City Guide: Atlanta, GA

Learn about Georgia's largest city and why it's great for young professionals.

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Learn about Atlanta, GA

The city emerged as a rail station from the West to East in the 1830s, and played a significant part in the Civil War.

In modern times, Atlanta encompasses more than just its historic roots. It's known for being the cultural and economic center of Georgia, and is home to industries that include aerospace, transportation, and film and television production.

City Neighborhoods

Downtown Atlanta is home to CNN, The World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium and the National Center for Civil & Human Rights. There are a ton of other neighborhoods worth exploring though, including: Midtown, Buckhead, Old Fourth Ward, and more.

Nearly 48 percent of Atlanta is covered by an urban tree canopy – making it the most tree dense city in the United States.

Atlanta by the Numbers

The #3 fastest growing metro area in the US

6.1 M

Population of Atlanta Metro


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Food & Drink

There's been an emergence of handcrafted cocktails and local brews lately. Despite numerous hurdles in the past few years, bartenders continue to innovate how cocktails are created and served.

In terms of the food scene in Atlanta, check out hotspots in the city like Ponce City Market, D.B.A. Barbecue, or Paschal’s for their fried chicken (with a secret recipe).

Atlanta Recreation

The BeltLine is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta. You'll find people traversing this stretch of trail in search of great parks, restaurants, and breweries. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in under construction.

Westside’s most popular feature is the panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline. It's been the Hollywood backdrop for many popular movies and TV showcases including Stranger Things, Fast and Furious, and Hunger Games. 

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