Atlanta Neighborhood is Georgia's Top Suburb for City-Like Living

Staff Report

Monday, April 24th, 2023

The suburbs are changing to fit the times. The identical picket-fence bedroom communities of decades past are brimming with new construction, new businesses and plenty of entertainment options, mimicking what you might find in an urban downtown. 

Following the recent urban-to-suburban migration trends, we set out to discover the places that strike the best balance* between a coveted suburban atmosphere and the benefits of big-city living.

According to our research, Suwanee emerged as number 6 on our list of the top US suburbs for blending the advantages of a city and its outskirts.

Some key stats that made Suwanee stand out from the rest:

  • Suwanee has many features that make it attractive for urban enthusiasts: a well-performing schooling system, a diverse residential sector, plus numerous shopping and dining options.

  • Suwanee also has an active economic and employment market, with around 42 businesses per 1,000 residents and a median household income of $99K.

  • 71% of homes here are single family residences, ensuring access to varied housing options. Additionally, new construction is booming, with 11 building permits for new residential units per 1,000 people.

  • With a 15% increase in local population over the past five years, this Atlanta community is rapidly converting into a place that can better cater to the expectations of the influx of city transplants who want to "live, work, and play" in the same place.

  • Besides Suwanee, Atlanta boasts two other communities in the top 100 best suburbs.