Peachtree City seems to be your best bet if you don't mind a little commuting time. Although, most of Atlantians are commuting from one end or the other - if you are an employee needing quick access it would be your best bet.
It also helps that some members of your community are of the same industry and have the same priorities. Working for an airline usually means mixed schedules and days away from home - a sense of community helps alleviate any fears of being away.
Hope this helps; let us know if you need more specific information.
I work the entire Southside area- as far as 45 mins out from the airport. Call me if you need anything 770-328-9169
If you can stand to hear the planes, but not have conversations interrupted by the noise, you could consider the closer in neighborhoods in Morrow and Forest Park on the SE side, Riverdale to the S, and the Camp Creek area of Fulton in the SW. The Cascade area of Fulton on the West side is a nice area and still only about 15 minutes from the airport. N & NW of the airport the cities of College Park, East Point and Hapeville have some very nice homes in revitalized areas, some similar to Grant Park, for those that like older homes. Just further to the North is the West End area whidh is still in transition.
Generally speaking, the landing patterns at Hartsfiled are roughly East/West in direction, so anything North/South of the airport is out of the flight path.
Ted's right, we'll need more information in order to help.
Many of the pilots choose Peachtree City. You're far enough out that the flight paths will be less bothersome, but very close to the Airport.
How far is too far from the airport? Most of the cities that would be ideal would be 30-45 minutes away from Hartsfield.
My dad was a commercial airline pilot which required the family to do a fair amount of research before relocating to the area in the early 1970's. The family settled and lived on the South/Southeast side of town where most of my immediate family still lives today (I'm the black sheep of the bunch livng on the Northeast side of town).
A lot has changed since then but the primary things to consider still apply today. Do you presently live in Atlanta or are you moving into the area? Will you or a spouse be working at or near Hartsfield-Jackson International airport? What is the threshold of your maximum drive time or driving distance? Besides the airport, what other amenities, price range, schools/colleges, hobbies, interests, shopping, etc. will be important to you?
Answering these questions will help refine a search criteria that may be suitable to you. Keep in mind that flight patterns and operations change frequently, especially during different times of the year.