5.2 out of 10


33.7045315849843 -84.4845391465578
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Not Too Bad"

If you are looking to live around the Atlanta area, but not actually downtown, Southwest might be the perfect option for you. It is located, as it would suggest to the southwest of downtown Atlanta. To arrive there, it is easiest to take Interstate 75 from Atlanta towards Georgia 166 West, until you arrive to Southwest. Of course, it is still possible to take Interstate 285 south, then take the Georgia 177 East.

The housing value of Southwest is roughly half of what you pay in Atlanta, as the medium housing price in Southwest is right under $180,000.

Southwest is just over two square miles in size, with about 1,900 people per square mile. There are a few school districts in the area, although the best locations are generally private schools for the Southwest area. There are several churches also, most of which are southern baptist.

The shopping is rather lacking, so you do need to drive closer towards Atlanta along 75 in order to see more shopping opportunities.

There are few attractions to really take in, and along with the restaurants and shopping options, you need to drive closer to Atlanta in order to see such options.
  • reasonably priced
  • not much shopping
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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