountains. Gainesville is the county seat for Hall County and was founded in 1818 as Mule Camp Springs.
Grant Park, GA
Grant Park is not just the oldest park in Atlanta but it is a vibrant neighborhood that surrounds the park itself. Southeast of Downtown, the historic neighborhood is home to the final resting place of “Gone with the Wind” author, Margaret Mitchell, and it is also home to twin giant pandas.
Hamilton Mill, GA
Hamilton Mill is known for its 27 luxury neighborhoods and over 2,000 custom built homes. The community is ideal for young professionals with children thanks to its various amenities and great schools.
This small town located in Henry County is moving towards the future while keeping their roots in the past. Hampton features a mix of old and new with a repurposed cotton mill and historic retail stores on Cherry Street being utilized now as lofts and townhomes.
Located in Paulding County, one of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Hiram is truly where old meets new. The city of just under 4,000, boasts a historic downtown filled with quaint dining and shopping as well as a nearby commercial district complete with a variety of modern conveniences. Over the last decade, Hiram has seen an increase of more than 160 percent. Needless to say, residents of this once rural city will surely be apart of something big!
Inman Park, GA
Inman Park is located on the east side of Atlanta. With a mixture of new and old homes and commercial spaces, Inman Park is a true testament to the city’s historic and cultural diversity!
Helen is a charming town in White County of 510. The town is a replica of a Bavarian alpine town, with all buildings being required to match the design style. The town is located in the Appalachian Mountains.
About an hour south of the Chattahoochee National Forest, the City of Jasper is nestled in the wilderness between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Alpharetta. With approximately 3,600 residents, it is located in Pickens County, not to be confused with Jasper County Georgia.
As the setting of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind,” Jonesboro attracts a steady flow of visitors looking to experience the city’s quintessential charm.
Johns Creek, GA
Johns Creek has received national recognition for being one of the best cities to live in–and it’s no surprise why. With 82,000 residents, John’s Creek is the safest large city in Georgia and home to some of the best schools in the state.
Kennesaw, located in Cobb County, is a city of around 30,000 people and has a rich history. With nearby Kennesaw State University, the city is popular amongst millennials, with 33.2 percent of the population aged from 18-24 and a median age of 32.
The second oldest city in metro Atlanta, Lawrenceville has consistently been a popular destination for residents. The seat of Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville is located 30 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.
Lilburn is home to a diverse collection of unique attractions, such as Georgia’s beloved Stone Mountain Park and even the largest Hindu temple nationwide! The city is situated just 20 miles from downtown Atlanta whose motto, “Small town, Big difference,” speaks for itself!
Lithonia gets its name from a combination of the Greek words lithos (stone) and onia (place). The city is surrounded by granite, as well as the nearby Stone Mountain, so the name is fitting. Located just outside the perimeter of metro Atlanta, Lithonia is a small community with around 2,000 residents.
Little Five Points, GA
Little Five Points is located just north of East Atlanta. The neighborhood is known for its distinctive street art, vintage clothing boutiques and culinary options. The neighborhood’s name was derived from the intersection situated at the heart of the so-called Bohemian center of the South.
You’ll find the city of Marietta, and its population of approximately 60,000, right in the heart of Cobb County to the northwest of metro Atlanta. The city, which is the fourth largest of the principal cities of metro Atlanta, has been home to country singer Travis Tritt, the Atlanta Braves 2015 no. 1 draft pick Dansby Swanson, U.S. women’s national soccer team player Emily Sonnett and dozens of more notable people.
One of three of the primary filming locations for the wildly popular Burt Reynolds film Smokey and the Bandit, McDonough is located to the southeast of downtown Atlanta. McDonough has roughly 22,000 residents and is in Henry County.
Midtown is home to many of Atlanta’s cultural attractions, universities, Fortune 500 businesses and prominent architecture. The neighborhood is Atlanta’s first ecodistrict, making it one of the most functional and sustainable districts in the nation.
Conveniently located between Atlanta and Athens, Monroe offers plenty of attractions. From shopping and dining to festivals and parades, this Georgia city is not to be missed!
The birth place of country music artist Alan Jackson and NFL superstar Calvin Johnson, among others, Newnan is the county seat of Coweta County and is located about 40 miles southwest of metro Atlanta. With roughly 41,000 people, this community has become a large shopping hub for the area.
Norcross is located approximately 20 miles outside of Atlanta in Gwinnett County. The city hosts around 15,000 residents is famous for its small-town American vibe.
North Druid Hills, GA
The North Druid Hills community is an unincorporated area that is made up of numerous smaller neighborhoods. Also referred to as Briarcliff, this area at the intersection of the roads North Druid Hills and Briarcliff is known for its proximity to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and Emory University.
Peachtree City, GA
Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, is in the southern portion of metro Atlanta. The city has been the filming location for several episodes of The Walking Dead, as well as scenes from the film Joyful Noise. The city has been named to multiple “Best Places to Live” lists as well.
Ponce City Market, GA
Ponce City Market (PCM) is located in one Atlanta’s trendiest and most historic neighborhoods, Old Fourth Ward (OFW). The 16-acre mixed-use development houses various national and local retail shops, restaurants, office spaces and residential units.
Roswell, the seventh largest city in Georgia, boasts an estimated population of 94,089 and is located in north Fulton County. Roswell is the birthplace of comedian Jeff Foxworthy, NFL legend Jerome Bettis and current U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price.
Sandy Springs, GA
Sandy Springs is a city of around 101,000 just outside of the perimeter in Atlanta to the north. The city is in Fulton County and was incorporated in 2005.
Senoia is known for its bustling historic downtown area and up-and-coming film industry.
Serenbe is a new community located inside the city limits of Chattahooche Hills. They are focused on sustainable living and a serene lifestyle. The overall design of the community is centered around four Hamlets that focus on specific regions for business; arts, agriculture, health, and education.
Located just 10 miles outside of Atlanta, Smyrna is the fastest growing city in the state. With plenty of diverse residential developments and equally unique retail shops and restaurants, the city attracts a younger demographic and was even ranked #4 as the best city for young adults in Georgia!
Snellville, where everybody is proud to be somebody, is located in Gwinnett County and is east of Atlanta. The city has 18,242 residents and is near Stone Mountain.
Located in Henry County , Stockbridge is a popular destination for residents due to its proximity to Interstate 75. The City of Stockbridge is conveniently located 20 miles south of Atlanta and about 10 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, making it very easy for the over 25,000 residents to be close to the metro area while maintaining a smaller town feel.
Stone Mountain, GA
Located 20 miles east of Atlanta, this small town has a population of under 6,000 people. Stone Mountain was named for the almost 1,700-foot-tall granite mountain nearby but not technically in the city limits.
Located northeast of Atlanta, Suwanee is a town proud of it award winning history. Suwanee has been voted as one of the top 10 best in the categories of places to live, raise a family, and best town for families by multiple publications. They have also been recognized as a Green Community by the Atlanta Regional Commission with the bronze level of certification.
Tucker is located 14 miles northeast of Atlanta is has a population of approximately 35,000 people. The residents of Tucker have some of the highest high school and college graduation rates in the state. Each year, the Tucker Day Festival takes place on Main Street, where residents and visitors can come together to enjoy arts, crafts, food and live music, all in the celebration of this unique town.
Villa Rica, GA
Villa Rica, a city located in both Carroll and Douglas counties, is a lovely city with a population of around 14,000, while maintaining that small town feeling. Thomas A. Dorsey, considered the father of gospel songs, was born in Villa Rica.
As a member of Cobb County’s “Platinum Triangle,” Vinings is known for its rich culinary scene, beautiful homes and top-tier school systems. The community is located between Buckhead and Smyrna and is home to many major commercial developments, including The Home Depot headquarters.
Virginia Highlands, GA
Virginia Highlands is an eclectic community named for the intersection of Virginia and Highland Avenues. It is a walkable area that is popular with tourist due to its large number of sidewalk cafes, restaurants with patios, and lively spots to grab a cocktail. With plenty places to shop and relax, it is also popular with people looking to make Virginia Highlands their permanent home.
West End, GA
This unique historic district is located three miles southwest of downtown and was one of the first street car suburbs of Atlanta. The community is a perfect mix of modern conveniences, old trees, and historic homes. With five city parks and over one mile of the Atlanta BeltLine in the community, you can find it all at West End.
West Midtown, GA
West Midtown is known for its contemporary art scene, live music venues, boutique shopping, and artisanal restaurants. Over the last several years, the community has grown exponentially and become a hotspot for millennial professionals and creatives.
The only Georgia city named to Money Magazine’s Top 50 Best Places to Live in 2015, Woodstock is a city of around 30,000 located northwest of downtown Atlanta. The city is the current or former home of many celebrities, including professional wrestler Buff Bagwell, professional golfer Chris Kirk, Braves player Nick Markakis, The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs and former U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk.