The Advantages of Relocating to Metro Atlanta, Georgia

BY CHAFIN COMMUNITIES 


Welcome to Atlanta, Georgia, and all it has to offer!

city of atlanta skyline

                               

Thinking about Relocating to Metro Atlanta, GA? What To Know Before You Go! The best advantage here is that it has one of the lowest cost of living for a major metro area. You get modern conveniences at an affordable cost.


 There are SO many OTHER advantages to living in the suburbs of Georgia’s Metro Atlanta that we have learned most tend to surprise people!  

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We Have Great Weather

Shorts 8 months a year!  Warmer weather 8 months out of the year, mild short winters, stunning falls & springs, and hot summers

  • Average January temperature is 52 degrees, average year round is 62 degrees.
  • Many sunny days on average 218 per year – US average is only 205
  • The joke about our seasons here:
    • Spring: Long refreshing spring with festivals, going to the lake, and tons of outdoor activities
    • Pollen: We always have a 2 week pollen season
    • Summer: BAM it’s summer for an eternity with flip flops and shorts
    • August: Technically this is supposed to be part of Summer but here…well it’s it’s own season as it’s SO HOT!
    • Fall: Enjoy warm days and cool evenings with festivals, football, and bon fires
    • Winter: We have “kind of winters” here which means it is barely long enough to pull out a winter coat with an actual cold one every few years and about once every 5 years a day of snow

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Low Cost of Living and Low Property Taxes

  • Homes are highly affordable in the suburbs they start in the high $300’s for a townhome, or High $400’s for a single family home.  The majority of the homes are under $800 as of 2022 Spring.
  • Median home price in the US is $258,500, for GA…$148,100 with other items cheaper are gas, rent and property taxes
  • Property taxes are below average 
    • Median property tax payment in state of GA is about $800 less per year than the national average
    • Median property tax payment in the suburbs of Atlanta is $3,000 to $6,000 per year

Safe Neighborhoods

Metro Atlanta Suburbs are well known for safety.

  • Metro Atlanta is home to any of the top safest cities in the US by Only In Your State
  • Most metro Atlanta suburban cities have their own police or sheriff as well as county police to maintain safety and property values: Gwinnett County, Jackson County, Hall County, Loganville, Suwanee, Duluth, Johns Creek…


    Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Georgia

    Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, Georgia

Thriving Economy and Job Opportunities

Over 15 Fortune 500 companies located here:

  • Home Depot
  • UPS
  • Coca-Cola
  • Delta Airlines
  • Honeywell
  • Equifax
  • FleetCor Technologies
  • SunTrust Banks

Education is a TOP Priority!

Highly rated public schools systems in many metro counties plus several major colleges and universities

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  • Highly rated public schools systems in many metro counties:
    • Georgia ranks 1st in the US in connecting the K-12 education system with early learning, higher education, and the real work world
    • Many counties and cities are recognized for having TOP public and private schools systems:
      • Buford City Schools
      • Gwinnett Public Schools
      • Jefferson City Schools
  • High number of higher education opportunities
    • UGA
    • Georgia Tech
    • Georgia State
    • Emory

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Strong Sports Culture

 This is a sports lovers dream! Tons of professional and collegiate teams play here. The locals joke that there are five seasons in Georgia, the fifth is Football Season

  • Atlanta Falcons Professional Football
  • UGA & GA Tech College Football
  • Atlanta Braves Baseball
  • Atlanta Hawks Basketball
  • Atlanta United Soccer
  • Atlanta Gladiators

It’s a Happening Place!

Every weekend there are many concerts and festivals – both major and local

  • Close to Downtown Atlanta venues for sports games, concerts, stand up, aquarium, and more!
    • Mercedes Benz Stadium – sports games and concerts
    • Truist Stadium – Sports games and The Battery
    • Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta with the ferris wheel called the “Sky View”.
    • Stand up comedy: The Laughing Skull Lounge and The Punchline
    • Georgia Aquarium
    • World of Coca Cola
    • Fox Theater
    • Atlantic Station – Home to the Circ De Soliel
    • Fernbank Science Museum
  • Yearly Festivals
    • Georgia Renaissance
    • Dragon ConPlenty of lakes, rivers and mountains close by
  • Nearly EVERY local city has monthly local events, festivals and concerts: Beerfest, Oysterfest, 5K Runs, Charity Events, SuwaneeFest, Sugar Hill Bowl, Halloween Trick or Treating, and MORE

Big Love of the Outdoors!

Home to the largest Lake in the Southeast’s Lake Lanier, 1000’s of local parks, Stone Mountain, and the Smoky mountains close by!

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • White Water Rafting in Chattahoochee River
  • Stone Mountain Park with Hiking, Laser Light Shows, Cable Car and more
  • Lake Lanier Islands Margaritaville Water Park and RV Park
  • Callaway Gardens
  • Smoky Mountains
  • Tons of local parks both passive and sports oriented with play grounds, walking trails, lakes, and aquatic centers

Traveler’s Delight

hartsfield airport relocating metro atlanta

One of the largest international airports in the US right here

  • International Hartsfield Airport within one hour to most suburban areas
  • Many smaller airports strategically located around the metro area for smaller airplanes
    • Gwinnett Airport
    • Peachtree Dekalb Airport
    • Gainesville Airport

 

 


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Ranked #6 best place to live by Livability.com