The Metro Atlanta area is the third-best place in the country for homeowners, according to a new analysis from Bankrate.
Basing its study on a myriad number of factors – including affordability, maintenance costs, property taxes, appreciation, foreclosure rates and energy costs – Bankrate graded the nation’s largest metro areas on a scale of zero to 10, assigning a final score after all the grades were added up.
By that standard, Atlanta received a score of 57.55, with only Phoenix and Portland rating higher. The ATL received particularly high marks for its high affordability, low property taxes and steady appreciation.
Below, we’ve charted out the top 10 metro areas, along with their respective scores:
|Metro Area||Affordability||Maintenance||Property Tax||Appreciation||Total Score|
|Salt Lake City||6.65||6.19||8.71||5.4||55.1|