Looking for the top suburbs in Atlanta, Georgia? To follow are the most popular Metro Atlanta communities, from affordable to affluent. If your top priority is short commute time and being close to dining and entertainment, then Buckhead, Brookhaven, or Dunwoody may be the right Metro Atlanta communities for you. Love golf? Golf and country club communities are abundant in Alpharetta, Duluth and Johns Creek. Learn more and search for available homes for sale by Atlanta suburb.
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Alpharetta is one of the most popular suburbs in the Metro Atlanta area. Known as "Awesome Alpharetta," residents can attest that this is one of the best places to live, thanks to the excellent school system and community feel, Alpharetta real estate is some of the most highly sought after in Metro Atlanta.
Bordering Lake Allatoona, Acworth was recently named the Move Livable City in Cobb County, Georgia. The recreational options are endless and real estate in this Atlanta suburb is reasonably priced, ranging from $10K to over one million dollars.
The Buckhead community of Atlanta offers some of the finest estate homes, mansions and luxury real estate in the Southeast. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to several business districts, upscale dining, and entertainment, as well as excellent schools and world-class shopping.
The demand for real estate in Brookhaven Atlanta (zip code 30319) is stronger than ever this year thanks to the prime location, excellent schools, and the new commercial development at Town Brookhaven. You will also find some stunning historic estates, luxury real estate, new construction homes and more.
Located about 40 minutes North of Atlanta, Buford is adjacent to the popular Lake Lanier and so this area is almost always in high demand. Buford offers highly rated high schools and a wide range of housing options - from $150K starter homes to $5.0 million dollar luxury lakefront homes.
Located about 45 minutes north of Atlanta, just off of Interstate 575 (I-575). You will find affordable homes, with an average sales price in the low $200s, as well as golf and country club communities, and new construction homes and communities are popping up all over this growing Cherokee County suburb.
Looking for the next "up and coming" area in Atlanta? Don't overlook Chamblee! Metro Atlanta Suburbs teamled next to the Ashford Dunwoody corridor and the new City of Brookhaven, developers are already coming in droves to this community. New homes and townhomes communities are popping up all over Chamblee.
The Cumming suburb in North Atlanta experienced tremendous growth over the last decade, thanks to the GA400 interstate and Lake Lanier. Cumming is ideal for those who want a small town atmosphere with lots of outdoor recreation activities, newer construction homes and large lots.
Duluth Georgia is becoming one of the most affluent suburbs in Metro Atlanta, offering gated communities, golf, and country clubs, and more. It's considered the "model city" for Gwinnett County and offers luxury living, festivals, good schools and a charming historic district in Downtown Duluth.
Alpharetta real estate is some of the most highly sought after in the Metro Atlanta area. Known as "Awesome Alpharetta," residents can attest that this is one of the best places to live, thanks to the excellent school system, Alpharetta real estate is some of the most highly sought after in Metro Atlanta area.
Once Atlanta's best kept suburban secret, Johns Creek is now one of the most popular for home buyers. Excellent public and private schools, stunning planned communities, championship golf courses and interstate access are just a few of the highlights that beckon newcomers to Johns Creek.
If you want to live in an area with a family-friendly, relaxed environment, the Kennesaw may be the one for you. Offering lots of outdoor recreation options near Kennesaw Mountain, good public schools, a lower crime rate, as well as affordable -- often newer construction -- single-family homes.
Located about 35 minutes outside of Atlanta (via interstate I-85), you will get a lot of house for your money. The average sales price is in the $140s and a 4 bedroom / 3+ bath home averages in the low $200s. This popular community is also home to some of the top high schools in Gwinnett County.
This popular "small town" suburb has some great spirit and a real community feel -- especially during high school football season! Lilburn is only about 30 minutes (without traffic) to Atlanta and 40 minutes to the Atlanta airport. Like it's neighbor Lawrenceville, there are some very affordable housing options for first time home buyers.
This East Cobb County suburb spans four zip codes, offering a wide range of home prices and amenities. Marietta was named the "Best Place to Live / Retire" by CNN Money and offers golf communities, award-winning schools, a charming historic Downtown area and is only about 20 miles to Atlanta.
Norcross has been growing in popularity, thanks to its affordability, close proximity to the interstate, and all the charm that the well-preserved historic district offers near the Downtown Norcross district. Gwinnett County's second oldest city and is only about 20 miles from Atlanta.
Roswell residents are proud to call this affluent community home. You will find luxury homes and estates, affordable older ranches, swim tennis golf communities, as well as the historic charm of the Historic Roswell district with local restaurants, festivals and more. Only 20 minutes north of Atlanta!
Sandy Springs is simply fabulous, with high-end luxury real estate in the Riverside / Heards Ferry area, Chattahoochee Riverfront homes, as well as a small section of the affluent Chastain Park community. Mansions, new construction homes, and luxury townhomes are abundant in Sandy Springs.
One of the fastest-growing communities in Metro Atlanta, Smyrna is the place to be. If you are looking for homes between $200K and $600K, want a sense of community, festivals and annual events, Smyrna is a great choice. Residents love living less than 20 minutes from the airport, Buckhead, and Atlanta.
Money Magazine recently named Suwanee as one of the best places to live in Georgia. Offering excellent schools, world-class parks and recreation, as well as Town Center Park. There are also homes for almost every budget, ranging in price from $100,000 to well over $5.0 million dollars.
Only a few minutes outside of Atlanta, Tucker has been the talk of the town for the last few years, as many families and first time home buyers flock to the area. Tucker offers affordable housing, larger lots, and plenty of shopping and dining options, including North Lake Mall. Adjacent to I-285, it is great for commuters!
One of Metro Atlanta's fastest-growing suburbs, Woodstock feels like a small town but offers all the amenities of a big city. Residents love being close to Lake Allatoona and a short 35 to 40-minute drive to Atlanta. You will find historic homes near Downtown Woodstock, new construction homes and luxury estate homes in all price ranges.
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