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City, suburbs or country: Where to buy in Atlanta

Data: Redfin; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals
Data: Redfin; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

You might find slightly better real estate deals inside the perimeter compared to way down in Upson County.

What's happening: Home prices in rural Georgia increased by 70% from March 2019 to September 2023. Meanwhile, they increased by 67% in the suburbs.

  • The city of Atlanta, which has seen red-hot growth over the past decade and now has a median sale price of $417,000, saw the smallest increase by comparison: 61%.