Atlanta is an incredibly fun city with so much happening in all the millennial-filled neighborhoods like Little Five, Poncey-Highland and anywhere on the Beltline. FOMO is real so we are constantly on the go to squeeze in all the fun around the city. But that comes with a price because we have to empty our pockets to live smack dab in the middle of it all. That's why millennials should consider living in these small towns near Atlanta, Georgia so they can save money, explore new and exciting things (outside of the perimeter) OTP and still have easy access to the city.
We all need a change of scenery from time to time and these six small towns outside the perimeter (and Decatur because it's just too cute) are the perfect alternative to living in the city. You may actually start seeing your bank account add a digit (or two).
Where: 20 miles North of Atlanta
Why You Should Go: Home to Six Flags and one of Georgia's most famous landmarks, The Big Chicken, Marietta is booming more than ever because of "The Battery." Suntrust Park is the best place to catch Atlanta sports and the growing development is swarming with eclectic bars and even better food.
Where: Six miles East of Atlanta
Why You Should Go: You know what they say, "Decatur where it's greater." The small downtown area has the cutest aesthetic with a whimsical walk along a strip of shops and restaurants where live music is almost always playing. Also, you're minutes away from Stone Mountain, where Netherworld Haunted House will be hosted this year.
Where: 16 miles North of Atlanta
Why You Should Go: The cutesy name fits the quaint town with affordable apartments and homes surrounded by tons of good food. You can also go hiking at the East Palisades trail and Morgan Falls if thats your type of activity.
Where: 25 miles North of Atlanta
Why You Should Go: Roswell is a gorgeous and historic suburb filled with tons of hiking, like the hidden falls at Old Roswell Mill, and a super lit downtown area with amazing restaurants and shops for a fun city vibe. Of course there's Alive in Roswell in the summer and fall, when the streets of downtown Roswell are filled with food and booze tents, super cheap deals at the eateries and plenty of live music.
Where: 27 miles North of Atlanta
The ever-growing city is now a super fun hub with the addition of The Avalon; Top Golf; some of the state's best eats swarming the Downtown area (including the food truck alley); and brand new massive mixed-use community, Halcyon (with amazing new eateries).
Where: 17 miles North of Atlanta
Home to the ever-popular Perimeter Mall, new things are endlessly popping up in Dunwoody. From incredible bakeries, restaurants and shopping, to gorgeous greenland accompanied by plenty of outdoor adventure (check out this 60 obstacle course and zipline), Dunwoody has the best of both worlds.