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Study: where Republicans, Democrats are living in metro Atlanta

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A political party buyer’s guide for metro Atlanta, with a few (somewhat) surprising findings

Still fuming from/flummoxed by Monday’s presidential debate? Still trying to cope with the endless stream of angry opinions and stubborn rhetoric showing up in your social media feeds?

Here’s something a little different to throw into the mix: a study that suggests the top places to buy a home in the Atlanta area (and beyond) based on your political party. Because solace lies in a likeminded herd, right?

Atlanta-based Owners.com — a real estate services site for consumers — did some digging into this pressing, topical matter. Although Georgia is predominantly a Republican state — trending red in the past six presidential elections — there are neighborhoods in metro Atlanta (and beyond) that are more "blue-friendly" than others.

Below is a list of areas to consider if you’d like to be surrounded (for the most part) by those who share your political viewpoints. Brace for a few surprises.

Five places to buy a home if you’re a Republican:

  • Alpharetta: 29 percent Democrats; 71 percent Republicans
  • Johns Creek: 29 percent Democrats; 71 percent Republicans
  • Roswell: 29 percent Democrats, 71 percent Republicans
  • Sandy Springs: 36 percent Democrats; 64 percent Republicans
  • Brookhaven: 36 percent Democrats; 64 percent Republicans

And, five places to buy a home if you’re a Democrat:

  • Smyrna: 47 percent Democrats; 53 percent Republicans
  • Athens: 68 percent Democrats; 32 percent Republicans
  • Dunwoody: 41 percent Democrats; 59 percent Republicans
  • Marietta: 40 percent Democrats; 60 percent Republicans
  • Atlanta: 72 percent Democrats; 28 percent Republicans

According to Owners.com, for each of the 10 selected areas, voter registration data from the 2016 Presidential Primary was used to determine percentage of Democratic voters and Republican voters.