Atlanta, GA

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Atlanta, GA

How Happy Are Atlanta's Homeowners?

Bigger is better in Atlanta. Not only do the city’s residents enjoy employment with some of the world’s biggest corporations — and visiting one of the world’s biggest aquariums — but they also enjoying living in big, newly constructed homes. Atlanta’s happy homeowners report living in secure, air-conditioned homes spanning at least 2,500 square feet and built within the last 25 years. And they also report growing home equities amidst a reasonable cost of living. So, what could make Atlantans happier? A balance of exterior and interior enhancements — including kitchen and bath remodels and curb appeal projects.

Atlanta's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Built a patio/deck/porch/sun room

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room
  • Plant a garden/landscaping

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Happiest Home Features

Atlanta's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Lots of natural light
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • New appliances

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Improved insulation
  • New windows
  • Organized closet/storage space

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • Front porch
  • Space for animals

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Fence
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Built-in outdoor barbecue

It's not just projects and features that make Atlanta's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Reasonable property & school taxes
  • Highly-rated school district

Overall Home
Happiness

88%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

61%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Atlanta home:

  • Homeowners have:3.6 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.7 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:11 years

  • Average square footage:2,500

  • Age of home:26 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):260,000Powered by Redfin

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