Atlanta is arguably the capital of the Southeast. The region is one of the largest metro areas on the East Coast. Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is one of the largest hubs for air travel in the country. It is one of the few cities outside of New York and Los Angeles that can be considered a cultural tastemaker. It’s a modern area yet rich in history and still poised for growth well into the future.
As the area continues to welcome thousands of new residents every year, developers are searching for places to build new residential communities. Here are some ideas for great places to build and sell houses in the Atlanta, GA, metro area.
How We Chose Some of These Locations
Here are several factors that helped us determine what locations to include on this list:
- The quality of education
- Access to healthcare
- Parks and outdoor activities
- Proximity to Atlanta
- Property values
- Anticipated growth
This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it listed in order of ranking. We have included communities we’ve served with our utility locating and underground radar services.
Great Places to Build A Residential Community
1) Residential Community Decatur, GA
Decatur is going to show up close to the top of any list of best places to live in Georgia. Decatur’s trendy downtown neighborhoods are accessible on foot and filled with top-notch eateries that will make your mouth water and quaint shops that will entice residents to spend money with small businesses. Some of what makes Decatur a great place to develop a residential neighborhood include:
- Education: Decatur City Schools ranked fourth in the Atlanta area and was given an A grade by Niche. Decatur is home to Agnes Scott College as well.
- Healthcare: While healthcare is expensive in Decatur, there are over one hundred more physicians than in comparable communities.
- Parks and Green Spaces: There are multiple parks, including a beautiful dog park. The town is considered walkable. There are several paved greenway trails as well.
- Median Home Price: $358,000
- Growth: In the last decade, Decatur grew over 28%.
- Proximity: Decatur is just fifteen minutes from downtown Atlanta, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and the World Congress Center.
If you can find space, Decatur is a great place for residential development. Keep in mind that you will seldom find property that has been untouched, so it will definitely be vital to utilize concrete scanning and utility locating services in Decatur, GA.
2) Residential Community Cummings, GA
In the far northeastern portion of the Atlanta Metro area, Cummings, GA, is the link between the city and the Blue Ridge Mountains, for which North Georgia is famous. Cummings elevation is above a thousand feet, and the town has views of the foothills, mountains, and Atlanta’s skyline (if you climb high enough). It is a beautiful town with access to scenic Lake Lanier and a multitude of outdoor activities.
- Education: Forsyth County Schools ranked first in the Atlanta area and was given an A+ grade by Niche.
- Healthcare: Healthcare costs in Cummings are lower than the national average.
- Parks and Green Spaces: Cummings residents have plenty of access to the great outdoors. There are hiking and biking trails, as well as access to all manner of watersports at Lake Lanier.
- Median Home Price: $428,000
- Growth: In the last decade, Cummings has grown steadily since the turn of the century.
- Proximity: Cummings is a little farther away than Decatur at forty to forty-five minutes from downtown Atlanta, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and the World Congress Center.
Make sure you know what’s under the ground on which you build your Cummings residential community.
3) Residential Community Alpharetta, GA
Alpharetta, GA, is between downtown Atlanta and Cummings, north of the city, and on the way to the foothills. There are plenty of green spaces and ways to stretch your legs in Alpharetta. The town has room to grow as well.
- Education: Fulton County Schools ranked ninth in the Atlanta area and was given an A- grade by Niche.
- Healthcare: Healthcare costs in Cummings are lower than the national average, and there is access to a hundred more physicians than in comparably sized areas.
- Parks and Green Spaces: Alpharetta residents have plenty of access to pristine parks and the great outdoors. The eight-mile-long Big Creek Greenway passes through the city and can be connected to other bike lanes and paths.
- Median Home Price: $498,000
- Growth: Alpharetta grew by over 100% in the 90s and had been growing steadily since.
- Proximity: Alpharetta is a little farther closer than Cummings at just thirty minutes from downtown Atlanta, Mercedes Benz Stadium, and the World Congress Center.
Alpharetta, GA, is an excellent choice for your residential development. Wherever you choose to build in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, and anywhere within a few hours of Atlanta, you need to know what’s in the ground before you dig. SitRep Services is here to help make sure you can dig confidently. Contact us to schedule utility locating and ground penetrating radar services.