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Best Places to Live in Atlanta

Atlanta was founded on the premise of being a transportation hub in 1837. Fast forward a century and a few decades later, and Atlanta continues to be the transportation hub of the South. This thriving metropolis is home to the busiest airport in the entire world, Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport. Thousands of flights come and go from Atlanta to destinations all over the U.S. and the world every day. Atlanta’s centrality to travel is just one of the many reasons so many are flocking to Atlanta and metro Atlanta.

Aside from being a bustling focal point for travelers, Atlanta is one the best places to call home. Atlanta offers so many diverse communities within its city limits and outside the perimeter. To a young and hungry entrepreneur, Downtown, Emory Village, and Midtown are the best places to live in Atlanta. If you ask a lover of history, they’ll tell you Inman Park, Sweet Auburn and Grant Park cannot be beat. Consult with the affluent crowd, and they will point you in the direction of Buckhead and Virginia Highland as the best places to live in Atlanta. Atlanta even appeals to the hipster crowd and townies as they flock to Little Five Points. These communities and more offer unique amenities that appeal to various niche groups.

Atlanta is also a booming metropolis in terms of economic development and industry. Fortune-500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, and UPS are all headquartered in Atlanta. Businesses are flocking to Atlanta to expand due to its high volume of residents and visitors, flourishing economy and real estate sector.

Atlanta, though culturally and geographically Southern, is also one of the nation’s leading international cities. All throughout the city you will find museums, multi-cultural cuisine, and local businesses all tipping their hats to Atlanta’s culturally rich past and present. People from all over the globe move to Atlanta in pursuit of their career and millions visit annually. The diversity of Atlanta’s people is reflected in the diversity of its numerous communities.

With Atlanta’s population rising over 5.7 million, it is in the top 10 largest metropolitan statistical areas in the country. Atlanta is easily navigable by car, bike or walking depending on which Atlanta neighborhood you choose. There really is no one best place to live in Atlanta. Each neighborhood has its own special qualities that appeal to various home buyers. Please peruse the Atlanta neighborhoods map below to learn more about the city's real estate options and the best places to live in Atlanta.

 

 

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