The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta, GA For 2024

The richest Atlanta neighborhoods are Candler Park and Buckhead for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

Richest Neighborhoods In Atlanta
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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Atlanta has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.59x the national median and household incomes are 2.42x the national median.

But where exactly in Atlanta do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Candler Park where the median income is a cool $133,238.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Atlanta out of 31 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Atlanta for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Candler Park looks to be the richest Atlanta neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $977,348. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Atlanta.

For more Atlanta reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Atlanta and the worst neighborhoods in Atlanta.

Or, for living around Atlanta, out the best Atlanta suburbs and the worst Atlanta suburbs.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Atlanta For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Candler Park $133,238
2 Buckhead $113,902
3 Morningside-Lenox Park $110,670
4 Oakdale $106,373
5 Virginia-Highland $103,493
6 Midtown $96,712
7 Poncey-Highland $90,270
8 Grant Park $76,930
9 Ormewood Park-East Atlanta $73,545
10 Atlanta-Inman Park $72,215
11 Old Fourth Ward $71,108
12 Cascade Heights $67,674
13 Home Park $67,006
14 Ben Hill $62,600
15 Cabbage Town $62,341
16 Edgewood-Kirkwood $59,141
17 Adams Park $55,906
18 Downtown $52,199
19 Rockdale $51,580
20 West End $50,784
21 Adair Park $48,235
22 Sweet Auburn $43,888
23 Thomasville $39,069
24 Five Points $38,626
25 Center Hill $36,764
26 Grove Park $35,433
27 Mechanicsville $32,768
28 Oakland City $32,702
29 Adamsville $30,664
30 Vine City $29,685
31 Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta $27,867

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Atlanta For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Atlanta.

We ranked every neighborhood in Atlanta by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Candler Park, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Atlanta.

The richest neighborhoods in Atlanta are Candler Park, Buckhead, Morningside-Lenox Park, Oakdale, Virginia-Highland, Midtown, Poncey-Highland, Grant Park, Ormewood Park-East Atlanta, and Atlanta-Inman Park.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta.

The poorest neighborhoods in Atlanta are Lakewood Heights-Southeastern Atlanta, Vine City, Adamsville, Oakland City, and Mechanicsville.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Atlanta.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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