Dalton, GA's low crime and proximity to two different school districts add to the family atmosphere. The area is served by both Dalton City School District and Whitfield County School District, which together, boasts 19 elementary schools, six middle schools, five high schools, two alternative schools and one charter school. Several private schools are also nearby, and those seeking higher education can attend Dalton State College in town or travel to University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, which is just 27 miles from Dalton.

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With a population of just over 33,000 people, Dalton, GA offers big city convenience alongside small town charm. The 19.8-square-mile area is a popular place for young families to settle down, largely because of its low cost of living when compared to the United States average. Homes are also quite affordable. The average home price of $122,000 is much lower than the national average.

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