Moving to Atlanta

Atlanta Relocation Guide

The only thing better than visiting Atlanta is living here! With a booming economy, great weather, and an unparalleled lifestyle, it’s easy to see why so many people call Atlanta home. Not only are all four major sports teams at your fingertips, but there are also more than 8,000 restaurants to choose from with everything from international fare to down-home southern cooking. Our neighborhoods range from unique and eclectic with tree-lined streets to expansive mansions in suburban life. Our upbeat nightlife is definitely on the cutting edge and both mountains and the ocean are only a day trip away. Thanks to the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, 80 percent of the United States is within two hours of the city. As you will be able to see from the rest of David Wolfe’s web site, there are many more reasons why 3.4 million people call Atlanta home.

Whether you’re in the mood for a musical or a visit to the symphony, Atlanta’s rich history and exciting cultural offerings entertain every visitor and keep locals coming back for more. Atlanta rivals any city in America when it comes to offering world-class cultural amenities. Visitors can choose from top exhibits at galleries and museums, stunning theatrical performances, music and dance, well-known historical places, and educational family attractions.

Main Attractions

At first glance, Atlanta can be a little overwhelming with its tall skyscrapers and bumper to bumper traffic.  But scratch the surface and you’ll find plenty that entertains: Explore one of the city’s historical sites, hop on a bike and cruise a park, expand your culinary horizons or get a culture fix.  Whatever your taste, Atlanta has it!  Whether your living in Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Buckhead, Grant Park, Virginia Highlands, or wherever else you hang your hat…no matter where you are, there’s always something fun and new around the corner.

CNN Center
Get a peek inside Ted Turner’s empire and a behind-the-scenes look at how the news gets made.  While you’re there, be sure to check out Philips Arena and Centennial Olympic Park, both within walking distance.  And don’t miss the Coca-Cola museum!  There you’ll be able to taste Coke products from around the world

High Museum of Art
If you only make one culture stop while you’re in town, make it here. From Renaissance masterpieces to some wild and crazy Pop Art, offerings at the High are sure to please the art lover in you.  There are constantly some great special event galleries offered at the High Museum.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
For a true Atlanta experience, visit the King Center. The site of King’s birth home and final resting place, the area is a jumping-off point to explore the neighborhood where the Civil Rights movement was born.

Stone Mountain Park
Welcome to the world’s largest slab of exposed granite. Folks with a hankering for the outdoors flock to the park for hiking, golfing, biking and boating.  Looking for a neat place to watch 4th of July Fireworks?  This is the place to be!  You’ll be amazed at the great light show.

The Varsity
Hit the Varsity on the way to a Braves game for a glorified steak, a hotdog, and an order of rings. Sure, the food’s greasy (and I do mean GREASY), but this piece of fast-food Americana is not to be missed.  Ask any of the patrons at The Varsity about the story behind the success, it’s pretty cool.

Getting Here

You’ve landed at the world’s busiest airport, but don’t stress out. Just hop in a cab and relax. Taxi from the airport to downtown: $20; to Buckhead: $40. Get some help to tackle Hartsfield:

Getting Around

If you’re driving, expect traffic. There’s no escaping it.  Or, try MARTA.  It won’t get you everywhere, but it does have stops near the major attractions. Get maps and schedules:

Best Time to Visit

Atlanta’s a year-round destination, with mostly moderate weather. Big annual events:

  • King Holiday
  • Braves Opening Day
  • Dogwood Festival
  • Music Midtown
  • Peachtree Road Race
  • Pride Festival

Family Time

Bringing the kids? You’ll find plenty of family-friendly stuff to do, both indoors and out. Some fun destinations:

  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Fernbank Museum
  • Six Flags
  • Center for Puppetry Arts
  • White Water