Where are the best and worst places to raise a family  in Georgia? I ran across this article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution and wanted to share it.  I was surprised at the results!

Report:  These are the 10 best and worst places to raise a family in Georgia

When it comes to raising a family, Georgia checks plenty of big boxes, including rising home values, job opportunities and income growth.

Analysts at personal finance website WalletHub recently crunched the numbers to determine which of the Peach State’s 104 cities are most conducive to family life.

They compared the cities across four key dimensions: family life and fun; education; health and safety; affordability and socioeconomics. Those dimensions were further evaluated using 21 relevant metrics.  These rangied from playgrounds per capita, quality of school system, housing affordability and unemployment rate. Only the “city proper” was considered.  Of the 104 Georgia cities on the list, three in North Fulton made the top 10.

Milton earned top honors, ranking third in education, health and safety; fourth in socioeconomics; eighth in family life and fun and 14th in affordability.  The city also boasts the lowest violent-crime rate per capita and encompasses one of the lowest percentages of families below poverty level.  Peachtree City, Alpharetta, Woodstock and Johns Creek rounded out the top five.

At the very bottom of the pack sits College Park, which came in at No. 56 for family life and fun; 103rd in education, health and safety and dead last in both affordability and socioeconomics.

Top five cities per category:

  • Family life and fun: Candler-McAfee, Wilmington Island, Belvedere Park, Panthersville and Fayetteville
  • Education, health and safety: East Point, College Park, Union City, Panthersville and Forest Park
  • Affordability: College Park, Cordele, Tifton, Griffin and Chamblee
  • Socioeconomics: College Park, Riverdale, Conyers, Brunswick and Covington

Cities with the highest violent crime rate include College Park, Union City, East Point, Albany and Americus.

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