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Atlanta has its fingers in global commerce, finance, research, and education to name a few; and now, the ATL is taking center stage for being a great place to live. But, don't waste your time looking for a hot deal in Hot-lanta on your own; instead, take a look at HomeSnacks' list of Atlanta's best neighborhoods for 2022 so you don't get stuck in one of Atlanta's worst.
Atlanta has one of the richest inventories of great neighborhoods; and surprisingly, getting your hands on of these Georgia peaches is actually a lot easier than you probably think. To put this in perspective, after looking at the latest census data for median income levels and median home prices for Atlanta's 32 neighborhoods, we determined that there are many great neighborhoods that you won't have to win the Georgia Lottery to score a good deal on a home, but you are going to need a pretty good job--one that pays close to $53,539/year.
Incidentally, if low crime, affordability, jobs, and amenities are important to you, then you've definitely come to the right place. Matter of fact, after running each neighborhood through our SnackAbility algorithm, not one of Atlanta's top ten neighborhoods scored less than an 8/10. So, if you're looking for a neighborhood that is walkable, bikeable, and great for families, no other Atlanta neighborhood holds a candle to Candler Park. If you're thinking about renting before you take the full Atlanta plunge, Buckhead is a great place to get your bearings. And if you have a dog, the Cabbage Town neighborhood has one of the best dog parks inside the city limits.
To see the list of Atlanta's best neighborhoods does not require any special credentials, but it does require a couple of clicks of that down arrow.
It's not often that a city has great neighborhoods spread evenly around its metropolitan area; but, folks, Atlanta does. Actually, if you need to live close to downtown Atlanta, you'll be fine with any area inside I-285. And, if you get to live in Atlanta's number one best neighborhood, consider yourself extra lucky.
So, what's the best neighborhood in Atlanta? Well, according to the latest census report and our SnackAbility data, that would be Virginia-Highland.
If you want to see the Atlanta neighborhoods that have more going for them than the Atlanta Falcons do, keep reading. And if you don't see your favorite in the list of top ten, head to the bottom.
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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Atlanta
Methodology: How We Determined The Best Atlanta, GA Neighborhoods In 2022
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Atlanta, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Atlanta." We're lookin' at you, Virginia-Highland.
Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Atlanta, Georgia has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
Summary: Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Atlanta
If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Atlanta where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Atlanta aren't all good. Grove Park takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Atlanta.
We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.
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Best Neighborhoods To Live In Atlanta For 2022 Detailed Data
|10||Ormewood Park-East Atlanta||11,918|
|12||Old Fourth Ward||12,054|
|29||Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta||23,547|