Atlanta Real Estate
Atlanta is the capital city of Georgia, and the most populous city in Georgia. The population of the city itself is some 500,000, but it serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than 5.9 million people and the 9th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Additionally, it is the county seat for Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia.
Why Do People Live In Atlanta?
First, it’s important to define the boundary of the City of Atlanta, which this guide covers. The map at the above shows the city limits. Areas like West Midtown, Midtown and Buckhead are part of the City of Atlanta. Yet it is not uncommon for someone to say “I live in Atlanta….” and when asked what part, they reply, Alpharetta, Smyrna, Johns Creek or Peachtree City. These are all surrounding cities (suburbs) of Metro Atlanta.
Living in the city offers access to cultural events ranging from professional sports at Mercedes Benz Stadium and the State Farm Arena. College sports can be found at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. Cultural events go from festival at Centennial Olympic Park to Chastain Park in Buckhead and everything in between like the Fox Theater and other venues. Housing options range from luxury apartments to the condominium towers of Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead and single family homes in areas like Virginia Highland, Buckhead, Historic Midtown and West Midtown.
Access to mass transit (MARTA) as well as the Downtown Connector (I-85 and I-75) give residents access to all parts of the city and suburbs.
Looking for a home or condominium in Atlanta?
You will literally find homes ranging from $90,000 to $15,000,000 in the city. Of course this range is because of a broad area of incomes and neighborhoods. Searching for a home in Atlanta is best accomplished by knowing a specific neighborhood or area versus a broad search. But you can see that broad range by clicking on the VIEW LISTINGS button above and to the right.
What Are the Neighborhoods Like?
With the price range mentioned above, the range of homes is from a fixer-upper in an up-and-coming neighborhood to the stately mansions of Buckhead or the multi-million dollar high rise condo buildings of Midtown and Buckhead. You can enjoy the urban feel of walking (Midtown) or have an estate with privacy (Buckhead) and pretty much anything in between.
What’s Going on In or Nearby Atlanta?
Downtown features Centennial Olympic Park, Midtown has Piedmont Park and Buckhead has Chastain Park. There are cultural attractions including museums, World of Coke, the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Zoo…this list goes on and on. Numerous areas of Atlanta are seeing a gentrification and changes bringing new construction homes, offices and businesses.
What Schools will the Kids Attend?
Based on the size of Atlanta, you can’t determine which school the kids will attend until you have selected a specific area or neighborhood…then you can look at schools.
Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?
As we pointed out earlier, you can click on the orange box on the upper right hand side of the page to see all listings with Atlanta listed as the city. It’s important to keep in mind that an Atlanta address could be outside of the actual city limits, depending on how a listing was entered. It is updated every 15-45 minutes, every day. Or, we would be happy to discuss your specific needs and custom design a search for you. Just give us a call.