- Home to 5.4 million residents
- Professional sports teams include the Falcons, Braves and Hawks
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is often named “world’s busiest”
- World-class museums, music venues, art galleries and festivals combine for rich culture
- Top employers include Coca-Cola, IBM, Southern Company, and The Home Depot
History, Industry and Rich Culture Define Georgia’s Capitol City
Metro Atlanta is a bustling, world-class city, home to five million people and growing! Hartsfiled-Jackson International Airport makes Atlanta an easy stop from almost any major airport in the world. Subsequently, major corporations such as Turner Broadcasting, Coca-Cola, IBM, Delta Air Lines, The Home Depot, and Newell Rubbermaid are some of the Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Atlanta, making the city an excellent place for job-seekers.
Rich in history, the city of Atlanta features historical sites such as the Carter Center Presidential Library, the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, the Margaret Mitchell House, and much more. Atlanta’s most iconic cultural attractions include the world-famous Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coke,the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Zoo Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the Atlanta History Center.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Atlanta is located in a prime spot with recreation options all around. The Atlanta Beltline winds it’s way across Metro Atlanta, creating a path for joggers and bikers. Stone Mountain Park is a short drive from the city, as is the Silver Comet Trail in Marietta. In the summer, enjoy a tube ride down the Chattahoochee River, or a thrilling day at Six Flags Over Georgia. Sports fans have no shortage of choices when picking a team. Atlanta is home to the Falcons, Braves, and Hawks.
The arts and cultural scene is thriving all over metro Atlanta. Theater lovers can look to the Fox Theater and the Woodruff Arts Center in midtown Atlanta, as well as the Strand Theater in Marietta, for Pulitzer prize-winning plays and Tony Award-winning musicals.
Music aficionados have several venues to choose from, including Philips Arena, Chastain Park Amphitheatre, and Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood, to name a few. Thanks to Georgia’s mild climate, outdoor fun can be had around the greater metro area year-round, in places such as Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta and at Stone Mountain Park in DeKalb County.
Higher education plays a large role in metro Atlanta, employing and educating thousands of individuals each year. Local universities include Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Kennesaw State University and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta.
It’s plain to see, there’s something for everyone in metro Atlanta!