Only 15 miles northeast of Atlanta, Tucker is a small railroad community in Georgia. 1960s and 70s-era split-level and ranch style homes make up most of the homes available in the area. Multi-story single family homes from the 70s and 80s are also available. The small town was designed to keep homes near community schools and parks, giving the city a very community-centric feel. Religion being a key factor for many residents, Tucker has a wide variety of churches and religious groups woven throughout the area.
Even though it stretches over 12 miles, Tucker’s Main Street is the central part of every resident’s life. Outdoor community events are held frequently throughout the year by their various organizations. From the Tucker Day celebrations to Tucker Chili Cook-Off to Taste of Tucker, there is always something happening on Main Street. Amateur sports also keep residents busy as both participants and fans. Soccer and football are the largest sports organizations in the area, but cycling takes the stage in a 42-mile Tucker Ride. Due to the high volume of residents who use the public transport system, air pollution is low, making outings and the area’s several natural parks that much more enjoyable.
The area homes are generally more expensive when compared to Georgia, but remain lower when compared to comparable homes in other parts of the country. Because the town is unincorporated, it does not have a formal city government. The city’s 55,000 residents spend their time throughout the year taking care of the area. However, with slow and steady growth, the area is working to incorporate to better handle community services and crime. Employment in the area is growing, and companies like Oglethorpe Power, YP Holdings, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, and Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital provide a great deal of positions. Management, sales, and administration make up most of the jobs available in the area. The area’s economy is expected to grow after a partnership agreement was made with the Northlake Community Alliance in 2013. With Atlanta nearby, residents are able to commute, which opens up more employment opportunities. The public school system is rated as average, but there are private schools available for parents who are looking for something different for their children. With a plethora of organizations made to take care of daily city life, Tucker strives to maintain a sense of community that any family relocating here would find homey.