Hi Kim! This is an interesting thought process. How "safe" is Atlanta? My daughter just graduated from GT and I can tell you that most of Marietta is probably safer than the area around her campus ... that being said, there are various websites that you can review by just GOOGLING your question. Crime statistics are public information ... thankfully! Let me know if you need help finding a home in Marietta if you decide to move "north"! I'd be glad to help you!