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Renter's Guide to Tucker, GA

Tucker is a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, and a city in DeKalb County. In fact, it's one of the newest cities in the area, and while it first appeared as a railroad town in the 1890s, it was only incorporated as a city in November 2015. Tucker has progressed from a largely agricultural area, through to manufacturing center, and it's now fast becoming a booming business and tech stronghold. With plenty of schools and increasing job opportunities, it's a superb choice for young professionals and families alike.

Compared to other suburbs of Atlanta, Tucker is fairly small, both in terms of population and area. The latest estimates put Tucker's population at around 36,000, while its physical area is just 20 sq. miles. Indeed, when you consider Sandy Springs and South Fulton, both with populations over 90,000, Tucker is positively dwarfed by its neighboring suburbs, and is almost 7 times smaller in area than Atlanta itself.

What it lacks in size, however, it makes up for in proximity to downtown Atlanta, sitting less than 15 miles northeast of the big city. Several Interstate Highways, State Routes, and U.S. Highways serve the city, giving residents quick and easy access to much of the surrounding area and beyond.

Tucker has a typical humid subtropical climate with mild winters and hot summers. With an average of 217 sunny days in Tucker, you can get the sunscreen out and enjoy July highs of 89°F. Winter lows can drop as far as 33°F in January, but it's unlikely that you see snow. You're far more likely to see rain however, and with an annual average of 52 inches, you can expect rain around 108 days a year. March is generally the wettest month, with an average 6.5 inches of rainfall.

Cost of Living in Tucker, GA

Many residents commute to work using a private vehicle, paying around $2.60 per gallon for gasoline. Commute times average out at around 32 minutes, with many residents working outside of Tucker. There are public transport options, with 6 daily bus routes serving Tucker, yet none of these will take you directly to downtown Atlanta. These are operated by MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transport Authority), and standard tickets will generally cost $2.50, with 4 free transfers over a 3-hour period. Other various passes can be bought, ranging from $9 for a day pass, to $95 for a 30-day pass.

Eating out at a typical Tucker restaurant should normally cost around $40-$50 for 2 people, although there are many cheaper alternatives, with fast food joints offering meals for as little as $5. A pint of local beer will generally cost around $5, while a regular cappuccino is about $4.

You can expect your utility bills to more or less match the US average, and with a standard 915 sq. ft. apartment you will likely pay around $150 for water, heating, electricity, and garbage disposal. Your monthly internet bill should be around $65.

Living in Tucker, GA

Tucker is an ideal place for those looking for proximity to downtown Atlanta, but who also want the more relaxed lifestyle of the suburbs. Tucker itself has all the amenities you could need within its borders, from schools and job opportunities, to restaurants and shops, and its smaller size makes it easier to get around on foot or by bicycle.

Good road access makes it easy to drive to neighboring cities for increased job opportunities, while stunning national parks are also close by for when you need to escape for a while. A major plus for many residents is that despite its proximity to the big city, Tucker manages to retain a small-town feel, while still providing everything you need.

On the other hand, recent growth has come at a price, and roads are becoming increasingly congested, increasing commute times. In addition, if you're moving from the north, you may find the summers intolerably hot and humid at first.

Things to do in Tucker, GA

For fans of the outdoors, Tucker has a lot to offer. There are over 230 acres of County parks and recreation areas, incorporating stunning lakes, creeks, miles of trails, as well as numerous playgrounds and sports facilities. Henderson Park is particularly beautiful and features a small lake, hills, and hiking trails, and is packed full of wildlife. With a community gardening initiative in action, it's also a great place for kids to learn about nature.

For all your shopping needs, Tucker is serviced by numerous standalone shops, plus 2 major malls. The Northlake Festival Shopping Center mixes well-known international retailers, with smaller, more local shops and services, and you can find anything from banking and hair dressers, to restaurants and clothes stores. Check out the Movie Tavern for family fun, where you can devour great food as you catch the latest movies. Tucker Square Shopping Center also offers a mix of big brands and local boutiques, plus all the services you might need.

Music and beer lovers will love the Tucker Brewing Company, with its 8,500 sq. foot beer garden (the largest in Georgia) and live music every Thursday night, as well as most weekends. Enjoy superb German inspired, locally crafted beer in the sun, or try the full range in the tasting room. Each September, the brewery celebrates its own take on the world-famous Octoberfest, with its Tucktoberfest.

After building up an appetite, there's no shortage of excellent restaurants and diners to choose from in Tucker. Many serve traditional, deep south specialties, although you can also find food from around the world. A local favorite is the "build your own burger" option at The Local No. 7. Alternatively, head to The Greater Good Barbecue and have a go at solving their murder mystery dinner.

Employment & Economy in Tucker, GA

With an unemployment rate of 3.9%, Tucker matches the US average. However, the area has seen the job market increase by 2.9% over the last year, and it is expected to grow by a further 44.7% over the next decade, well over the national average of 33.5%. On average, Tucker residents earn $31,428 per year, with an average household income of $60,536. Both of these figures exceed the US national average. Additionally, Tucker has more residents earning incomes at the higher end of the spectrum (above $150,000 per year) than averages from across the State of Georgia, as well as other regions in Metro Atlanta.

The most significant industries operating in Tucker are Education, Healthcare, and Retail. However, many residents make the commute to nearby business parks in areas such as Alpharetta or Peachtree Corners, to work in various high-tech roles.

Education in Tucker, GA

There are 9 schools in Tucker, 2 private and 7 public schools, which fall under the DeKalb County School District. The majority of these schools are elementary schools, and the top rated is Livesy Elementary School, which previously earned the title of Georgia School of Excellence. Tucker High School is the only high school in Tucker, while there are only 2 middle schools.

Until 2017, Tucker was also home to the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta, a renowned training center for chefs and other culinary professionals. However, the college is now closed.

Tips for Renting in Tucker, GA

The State of Georgia has several laws in place to protect the rights of tenants, so make sure you read up on this on the official local websites.

If Tucker is a new city for you, try to find out as much as possible about it and about the neighborhoods you plan to live in, especially if you plan on living there for an extended period of time. Even though there are plenty of helpful information online, take the time to visit the area in person and get acquainted with what it has to offer.

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