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5 reasons luxury homebuyers love Johns Creek

by Peter Thomas Ricci

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Johns Creek, the affluent Metro Atlanta suburb in Fulton County, is one of the most successful housing markets in the area, and for several compelling reasons.

Here are five of the most notable:

1. Safety Par Excellence – Many Metro Atlanta suburbs are safe, but Johns Creek takes it to a whole new level. According to a NeighborhoodScout study earlier this year, Johns Creek is not only the safest area in Metro Atlanta, but also the 30th safest town in all of the United States. Milton, which came in at No. 75, was the only other Metro Atlanta town to make NeighborhoodScout’s rankings.

2. Dynamic Diversity – Johns Creek also stands out with the dynamic diversity of its population. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the town’s 76,728 residents have the following make up: 63.5 percent white; 23.4 percent Asian (including Asian Indian, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese); 9.2 percent Black; and 5.3 percent Hispanic.

3. Big Earners – Johns Creek includes many notable employers, including State Farm, Alcon and Macy’s Systems and Technology, which provide more than 3,500 jobs. With that strong economic base, Johns Creek is routinely rated among the highest-earning towns in the country. A recent analysis found that 52.1 percent of the town’s households earn more than $100,000, while 21.2 percent earn between $100,000 and $150,000, 10 percent earn between $150,000 and $199,999, and 20.5 percent earn more than $200,000.

4. Vibrant Culture – Along with its six golf facilities, Johns Creek is home to: the Atlanta Athletic Club, which hosted the 2011 PGA Championship, along with the Atlanta Tennis Championship in 2010; and the Atlanta Lawn Tennis Association, which is one of the nation’s largest and oldest recreation leagues. Outside of sports, the town hosts festivals year-round, including Founders Week, Taste of Johns Creek and the Fall Family Festival in Newtown Park.

5. Living Accolades – With so many positive attributes, it’s no shock that Johns Creek is routinely rated among Metro Atlanta’s top communities. The analytics website Niche, in fact, has prominently featured the community in two of its lists: as the No. 4 place to live in Metro Atlanta, and as the area’s seventh-best place to buy a house.


Click here to learn about some of Metro Atlanta’s other top housing markets.

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