According to a recent report released by Stacker, the Atlanta/Alpharetta/Sandy Springs metro is among Georgia’s most expensive areas to live in.
Sea Island, in the Brunswick metro area, was named the No. 1 overall most expensive city, with a typical home value averaging $3,582,982. The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta metro had the largest number of cities on the list, with 21 of the top 30 most expensive cities falling within the area.
Those cities, with their typical home value, including the following :
- No. 2 Milton – $834,308
- No. 4 Berkeley Lake – $713,394
- No. 5 Brookhaven – $665,485
- No. 6 Alpharetta – $661,034
- No. 7 Marble Hill – $649,716
- No. 8 Johns Creek – $648,093
- No. 10 Dunwoody – $628,363
- No. 11 Sandy Springs – $623,813
- No. 13 Roswell – $604,024
- No. 15 Suwanee – $567,243
- No. 16 Cumming – $561,749
- No. 18 Avondale Estates – $537,732
- No. 19 Peachtree Corners – $521,470
- No. 20 Chattahoochee Hills – $520,821
- No. 21 Vinings – $510,538
- No. 22 Brooks – $510,204
- No. 23 Peachtree City – $508,726
- No. 26 Tyrone – $477,241
- No. 27 Canton – $474,034
- No. 28 Mountain Park – $472,305
- No. 30 Senoia – $469,991
The other metros with the most cities on the list included Savannah (3), Brunswick (2) and Athens-Clarke County (1). You can see the full list of cities here.
The report analyzed data from Zillow and found that the high home values in this area could be attributed to several factors. Firstly, the proximity to Atlanta makes the area an ideal choice for those who work in the city but prefer a suburban lifestyle. In addition, these cities boast highly-rated public schools, making them an attractive option for families with children. Furthermore, the affluent communities in these cities offer a high quality of life with a range of amenities such as shopping centers, restaurants, and parks.
These cities are also experiencing a significant increase in their home prices due to their rapid growth and development in recent years. This has resulted in an influx of people who are willing to pay a premium to live in these areas.
However, while these cities offer a high quality of life, it is worth noting that the cost of living in these areas may not be affordable for everyone.