It’s no secret that Atlanta has so much to offer to its residents and to anyone who visits the city. However, not everyone is interested in settling down in the city and adjusting to this fast-paced environment. If you’re feeling like you’ll miss out on everything this area of Georgia has to offer, there’s good news. You can still experience all the perks of this beautiful, lively area by finding a home in the suburbs of Atlanta. With so many options, you can find the perfect fit for you in one of the many towns in the surrounding area, while still living in close proximity to ATL. Keep reading, and discover our five favorite suburban towns surrounding the Atlanta metropolitan area!
First on our list is Dunwoody, a town of around 50,000 about ten miles north of Atlanta. The area of Dunwoody totals to approximately 13 square miles sitting on the northern tip of DeKalb County. Although the cost of living here is above the national average, the price tag is justified by all the wonderful advantages of living in this town. This is an excellent spot for families and young singles alike to settle into. One of the best things to do for the entire family is visit the gorgeous Dunwoody Nature Center, which greets residents with stunning views, along with a playground and tree swings for the kids. Another outdoor attraction here is the Butterfly Festival, which is a spectacular sight. Or maybe you want to spend time at Apple Cider Days or Lemonade Days, which is perfect for adults and children of all ages. Aside from the outdoors, if the arts are more your speed, you’re bound to find entertainment in Dunwoody. The Stage Door Theatre puts on excellent shows, and the Spruill Gallery displays beautiful art. At the end of a day full of fun, you can fuel up at one of the many delicious, locally-owned restaurants in the town.
Next up is Roswell, a much larger town than the previous that totals in at about 90,000 residents. Located in Fulton County, the town is a 30 minute drive from Atlanta. Roswell is another great option for families, as the public schools in the area are highly ranked. Another great perk of this town is all of the events hosted within the community. No matter what you’re interested in, Roswell has something to offer to you and your loved ones. From 5k runs to family canoe trips to dinner events, the town’s calendar is jam-packed with fun experiences to enjoy with your family or even with new friends you meet in Roswell. If you enjoy connecting with the
great outdoors, a nine-mile expanse of the Chattahoochee River falls within the town’s limits, and it offers spectacular views for people looking to spend time in nature. Another interesting part of Roswell is the rich history of the area, with various Historic House Museums and historic district sites such as Roswell Mill and the Faces of War Memorial. There are many opportunities to learn when you spend time in Roswell.
Decatur is the second DeKalb County town on our list, and it shares its western border with Atlanta. Nearly 25,000 call Decatur their home, boasting the iconic slogan — “Everything is greater in Decatur.” This town offers a great mix of urban and suburban vibes, allowing residents to enjoy the best of both worlds. Again, this is a place with a highly ranking independent school system consisting of four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school, which can allow parents to feel confident sending their children to school here. Plus, the city of Decatur has enriching after school programs as well, meaning the children in this town receive the best of the best to learn and grow. Decatur also has many recreation programs, such as the Active Living Division. There are plenty of opportunities to live an active lifestyle in this town, and you can feel warmly welcomed by the friendly faces of the community. Plus, there’s so much to do — comedy nights, live music, farmers markets, festivals, and more. Decatur really has it all!
4. Peachtree City
Welcome to Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, located in South Metro Atlanta. If the sweet-as-peaches name isn’t enough to bring you to this town, let’s break down some more reasons why this might just be the perfect home for you. Interestingly enough, Peachtree City has a 90 mile long network of golf cart paths for residents to travel on, resulting in over 10,000 households in the city owning golf carts. Understandably, the town is also known as Golf Cart City because of this quirky charm! Aside from this aspect of living here, Peachtree City offers residents a calm lifestyle while still having proximity to Atlanta. The town has gorgeous scenic views to explore in the forms of nature areas and parks. If you like the arts, check out Saville Studios or Urban Exotic Warehouse. You can even see a show at the Frederick C. Brown Amphitheater, lovingly called “The Fred” by locals. Or maybe you’re a foodie? Luckily, the town boasts over 100 dining choices to satisfy your palate no matter what you’re in the mood for.
5. Sandy Springs
Next up is Sandy Springs, the most populous city on our list with a total of 108,000 residents. The city is home to various corporate headquarters for major companies like UPS and Mercedes-Benz USA, garnering a strong job market in this area. One thing is for sure if you move to Sandy Springs — you definitely won’t get bored! The town’s event calendar is full to the brim with events and occasions catering to every interest. The Byers Theatre hosts musicals and live music acts, offering great entertainment to residents and visitors alike. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little different. Ever heard of goat yoga? Well, Phoenix and Dragon Bookstore has! You can visit the store to attend a 1-hour yoga session featuring dwarf goats. There are also plenty of attractions to check out, such as Abernathy Greenway Park or the High Country Outfitters Paddle Shack. With so much to do, how could you not consider a move to Sandy Springs?
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Although we’ve listed five incredible options, that’s far from the end of the list when it comes to incredible Atlanta suburbs. If one of these awesome towns didn’t quite fit the bills for you, that’s okay — there’s plenty more where that came from! The Atlanta area has so much to offer to its residents, which is why it’s such a beloved and popular region. Once you figure out the right place for you, rely on Sunrise Moving & Storage to help you get your belongings here safely. We’ve served the area for nearly 25 years, and our trusted moving professionals prioritize customer satisfaction every step of the way. Request a free quote today, and find out how we can transform your move at a competitive price!