Once the South’s best kept secret, the capital city of Georgia is generating quite a bit of buzz, with people from all over the country and world getting in on the action. Known for affordable housing and overall cost of living, Hotlanta is also a hotbed for music, nightlife, education, culture, dining and straight-up fun. Atlanta features a sprawling metropolitan area, all of which boasts easy access to the city. Currently, Atlanta area homes for sale are listed at a median price of $319,875. Buyers interested in exploring Atlanta real estate have no shortage of neighborhoods from which to choose, including ultra-hip yet historic Virginia Highlands or recently revitalized Brookhaven, which is in close proximity to just about everything.
Atlantans live and die by their sports teams, even though grand success is rare. The Atlanta Falcons football and Atlanta Braves baseball both boast brand-new, state of the art stadiums. The recently established pro soccer team Atlanta United has been a raging success, and the Atlanta Hawks basketball team draws massive crowds. Despite the proliferation of pro sports to support, almost everyone chooses to align with one of the superb local university teams, like, for instance, the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
The area is also steeped in historical significance; the Civil War had an undeniable impact and Atlanta is considered the center of the modern civil rights movement. A few must-see attractions for those interested in such progress include the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park.
Once you’ve gotten your educational fill, head over to any of the city’s many attractions, like World of Coca-Cola, Centennial Olympic Park, College Football Hall of Fame or the stunning Georgia Aquarium, which features more than 120,000 animals. Stone Mountain is also a must-see, whether you hike it to the top or take the sky box on up. And don’t forget to keep an eye on the bustling area concert and festival schedule!