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Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Smith.

"Atlanta, an art Mecca?" I said to Mr Smith, wrinkling my nose in skepticism. "Darling, this time I think your aesthetic GPS is off — Atlanta’s all business. But this Stonehenge Inn we’re staying at — odd name, isn’t it? — looks pretty plush."

"It’s Stonehurst Place, dear, and my GPS is fine. You’ll see."

I’ve driven through Atlanta many times, but never stopped to explore the city, assuming it was just a corporate headquarters park — the Braves, Coca-Cola, CNN — just as Orlando is one for theme parks. But Mr Smith is an avid art collector, so I was giving him the benefit of the doubt, while playing the reluctant sidekick.

We arrived on an unseasonably cold day, and relied on the car’s GPS to get us to Atlanta’s Midtown, which from the highway appeared to be a district of high-rise commercial buildings. "That Bank of America building looks artful," I said to no one in particular. But it was I who was surprised when Mr Smith turned into a quiet tree-lined neighborhood of vintage homes, among them Stonehurst. Built in 1896, it sits atop a small rise, and is reached by a dramatic stone stairway flanked with rosemary and lavender bushes, now clothed in winter gray, but fragrant as ever.

We began to thaw under the warm welcome we received from the innkeeper, Caroline, who at once offered to have the fireplace in our room lighted. The entire house has an air of upscale vintage glam: chandeliers, antique furniture, and dark hardwood floors leavened by small modern touches,

one mark of an experienced and creative interior designer in my book.

I always say that a bathtub should be large enough to swallow the stress of the day, and the one in our room could easily remove a week’s worth. "There might be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them," I said to Mr Smith, who had often heard me utter this pet quote (Sylvia Plath actually said it first) in hotel rooms. He knew it meant that my mood mercury was rising. (Photo courtesy of Mr and Mrs Smith)

Mother Nature herself could not have made the house more eco-friendly — organic biodegradable bath products, plush bamboo towels, water-filtration system, even solar paneling. The owner had gone to as much trouble to minimize the inn’s environmental impact as the eco-hotel we had just been to in Costa Rica. Only Stonehurst comes with pampering flavored guilt-free.

That night we stepped out onto the front porch, built of muscular gray stone blocks, for a view of the city skyline, and then went to meet friends at the trendy Two Urban Licks, a tapas-style restaurant with an open kitchen in the middle of the dining room.

The next morning, peeking above the 1,000-thread-count cotton sheets, I whispered, "Hello tub." But the scent of a savory breakfast soon trumped the prospect of an hourlong bath, so I vanished into the shower, one of those spa-type wonders clad in Corian and with multiple showerheads. With the light shining through the windows and hot water cascading from overhead, I felt like I was showering outside in a summer rain.

Breakfast is an even greater delight here: robust coffee, fresh juices, brûléed grapefruit with cinnamon, fresh baked banana bread, blueberry scones with lemon curd, and cheese-and-chive egg soufflés garnished with tomato and asparagus, both drizzled in a balsamic reduction.

The gourmet breakfast set the tone for the day, which included a walk to Piedmont Park, site of the springtime Dogwood Art Festival, and a good, long wander through Stonehurst looking at the owner’s private art collection, which is displayed throughout the house. That evening we met friends at Flip, a retro-chic burger boutique owned by Richard Blais, who has appeared on Top Chef: Chicago and Iron Chef America. Blais is blazing a new trail for the hamburger, having helped invent the restaurant’s artisan burgers (Osso bucco, Korean BBQ, and the Po Boyger) as well as liquid-nitrogen frozen milk shakes with out-there flavors (fois gras, pistachio and white truffle, and Nutella with burnt marshmallow).

After dinner, Mr Smith and I had a triple date with Picasso, Monet, and Renoir at the High Museum of Art, which is not far from Stonehurst, and we also took in the museum’s "Dali ’Til Dawn" exhibit.

On our last morning, we indulged in another gourmet breakfast, warmed ourselves by the fire, and took one last rain shower before heading home, narrowly missing the snowstorm that shut down the airport. "If only we had to fly to get home," I said. "Then we could have been snow prisoners at Stonehurst for another day or two." I had a crush on the inn, on Atlanta, and a renewed one on Mr Smith for not saying, "I told you so."


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


The Best Suburbs in Atlanta (A 2021 Guide)

Moving to a new city is always challenging. And a large part of that challenge is looking for a place to live. There are so many things to consider when weighing your options-house styles, neighborhood safety, quality of schools, the convenience of location-it all can be quite overwhelming.

That’s why we’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to. You’ve no doubt seen our Atlanta City Guide, which includes a short section on a few of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods.

This list is a more in-depth guide meant to examine what it’s like living in each of these highlighted areas (and by the way of introduction, we’re Bellhops—Atlanta movers, Kennesaw movers, Alpharetta movers, Marietta movers, and movers throughout the metro area).

A Little About Atlanta and its Suburbs

Atlanta lays claim to the ninth largest metro area in the country, with about 6 million people living in the region. The city forms the core of a broader area including adjacent metro areas like Athens, Clarke, and Sandy Springs. And both inside and outside Atlanta, dozens of suburbs offer a homey space close by the city.

That seems to be the greatest appeal to living in the suburbs – finding the easiest access to the city without having to give up your backyard, quiet streets, and a comfortable environment. Each suburb mentioned in this list has been analyzed with all this in mind and is located outside of city limits but within the metropolitan area. We’ve searched Atlanta, and based our selections off of years of experience getting to know the city and all it has to offer.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Decatur

Decatur has been growing steadily since the mid-’90s. When Atlanta started to get overcrowded, people moved east and settled down. Located roughly 7 miles from Downtown Atlanta, Decatur provides its patrons with a vintage vibe in the midst of the city. And with plenty of its own bars, shops, and an excellent nightlife scene along the Decatur Square, this hub has become the comfortable home to many Atlantians.

What’s Happening in Decatur

Decatur is the hip hub of Atlanta, and it holds some of the area’s coolest venues and establishments, such as the live music venue, Eddie’s Attic (where John Mayer was discovered) and the brewpub, Twain’s (where Creature Comforts’ brew recipes originated). Many of Decatur’s businesses are locally-owned, and the neighborhood offers its own urban flare, while still being a ways from the tightly-packed downtown.

Decatur has a little bit of everything: festivals, museums, art galleries, colleges, pubs, nearly 57 acres of developed parks, and an excellent school district. So whether you’re a millennial embarking on your career, or you’re settling down to start a family, Decatur is a great place to live. For a taste of some of the neighborhood’s finest drinks and grub, check out Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Kimball House, and Three Taverns Brewing.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

Schools in Decatur

Schools in this neighborhood include Decatur High School, Glenwood Elementary School, and Oakhurst Elementary School among others.

Homes in Decatur

Decatur offers many bungalow-style homes, though there are plenty of houses and apartments available in different styles and at different prices.

Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs lies due north of Atlanta and sits at the intersection of Interstate 285 (the perimeter highway of metro Atlanta) and GA-400. As a plus to locals, Sandy Springs is also located right on the Red Line with two nearby MARTA stations. This location makes travel easy – whether residents are commuting to and from Atlanta or taking weekend trips outside of the city. With a nearly equal spread of ages from under 10 to over 65 years old, Sandy Springs caters to a diverse crowd and is one of the most sought-after places to live in the Atlanta area.

What’s Happening in Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs is a recently popular spot especially for those looking to settle down outside of the city. And residents enjoy their neighborhood-feel while not being too far removed from the hype of the city. It’s this very balance of suburbia and metropolis that makes Sandy Springs a great area to live in.

The neighborhood sits directly next to the Chattahoochee River, offering residents a wealth of water activities as well as several city parks, recreation areas, and youth camps. Sandy Springs is also home to several excellent schools, music venues, comedy clubs, popular shops, and over 300 restaurants. We recommend checking out Bogartz Food Artz and the GA Chapter Room. Also, Heritage Sandy Springs often hosts some great concerts, events, and festivals.

Schools in Sandy Springs

Schools in this neighborhood include Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Heards Ferry Elementary School, and Riverwood International Charter School, among others.

Homes in Sandy Springs

You’ll be sure to find a home that fits your needs in Sandy Springs. From fixer-upper deals to luxe condos to multi-million dollar mansions, Sandy Springs has plenty to offer.

Alpharetta

If you had to pick one of these suburbs based on highest growth rate than Alpharetta would be at the top of your list. It’s affordable living, excellent schools, and limitless entertainment is what’s drawing the crowds. Located about 25 miles north of downtown, the homes and properties of Alpharetta have the space to become quite extravagant.

What’s Happening in Alpharetta

With the establishment of Avalon, a large commercial shopping district with open containers permitted, Alpharetta has skyrocketed in popularity. Lots of green space, plenty of job opportunities, and one-of-a-kind restaurants give it its unique vibe.

While serving as a classic suburbia for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers plenty of options for cuisine and entertainment. We recommend checking out CRÚ Food & Wine Bar and South Main Kitchen. And pursue these dozens of community events for a feel of what Alpharetta residents enjoy on a regular basis.

Schools in Alpharetta

Schools in this neighborhood include Lake Windward Elementary School, Webb Bridge Middle School, and Alpharetta Elementary School among others.

Homes in Alpharetta

Beautiful suburban homes line Alpharetta’s historic streets. And condo or luxury apartments are a quick pick up in this popular neighborhood.

Vinings

Before the Atlanta Braves moved to Cobb County, Vinings was just a small blip of a place. But as soon as Suntrust Park and its stadium were built, Vinings became a highly desirable area to live. Vinings is not quite as expensive as some of the other suburbs in the area, and it’s conveniently located between Interstate 75 and Interstate 285. With Atlanta’s population projected to grow at an exorbitant rate, perimeter-dwelling areas like Vinings are becoming more sought after.

What’s Happening in Vinings

Suntrust Park and the Chattahoochee River are the main draws to the area, as these provide its locals with the stadium and a plethora of bars and restaurants. Plus, with plenty of outdoor activities, hiking grounds, and vast natural beauty despite its proximity to the city, Vinings is a great spot for adventure enthusiasts.

Looking for the best of Vinings? Check out the intimate, local hub Heirloom Market BBQ. Or try The El Felix, which serves mouthwatering, saucy Tex-grub with Texas cuisine’s signature Mexican influence. For a breath of fresh air, jog along the scenic, 13-mile Silver Comet Trail. Or catch a show at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Schools in Vinings

Schools in this neighborhood include Vinings School of Art, Lovett School, and Teasley Elementary School, among others.

Brookhaven

This neighborhood is like a less upscale Buckhead. With all the fine dining and entertainment options, Brookhaven has a Buckhead feel but offers residential options that are more flexible on the finances. Unlike the other neighborhoods mentioned in this list, Brookhaven is technically inside the Atlanta Perimeter. But its beautiful homes, spaciousness, and amenities give the area it’s comfortable and suburban feel.

What’s Happening in Brookhaven

Brookhaven blends neighborhood comfort with city life. The Lenox Square Mall, Atlanta Tech Village, two country clubs, and parks all nearby keep its residents entertained and content.

This neighborhood serves as a great option for those who want to live near the middle of Atlanta without paying quite as much for the cost of living.

Check out one of Brookhaven’s local-favorite eateries, Haven. The Cinebistro is a theatre, bar, and restaurant all in one. And the nearby Murphey Candler Park features trails, a pool, and a picturesque lake.

Schools in Brookhaven

Schools in this neighborhood include Ashford Park Elementary School, Woodward Elementary School, and Kittredge Magnet School, among others.

With 4.8 out of 5 stars on over 100,000 moves, you might say we’re the best in the business.

There you have it: the best Atlanta suburbs!

We hope this was helpful, and if you decide to take the plunge, don’t hesitate to reach out to your friends here at Bellhops. As we said, we coordinate local and long distance moving services in Atlanta, and we would love to help.


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