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Renter's Guide to Snellville
Snellville is a small town with the energetic feel of a big city. It's growing fast and the residents are ambitious, but it still manages to be plenty family friendly. After all, the town motto is “where everybody’s proud to be somebody”.
Speaking of energy, part of it comes from Atlanta, which is almost 14 times bigger and just 18 miles away.
The weather in Snellville tends to be mild – other than the peak of summer, when highs can get all the way up to 89°F. But average summer temperatures are only about 80°. Fall temps hover around 61°F, while winters drop down to 42°F, before heating up again to 59°F in spring.
Snellville, GA Demographics
- Total Population19,521
Female 9,186Male 10,335
- Median Age39.8
Cost of Living in Snellville, GA
The cost of living here comes in under the national average.
Your bill for two at a mid-priced restaurant will be about $45, before you wash it all down with a $3.60 cappuccino.
Basic utilities for a 915 square-foot apartment are $140, which is just below the national average.
Being a small town, you can also save some money commuting by bike or on Gwinnett County public transportation. A one-way pass will cost $2.50 – or you can save even more with a monthly pass for $80. If you're disabled, a veteran, a senior, or a child, your ride is just $1.25!
Average Rent in Snellville, GA
- Snellville, GA Average Rental Price, January 2020 $1,151 /mo
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Living in Snellville, GA
Living in Snellville gives you access to great local parks, while also being within reach of some of America’s biggest venues via Atlanta. Plus, the cost of living is fair, and violent crime is low.
And with Snellville’s growth, more local restaurants and venues are opening year by year. Whether you’re single or raising a family, you should have an easy time living here.
On the flip side, while violent crime is low, property crime and theft is higher than the national average. And just to the east is Atlanta's notoriously bad traffic.
Things to do in Snellville
Snellville has many beautiful parks, including Briscoe Park, the Snellville City Park, and Lenora Park.
At the Snellville City Park, you have access to an outdoor pool, fields for sports, beautiful lakes, and lush bike trails. Plenty of opportunity for a family-friendly trip to the park!
Want to experience the arts? Snellville is home to the London Theatre, which hosts several plays a year. And local art-related activities, like the Paint and Party Station, will keep your kids busy.
If you're ready for a night out, Snellville has plenty of sports bars, including Eastside Station and the Empire Lounge. Or if you're willing to commute to Atlanta, there are even more options.
Sports fans can check out the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena, the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome, or head to the ballpark to see the fan favorite Braves hit the ball around.
Oh, and don’t miss the Snellville Festival, a two-day annual event that brings everybody together for all kinds of parades, festivals, and activities. Snellville Days Parade is another fun yearly event.
Employment and Economy
Both Snellville and Gwinnett County are big on public school and government jobs. The local health care system is also a major employer.
And with big companies such as Publix, Kroger, and Walmart, retail jobs are abundant. That's probably why the unemployment rate is so low.
Snellville, GA Households
- Total Number of Households5,977
Family 4,870Non-family 1,107
Children 2,330No Children 3,647
- Average People Per Household3.2
- Median Household Income$67,705
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,225
Education in Snellville
Part of the Gwinnett County Public School system, the city has a number of great public and private schools K through 12.
There are also some nice higher education options nearby, like Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, and Luther Rice. Some of the bigger universities include Oglethorpe University and Emory University, which is among the top 25 universities in the country.
Snellville, GA Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School26%
- Some College32%
- Associate Degree10%
- Bachelor Degree21%
- Graduate Degree9%
Tips for Renting in Snellville
Planning on making the move to Snellville? Fantastic choice! Here’s a couple of rental tips to get you up to speed.
According to Georgia law, a landlord is not responsible for providing a parking space, unless specified on the lease. Keep that in mind if parking is a priority!
And if you're worried about the property's past, just ask – the landlord must truthfully disclose any murders or other violent crimes on the premises.
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