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Are you thinking about moving or relocating in the future? Are you doing all the research you need to do for you and your family? If you’re moving and especially if you’re buying a home, you want to make sure you do as much research as possible to make the best choice.
So what do you need to look for?
Some of the things you should check are:
- Crime Rate
- School Ratings (if you have school-age kids)
- Commute Time
- Public Transporation (if you need it)
- Location of Grocery and Retail Stores
- Cost of Living
If you’re moving to a new state especially you will want to check out each neighborhood in that new state. For example, if you’re moving to Atlanta the neighborhoods below are some of the top picks there according to Redfin. For more information on different neighborhoods and homes, you can check out Refin.com.
Best Neighborhoods For Families in Atlanta
In the latest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Atlanta ranked as the No. 10 city with the biggest increase in population between July 2016 and July 2017, with 13,323 new residents moving in.
If you’re one of the many people who are searching through the houses for sale in Atlanta thinking about joining the families already there, choosing a good neighborhood – one that has a low crime rate, good schools, and other desirable features, is probably one of the most important factors on your list.
These are some of the top picks in the Peachtree City to consider.
Niche.com rated the Hanover West neighborhood as the No. 1 spot to raise a family, giving it an overall grade of A+, and as you drive around, you’ll probably notice plenty of clues that there are many families with children here. Made up of around 100 homes that were originally constructed in the 1960s, the community’s private swim and tennis club is a popular gathering place, while the Hanover Neighborhood Association also contributes to strong social connections with its frequent neighborhood events, parties, and activities. Set along Peachtree Creek between Northwest Atlanta and Interstate 75, it also boasts a wonderful Norman Rockwell feel.
AreaVibes.com gives Avondale Estates, which sits just eight miles east of downtown Atlanta, one of Georgia’s highest Livability scores. This large village-like community that was established nearly a century ago, was once listed on This Old House magazine’s “Best Old House Neighborhoods” and has a very low crime rate, particularly when it comes to violent crime at 13.7, 17.4 points lower than the U.S. average.
Sherwood Forest, located just north of Ansley Park, is incredibly enchanting, a place that just about everyone wants to live, with streets lined with soaring pine, magnolia and oak trees, along with all sorts of lush greenery and colorful flowers. One of the most affluent areas in Atlanta, if you can afford the typical million-dollar price tag, it may be worth it. It’s close to a number of the city’s top attractions, including Atlantic Station, a trendy outdoor shopping mall and a wide range of restaurants and gets particularly high grades when it comes to crime and safety.
Candler Park is a quaint, cozy neighborhood that lies only a few miles east of downtown Atlanta, making it ideal for those who don’t want to endure a long commute. It offers a good mix of modern amenities and rich history, with the suburb among Atlanta’s first to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, originally founded as Edgewood in 1890. It’s also highly walkable and offers outstanding access to public transportation while being a great community for scenic bike rides. Centered around Candler Park, residents also enjoy taking advantage of the community’s swimming pool, tennis court, playground, and sports fields. The neighborhood even hosts several family-friendly festivals each year, including Fall Fest and the Candler Park Music & Food Festival.
These are just a few examples but it gives you a great idea of what things to look for in a neighborhood before you move. Make sure and do your research and love your new neighborhood.