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January 22, 2020

Top 5 Neighborhoods Near Atlanta for Families

Getting ready to move to Atlanta GA? Known for a diverse musical heritage and southern hospitality, the Atlanta area has much to offer. Not sure where to call home? Check out these 5 suburbs of Atlanta and find affordable living and family-friendly atmosphere to raise the little ones. 

  • Mableton GA 
  • Acworth GA 
  • Smyrna GA 
  • Kennesaw GA
  • Vinings GA

Mableton GA 

Average income: $60,056


A short 20-minute drive from the city, Mableton has benefits for families and young professionals. Coming in at the top 5 best cities to raise a family in Cobb County, Mableton GA has affordable housing and safe neighborhoods. You will find a rich history around every corner; named after Robert Mable in 1843, Mableton’s buildings and landmarks are heavily influenced by the Civil War and reconstruction era. 

Georgia has a booming entertainment industry! If you are not looking for a job in the film industry, explore some of your favorite movie sets with a film tour. Mable House is an Arts center, amphitheater and historic site. Heritage Park is another great Mableton classic. Explore the boardwalk and 1.7 miles of walking paths. 

Acworth GA 

Average Income: $59,574 

Population: 22,163

A low crime rate and housing opportunities aplenty, Acworth GA is an affordable safe Atlanta suburb. This area is also known as the Lake City for Lake Acworth and Lake Allatoona in the center of town. Spend summers on the open water, swimming, fishing, boating and more. Downtown Acworth is rich with new cuisine and local shopping. Because of the family atmosphere, the public school system is one of the best. Baker Elementary School and Durham Middle School are 2 of the top schools. 

Smyrna GA 

Average Income: $70,547

Population: 55,467

Holding the number 2 spot for best places to live in Cobb County is Smyrna! Because of the easy commute to Atlanta, Smyrna is also in the top 10 places for young professionals. The town is close to three main interstates, I-75, I-20, and I-285, which makes commuting simple.


Kennesaw GA

Average Income: $62,657

Population: 33,433

Learn about the railroad, civil war, and the great Locomotive Chase from 1862 in Kennesaw GA. Living here combines the small-town feel of the south with the opportunities and growth a big city offers. Kennesaw State University has a variety of higher education programs and is close to Marietta GA, another great neighborhood in Georgia. If you are visiting, the botanical gardens at Smith Gilbert Gardens are a must-see.

Vinings GA 

Average Income: $77,215

Population: 12,635

Retire, grow your family, even start your career in Vinings GA. This area was voted top 5 in the best suburb for young people, the best place to retire, and the best suburb to live in Georgia. Get to know the area in each of the recreational areas. Want to explore the great outdoors? Make a day at the Chattahoochee River and National Recreation Area, where you can learn about the natural environment and enjoy scenic southern views.

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