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Locations: Atlanta, Georgia

Moving to Atlanta?

Moving to Atlanta?  If you’re looking for a cosmopolitancity with Southern Hospitality charm, Atlanta is right for you.  Its rich history, urban development and vibrant population have made Atlanta one of the fastest growing cities in America.  Affectionately known as "The Big Peach", the city is famous for peaches from the region and for an abundance of streets named Peachtree (there are over 40 in the Atlanta area).

As the business hub for many US and international companies, many people are relocating to Atlanta either to pursue new employment opportunities or through a corporate relocation associated with a jobsite change.  With the strong presence of colleges and universities, there are many students and professors moving to Atlanta for educational purposes…as well as a large number of entry-level employees arriving after graduation from schools in the southern region and around the country.

Atlanta maintains roots deep in its southern history, and there are plenty of place to visit to learn about the famous figures and historical events from the area.  The Martin
Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site
has a visitor center depicting the life of the famous icon and the Civil Rights Movement, which shaped both the city of Atlanta and the Nation.  At the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum you’ll find a replica of the Oval Office, Jimmy Carter’s Nobel Peace Prize, as well as traveling exhibitions.  Other historical landmarks and visitor centers include the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Civic Center, Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum, and the High Museum of Art.

There are other sites where you can explore the city in its earlier days, and learn about the companies that have made Atlanta a global business center.  At Underground Atlanta you can experience the underground world that was created in the 1920’s when viaducts were built below street level to relieve the city’s transportation congestion.  As the place where the original Coca-Cola recipe was invented, Atlanta has been largely influenced by the Coca-Cola organization.  Stop by the World of Coca-Cola where you can see over 1,000 memorabilia articles, learn the history of the world’s most famous soft drink, and sample up to 40 types of Coca-Cola products from around the world.  Headquartered in Atlanta, the major television network CNN also has a large presence in the city.  Take the CNN Studio Tour to get the inside scoop on how a newsroom operates.

Atlanta has a sprawling layout with pockets of urban and suburban neighborhoods.  The Midtown neighborhood is heavily focused on the arts with the Fox Theatre, Woodruff Center and Atlanta Symphony.  This area is also known for its restaurants and nightlife,Piedmont Park in Atlanta shopping on Midtown Mile, as well as Piedmont Park (the city's largest green space).  Since the Buckhead district became linked to Atlanta’s highway system, it has seen increased commercial growth and has become one of the nation’s most affluent neighborhoods.  The Intown district consists of many communities: the Bohemian community of Little Five Points, laid-back East Atlanta, the popular dining and nightlife areas of Virginia-Highland and Poncey-Highlands, and the restored Victorian area of Grant Park and Inman Park.

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