Welcome to Atlanta!
Welcome to Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia! Enjoy learning about the history of the civil rights movement, experiencing the diverse culture, walking through iconic parks, visiting tasty restaurants and breweries, and more. Let's explore all that Atlanta has to offer!
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Civil Rights Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
Sweet Auburn District
Downtown Atlanta offers visitors a chance to witness civil rights history in the Sweet Auburn district. Explore Martin Luther King Jr.'s extensive legacy as you visit his birth home and the Ebenezer Baptist Church. The International Walk of Fame provides an opportunity to walk in the footsteps of civil rights activists from the mid 1950s to 1968. Hop on the Atlanta Streetcar and visit the Sweet Auburn District, the Sweet Auburn Festival, and Curb Market, featuring fresh produce, artisan shops, and eateries.
- Royal Peacock Club
- Sweet Auburn Festival
- Ebenezer Baptist Church
- Sweet Auburn Curb Market
- Black History Month Parade
- Self-Guided Tour of Sweet Auburn Ave.
Getting Around Atlanta
Bike or Scooter Rental
MARTA Transit Rail System
TIP: Using the CityPASS will save you money as you visit the best attractions in Atlanta. The CityPass includes admission to the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta, and your choice of 2 of the following: Fernbank Museum of Natural History; College Football Hall of Fame; National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The CityPASS can help you save time by avoiding some ticket and entry lines. Buy your CityPASS online before traveling to Atlanta to ensure you get into attractions requiring reservations.
Underwater Escape Georgia Aquarium
Fun For The Whole Family
Visit the Georgia Aquarium, and the whole family is bound to enjoy the variety of fish and animal encounters. 10 million gallons of water is home to more fish and animals than any other aquarium.
The exciting dolphin show is performed to music and highlights the emotional bond between dolphins and humans. You can cage dive with sharks, enjoy a Beluga whale or penguin encounter, snorkel with whale sharks and manta rays, and have other great underwater adventures.
- Whale Sharks
- Manta Rays
- Sea Lions
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in Atlanta, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, Atlanta offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in Atlanta!
FootballChick-fil-A Football Hall of Fame
Sports History in Atlanta
If you love college football, you need to visit the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. You'll be awed by the 3-story Helmet Wall, the Game Day Theatre, and the 45-yard indoor football field. Immerse yourself in the 365-degree reality booth where you'll feel like you're on the football field, or experience gameday at 14 college football stadiums while wearing a VR Oculus headset.
- 3-Story Helmet Wall
- 45-Yard Indoor Football Field
- VR Oculus Experience
- 365-Degree Reality Booth
Tasty Adventure World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta
Experience the History of Coca-Cola
The city of Atlanta proudly welcomes you to visit the World of Coca-Cola. Learn the history of the iconic beverage, which was created in Atlanta in 1886, see the behind-the-scenes bottling process, and visit the 4-D theater, the Bottle Cap Café, and the Coca-Cola store. Even schedule a birthday celebration!
- 4-D Theater
- Bottle Cap Café
- Coca-Cola Store
- Scent Discovery
- Sample Beverages
- Pop Culture Gallery
- Vault of the Secret Formula
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around Atlanta
There are so many activities and sites to see in Atlanta:
- Zoo Atlanta
- Georgia Aquarium
- World of Coca-Cola
- High Museum of Art
- Stone Mountain Park
- Atlanta History Center
- Atlanta Botanical Garden
- Centennial Olympic Park
- MLK Jr. National Historic Site
The average price of homes is approximately $400,000 (Dec. 2022)
Atlanta offers a variety of home-buying and renting options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo. Most Altlanta homebuyers stay within the metropolitan area, while others enjoy living in charming neighborhoods and historic districts.
- Cost of living (average individual): $2,174/month
- Average home price: $400,000
- Residential property tax: 0.83%
Atlanta is nicknamed "A-Town" (among others)
Nicknames for Atlanta include "A-Town," "The ATL," "The Big Peach," and others.
Enjoy a trip to Atlanta between March and September, and you'll enjoy temperatures in the low 70s F to mid 80s F. Average humidity falls between 82-52%.
- Elevation: 738 Feet
- Land area: 136.3 mi2
- Approx. population: 5.1 million (2022)
- Median resident age: 33.3 years old
$111,013 is the average income in Atlanta (median income ~ 64,179/year)
Atlanta is popular for a growing startup scene thanks in part to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Common jobs in the area include cashiers and internships, while in-demand jobs include advertising sales agents, audio/video technicians, and bookkeepers. Here are some of the most common jobs:
- Sales Associate
- Customer Service Rep
Moving to Atlanta, Georgia
Would you like to live in Atlanta?
Atlanta Offers Big City Living and Rich History
If you would like to live in Atlanta, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: healthcare and biomedical, manufacturing, finance, or media and communications. High-tech industries, manufacturing and automotive business, bioscience companies also employ many professionals in the area.
If you're interested in moving to Atlanta, you can choose from a variety of home styles and neighborhoods, including some of the most historic districts in the U.S. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses
- Historic Homes