Most Expensive Places to Buy a Home Near Atlanta, Georgia

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With Atlanta being the most populous city in Georgia, it’s no wonder why its one the best cities to live, work and play in. It’s rich in history and culture. It has the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and is home of the Coca Cola Company, AT&T Mobility, Delta Airlines, Georgia Pacific and Cable News Network and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta and the surrounding areas are filled with restaurants, shops, entertainment, 18th century cemeteries, riverfront boardwalks and museums. Due to the cities booming economy, the growth over the last 30 years has increased. That is why more and more people relocating to Atlanta and the surrounding cities are on the rise.

Atlanta has really grown from a regional center to a city of international favorites. That would explain why new home constructions are up as well. Everything from high rise condos, historic bungalows to mansions ranging from $500,000 to well over $3,000,000 with manicured acreage. Much of the cities more affordable homes are on the far west in areas like Douglasville, Douglas County, Rome Carrolton and Columbus, South (Clayton, Fayette County and Peachtree City ) and Southwest areas like Decatur and Bankhead. In the Northwest areas such as Marietta, West Cobb, Kenneson, Smyrna, Acworth and Cherokee City it is considered to be middle class, with homes averaging around $300,000. Northeast of Atlanta in Gwinnett City,(Lilborn, Norcross,Tucker, and Lawrenceville) has been said to have a variation of income levels.

Highway GA-400 leads up north to the suburbs with some of the most expensive place to buy a home near Atlanta. Such as Collier Heights, Vinings, Alpharetta, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, East Cobb, Milton, Roswell, Johns Creek, Suwanee and Buckhead (8 miles north of downtown Atlanta) which is said to have forested mansions in neighborhoods such as Cascade Heights and Peyton Forest. These areas are apart of of Northern Fulton County, Dekalb County and Eastern Cobb County. With it being Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, it is the wealthiest district in the United States.