Atlanta City Guide
Welcome to Hotlanta
Scorching summer days aside, Hotlanta is an appropriate nickname when it comes to landing a job in this southern city— Atlanta claims the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and over 75% of Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the metropolitan area. National and international companies like The Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, The Coca-Cola Company, and Delta Airlines are just a few major businesses located here. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves- finding a home or apartment rental in the City in a Forest is step one!
Median list prices in Atlanta are slightly higher than the median list price for the state of Georgia; however, living in A-Town is still more affordable than other comparable cities in Georgia, such as Brunswick and Savannah. Come take advantage of comparatively low metropolitan realty and find your perfect southern home!
Neighborhoods in Atlanta
Buckhead: If you seek a home in the most affluent neighborhood of Atlanta, look no further. Within the northern region of Buckhead you will find neighborhoods like Peachtree Hills and Tuxedo Park, where homes go for upwards of a million. Rent in this area is rather reasonable when compared to the median list price- renters can live alongside luxury homes with rent prices as low as $1,000 per month. Tuxedo Park was once home to Robert Woodruff, the Former Chairman of the Coca-Cola Company. Buckhead boasts a variety of home styles, so if you are looking to purchase a luxury home, it does not necessarily have to be a typical southern mansion just because you’re in Georgia.
Midtown: Sandwiched between Downtown and Buckhead, Midtown is the second largest business district of Atlanta with a workplace population of around 68,000. Midtown is home to Georgia Tech and the John Marshall Law School, and has experienced a lot of positive revitalization in the past few years with new condominiums and apartments being built in areas like Technology Square. Culturally inclined Atlantans will find Woodruff Arts Center in this area, in addition to High Museum of Art, which is arguably the leading art museum of the southeast. The world famous Georgia Aquarium is close by also. If affordability and proximity to the city are must haves, put Midtown on your list of places to check out!
Lakewood Heights: Developments in the Atlanta area film and television production business are growing exponentially in this southern neighborhood of Atlanta. Those who are beginning work in television and communications might consider settling in this locality for a short commute and affordable pad, as the median rent is around $850. Downtown workers looking for an inexpensive place to buy or rent might also consider Lakewook. The commute is a mere 30 minutes— not bad for a city that is known for its horrendous traffic! Baseball fans who locate to Lakewood Heights will be thrilled to be living in close proximity to Turner Field, home to the Atlanta Braves!
Edgewood: Situated on the east side of Atlanta, this middle class neighborhood has both a shopping center that gives it a suburban feel as well as a mere 30 minute commute to Downtown. Settle in Edgewood if you want to start a family or take the train to work in the city, and still have money left over to eat each week, or maybe even catch a Falcons game!
The Big Peach has a lot to offer, so make sure you consider all of the possibilities before deciding on the neighborhood and home or rental that is right for you!