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Renter's Guide to McDonough

If “quaint” and “small” are some of the words you'd use to describe your ideal place to live, look no further than McDonough, Georgia.

Here you'll have the best of small town life, while being only 35 miles from the big city of Atlanta – which is 11 times larger.

According to Safewise.com, McDonough is the 36th Safest City in Georgia, due in large part to its commitment to revitalizing its historic downtown and focus on economic development. AreaVibes.com called McDonough the 73rd Most Livable City in Georgia because of its cost of living, available amenities, and weather.

Speaking of weather, the average temperatures in McDonough range from a high of 91°F in July to a low of 33°F in January. With 214 sunny days every year and very little snow – less than an inch – it’s easy to see why so many people are flocking to the city.

Plus, not only is it convenient to Atlanta, it’s just 49 miles from Marietta, 56 miles from Macon, and 65 miles from Athens, leaving you with plenty of options for daytrips.

Mcdonough, GA Demographics

  • Total Population94,970
  • Female 45,223
    Male 49,746
  • Median Age34.88

Cost of Living in McDonough, GA

The cost of living in McDonough is 6% lower than the U.S. average.

For example, a three-course dinner for two at a local restaurant averages around $50, and a cappuccino for your daily commute goes for around $3.81. Staying in a 915 square-foot apartment, you should expect to pay around $160.77 per month on utilities like electric, water, sewer, and waste disposal.

The average commute into Atlanta from McDonough is about 45 minutes, but the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority Xpress bus service also services the route. A one-way pass is $3, and a round-trip pass will set you back $5. Monthly passes are also available for $100.

Mcdonough, GA Average Rent

  • Mcdonough, GA Average Rental Price, December, 2016$966/mo
  • Studio$1,030
  • 1 Bedroom$840
  • 2 Bedrooms$973

Mcdonough, GA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • 1%< $500
  • 2%$501-$700
  • 55%$701-$1,000
  • 41%$1,001-$1,500
  • 2%$1,501-$2,000

Mcdonough, GA Rent Trends

All Rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Average Rent December, 2016 $966 $1,030 $840 $973
Jan / 2016 $896 $980 $785 $910
Sept / 2015 $901 $1,200 $794 $913
May / 2015 $901 $935 $800 $910
Jan / 2015 $838 $875 $722 $847
Sept / 2014 $831 $835 $730 $845
May / 2014 $828 $765 $745 $841
Jan / 2014 $809 $825 $677 $826
Sept / 2013 $804 $839 $667 $810
May / 2013 $809 $859 $683 $824
Jan / 2013 $788 $839 $671 $801
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Average rent is projected to grow by 6% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 3025230253

Living in McDonough, GA

McDonough was named the 45th best city in Georgia for young families by NerdWallet, based on home affordability, education quality, and percentage of families with school-age children.

Niche.com called McDonough the 65th best suburb in the Atlanta Metro area.

Some of the disadvantages of living here include the influx of new residents. The city's seen a population growth of 105% since 2000, which has contributed to increased traffic and longer commute times. The heat in the summer is a point of concern for some residents as well, since temps can sometimes climb into the 100s.

Things to do in McDonough

If you're going to be spending time in McDonough, you'll need some things to do.

Every spring, the city hosts a Geranium Festival to celebrate its locally grown flowers, which is a must-see.

Another popular activity is shooting 18 holes at Cotton Fields Golf Club or Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club.

For family fun in McDonough, check out the Sky Zone Trampoline Park or inflatables and games at Woody’s Jump N' Play. Or if you're in the mood for something a little more competitive, a trip to Hot Shots Paintball is definitely in order. 

For a little outdoor enjoyment, head to one of the city’s many parks, like the 129 acre Heritage Park. With two playgrounds, lighted adult softball fields, a walking track, community gardens, library, and Senior Citizen Center, it’s a virtual oasis in the middle of the city. Then there's the Red Hawk Nature Preserve Park, which features a remote control airplane strip, and Windy Hill Park, with its obstacle course, paint ball complex, and even a lawn mower racing section.

Of course, if you’re a professional sports fan, nearby Atlanta is the place to be, with Braves, Falcons, and Hawks games throughout the year. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and a perfect family activity for a day trip. Or stop by Zoo Atlanta and keep the critters company for a while.

McDonough Arts is a non-profit that promotes the arts in McDonough, hosting juried art shows and Art in the Parks. The Henry Players perform theatre on a professional level, and were voted Metro Atlanta’s Best Theatre Experience by Access Atlanta magazine.

Employment and Economy

The unemployment rate in McDonough, GA is slightly above the U.S. average, at 6.6%. But much of that is due to the city's rapid population growth.

Transportation and warehousing are top industries in McDonough, followed by manufacturing and construction.

Goya Foods, Inc. also runs its Atlanta offices out of McDonough.

Speaking of Atlanta, the city is home to Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS, CNN, and BellSouth.

Mcdonough, GA Households

  • Total Number of Households32,533
  • Family 25,858
    Non-family 6,675
  • Children 15,850
    No Children 16,683
  • Average People Per Household2.91
  • Median Household Income$70,052
  • Median Household Disposable Income$61,959

Mcdonough, GA Crime Rate and Statistics

National Average

Below Average 100 Above Average
Total Crime Risk
80
Assault Risk
74
Automotive Theft Risk
89
Property Crime Risk
97
Rape Risk
42
Robbery Risk
52

Education in McDonough

Both Gordon State College and Mercer University have campuses in McDonough. Several other colleges and universities are within driving distance, such as Clayton State University in Morrow; Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur; Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State UniversityMorehouse and Spelman in Atlanta. 

The public schools in McDonough are part of Henry County Schools, which is the 12th most Diverse School District in Georgia, according to Niche.com. And the city's Union Grove High School ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 41st best high school within Georgia. Other high schools in the district include Eagle’s Landing High School and Henry County High School.

Mcdonough, GA Education Statistics

  • 3%No High School
  • 10%Some HighSchool
  • 36%Some College
  • 11%Associate Degree
  • 25%Bachelor Degree
  • 13%Graduate Degree

Tips for Renting in McDonough

Moving to McDonough is much like moving to any other new place. That being said, there are also some specifics that you should be aware of.

If your new landlord requires a security deposit, you have the right to inspect the unit before moving in. They should also provide a list of any problems or damages to the unit.

But once you sign that lease, you're locked in. Some states offer a 72-hour back-out period, but not Georgia.

On the plus side, Georgia does have a “repair and deduct” law that gives you the right to hire someone to do repairs if your landlord fails to provide them in a timely manner. You can then deduct the cost of the repair from your rent.

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