Atlanta is the capital and the seat of Fulton County of the state of Georgia. It is also the most populous city in the state. It is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Atlanta features award-winning restaurants and chefs, iconic locales that rival any across the country - including the Alliance Theater, the CNN Center and the Georgia Aquarium. The city is a major air transportation hub with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport being one of the busiest airports in the world. Atlanta is rated as a world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment.
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Atlanta Housing statistics According to US News the average cost to buy a home in Atlanta is approximately $193,000, which is below the national average. In recent years the home prices have been increasing. There are many affordable options for those who are looking to rent instead of buying a home in Atlanta. The average monthly rent in Atlanta is low when compared to other major cities in the country. The most popular neighborhoods to buy a home in are Midtown, Atlantic Station, Inman Park, Eastside, University Center, and Edgewood. The average cost of living in Atlanta is below the national average.
Living in Atlanta Tours, sports, business, and fun, can all be found in Downtown, Atlanta. The neighborhood is also known as the Historic Business District. Located in the Heart of Downtown, Underground Atlanta is bustling with activity, day or night. There is daily entertainment by talented residents, caricature drawings, fortune telling, homemade candy, delicious dining, and souvenir shopping. Midtown Atlanta is known as the Heart of Arts and home to many theaters and arts center. The College Football Hall of Fame is a hall of fame and museum devoted to college football.
Atlanta History Center is a unique campus that is home to the Atlanta History Museum, Centennial Olympic Games Museum, and more. Six Flags Georgia is a theme park with thrilling rides and entertainment. White Water Six Flags is located in the Six Flags Georgia, and has water rides and slides. Oakland Cemetery is a garden cemetery and the final resting place of many of Atlanta's settlers, builders, and most noted citizens. The Atlanta Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals; amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Visit the Georgia Aquarium, here you can watch ocean and aquatic animals, touch and feed several different animals like dolphins, penguins, sea otters, belugas, and seals. The city is home to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which is a powerful and interactive museum that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements.
Transportation and commutes in Atlanta Almost all working Atlanta residents commute by driving alone, or commute via carpool. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides public transportation in the form of buses and heavy rail. The city's infrastructure is a complex network that includes a heavy rail rapid transit system and a light rail streetcar loop. The city's subway system is one of the busiest in the country.
Amtrak service via the Crescent, that operates daily between New York City and New Orleans. Atlanta has a network of freeways that radiate out from the city, and cars are the dominant means of transportation in the area. Three major interstate highways converge in the city. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport offers flights to over 150 destinations in the country and more than 75 international destinations in 50 different countries.