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5 Atlanta Suburbs Among Best to Buy House in America

by Pam Niequist Wehbi

Among the many suburban housing markets in the U.S., five of the very best are located in the Atlanta area.

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Five Atlanta suburbs offer some of the best places to buy a house, as shown by an analysis of the country’s different suburbs.

The study, which was conducted by rate and review website Niche, featured Watkinsville, Holly Springs, Woodstock, Senoia and Grovetown as being some of the best American suburbs to buy a house. In a ranking of the top 100 places to buy, Niche ranked Watkinsville at No. 12, Holly Springs at 13, Woodstock at 37, Grovetown at 44 and Senoia at 92.

Housing Affordability in Atlanta

Niche determined those rankings by completing a thourough assessment of the housing and community of each suburb. The grade given to each suburb considers the key factors of the location’s housing market. Some of these include median home values, taxes, monthly housing costs, public schools and the safety of the area.

One of the most probable causes for the Atlanta area ranking so highly is the affordability of housing, which it manages to maintain despite rapid growth in house pricing. Even though the Atlanta housing market is on the upswing, monthly mortgage payments and salary requirements remain relatively low.

While buying a house in Atlanta is affordable, renting is equally inexpensive. While other cities, such as New York, are know for expensive rent, Atlanta manages to remain one of the most inexpensive places to rent a home. In fact, New York’s average is almost four times that of Atlanta. Besides Phoenix, Atlanta has the lowest average rent of any large metro area.

Best Atlanta Suburbs to Buy a House

Besides completing and releasing a national list of the best suburbs to buy a house, Niche also created a list ranking suburbs within each state. Atlanta Agent examined Niche’s analysis more closely, and collected below the study’s top 20 Atlanta areas with the best suburbs to buy a house:

  1. Watkinsville
  2. Holly Springs
  3. Woodstock
  4. Grovetown
  5. Senoia
  6. Kennesaw
  7. Symrna
  8. Canton
  9. Suwanee
  10. Fairburn
  11. Tyrone
  12. Milton
  13. Chattahoochee
  14. Duluth
  15. Norcross
  16. Austell
  17. Flowery Branch
  18. Braselton
  19. Fayetteville
  20. Snellville

 

 

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