The city of Dunwoody has been named a top metro Atlanta suburb to live in by, a website that regularly ranks cities and states in such areas as “Best Place to Raise a Family” and “Best Places to Live.”

Out of 25 metro Atlanta suburbs, Dunwoody ranks No. 15, beating out Sandy Springs, which was ranked No. 18.

The No. 1 suburb is Decatur.

Dunwoody was graded in such areas as cost of living (a C grade), public schools (B-) and diversity (A).

How it fared in other areas:

Education – A+

Real estatate – B

Health and fitness – A

Nightlife – A+

Shortest commute – B+

Crime and safety – B-

Jobs – B

Outdoor activities – B+

Weather – B+

The top 25, according to, are:

  1. Decatur, DeKalb County
  2. Big Cree Town, Forsyth County
  3. Alpharetta, Fulton County
  4. Johns Creek, Fulton County
  5. Northeast Cobb, Cobb County
  6. Smyrna, Cobb County
  7. Roswell, Fulton County
  8. Milton, Fulton County
  9. Vinings, Cobb County
  10. Mableton, Cobb County
  11. Duluth, Gwinnett County
  12. Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County
  13. North Decatur, DeKalb County
  14. Suwanee, Gwinnett County
  15. Dunwoody, DeKalb County
  16. Druid Hills, DeKalb County
  17. Buford, Gwinnett County
  18. Sandy Springs, Fulton County
  19. Woodstock, Cherokee County
  20. North Druid Hills, DeKalb County
  21. Kennesaw, Cobb County
  22. Peachtree City, Fayette County
  23. Madison, Morgan County
  24. Marietta, Cobb County
  25. Tucker, DeKalb County states on its website it gets its data for its rankings from student, parent and resident surveys as well as by compiling information from the U.S. Census and FBI crime reports.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.