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Safest Places to Live in Georgia

Jun 12, 2023|

Finding a safe place to live that will also give you peace of mind isn't always easy. Even in cities known for their safety, not all neighborhoods are equally safe. Before you move to any location in Georgia, researching can help you find a safe and secure destination for you and your family. The violent crime rate is the primary metric that determines the safest cities to live in Georgia. The national estimated violent crime rate is roughly 367 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is a good reference point for the cities in Georgia.

Atlanta, Georgia downtown skyline


Located in Columbia County, Evans is a small city in Georgia with a population of over 34,000. In the 2020 edition of Money magazine, the best place to live in the U.S. was Evans. The violent crime rate in Evans is just 0.78 out of every 1,000 residents. With a poverty rate lower than 5%, the city of Evans is a safe and desirable place to live. The safest neighborhoods in Evans include:

  • Evans North
  • Evans East
  • Snead
  • Evans Northeast

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Peachtree City

Peachtree City is a planned community with a violent crime rate of around 50.9 out of every 100,000 residents. Like many planned communities, it has more security than other neighborhoods. Peachtree City is a little south of Atlanta and has a population of nearly 40,000. The safest neighborhoods in Peachtree City include:

  • Foreston Place
  • Pinegate
  • Spooner Ridge
  • Sandown Creek


Lawrenceville is part of Gwinnett County. It's a smaller community that is home to many art lovers. Even though the city has a relatively high population density, its violent crime rate is just 234 out of 100,000 residents. The safest neighborhoods in Lawrenceville include:

  • Washington Park
  • Five Forks
  • New Hope
  • Old Fountain Mill
  • Collins Hill Park
View of Gwinnett Historical Courthouse in Lawrenceville, Georgia


Found in Cherokee County, Canton is a small city that's around one hour to the north of Atlanta. It has a lovely small-town feel and hosts many events throughout the year for the entire community. The violent crime rate is around 118 for every 100,000 residents. You'll discover that the safest neighborhoods to live in Canton include:

  • Orange Shoals
  • Macedonia
  • Crestmont
  • Bridgemill
  • Summer Walk

Holly Springs

Holly Springs is a small city in Cherokee County. Residents here enjoy peace and relaxation, and you, too, can get plenty of opportunities for the same in the great outdoors at Hickory Trails Park or J.B. Owens Park. Holly Springs is also relatively close to Woodstock, which is home to a large outlet mall that's popular among city residents. With about 24 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents, Holly Springs is a fairly safe city. The safest neighborhoods in this city include:

  • Barrett Farms
  • Pine Acres
  • Harmony on the Lakes
  • Lynn Hill Estates
Cherokee roses

Johns Creek

Johns Creek is a suburb in Atlanta that many residents consider among the safest destinations in Georgia. Newton Park is a favorite among families who want to relax, play baseball, or picnic. The violent crime rate is just 40 for every 100,000 residents. Some of the safest neighborhoods and areas in Johns Creek include:

  • Seven Oaks
  • Oxford Mill
  • Cameron Crest Farms
  • Prestwick
  • Belcrest

Benefits of a home security system and home automation in Georgia

Throughout the 21st century, technological advancements in home automation occur on an almost daily basis. Even if you live in the safest of neighborhoods, installing a security system in your home can help increase your safety.

  • Highly convenient - With the right home automation system in place, you're able to control all of the home devices that you connect to the system from the same place. The home security app on your tablet or smartphone offers maximum convenience.
  • Flexible - Home automation systems are also highly flexible because of their ability to accommodate new devices whenever you upgrade an appliance or a home system.
  • Boosts home security - When you install safety alarms and security sensors, you and your family will remain safe at all times of the day and will receive alerts even when you're on vacation.
  • Increases energy efficiency - The type of home automation features you incorporate into your home can improve energy efficiency. With a smart thermostat, you can program your temperature preferences.
  • Gives peace of mind - If you often worry about keeping your family safe, home automation and security systems give you peace of mind that your home will remain secure and your family protected.

Home security system FAQs

Below are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about home security systems and the features they provide.

What type of security camera do I need?

When you select a security system for your Georgia home, you can have numerous types of cameras installed. The various cameras at your disposal include:

  • Doorbell cameras
  • Indoor cameras
  • Spotlight cameras
  • Outdoor cameras with Spotlight Pro
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What happens during a power outage?

When your power goes out, the home security console installed in your home should immediately reactivate with the use of a backup battery. This battery should provide 24 hours or more of backup energy. If a system typically relies on Wi-Fi, it will likely switch to a form of cellular backup.

Is a smart automation system right for your home?

Smart home automation systems offer a wide range of advantages that you could miss out on otherwise. These benefits include improved home security, remote control of numerous home functions, and the ability to monitor all of your devices from your smartphone.

How many security sensors do I require?

The number of security sensors you install mainly depends on the size of your home. Consider a motion sensor for every room. If someone trips the sensor, your phone will immediately send you an alert, letting you know there's a potential problem. You can further enhance your safety by installing window and door sensors at each entry point of your home and through additional protection such as glass break sensors.

Keep your Georgia home safe and secure with home automation

Whether you'd like to live close to Atlanta or near the coast, you can find plenty of safe places to live in Georgia. While each of the previous cities is well-regarded for its safety, you will want to locate a neighborhood that suits your preferences. Once you've found a great place to live, add a home automation system to increase your security and safety. After you install this system, you will be able to monitor your safety 24/7. Our home security experts can help you maximize safety in your new home. Call us at 855.822.1220 to learn more today.

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