Atlanta is one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in the U.S. Due to its position as a transportation and shipping hub, it's also home to major corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines. Although it was first settled in 1822, the region officially became "Atlanta" in 1847. Historic Atlanta is most famous for being burned to the ground during the Civil War and later hosted the premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind, which featured this tragic event.

Today, Atlanta is also a hub of culture, and the arts, but has a fun side. It was the site of 1996 Summer Olympics and hosts the annual DragonCon convention as well as numerous professional sports teams. Many locals refer to it as "Hotlanta" due to its subtropical climate, but it's actually cooler than many Southern cities because of its higher elevation. The Atlanta lifestyle is a unique combination of traditional Southern ideals and a fast-moving urban culture.

If you are moving to the Atlanta area, here are a few resources that will help.

Find Atlanta Real Estate



Atlanta Information



  • State of Georgia Official Site, www.georgia.gov

  • City of Alpharetta, www.alpharetta.ga.us

  • City of Athens, www.libs.uga.edu/athens

  • City of Cumming, www.cityofcumming.net

  • City of Duluth, www.duluth-ga.com

  • City of Roswell, www.ci.roswell.ga.us

  • City of Marietta, www.mariettaga.gov


Atlanta Higher Education



  • Georgia Tech, www.gatech.edu

  • Emory University, www.emory.edu

  • Georgia State University, www.egsu.edu/

  • The University of Georgia(Athens), www.uga.edu/


Atlanta Attractions



  • Atlanta Zoo, www.zooatlanta.com

  • Georgia Aquarium, www.georgiaaquarium.org

  • Six Flags Over Georgia, www.sixflags.com/parks/overgeorgia

  • High Museum of Art, www.high.org

  • Georgia Museum of Art, www.uga.edu/gamuseum

  • Ballet, www.atlantaballet.com

  • Opera, www.atlantaopera.org

  • Symphony, www.atlantasymphony.org

  • Atlanta Braves, www.atlantabraves.com

  • Atlanta Hawks, www.nba.com/hawks

  • Atlanta Falcons, www.atlantafalcons.com

  • Atlanta Thrashers, www.atlantathrashers.com

  • Golf Information, www.golflink.com/golf-courses/state.asp?state=GA

  • National Park Service, www.nps.gov/chat


Photo Courtesy of: Georgia Department of Economic Development