Top 10 Family Friendly Suburbs in Metro Atlanta

Top 10 Family Friendly Suburbs in Metro Atlanta

  • All Points Team
  • 08/10/23

Discovering the Top 10 Family-Friendly Suburbs in Metro Atlanta

Choosing the perfect place to raise a family is an important decision that involves considering various factors. Among these, and possibly the most important, are access to excellent schools and family-friendly amenities. Here in Metro Atlanta, we're lucky to have an abundance of suburban neighborhoods that cater to the needs of families. Take a look below as we explore the top 10 family-friendly suburbs in the Metro Atlanta area with idyllic environments for families to flourish.

1. Alpharetta:

Located just north of Atlanta, Alpharetta stands out for its award-winning schools, vast green spaces, family-friendly attractions and vibrant, active neighborhoods. The suburb boasts top-notch educational institutions, such as Alpharetta High School and Milton High School, as well as top-rated elementary schools. Families can enjoy outdoor activities at Wills Park, the many exceptional restaurants in downtown Alpharetta, or explore the live/work/play Avalon community, featuring shopping, dining, and entertainment for all ages.

2. Marietta:

Marietta, with its charming historic district and community-oriented atmosphere, offers an array of excellent schools, including Marietta High School and Walton High School, to name a couple. The city boasts multiple family-friendly parks, such as Laurel Park, Glover Park and East Cobb Park where children can play and families can enjoy picnics.

3. Decatur:

Known for its vibrant arts scene and progressive community, Decatur is highly regarded for its top-tier schools: Decatur High School and Druid Hills High School. Families will appreciate the family-oriented events held at Decatur Square and the diverse range of family-friendly, award-winning restaurants.

4. Suwanee:

Suwanee consistently ranks among the best places to live in Georgia. As part of Gwinnett County, families are drawn to its top-ranking schools, like Lambert High School and North Gwinnett High School. Suwanee's Town Center Park hosts various family-friendly events, concerts, and movies, providing ample opportunities for quality time together.

5. Roswell:

Nestled along the Chattahoochee River, Roswell is celebrated for its scenic beauty and family-friendly communities. Blessed with schools like Roswell High School and Centennial High School, the city also offers family-oriented activities like hiking at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, exploring Roswell Mill and Alive in Roswell on downtown Canton Street during the warmer months.

6. East Cobb:

East Cobb's suburban charm and excellent schools, such as Pope High School and Walton High School, make it a top choice for families. The area is home to various youth sports leagues and recreational facilities, ensuring active engagement for kids of all ages.

7. Peachtree City:

Known for its distinctive golf cart-friendly layout, Peachtree City is a family-friendly paradise. It boasts top-rated schools like McIntosh High School and Starr's Mill High School, and its numerous parks and nature trails offer ample opportunities for outdoor fun and exploration.

8. Cumming/Forsyth:

Cumming is a community bustling with vibrant life, yet still remaining rich in history and tradition. As a fun fact, Forsyth County has one of the highest concentration of top-rated public schools in Georgia including Daves Creek Elementary, Big Creek Elementary and Brookwood Elementary. There is no shortage of fun family activities in Cumming, from Lake Lanier to the city's Aquatic Center and the ever popular Fairgrounds. Another recent addition to the city is the Cumming City Center situated on 75 acres and featuring fun, family-friendly events weekly. 

9. Sandy Springs:

Sandy Springs, an affluent suburb, offers excellent schools like Riverwood High School and Heards Ferry Elementary. Families can bond over kayaking at Morgan Falls Overlook Park, explore the bustling city center of City Springs, or participate in the top notch parks and recreation programs. 

10. Kennesaw:

With its historic downtown and numerous family-oriented events, Kennesaw is a hidden gem in Metro Atlanta. Kennesaw Mountain High School and Harrison High School are among the top schools, providing quality education for students, as well as Kennesaw State University. Families can spend quality time at Swift-Cantrell Park or have an educational day out at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History.

As you can see, Metro Atlanta is a treasure trove of family-friendly suburbs, each with its unique character and offerings. When searching for a new place to call home, consider these top 10 suburbs and reach out to the All Points Team -- we're happy to assist in your real estate journey!

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