Suwanee Receives Top Ranking by


Residents of Suwanee all know how great the city really is, but it’s nice for others to recognize it! has named Suwanee, with the average family income of approximately $104,813 and a little more than 40 percent of families with children, combined with great schools, great parks and a heap of fun all around, one of the best communities in the country to raise children. Of the “Ten great cities to raise your kids,” Kiplinger rated Suwanee third with Omaha, Neb., and Richland, Wash., taking the number one and number two spots, respectively.

Criteria for making the list were metropolitan areas with high household incomes relative to living costs, a large percentage of families with children under the age of 18, and low crime rates. Other considerations included education and fun.

Jimmy Burnette, Mayor of Suwanee, said the release of the report with Suwanee in the number three spot was a total surprise but certainly a good one.

“It makes you feel proud to know people recognize all the efforts we have been doing to make this a great place to live,” Burnette said. “Feels like you’re doing the right thing in having a good safe community, where people want to live, work and play.”

This is not the first time Suwanee has made it on a prestigious list of bests. In 2007 Suwanee was recognized as one of the “ten best small communities to live” by Money Magazine.

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Here’s what other area residents had to say about the recent report and Suwanee’s place on the list:





I  heard about the rating through facebook. We’ve been here since ’99. We have kids out of college who enjoyed growing up in Suwanee. My favorite thing about Suwanee is Town Center and the overall community feeling.
– Maureen Madden






We agree. We love it here. We’ve seen it develop and love the walking trails. Suwanee’s like an amusement park for kids and adults because of the many things to do here. It’s about getting out and doing it!
– Suwanee Residents
Rob, Casey, and Colton Coblentz







We just moved back from Tennessee in January. We love the fountain and Sims Lake Park. The kids love Catch Air.
– The Williams Family



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