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Woodstock Named Sixth Most Affordable City in Georgia

Low unemployment and food costs helped place Woodstock in the top 10 most affordable places to live in the state.

Credit: Kristal Dixon
Credit: Kristal Dixon

Woodstock is the sixth most affordable place to live in Georgia.

That's according to Movoto Real Estate, which compiled the list by using the cost of food, utilities and other items, median home prices, unemployment ranks and adjusted median income to come up with the rankings.

Nearby, Canton ranks fourth while Johns Creek ranks seventh, Milton sits at ninth, Alpharetta is 11th and Roswell ranks 13th in the report on the most affordable places in Georgia.

Woodstock scored well due to its food costs and unemployment rate. The city's unemployment rate clocks in at 7.7 percent, tied with Grovetown, who has the No. 3 spot on the list. Woodstock ranks as No. 14 on Movoto's food criterion, with prices one point lower than the national average. 

Woodstock’s lowest ranking came from its median home value, which sits at $197.100, bringing the city's rank to No. 64. 

The most affordable place in Georgia, according to the Movoto Real Estate analysis, is Warner Robins. The top 10 are:

1. Warner Robins
2. Hinesville
3. Grovetown
4. Canton
4. Perry
6. Woodstock
7. Johns Creek
7. Thomasville
9. Milton
9. Cusseta-Chattahoochee County

Movoto Real Estate created its rankings by looking at the largest places in Georgia with a population of more than 10,000 people, and included cities and Census Designated Places. An average of all these ranks to created the Big Deal Score. The place with the lowest average rank across our criteria–Warner Robins–was crowned the most affordable.

Data was collected from Sperling’s Best Places as well as the most recent U.S. Census (2010).

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