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Get to KNOW Atlanta

Atlanta Events 2016 Chihuly

Top 10 Things to Do in Atlanta for Fall 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 Spring 2016 events below, and head over to for even more metro Atlanta events and happenings. Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern April 24-Sept. 4 | Each Sunday night, musicians from across the world take the stage at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for the venue’s free alternative rock performance series. For more information, visit Chihuly in the Garden April... Read More

Decatur: City Spotlight

‘The City of Decatur has evolved into a vibrant, small urban city.’ – Catherine Lee, City of Decatur, Downtown Development Manager Founded in 1823, even before the City of Atlanta, Decatur is named after U.S. Naval hero Stephen Decatur, and it retains a strong connection to its history while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development. Today, Decatur is known for its festivals, walkability and restaurant scene. Located 6 miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Decatur is only 4 square miles in size. It has a population of... Read More
Living Well In Atlanta

Living Well in Atlanta

Jobs That Get the Most for Their Money Atlanta is booming — economic development, jobs, corporate relocations and higher education matriculation are all continuing to climb as more companies, professionals and students take advantage of all the Peach City has to offer in terms of quality of life. Between 2013 and 2014, Atlanta’s net job creation of 88,200 beat out Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. In those same years, the average price of new homes in Atlanta was $286,196 and the average monthly apartment rent for a... Read More
Focusing on Atlanta's Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies

Atlanta’s Fortune 500 and 1000 Companies

Home to nearly 6 million people and more than 150,000 businesses, metro Atlanta continues to be an attractive place for Fortune 500 and 1000 companies because of the region’s low cost of doing business, ease of travel around the world through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the thriving innovative ecosystem, a business-friendly environment and its reputation as a logistics hub, says Gregg Simon, vice president of economic development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “We offer a steady talent pipeline through our graduates coming out... Read More
Suwanee: City Spotlight

Suwanee: City Spotlight

'Play hard, live well, smile more.' Suwanee is consistently named one of the nation’s best places to live, and residents and visitors thrive with the 500 acres of parks, miles of walking and biking trails, festivals, concerts, dining and shopping the area delivers. Founded as a small agricultural town with strong ties to the railroad, the Suwanee of today is an active, distinctive community and a regional role model for doing things right: named one of the nation’s “Best Small Communities in Which to Live” by Money Magazine several times, a... Read More
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Getting Around Atlanta

Local Transit MARTA—Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority MARTA is the dominant public transportation system in metro Atlanta with about 500,000 riders each day. Buses run from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. Times may vary on individual routes. The rail system operates from approximately 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekends and holidays. MARTA provides ADA-Compliant Paratransit Service to eligible persons with disabilities. Bus/rail... Read More
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Welcome to Atlanta!

Welcome to Atlanta, a city known for its distinctive mix of urban and Southern charms. With its fast-paced lifestyle in the heart of Midtown and Downtown and the comforts of traditional neighborhoods within its lively suburbs, Atlanta is a study in cultural, scenic and historic contrasts, and it isn’t only your new address, it’s also home to enriching cultural attractions, historic buildings and neighborhoods, corporate giants such as The Coca-Cola Company and The Home Depot, professional sports teams, five-star dining options and the world’s... Read More
How Atlanta Stacks Up

How Far Will Your Money Get You In Atlanta?

With affordable housing and a low cost of living, anyone moving to Atlanta can get more for their money when compared to other metro areas. To understand why more than 5 million people call metro Atlanta home, see below how it surpasses other major cities in almost every way that counts. [caption id="attachment_1950" align="aligncenter" width="780"] sources:, and[/caption]   How Metro Cities Stack Up Metro Atlanta includes more than 50 cities. Here is more information about how some of them... Read More

Atlanta: Where Business Is Big

Atlanta’s reputation as one of the nation’s most business-friendly cities keeps the metro area on the short list for start-ups and Fortune 500 and 1000 companies. From its early beginnings as a railroad terminus in 1837, Atlanta quickly expanded. Just two decades later it became the hub for four railroads, as well as a major manufacturing center. Today, the state’s capitol city is home to 18 Fortune 500 and 11 Fortune 1000 companies. Topping the list of Atlanta’s homegrown Fortune 500 firms are The Home Depot, the world’s largest home... Read More

Learn All About Atlanta

Home to more than 5.5 million people and considered the third largest metropolitan region in the Southeast, Atlanta is a bustling area that's the perfect hotspot for job seekers, Fortune 500 companies, tech gurus, growing families and more. There's an abundance of employment opportunities, housing options, school selections and much, much more to keep you and your family busy and happy upon relocating to the area. • CNNMoney named it a Top 10 City People are Moving To: "Even though it was hit hard by the recession, Atlanta has claimed the top spot... 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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