You get a change of seasons, but the cold never stays for too long. Most of the year is lovely, with plenty of sunshine. Plus, there's no shortage of ways to get out and enjoy it.
Ok this may sound silly. Most cities have an airport, and it's none too exciting, right? Well, as someone who does a fair bit of traveling, I have to say that the value of an airport like Hartsfield-Jackson, with non-stop flights to pretty much everywhere at pretty much every hour of the day is an oft overlooked feature of Atlanta.
Big City Culture
Atlanta may not be quite the arts mecca that New York is, but there are cultural opportunities. When musicians go on tour or a Broadway musical hits the road, you can bet they are making a stop in Atlanta. Plus, the High Museum of Art, with a great permanent collection and visiting art of the highest caliber.
Atlanta is the business center of the South. Our city is home to more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, and other large employers like universities, hospitals and more. While the job market can still be tough, the city has been steadily gaining jobs and Atlanta offers excellent opportunities for professional career growth.
Many of these areas are walkable \ and have a real sense of community. They have their own festivals, their own style, and passionate residents that are dedicated to making their little slice of the city the best place to call home. Stroll through Virigina Highland, Inman Park, Candler Park or Midtown on a sunny Saturday and you'll see what makes Atlanta's neighborhoods so special.
The Cost of Living
For a city this big, Atlanta is not expensive. You get much more bang for your buck here than in other cities, with truly affordable options for housing and lots of other luxuries other cities don't offer - like readily available (and often free) parking. This makes Atlanta a great city for young professionals and families alike.
The cost living in Atlanta is 1.3% less than the national average
Cost of living index (index National is 100)
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