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5 Reasons to Live in Atlanta

April 28, 2022

Evening shot of Atlanta's skyline.

Midtown Atlanta

Atlanta is no doubt one of the hottest real estate markets in the United States. The reasons are plenty. In fact, it scored #55 in the U.S. News Best Places to Live rankings, and #90 in the U.S. News Best Places to Retire list. Let’s break down just five of the reasons to live in Atlanta.

Things To Do in Atlanta

Let’s start with the food, shall we? Atlanta’s food and brewery scene earned it a spot on Insider’s 25 Best Cities in the US for Foodies list. It is known for its culturally diverse food scene with more than 26 nations represented. If locally sourced ingredients are important to you, Atlanta has that, too. Looking for more than just a full stomach, Atlanta is also affectionately called Hotlanta, and for a good reason. Known as the capital of hip hop, celebrity sightings are a real possibility here. With festivals, music gatherings, rooftop bars, dance clubs, comedy clubs, and more, you will find an active and diverse nightlife in Atlanta.

Atlanta Job Opportunities

Atlanta is one of the Top 15 Metropolitan Areas by Cumulative Revenue ($397.7 billion) in a recent Fortune 500 ranking, marking it as one of the best business hubs in the United States. It is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies including The Home Depot, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, and Delta Air Lines. Its workforce has a slightly higher than average annual salary, and a lower unemployment rate than the national average too. A study by Wallet Hub ranked it 15th in the nation for its job market and 3rd best place to start a career.

Weekend Trips from Atlanta is close to it all, including the mountains and the coast, making it easy to plan a weekend trip just an hour or two away from home. Augusta is known for golf, and its historic tours, but it’s a great spot for adventure-seeking as well. Stone Mountain Park is perfect for when you are seeking a little nature and it's only 20 minutes away. Toccoa Falls is another must-visit destination that is less than an hour away. Beachgoers have several options, including St. Simons Island, which is the Golden Isles’ largest barrier island, Hilton Head Island on South Carolina’s southernmost tip, or Tybee Island.

Atlanta Weather

Snowbirds, rejoice! The winters in Atlanta are cool and wintry weather is rare and short-lived. Atlanta averages just 2.2 inches of snowfall per winter. The heaviest snowfall in Atlanta dates back to 1940 and was 10 inches. Summers can be hot and humid but the area’s elevation can help moderate the temps. And of course, air conditioning is a must-have here, helping to offset the sticky summer heat. July temps average 80.9 degrees and January averages 44.8 degrees. Lows falling at or below freezing occur on average 36 nights annually.

History of Atlanta, GA

Did you know that Atlanta was destroyed by war and rebuilt again? Atlanta was captured and nearly completely burned to the ground during the American Civil War. That’s why Atlanta is The Phoenix City, and it certainly rose from the ashes to become the unofficial capital of the “New South.” It was also a major organizing center during the Civil Rights movement. Today, it is the capital and most populous city in Georgia with a population of 498,715 living within the city limits. Its metro area is home to more than 6 million people making it the 8th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It also boasts the world’s busiest airport.

Atlanta Housing Market

Median home sales prices are up nearly 20 percent year over year, making it a great location to set down some roots. Eastwood Homes builds in 4 communities which include Sunrise Cove at Great Sky in Canton, Summerlyn in Buford, Cambridge in Flowery Branch, and Twin Lakes in Hoschton. We have a fifth community called Parkview in Cumming that is coming soon! Learn more about those communities here or message our team at [email protected] or call 678-263-2757 for more information!

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