Best Places to Live in Atlanta, Georgia

Regional center - North-central Georgia at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains
-Excellent housing
-Growth and sprawl
-Traffic and commutes
-Summer heat

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What Bert Has To Say About Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell Metro Area

The large, energetic and cosmopolitan Atlanta is a booming regional center for the growing and increasingly prosperous American South. Originally Atlanta was founded as a transportation crossroads, as railroads converged on its end-of-mountains location and radiated in all directions. Today’s Atlanta still plays that role, both for ground and air transport, as it originates more flights than any city except Chicago. But more generally, Atlanta has boomed, first as home to such giants as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, and more recently as a vital regional and headquarters business center for large corporations. Home offices for Home Depot, UPS, CNN and Bellsouth are in the area, and almost any company you can think of has an operation here, and some are quite large.


City: Atlanta
Zip Codes: 30331, 30318, 30311, 30315, 30316, 30310, 30324, 30327, 30306, 30305, 24 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1034 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in Atlanta is 5.90% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Atlanta jobs have increased by 2.21%. Learn More...
Compared to the rest of the country, Atlanta's cost of living is 1.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Atlanta's Cost of Living
Atlanta's population is 463,878 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 17.73%. Learn More...
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
The median home cost in Atlanta is $191,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 1.52%. Check out the homes in the area.
Atlanta public schools spend $16,062 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.7 students per teacher in Atlanta. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Atlanta

It's a good time to buy in Atlanta. Home Appreciation is up 7.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Atlanta Real Estate.

The median home price in Atlanta is $191,600. Browse Homes in this Range.

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Reviews for Atlanta    304 Reviews
The "A" is NOT all that it's cracked up to be!! - 6/5/2018
The "A" is NOT all that it's cracked up to be!! Why? Cost of living, auto insurance, traffic, drivers, people, roads, pay, lenox mall, transit, buckhead, atmosphere,... (Read More)

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Small town wants to be big city - 3/12/2018
Here's the real about Atlanta. To sum it up its kid who thinks they're grown cause they're in high school but compared to the juniors and seniors is still a wet behind... (Read More)

High violent crime rate, traffic, hot, and low pay - 11/18/2017
We lived in Atlanta for 3 years before moving due to one of the highest violent crime rates in the country. A friend got shot and killed at an ATM machine while taking... (Read More)

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