Things to Consider Before Making a Move to Atlanta

Things to Consider Before Making a Move to Atlanta


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Article by: George Miller 

Over the past couple of years, Atlanta has become one of the hottest places to live due to its mix of big-city and rural areas and abundance of jobs. While the summer months are hot ones, the average temperature is around 61 degrees the rest of the year, making it a great place to both visit and live. 

Like any city, Atlanta has its share of good and bad points. Here are a few of the most important things to consider when thinking about making a move.




Atlanta isn’t the cheapest city to live in, but it’s certainly nowhere near the most expensive. It’s still possible to find a fixer-upper in a great neighborhood for far less than the average market price, so do some research and definitely hire a real estate agent who can help walk you through the area. And be sure to visit, your one-stop source for Atlanta-area home listings!


It’s a great place for foodies


Atlanta is a wonderful place for people who like to try new things. With tons of food trucks and amazing restaurants offering fare from all different cultures, it’s a city for experimenting, for sure. From Buford Highway to several eateries run by famous chefs, you’ll never get bored with the options.


The hills are alive….


Music is a big part of Atlanta, with festivals galore and scores of famous musicians calling the city home. Musical roots include everyone from rappers like Future and Young Jeezy to sister-rock duo Larkin Poe.


The jobs are plentiful


As Atlanta grows, the jobs will diminish, but as of right now there are reportedly tons of job opportunities, especially for young people. Atlanta is home to many Fortune 500 companies looking to bring on fresh blood, so polish up your resume and get a smart-looking interview outfit ready. To really showcase your achievements and experience, you can use a free online resume builder which allows you to edit a premade resume template. You can even download your photo into your resume. 

If you’re planning on working remotely from home as a freelancer, there are many opportunities available in a variety of fields. Visit sites like Upwork, Fiverr, and even Craigslist to find quality freelance work.


The food is scrumptious


Yes, southern cooking is everything you’ve heard and more. From its farmer's markets to its restaurants, Atlanta has a lot of delicious food to offer. And many eateries and food makers in Atlanta have embraced the locally grown-locally made mantra. Heck, you can even buy locally made butter. Does it get any better than that?


There’s plenty to do

Atlanta has plenty of things to do for people of all ages, from the world’s largest aquarium to various professional sports teams, so it’s hard to be bored there. It’s also a big city for filming shows and Hollywood movies--The Walking Dead is probably the most well-known at the moment--so you’ll likely see a celeb or two if you stay long enough. And if you’re more into theater than TV and film, ATL has got you covered there, too. Check out one of the great plays at Actor’s Express Theatre, and you are sure to have a unique, engaging cultural experience.


The traffic 


One of the biggest downsides to Atlanta is the traffic; it ranks seventh for worst in the U.S. If you can, consider biking to work or using public transportation, which will get you safely to your destination and give you time to catch up on some reading so you’re not stressing behind the wheel. 

Atlanta is a diverse city with a sprinkle of Southern charm and hospitality, and it offers something for just about everyone. Do your research before pursuing a move and plan out a budget, and you’ll be just fine.


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