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Canton Ranks as Fourth Most Affordable Place in Georgia

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

Canton is the fourth 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 Woodstock ranks sixth 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.

Like Woodstock, Canton got positive marks due to its unemployment rate and food costs. Its median home price is $174,000, which is less expensive than nearby Milton's median price of $462,700.

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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