The Top 16 Homebuilders in Metro Atlanta [2021]

Homebuyers in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area has a wide variety of exceptional homebuilders to choose from. But we wanted to make a list of only Atlanta's top-rated home builders, based on data from the housing research firm MarketNsight.

First, we'll list the top 16 and then go in-depth discussing the background of each company. Here's the list:

    1. D.R. Horton Inc.
    2. Century Communities of Georgia (and Century Complete) — tie
    3. Lennar Atlanta (and CalAtlantic Homes Inc.)– tie
    4. Pulte Homes (Pulte Group Inc.)
    5. Ashton Woods Homes (combined with Starlight Homes Georgia)
    6. Smith Douglas Homes
    7. Meritage Homes of Georgia
    8. Chafin Communities / Clayton Properties Group Inc.
    9. Builders Professional Group — Knight Homes/ Dan Ryan Builders
    10. Taylor Morrison of Georgia LLC
    11. Silverstone Residential Ga LLC
    12. Rocklyn Homes Inc.
    13. Beazer Homes
    14. Kerley Family Homes
    15. The Providence Group of Georgia LLC
    16. LGI Homes of Georgia

    And now we'll discuss each homebuilder in-depth and discuss some of their recent developments, starting with D.R. Horton:

                                  1. D.R. Horton Inc.

                                  D.R. Horton is an established home builder across the U.S., having built almost 800,000 homes since 1976. D.R. Horton strives to provide affordable homes to fit all stages of life. This rings true throughout the Atlanta metro area that has many D.R. Horton communities to choose from. 

                                  Within the Atlanta area, D.R. Horton has built entry-level attached townhomes such as Madison Place just outside College Park. These sophisticated two-story row homes include garages and the exteriors are an attractive mix of brick and traditional siding. 

                                  D.R. Horton offers numerous community options with larger single-family homes in the South Fulton area. These include Waterford Commons, The Summit at Stone Way, and Wolf Creek Chase. These homes have expansive layouts, brick exterior elevations, and cozy front porches. Many of these communities feature tot lots, a community pool, and tennis courts. 

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                                  2. Century Communities of Georgia and Century Complete

                                  Century Communities offers a streamlined online home buying experience. The Century Communities brand includes homes outfitted with the latest smart home technology from Google Nest and single app control with Nexia, and smart locks from Schlage. Homebuyers are even able to reserve their desired home online. 

                                  The Century Complete brand offers homes available for quick move-ins with the entire buying process done online from prequalification to closing. 

                                  Within the Atlanta area, Century Communities and Century Complete, offer a variety of affordable new homes including townhomes, single-family homes, and 55+ communities. 

                                  The Trinity Falls community in the Buford area has nine floor plans to choose from, numerous elevation options such as modern farmhouse style and traditional brick and siding exteriors. The community has numerous amenities such as a playground, pool, clubhouse, dog park, and courts for tennis and pickleball. 

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                                  3. Lennar Atlanta and CalAtlantic Homes Inc. 

                                  Lennar and CalAtlantic merged in 2018, retaining the Lennar brand and becoming America’s largest homebuilder. Lennar builds affordable and entry-level luxury homes for all buyer types from first-time buyers, to growing families to empty nesters. 

                                  Within the exclusive Druid Hills and Emory area sits Lennar’s Carramore Landing community of distinctive tri-level brick townhomes. The community has a gated entrance and park-like picnic area with a gazebo and fireplace. These homes are large enough for small families and professionals desiring downtown convenience and luxury. 

                                  Near Lake Lanier in the Cummings area, Lennar’s Arbor II at Lakeview is a peaceful community with tennis courts, a playground, a pool, and a serene lake. The single-family homes are traditional and Tudor cottage style with brick and stone exteriors. 

                                  These homes include Lennar’s unique Everything’s Included package which provides features such as smart home technology, upscale appliances, and finishes all as standard amenities. 

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                                  4. Pulte Homes

                                  Pulte Homes has been a premier home builder since the company’s inception in 1950. Pulte serves first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, and those looking for active adult communities. 

                                  Under the Pulte brand line up is the John Weiland brand of homes which focuses on luxury townhomes and single-family residences. The Centex brand focuses on entry-level, highly affordable homes. 

                                  Pulte Homes provides new townhome communities in and beyond downtown Atlanta and single-family homes in the surrounding areas. 

                                  Pulte’s Easton luxury townhome community is situated in Atlanta’s bustling Midtown area. The townhomes are an art-deco modern style, befitting for the surrounding thriving art scene. These townhomes have three and four-story options and include two-car garages. 

                                  Pulte’s Summerhour community is just outside Atlanta in Kennesaw. The single-family homes have farmhouse inspired styling with inviting porches and cozy balconies. The community backs up to woodlands with winding nature trails and outdoor amenities including a park, pool, and playground. 

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                                  5. Ashton Woods Homes 

                                  Ashton Woods Homes is an innovative luxury home builder headquartered in Atlanta. Starlight Homes is a division of the Ashton Woods Homes company and specializes in affordable, entry-level homes. 

                                  Ashton Woods Homes has several upscale lofts, townhomes, and single-family home communities within the Atlanta area. 

                                  Hillgrove is one such gated townhome community in Buckhead. These three-story townhomes feature brick and stone exteriors reminiscent of the nearby historical homes within walking distance. Top of the line finishes are used throughout the entire home and feature truly distinctive and enviable floor plans. 

                                  The Bayard community is in the highly sought after John’s Creek area, just along the Chattahoochee River. These elegant single-family homes boast expansive open-concept floor plans, three-car garages, and basements. Exterior elevations vary from traditional brick style, modern farmhouses, and European inspired architecture.

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                                  6. Smith Douglas Homes

                                  Smith Douglas Homes has been building quality, affordable homes for over forty years. Smith Douglas Homes specializes in building entry-level single-family and attached homes in the suburbs of Atlanta. 

                                  Home elevations offered by Smith Douglas are reminiscent of simple yet inviting Cape Cod style homes with additions of stone and brick materials. The communities often offer move-in ready options for homebuyers’ ease and convenience. 

                                  The Tatum community in Lawrenceville is the perfect blend of a small-town feel partnered with urban conveniences. Retailers, parks, and eateries are all within walking distance of these two-story townhomes. Homes come with garages, covered patios, and perfect kitchens appointed with stainless steel appliances. 

                                  The Park at Creekside is a beautiful community nestled in the South Cobb area of Mableton. These single-family homes have welcoming front yards leading up to traditional farmhouse style exteriors of vinyl siding, brick, and complementing shutters. 

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                                  7. Meritage Homes of Georgia

                                  Meritage Homes of Georgia is part of the Meritage Homes family that has been in business for over 35 years. Meritage builds affordable single-family residences and townhomes in areas surrounding Atlanta from Marietta to Cumming. 

                                  Meritage Homes of Georgia focuses on providing homes with energy-efficient features and building materials that boost air purity and quality within the home. Exterior home elevations vary greatly by each community from Craftsman to farmhouse-inspired styles. 

                                  The Summerfield community in Forsyth County features single and two-story traditional farmhouse style homes situated on lots surrounded by pines and mature trees. These homes offer three-car garages and basements. 

                                  The Highland Overlook townhomes in Smyrna have beautiful light brick facade exteriors with contrasting dark accents. These three-story townhomes have both rear and front entries, 2-car garages, and cozy porches. Residents can enjoy the nearby Silver Comet Trail which has miles of hiking, biking, and walking trails for outdoor enjoyment.

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                                  8. Chafin Communities/Clayton Properties Group Inc.

                                  Chafin Communities has been a builder exclusively in the metro Atlanta area for over thirty years. They have been recognized by both Metrostudy and the Atlanta Business Chronicle as an Atlanta Top Ten Builder. Chafin Communities offers homes for all levels of homebuyers, from entry-level townhomes to expansive single-family homes. 

                                  The Auburn Station community in Auburn features two-story homes of varying sizes with shingle and siding exteriors evoking Cape Cod styling. The community offers a host of amenities for the entire family including a full gym, pool, waterslide, and clubhouse. The community is highly walkable with miles of sidewalks and parklike areas for outdoor play and relaxation. 

                                  The Reserve at Big Creek in Buford offers large five-bedroom luxury homes on spacious lots. These homes provide exceptional floor plans, featuring gourmet kitchens, guest suites, entertaining areas, and beautiful covered decks looking out to wooded areas. 

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                                  9. Builders Professional Group - Knight Homes/Dan Ryan Builders

                                  Knight Homes falls under the Dan Ryan Builders family of brands and has been building homes in the Atlanta area for over forty years. Knight Homes strives to provide entry-level townhomes and affordable, luxury single-family homes with distinctive styling. 

                                  Each Knight Home community is unique and ranges from modern farmhouse and Craftsman exteriors to European inspired homes. 

                                  The exclusive, gated Kingston community in Locust Grove offers large five-bedroom homes. The homes feature Craftsman and farmhouse elevations with beautiful, welcoming covered porches. The homes are backed up against rambling wooded areas. Open concept floor plans provide gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, and three-car garages. A covered back patio overlooks green, spacious lots. 

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                                  10. Taylor Morrison of Georgia LLC  

                                  Taylor Morrison has been in the business of building homes for over 100 years. For the past several years, they have earned the Lifestory Research award of America’s Most Trusted Home Builder. 

                                  Taylor Morrison builds affordable townhomes and single-family residences for buyers in every stage of their lives. With over twenty communities in the metro Atlanta area, there are homes of varying sizes and prices for homebuyers’ needs. Focused on creating sustainable homes, Taylor Morrison adheres to their “elem3nts” concept. This revolves around choosing building practices and materials that improve energy, efficiency, and the environment. 

                                  The Bethesda Park community in Lawrenceville is a collection of Craftsman-inspired homes with traditional brick and siding exteriors. These four to five-bedroom homes offer open concept living with plentiful indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining and relaxing. With a dog park, common park area, and children’s play area, there are many opportunities to enjoy the fresh air and be active. 

                                  3500 Chamblee is a gated luxury townhome community in Chamblee. These three-story townhomes deliver a modern, posh vibe with high-end finishes including gourmet kitchens. The community is centrally located making a walk to local retailers and restaurants a breeze.

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                                  11. Silverstone Residential GA LLC

                                  Silverstone Residential has been building homes exclusively in the metro Atlanta area for over 35 years. This builder specializes in affordable, quality townhomes and single-family residences for first-time homebuyers to step-buyers needing larger floor plans and space. 

                                  Many of the Silverstone communities offer numerous choices of layouts. Elevations are most commonly traditional farmhouse inspired with full brick exteriors or an attractive blend of brick and shingle siding. 

                                  The Landing at Miller’s Ferry in Adairsville is a beautiful community set amidst rolling foothills. Home lots are generous and encompassed by peaceful wooded landscapes. The home exteriors are full brick on all sides with covered back patios for serene evenings and backyard barbeques. These two-story homes offer large master suites, open concept floor plans, and plenty of room for guests and family. 

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                                  12. Rocklyn Homes Inc. 

                                  Rocklyn Homes is a home builder primarily in the Atlanta metro area. From entry-level townhomes, single-family homes, and luxury custom homes, this builder serves every type of homebuyer. 

                                  Rocklyn Homes builds new communities in Atlanta and the surrounding areas including Fulton, Dekalb, Barrow, and Rockdale counties. 

                                  The Waterford at Briarcliff is a luxury custom home community made up of five homes built by Rocklyn Homes’ custom building division. These estates are surrounded by mature trees and homes are set back from the street with inviting, spacious front yards. These homes are an entertainer’s dream with floor plans that prioritize seamless indoor and outdoor living areas. Some backyards feature a pool, spa, and endless space for outdoor entertaining and fun. 

                                  Bentley Estates in Stonecrest is a townhome community offering three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and four unique floor plans to choose from. These townhomes have two-car garages and attractive brick and shingle exteriors of alternating, neutral colors. Gourmet kitchens include islands for added workspace and seating. 

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                                  13. Beazer Homes

                                  Beazer Homes is a national builder and has numerous communities in Atlanta and the surrounding areas. This builder serves homebuyers in all stages of life, building townhomes, 55+ condos, and single-family homes of varying sizes and price ranges.

                                  Beazer Homes has new communities sprinkled throughout from Marietta to Decatur to Cumming. They build a variety of different styles from modern farmhouses with exposed beams to traditional brick-front homes. Beazer offers their Choice Plans option which allows homebuyers to customize room layouts to meet their unique needs and wants. 

                                  The White Oak at East Lake townhomes are conveniently located in Decatur, with easy access to the big city. Each townhome in this gated community has inviting, well-manicured front yards and two-car garages. In the back of each home is a wooden deck with an attractive matching privacy wall, perfect for evening star gazing. 

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                                  14. Kerley Family Homes 

                                  Kerley Family Homes is a family-owned and operated homebuilder exclusive to the metro areas of Atlanta. This quality and value-conscious builder specializes in townhomes, attached homes, single-family, and semi-custom home options. 

                                  Kerley Family Homes primarily offers Craftsman-inspired and traditional brick and farmhouse style exteriors. Many communities include resort-like amenities such as tennis courts, pools, and common park areas. 

                                  The Heritage at Kennesaw Mountain community in Kennesaw is a vibrant tennis and swimming community. The spacious 4 to 5 bedroom homes are situated on large lots surrounded by mature trees. Some of the floor plans include cozy, wrap-around porches. Gourmet kitchens, open layouts, and impressive master suites are just a few of the luxuries included in these homes. 

                                  Cantrell Crossing features three and four-bedroom townhomes with alternating brick and stone exteriors. Residents are just minutes away from historic downtown Kennesaw and Swift-Cantrell Park. These homes have open floor plans, spacious master bedrooms, and serene covered wooden decks perfect for unwinding and enjoying a glass of wine.

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                                  15. The Providence Group of Georgia LLC

                                  The Providence Group of Georgia builds exclusively in the Atlanta metro areas including Canton, Alpharetta, Smyrna, Duluth, Decatur, Johns Creek, and Suwanee. This builder specializes in new townhomes, condominiums, and single-family homes. 

                                  From traditional brick homes and modern farmhouses to urban lofts, The Providence Group offers a wide array of home designs. 

                                  The Idylwilde single-family home community in Canton features modern farmhouse style single and two-story homes. The homes have crisp white exteriors complemented by contrasting dark windows and accents, lined by manicured landscaping and sidewalks. The neighborhood is surrounded by abundant walking trails, ponds, and natural beauty. This gated community includes amenities such as pickleball courts, a clubhouse, and a pool. 

                                  The Providence Group’s Pratt Stacks condominium community in Atlanta was recently named the 2020 Community of the Year at the OBIE Awards. These modern, sleek styled homes sit near historic Grant Park and are on the Atlanta Beltline, with everything in walking distance. These condos offer open floor plans, upper-level balconies, and designer inspired features throughout.

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                                  16. LGI Homes of Georgia

                                  LGI Homes has been building homes across the country for almost twenty years. LGI Homes of Georgia builds affordable single-family homes and townhomes at affordable prices for first-time buyers in the metro Atlanta area. They were even recognized as Builder of the Year in 2016 by Professional Builder Magazine.  

                                  LGI Homes’ Complete Home program is available on select properties and includes landscaped front yards, expertly designed kitchens, and smart home technology. 

                                  Highwood Terrace is a cozy community featuring cottage style townhomes all within a short distance from bustling downtown Atlanta. The community offers numerous amenities including a playground, picnic area, and park areas. 

                                  The Anneewake Trail community in Douglasville is a master-planned community surrounded by nature. The two-story homes are classic farmhouse-inspired with attractive siding, shutters, and fully landscaped front yards. Homeowners can enjoy a multi-use sports field, clubhouse, eight tennis courts, pool, splash pad, and miles of meandering walking trails. 

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