What makes Atlanta one of the TOP 5 cities in the United States?
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta can boast itself as a thriving business center with an eclectic mix of residents back dropped by a city with southern roots. With a flare for the arts, Atlanta offers visitors and residents a wide selection of museums, classical music venues and a thriving theatre scene. A major city means major sports teams, and catching an Atlanta Falcons, Hawks, or Braves game can make for a thrill of a lifetime.
In recent years, a select few smaller cities have been able to compete with larger areas (such as New York City and San Francisco) as places for entrepreneurs to start new businesses. Atlanta has quickly become an attractive place for entrepreneurs with its low cost of living, convenient transportation, available tech hubs, and diverse talent pool. In fact, between 2000 and 2006, Atlanta's population grew by 20.5 percent, making it the fastest-growing urban area in the country.
Encompassing $304 billion, the Atlanta metro area is the 8th largest economy in the country & 17th largest in the world. Atlanta recently made No. 5 on Forbes list of best cities for female founders. For 3 years in a row, Atlanta is the #1 place in the country that people moved to. With affordable housing and a low cost of living, Atlantans get more and spend less money. Another big reason for the scores of re-locations into our city is that Atlanta contains the country’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta, AT&T and UPS.
With strong Intown ventures that promote extremely high livability such as The Beltline (a necklace of green-space around the city), Ponce City Market (NYC’s “Chelsea Market of the South….on Steroids”), and a new Falcon’s Football Stadium; our city is continuing an extreme resurgence of Intown Living! With other great attractions like the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Porsche’s North American Head Quarters, and the College Football Hall of Fame being constructed; Atlanta will continue to solidify itself as a national and international Tour de Force!