What's the best place to live in the Atlanta area? Decatur, according to a new survey by Niche.com.
The website, which touts itself as having "the most comprehensive data available on U.S. schools and neighborhoods", has quite an impressive list of lists to help "you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you."
Niche said it uses numerous factors, including crime, public schools, the cost of live, job opportunities and local amenities from data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC and others to determine the rankings.
Here's the top 20 "Best Places to Live in Atlanta"(yeah, we realize these aren’t all actually in Atlanta)
So why did Decatur top the list? Niche gave it A+ in the following categories: public schools, good for families, and health&fitness. Decatur also got an A for nightlife, diversity and commute. Its lowest grade, a B-, was for "crime and safety."
Decatur also ranked #1 for "Best Places to Live in Georgia," "Best Suburbs to live in Georgia" and #2 in "Best Places to Raise a Family in Georgia."
However, when it comes to the entire United States, Decatur "only" ranked #60. Carmel, Indiana was first in that list.