Wealthiest Suburbs in Georgia

14 Wealthiest Suburbs in Georgia

Georgia is home to some of the richest people in America including billionaires Bernard Marcus (Home Depot founder) and Bubba and Dan Cathy (Chick-fil-A). Here is a list of the 14 richest suburbs and cities in Georgia. The information presented in this article is based on data from the US Census American Community Survey. The rankings are based on median household income.

Wealthiest Suburbs in Georgia
Wealthiest Suburbs in Georgia

1. Berkeley Lake, GA

Berkeley Lake is the wealthiest suburb in Georgia. Berkeley Lake is an affluent lakeside community in Georgia. Located in Georgia’s Gwinnett county, Berkeley Lake is a beautiful suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools. Berkeley Lake residents are well-to-do with a median household income of $138,189. The poverty rate of Berkeley Lake is very low at 1.8%.

Home values in Berkeley Lake are high with a median home value of $557,000. Most of the homes in Berkeley Lake are primarily owner-occupied with only 3.5% rentals and 96.5% owner-occupied. 

Berkeley Lake has a population of 2,054. A high percentage of Berkeley Lake residents are senior citizens aged 65 years old and older (31.60%). The average commute to work for Berkeley Lake’s residents is 29.2 minutes.

Median Household Income$138,189
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher59.9%
Median Home Value$557,000
Berkeley Lake, GA Profile

2. Druid Hills, GA

Druid Hills is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Georgia. Druid Hills is a suburb of Atlanta where residents enjoy top-rated schools and an easy commute to downtown Atlanta. It is located in Georgia’s DeKalb county. Druid Hills residents are wealthy with a median household income of $137,576. The poverty rate of Druid Hills is 7.50% (lower than Georgia’s 14.6% poverty rate).

Home values in Druid Hills are high with a median home value of $698,000. There are many rentals in Druid Hills with 35.9% rentals and 64.1% owner-occupied. 

Druid Hills has a population of 9,429. Its affluent residents are well-educated with 87% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. The average commute to work for Druid Hills’s residents is 25.8 minutes.

Median Household Income$137,576
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher87%
Median Home Value$698,000
Druid Hills, GA Profile

3. Milton, GA

Milton is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Milton is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools and a thriving equestrian community. Located in Georgia’s Fulton county, Milton is within 30 miles of downtown Atlanta. Milton residents are wealthy with a median household income of $136,020. The poverty rate in Milton is 4.3%.

Home values in Milton are high with a median home value of $561,000. Most of the homes in Milton are primarily owner-occupied with only 25% rentals and 74.9% owner-occupied. 

Milton has a population of 41,296. Its affluent residents are well educated with 74.9% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lots of families with kids live in Milton with 27.5% of Milton residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Milton’s residents is 29.9 minutes.

Median Household Income$136,020
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher74.9%
Median Home Value$561,000
Milton, GA Profile

4. Johns Creek, GA

Johns Creek is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Georgia. Johns Creek is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools and is home to several country clubs. It is located in Georgia’s Fulton county and has the reputation for having the best golf courses in Atlanta. Johns Creek residents are wealthy with a median household income of $133,948. The poverty rate of Johns Creek is low at 3.6%.

The median home value in Johns Creek is $452,700. Most of the homes in Johns Creek are primarily owner-occupied with 24% rentals and 76% owner-occupied. 

Johns Creek has a population of 82,453. Its affluent residents are well-educated with 69.1% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lots of families live in Johns Creek with 26.3% of Johns Creek residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Johns Creek residents is 31.8 minutes.

Median Household Income$133,948
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher69.1%
Median Home Value$452,700
Johns Creek, GA Profile

5. Alpharetta, GA

Alpharetta is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Alpharetta is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools, a vibrant downtown, and lots of beautiful parks. It is located in Georgia’s Fulton county. Alpharetta residents are wealthy with a median household income of $133,920. The poverty rate in Alpharetta is low at 4.3%.

The median home value in Alpharetta is $469,800. There are many rental properties in Alpharetta with 32.3% rentals and 67.7% owner-occupied. 

Alpharetta has a population of 65,818. Its affluent residents are well educated with 70.5% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lots of families live in Alpharetta with 25.9% of Alpharetta residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Alpharetta’s residents is 28.2 minutes.

Median Household Income$133,920
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher70.5%
Median Home Value$469,800
Alpharetta, GA Profile

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6. Buckhead, GA

Buckhead is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Georgia. Buckhead is an affluent neighborhood of Atlanta with top-rated schools, upscale shops, gourmet restaurants, and luxury hotels. It is located in Georgia’s Fulton county. Buckhead residents are wealthy with a median household income of $124,438. The poverty rate in Buckhead is low at 4.4%.

Home values in Buckhead are high with a median home value of $338,000. Most of the homes in Buckhead are primarily owner-occupied with only 16.2% rentals and 83.8% owner-occupied. 

Buckhead has a population of 4,441. Lots of families live in Buckhead with 29.5% of Buckhead residents under 18 years old. In fact, there are a lot of young families in Buckhead with 12.1% of Buckhead residents under 5 years old. The average commute to work for Buckhead’s residents is 33.9 minutes.

Median Household Income$124,438
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher53.5%
Median Home Value$338,000
Buckhead, GA Profile

7. Decatur, GA

Decatur is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Georgia. Decatur is an upscale community in Atlanta with a vibrant historic downtown and top-rated schools. Located in Georgia’s DeKalb county, the median home value at Decatur is $583,900. Many properties at Decatur are rentals with 32.80% rentals and 67.20% owner-occupied. 

Decatur residents are wealthy with a median household income of $123,617. The poverty rate in Decatur is 7.30%.

Decatur has a population of 24,928. Its affluent residents are well educated with 74.60% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. There are a lot of families with children living in Decatur with 32.2% of Decatur residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Decatur’s residents is 26.8 minutes.

Median Household Income$123,617
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher74.6%
Median Home Value$583,900
Decatur, GA Profile

8. Avondale Estates, GA

Avondale Estates is one of the wealthiest suburbs in Georgia. Avondale Estates is an affluent suburb of Atlanta located in Georgia’s DeKalb county.  Avondale Estates is beautiful with a charming Tudor-style downtown, lots of shops and restaurants, and parks. Avondale Estates residents are wealthy with a median household income of $122,009. The poverty rate of Avondale Estates is 3.3%.

The median home value in Avondale Estates is $442,300. Most of the homes in Avondale Estates are primarily owner-occupied with only 12.6% rentals and 87.4% owner-occupied. 

Avondale Estates has a population of 3,567. Its affluent residents are well educated with 76.3% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lots of families with children live in Avondale Estates with 21.9% of Avondale Estates residents under 18 years old. There is also a big senior citizen population with 27.5% of Avondale Estates residents aged 65 years old and older. The average commute to work for Avondale Estates’s residents is 30.7 minutes.

Median Household Income$122,009
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher76.3%
Median Home Value$442,300
Avondale Estates, GA Profile

9. Roswell, GA

Roswell is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Roswell is an affluent suburb of Atlanta located in Georgia’s Fulton county. Roswell is a beautiful suburb where you can grab a bite downtown, go fishing at Chattahoochee River or hike in one of its nature trails. Roswell residents are wealthy with a median household income of $111,214. The poverty rate of Roswell is 6.1%.

The median home value in Roswell is $408,700. Most of the homes in Roswell are primarily owner-occupied with only 29.8% rentals and 70.2% owner-occupied. 

Roswell has a population of 92,833. Its affluent residents are well educated with 61.9% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lots of families live in Roswell with 24.8% of Roswell residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Roswell’s residents is 29.5 minutes.

Median Household Income$111,214
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher61.9%
Median Home Value$408,700
Roswell, GA Profile

10. Braselton, GA

Braselton is one of the wealthiest towns in Georgia. Braselton is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools, historic downtown, local vineyards, and breweries. It is located in Georgia’s Barrow, Gwinnett, Hall, and Jackson counties. Braselton residents are wealthy with a median household income of $110,253. The poverty rate of Braselton is 3.6%.

The median home value in Braselton is $332,500. Most of the homes in Braselton are primarily owner-occupied with only 18.2% rentals and 81.8% owner-occupied. 

Braselton has a population of 13,403. Lots of families with children live in Braselton with 28.3% of Braselton residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Braselton’s residents is 33 minutes.

Median Household Income$110,253
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher44.9%
Median Home Value$332,500
Braselton, GA Profile

11. Peachtree City, GA

Peachtree City is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Peachtree City is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools, scenic lakes, and lots of dining and shopping options. It is a planned community with miles of paved pathways where many residents travel by golf carts. In fact, high school kids drive to school in golf carts at Peachtree City!  

Located in Georgia’s Fayette county,  Peachtree City residents have a median household income of $103,374. The poverty rate of Peachtree City is 6.8%.

The median home value in Peachtree City is $368,300. Most of the homes in Peachtree City are primarily owner-occupied with only 26.8% rentals and 73.2% owner-occupied. 

Peachtree City has a population of 38,244. Lots of families with children live in Peachtree City with 25% of Peachtree City residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Peachtree City residents is 29.2 minutes.

Median Household Income$103,374
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher59%
Median Home Value$368,300
Peachtree City, GA Profile

12. Tybee Island, GA

Tybee Island is one of the wealthiest communities in Georgia. Tybee Island is an affluent beach town near Savannah where residents enjoy resort living and beautiful white sand beaches. It is located in Georgia’s Chatham county. Tybee Island residents earn a median household income of $101,913. The poverty rate of Tybee Island is 5.10%.

Home values in Tybee Island are high with a median home value of $550,600. Most of the homes in Tybee Island are primarily owner-occupied with only 10.7% rentals and 89.3% owner-occupied. Although there are a lot of vacation rentals at Tybee Island.

Tybee Island has a population of 3,114. Many Tybee Island residents are senior citizens with 43.3% of Tybee Island residents aged 65 years old and older. The average commute to work for Tybee Island’s residents is 26.7 minutes.

Median Household Income$101,913
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher54%
Median Home Value$550,600
Tybee Island, GA Profile

13. Suwanee, GA

Suwanee is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Suwanee is an affluent suburb of Atlanta with top-rated schools, beautiful parks, and a vibrant town center. It is located in Georgia’s Gwinnett county. Suwanee residents earn a median household income of $99,022. The poverty rate of Suwanee is 9.5%.

The median home value in Suwanee is $345,600. Most of the homes in Suwanee are primarily owner-occupied with only 33.3% rentals and 66.7% owner-occupied. 

Suwanee has a population of 20,786. Lots of families with children live in Suwanee with 23.6% of Suwanee residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Suwanee’s residents is 33 minutes.

Median Household Income$99,022
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher62.8%
Median Home Value$345,600
Suwanee, GA Profile

14. Dunwoody, GA

Dunwoody is one of the wealthiest cities in Georgia. Dunwoody is an affluent suburb of Atlanta where residents enjoy a short 20-minute commute to Atlanta. Located in Georgia’s DeKalb county, Dunwoody residents have access to lots of dining and shopping options as well as beautiful parks. Dunwoody residents are well-off with a median household income of $97,868. The poverty rate of Dunwoody is 6.2%.

The median home value in Dunwoody is $468,000. There are many rental properties at Dunwoody with 45.7% rentals and 54.3% owner-occupied. 

Dunwoody has a population of 51,683. Its affluent residents are well educated with 71.3% of residents graduating with a bachelor’s degree or higher. There are a lot of families with children living in Dunwoody with 25.2% of Dunwoody residents under 18 years old. The average commute to work for Dunwoody’s residents is 24.7 minutes.

Median Household Income$97,868
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher71.3%
Median Home Value$468,000
Dunwoody, GA Profile

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