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Welcome to Atlanta, the capital of Georgia and “the new south.” Here, you’ll find a diverse and thriving community with a rich cultural history and influence ranging from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Like the many storytellers who’ve called Atlanta “home,” this eclectic city will reveal its many fascinating secrets to you if you spend some time here.

Atlanta’s blend of past and present features a landscape of historical antebellum mansions to sleek and modern downtown skyscrapers. It’s home to world-renowned African-American leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., CNN, Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, Gone with the Wind author, Margaret Mitchell, art museums, luxury shopping, the Falcons, Braves and Hawks, dozens of outdoor festivals, a mix of influential musical genres from hip-hop to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and culinary delights from seafood to soul food.

GEOGRAPHY

Atlantan’s refer to where they live as either inside the perimeter (ITP) or outside the perimeter (OTP). The perimeter is designated by I-285 that encircles the city in a 60-mile stretch of highway. In about four to five hours drive, you can be at the Georgia coast enjoying the beauty of its barrier islands or at other well-known vacation destinations of Hilton Head, Jekyll and St. Simons Islands. The beautiful Lake Lanier and the North Georgia Mountains are within an hour’s drive outside of Atlanta and boast exceptional dining, wine tasting and opportunities to explore gorges, lakes and other outdoor pursuits. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, known as the “World’s Busiest Airport,” is a domestic and international travel hub that is within a two-hour flight to 80 percent of the U.S. population.

COMMERCE

Twenty five of America’s largest corporations are headquartered in the Atlanta area, including Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Genuine Parts Company, Suntrust Bank, Inc., to name a few. In 2015, these top 25 organizations alone generated over $371 billion in revenue for the state of Georgia and its local communities.

NEIGHBORHOODS

You’ll find a wide range of architecture—from historic Antebellum mansions to contemporary condos and everything in between in Atlanta’s distinct districts and neighborhoods, including: Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, Little Five Points, Virginia Highlands, Dunwoody, and Decatur.

GREEN SPACES AND RECREATION

Atlanta is serious about outdoor activities and protecting its green spaces. Almost 54 percent of Atlanta is covered with trees, elevating it to the number one position of U.S. green cities. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the six-miles of paved bike and pedestrian trails at Atlanta BeltLine Trails and enjoy hiking, biking, and more at Stone Mountain. The Silver Comet Trail also offers 61.5 miles of trails built over old railroad trestles and under mountains that extend from Smyrna to the Georgia/Alabama state line.

MARTA TRANSIT CONVENIENCE

The Metro Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) offers convenient and affordable transit and an escape from gridlocked interstate traffic. A single ride on the MARTA train line costs $2.50— much more economical than a cab ride—and runs east/west in a 2.7-mile loop from downtown to an eclectic mix of shops, nightlife, and restaurants along Edgewood Avenue to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site.

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