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Best Places to Buy or Rent A House in Georgia

By Ask Darnell | Uncategorized

Have you always harbored the idea of living in the Peach State but was confused about which will be the best places to live in Georgia near beaches or mountains or amidst the hustle-bustle of a city? 


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Well, considering the different neighborhoods, recreation opportunities, education, job, and safety that every town or area in Georgia has to offer, finding the right place to buy or rent a property here can indeed be confusing. 

But, you don’t need to worry anymore as here we have rounded up some of the best places to buy or rent a house in Georgia near beaches, cities, mountains, etc. to help you pick the right one that fits your needs.





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Population: 66,255 (2018)

Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

Crime Rate: 1,858.3/ 100,000 people

Median Home Value: $327,000

Considering the focus on education in this area, the highly-rated public schools, the low crime rate, and some of the highest incomes, Alpharetta can be one of the best places to live in Georgia for families. Especially if you like a suburban feel and neighborhoods where most people own their houses, this is the city you should head for.




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Population: 91,168 (2011)

Unemployment Rate: 3.3%

Crime Rate: 1,699.5/100,000

Median Home Value: $297,000

This town in Fulton county has plenty of reasons to become one of the most preferred places by even the top commercial real estate companies in Atlanta. Be it great schools or the low cost of living, the lower crime rate than the state average or fat salary, Roswell has all the plus points to attract buyers as well as tenants.





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Population: 25,732 (2018)

Unemployment Rate: 5.5%

Crime Rate: 2,519.3/100,000 people

Median Home Value: $365,900

This city will appeal to those who prefer spending time outdoors and are looking for an area with a calm ambiance. The tranquil streets, amazing nightlife, the strong job market makes Decatur ideal for families, making it a favorite of the top real estate brokerage firms in Atlanta. Also, some of the best schools in Georgia are located in Decatur.




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Population: 1.27 lakhs (2018)

Unemployment Rate: 6.1%

Crime Rate: 3,746/100,000

Median Home Value:  $150,000

Primarily known for its antebellum architecture and therefore becoming a popular tourist destination in Georgia, this city houses the University of Georgia. This eclectic college town with a plethora of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, arts, and music events throughout the year, can be a perfect place to raise a family. Contact any real estate agent in Atlanta Georgia to find out more about this town that offers big city amenities with a ‘small town’ atmosphere.




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Population: 11,652 (2018)

Unemployment Rate: 1.5%

Crime Rate: 572.1 /100,000 people

Median Home Value: $283,482.

This small town in Barrow County, Georgia is known as an important commercial base as well as a destination filled with a rich heritage. This town’s lowest unemployment rate in Georgia, plenty of places to eat, shop, play, and a crime rate that is 77% below the national average has made it get into the list of most livable places by top real estate companies in Georgia.


Blue Ridge



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Population: 1,444 (2018)

Unemployment Rate: 8.0%

Crime Rate: 2,327/100,000

Median Home Value: $255,682

This small mountain town tops the list of best places to live in Georgia mountains for those who are planning to retire in Georgia. 

Along with being a great place to live, many prefer it as an ideal place for a second home. This well-kept secret attracts people for enchanting views of the pristine lakes and strong, tall forests.

The lower crime rates make this town perfectly safe, especially for older folks. The recreational potential, low cost of living, sunny weather, and A+ rated local amenities here are enough to make people who love mountains relocate here.




Whether you crave a small-town vibe, a quiet neighborhood, or a throbbing city life, with 1st Source, finding the best properties for the best prices is simple and easy. 

All you have to do is tell us about your property criteria and we will take you to the best places to retire in Georgia, pursue quality education, and live in a safer neighborhood.

Contact our executives today and find out about our buying, selling, renting, leasing, refinancing and other services in detail.


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