- Jen West, For the AJC
Atlantans take a lot of pride in where they work, play and live. However, these don't always happen in the same part of town.
When considering Atlanta’s best ZIP code, think about all the crucial things like dining, opportunities for fun and the cool people who reside there. All of these experiences combined will make up the best ZIP code in Atlanta.
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Surprised to learn that our winner for best ZIP code is the OTP neighborhood of Roswell, 30075? You shouldn't be. Some of the best pizza in the Atlanta area can be found in these neighborhoods. These communities have a lot to offer by way of comfort and accessibility. If you'd like to get to know these areas better, maybe you should try eating your way through Roswell, or check out some of the best hidden gems of Gwinnett County.
Speaking of OTP, coming in second place is no other than 30004 of Alpharetta. Home of the always fun Avalon and a plethora of amazing restaurants, this is a guaranteed good time hub of Atlanta.
Hot on Alpharetta's trail was 30030, belonging to Decatur. Decatur's food scene just won't stop. Just recently Decatur won the Best of Atlanta MARTA station because of all the city has to offer within a close proximity. If you're looking for a concentrated area full of awesome activities, hightail it over to Decatur ASAP.
Adventures abound at all of our ZIP code nominees: 30060 (Marietta), 30046 (Lawrenceville), 30305 (Buckhead), 30307 (Little Five Points, Inman Park) and 30312 (Grant Park, Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown).
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