Atlanta, GA Community Information

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Atlanta, the capital of Georgia, became world renowned after hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. The city built many new attractions for the onslaught of tourists, and many remain today. The most popular is the Centennial Olympic Park. It has been adopted for residential use and is home to the world’s largest interactive fountain, the Fountain of Rings. From April to October, the park offers music at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Much is to be said about the amount of entertainment provided by Atlanta for residential families. Underground Atlanta, which is literally under the streets of the city, was built on the Creek Indian Village and Trading Post and offers shopping, dining and an exciting nightlife. Residents also have Stone Mountain Park, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Jazz Festival, which is conducted in May, featuring a month-long series of concerts, all at their doorsteps. Families can enjoy some of America’s favorite pastimes by watching the Atlanta Braves (MLB), Atlanta Hawks (NBA) or the Atlanta Falcons (NFL).

Vibrant business district

“The Big Peach” is rich with historical significance. The national historic site of Martin Luther King Jr. surrounds his childhood home on Auburn Avenue in the historic Sweet Auburn district. Atlanta is a popular city to call home. The Grant Park neighborhood is a good example of a growing community with many fun family events held throughout the year. The three city districts comprise of downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. On the outer limits are two major suburbs, Perimeter Center and Cumberland/Vinings. The first planned suburb in the city was Inman Park and more have appeared since then, including Roswell, Sandy Springs, Marietta and Peachtree City.

The vast selection of affordable homes in Atlanta can be attributed to the surge of companies establishing headquarters in the heart of the downtown district. Both LaFace Records and So So Def Records were founded in Atlanta, but this southern city is most recognized for the number of Fortune 500 companies headquartered within the city boundaries, including Coca-Cola, United Postal Service and Chick-Fil-A.

Rising out from the ashes of the Civil War, Atlanta has grown into a booming business city and is still ranked the “most heavily forested urban area in the country” by the U.S. Forest Service.

Whether you enjoy a view of the woods or a night out in the city’s vibrant downtown area, both can be found in “Hotlanta.” So begin your Atlanta real estate search today!

Sources and more information:
http://www.centennialpark.com/about/park_history.html
http://grantpark.org/net/content/page.aspx?s=2122.0.35.20
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta,_Georgia
http://www.city-data.com/city/Atlanta-Georgia.html
http://realestate.yahoo.com/Georgia/Atlanta
http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/ACSSAFFFacts?_event=&geo_id=16000US1304000&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US13%7C16000US1304000&_street=&_county=atlanta&_cityTown=atlanta&_state=04000US13&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=160&_submenuId=factsheet_1&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null®=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/atlanta/aub.htm

Atlanta, GA Community Information

Population

1,002,062

Median Age

33.0

Median Household Income

$53,904

Households with Children

45.27%

Median Travel Time to Work

28 minutes

Atlanta, GA Real Estate Market Information

Homes Owned

42.89%

Homes Rented

51.29%

Homes Vacant

5.82%

Atlanta, GA School Information

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Community

  • Total Population 1,002,062
  • Total Male Population 503,598
  • Total Female Population 498,464
  • Population change since 2000 747.07%
  • Median age 33.0
  • Percent of households with children 45.27%
  • Personal Crime risk 318

Transportation

  • Median travel time to work 28 minutes
  • Percent using Public transportation 11.88%
  • Percent Driving/Using Carpool 79.65
  • Percent Using Other transportation 4.07%
  • Percent Working From Home 4.39%

Education Levels

  • Some high school 15.48%
  • High school graduate 21.47%
  • Some college 17.64%
  • Associate degree 5.19%
  • Bachelor's degree 25.23%
  • Graduate degree 14.99%

Occupation

  • Agriculture, forestry, and fishing 0.23%
  • Construction 6.47%
  • Manufacturing 6.36%
  • Wholesale Trade 2.75%
  • Retail Trade 8.31%
  • Finance, insurance and real estate 8.66%
  • Services 5.08%
  • Public administration 4.60%
  • Information 5.37%
  • Professional 17.50%
  • Education 17.69%
  • Arts 10.35%

Income

  • Average household income $77,473
  • Income change since 2000 16.86%

Climate

  • Avg. January high/low temp 51.96 / 31.91
  • Avg. July high/low temp 89.01 / 67.98
  • Annual precipitation 52.60

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