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2016 Year in Review: Atlanta’s Corporate Relocations
Why Companies Keep Choosing Atlanta

The companies below have something in common: In 2016, they all chose Atlanta for their new facilities or relocated operations. The city continues an upward trend for corporate relocations, and time and time again as Atlanta competes against other cities for business, the city’s low costs, business-friendliness, quality of life and access to top workforce talent continues to put the city at the top of the list for major companies. Over the last year, some of the biggest corporate brands have chosen the metro area, with Midtown and the Perimeter... Read More

Why Real Estate Pros Think Atlanta is a Great Place to Relocate

Compared to other large metropolitan areas, Atlanta is unique in that the resale market, as well as new home market, continue to thrive and is positioned to do very well in 2017. “Atlanta is an excellent relocation choice due to great schools, job growth and various housing options for all price points,” says Lane L. McCormack, SVP and managing broker with Harry Norman’s Cobb County-Marietta office and 2016 president of the Atlanta Realtors Association. McCormack, who has worked in real estate since 1998, says “location, location,... Read More
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Southside Atlanta
Home to Hartsfield-Jackson, business leaders from Atlanta's southside share plans for growth

Home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Porsche Experience Center and initiatives like Select Fulton, the south side of metro Atlanta is a dynamic community that houses a diverse economy, high quality of life and a unique mixture of neighborhoods. “The community and economic fabrics of south Fulton [County] offer a diverse network of businesses and communities that are focused on moving the area forward,” says Select Fulton CEO Al Nash. “With new businesses choosing the area, existing businesses expanding operations, easy... Read More

Community Focus: Serenbe
Neighbors and nature intermingle in this south-of-Atlanta locale

Concerned that urban sprawl would disrupt a beautiful rural area approximately 35 minutes southwest of Atlanta, Steve and Marie Nygren established the agrarian community Serenbe 11 years ago. Located in Chattahoochee Hills, a city that is home to nearly 3,000 people in the last undeveloped area of Fulton County, Serenbe is full of fresh food, fresh air and focused on well-being. The neighborhood is set among acres of preserved forests and meadows with miles of nature trails that connect homes and restaurants with arts and businesses. Steve and... Read More
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Atlanta's Millennial Relocators
What brings Millennials to the Peach City, and what makes them want to stay?

More than 83.1 million Millennials live in the United States, and more and more are choosing Atlanta as word spreads that the city is an attractive place to live. Last fall, named Atlanta the No. 2 best city for Millennials, reporting its calculations were based on “places where job growth is projected to be above average; food, rent and other necessities are relatively affordable; and there are high concentrations of grocery stores, pharmacies, laundromats, and other amenities.” As the city continues to grow, so does its reputation in... Read More

6 Atlanta Hotspots for New Residents to Enjoy
Dining, music and nightlife provide a fun way for relocators to get acquainted with the city

Whether you live north, south, east or west of Downtown Atlanta, or right in the heart of the city, residents and visitors alike have access to an abundance of options when it comes to where they want to live, work and play. “Ultimately, when you choose Atlanta, you actually don’t have to choose just one part of the city,” says Kate Atwood, vice president of ChooseATL. “Your options here are limitless and that is what makes this city the best place to call home.” ChooseATL is a regional initiative focused on telling a comprehensive story... Read More

12 Important Questions to Ask When Looking for a Private School
Atlanta independent school leaders share what parents need to know

With independent school education being so competitive in the Atlanta area, it’s important to know exactly what questions you should ask when choosing the perfect school for your child. “Atlanta is one of the best places in the country for pre-K through 12th-grade school options,” says Lisa McGuire, director of admission and marketing at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta. “There is a school for everyone. When a family finds that their children have different learning needs there is usually a school that will provide a solution.... Read More

Preparing Georgia’s Little Ones for K-12

Georgia preschool programs have been proven to help children succeed before entering kindergarten. “Research has shown that children who attended Georgia’s Pre-K were able to overcome the achievement gap they face prior to enrolling in pre-K,” says Theresa Prestwood, vice president of development marketing for Quality Care for Children. Georgia Pre-K is a program for 4 year olds to prepare children for kindergarten. In Georgia, the lottery-funded program is available for children who are 4 by Sept. 1. The program is voluntary for families... Read More
Atlanta, GA, USA - October 20, 2012:  Two young women carry the banner that signals the beginning of the Little Five Points Halloween parade, one of the largest Halloween parades in the southeast.

9 Things to Do in Atlanta for Fall-Winter 2016

Visiting Atlanta for a weekend to scout out your new home, or just moved in and looking for some family-friendly fun? Check out Occupy My Family’s can’t-miss fall and holiday 2016 events below, and head over to for even more metro Atlanta events and happenings. Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade (Oct. 15) Atlanta’s ultimate Halloween extravaganza is set for one of the city’s most beloved districts. The parade is the centerpiece of a day-long celebration where costumes are welcome and encouraged. For more... Read More
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What to Look For in Your Atlanta Retirement Community

According to WalletHub, Atlanta is one of the top cities for retirement in America, landing the No. 8 spot in 2016. Comparing affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities in the 150 largest U.S. cities to determine its rankings, the report shows Atlanta posted high scores for low taxes, weather and cost of living. Another report released in June by GOBankingRates showed Georgia is the No. 10 best state to retire rich. The ranking methodology was based on an analysis of costs that affect retirees, including... Read More
  • Your Guide to Atlanta Higher Ed Options

    Learn more about colleges and universities in the metro Atlanta area

    With nearly 60 colleges and universities in metro Atlanta, the options for institutions of higher learning couldn’t be better... Read More

  • Atlanta's Private Schools: Going Full STEAM Ahead

    Preparing Atlanta’s students for careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math

    Careers in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) continue to be the fastest-growing occupations in the... Read More

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