Evans, Martinez top list for best places to live in Georgia

Evans, Martinez top list for best places to live in Georgia

Nerdwallet.com has put Evans and Martinez at the top of the list of best places to live in Georgia.

"This is just another statement that Columbia County is a great place to live and raise your family," said Robbie Bennett, with the Columbia County Development Authority.

Bennett said the news from the consumer advocacy website isn't surprising.

"When you look at the demographics, opportunities, the growth for Evans and Columbia County over the past 10 years, we are doing very well," he said.

Evans took the top spot, while Martinez placed eighth overall. Bennett said the great schools also had a hand in the ranking.

"The school system here is tremendous," he added. "It's a good quality education."

The residents who live here seem to agree.

"it's a nice standard of living here," said one resident. "I'm not surprised that it's up there."

Others wish there were more things to do for youth.

"As a teenager, there's stuff to do here," said another resident. "I think they can maybe improve on what teenagers can do here. But I definitely would like raising my children here."

Bennett said Columbia County isn't only for families, though; everyone can love living here.

"It's just an overall good place to be," he said.

Here's the full report published by Nerdwallet.com: