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Atlanta, GA Real Estate

Atlanta real estate is the largest in Georgia and is the state's capital.  It is considered by many to be one of the most important business and transportation centers in the south eastern United States.  Hartsfield International Airport is one of the busiest airports in North America.  Atlanta was founed in 1837.  The population of Atlanta itself is approximatelyl 537,000, while The Atlanta Metropolitan Area is 8th largest in the United States with a population of approximately 5,700,000 residents. The Greater Atlanta area occupies 28 counties and approximately 6,000 square miles.

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Atlanta Real Estate and History

Atlanta real estate is the largest in Georgia and is the state's capital. It is considered by many to be one of the most important business and transportation centers in the south eastern United States.  Hartsfield International Airport is one of the busiest airports in North America.  Atlanta was founed in 1837.  The population of Atlanta itself is approximatelyl 537,000, while The Atlanta Metropolitan Area is 8th largest in the United States with a population of approximately 5,700,000 residents. The Greater Atlanta area occupies 28 counties and approximately 6,000 square miles.

1837 was a momentus year for what later became known as Atlanta real estate.  The Western and Atlantic Railroad decided to build tracks that ended in northern Georgia.  The spot for the railroad station was name Terminus, the original name for Atlanta.  In 1843 what had become a real town was renamed Marthasville, in honor of the then governor's daughter. Only two years later the city was renamed Atlanta.

In 1860 Atlanta real estate had just over 9,500 residents, but it was still considered a significant city in Georgia.  Atlanta was generally conservative in its early years and for business reasons was originally not in favor of secession from The Union.  But in January of 1861 Atlanta joined the Confederacy and became a strategically important city in the Civil War.  As the war progressed, Atlanta became a major producer of war materials and with great employment opportunities, it population more than doubled in 4 years.

Indelably etched in the minds of movie goers, the book and movie Gone with the Wind described the horrific burning of the city of Atlanta by General William T. Sherman.  Originally, the army had planned to burn factories and transportation centers, but out-of-control soldiers burned far more than the targeted locations.  The city was evacuated and vast numbers of government, commercial and residential properties were destroyed.

After nearly total destruction, the railroads again led the way to a rebirth of Atlanta as a major hub.  Within four years of Sherman's destruction of Atlanta real estate, the four railroad lines had expanded to 15, and more than 150 trains arrived in Atlanta each and every day.  The beginning of Atlanta real estate as the hub of the new south had begun.  At one time it was described as the Chicago of The South.

Atlanta real estate suffered greatly during The Great Depression, but survived only to see its growth and strength expand greatly leading up to World War II.  During the war 800 new industries grew in Atlanta and over 1,200 international corporations had offices in the city.  Coca Cola became an international brand during World War II because they actively distributed their product to soldiers around the world for 5 cents a bottle.

In the 1960's, Atlanta real estate was a center of activity in the civil rights movement and was seen as very progressive.  In 1969 Maynard Jackson became the first American vice mayor.  In 1972 Andrew Young became the first black congressman from Georgia.  In 1973 Maynard Jackson became the city's first African American mayor.  The great spiritual leader of the civil right movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was centered in Atlanta.

In the mid-1960's Atlanta became a true big-league city when the Milwaukee Braves became the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falon's national football league team moved to the city.  A couple years later the Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball team moved to the city.  The Atlanta Motor Speedway is also a major sports venue in Atlanta real estate.

Today's Atlanta Real Estate

Today's metropolis of Atlanta real estate is a booming big city.  It also remains a major transportation hub in North America and the world.  The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is second only to Chicago's O'Hare airport in the number of take-offs and landings.  It averages approximately 80,000 flights and seven million passengers per month.

The MARTA rail line provides major transportation to commuters and visitors throughout much of Atlanta real estate, while massive freeway projects provide automobile transportation to the vast majority of citizens.

In the 1990s city boosters started calling Atlanta, the world's next great city.  It had become quite international with over 1,000 foreign corporations with offices in Atlanta real estate and 37 foreign consulates and trade offices in the city. Coca-Cola, CNN as the world's first 24 hour news station and UPS (United Parcel Service) were headquartered in Atlanta.  In addition, the international paper company Georgia-Pacific is headquartered in Atlanta, Home Depot was founded in Atlanta and Delta Airlines calls Atlanta its home.  The Center for Disease Control is headquartered in Atlanta real estate.

In 1996, Atlanta real estate showcased itself by hosting a highly successful summer Olympic Games. The awareness of the world was squarely focused on Greater Atlanta, Georgia.

Arts and Culture in Atlanta Real Estate

Entertainment, arts and culture abound in Greater Atlanta real estate.  All of the surrounding communities have their own arts venues, while the core of Atlanta real estate has venues that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • The Atlanta Ballet - the oldest dance company in America
  • The Alliance Theater - the first puppetry theater in the United States
  • The Fox Theater
  • The High Museum of Art - the premier art museum in the southeast
  • The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University
  • The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
  • The Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • The Atlanta Chamber Players
  • The Atlanta College of Art

Major Communities Surrounding Greater Atlanta Real Estate

As Greater Atlanta has expanded it now includes many towns and communities that have their own identities, but are more and more a part of the tapestry that is defined as Atlanta.  Georgia contains the second largest number of counties of any state.  Therefore, with Greater Atlanta real estate owners living in multiple counties and incorporated cities, residents here live in a widely decentralized collection of government entities.


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MLS#: 7130849
MLS#: 7130849
2070 Yorktowne Cir
Atlanta, GA  30349
Year Built: 1973
RE/MAX ADVANTAGE RE/MAX ADVANTAGE
$3,400
2 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7314093
MLS#: 7314093
421 New Jersey Ave
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1945
SOUTHERN REO ASSOCIATES LLC SOUTHERN REO ASSOCIATES LLC
$5,100
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 7214897
MLS#: 7214897
1930 Honeysuckle Ln
Atlanta, GA  30311
Year Built: 1969
R J CONSULTING INC. R J CONSULTING INC.
$6,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 7347063
MLS#: 7347063
1004 Lookout Ave
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1950, 2 Car Garage
CARTER-HAZEL REALTY CARTER-HAZEL REALTY
$8,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 7312627
MLS#: 7312627
1964 Tiger Flowers
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1938
KLS REALTY, INC KLS REALTY, INC
$9,500
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MLS#: 7329518
MLS#: 7329518
1930 North Ave
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1947
KELLER WILLIAMS ATL. MIDTOWN KELLER WILLIAMS ATL. MIDTOWN
$9,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 7342985
MLS#: 7342985
49 Mildred Pl
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1940
RED RHINO LLC RED RHINO LLC
$9,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.15 Acres
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MLS#: 7327310
MLS#: 7327310
1662 Richmond Ave
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1920
DAVID STEELE AND ASSOCIATES DAVID STEELE AND ASSOCIATES
$10,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.38 Acres
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MLS#: 7318946
MLS#: 7318946
1129 Redford Dr
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1960
RE/MAX METRO ATLANTA CITYSIDE RE/MAX METRO ATLANTA CITYSIDE
$10,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 7242627
MLS#: 7242627
2805 Macon Dr
Atlanta, GA  30354
Year Built: 1978
RE/MAX PARAMOUNT PROPERTIES RE/MAX PARAMOUNT PROPERTIES
$10,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 7242629
MLS#: 7242629
2805 Macon Dr
Atlanta, GA  30354
Year Built: 1978, 2 Car Garage
RE/MAX PARAMOUNT PROPERTIES RE/MAX PARAMOUNT PROPERTIES
$10,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.04 Acres
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MLS#: 7245536
MLS#: 7245536
208 Adeline Ave
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1946
KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY CITYSIDE KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY CITYSIDE
$10,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7299600
MLS#: 7299600
116 Dahlia Ave
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1958
BHGRE METRO BROKERS BHGRE METRO BROKERS
$10,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.13 Acres
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MLS#: 7347091
MLS#: 7347091
1145 Ira St
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1930
TRANSITION REALTY, INC. TRANSITION REALTY, INC.
$11,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.11 Acres
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MLS#: 7286962
MLS#: 7286962
1098 Redford Dr
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1960, Basement
RE/MAX ADVANTAGE RE/MAX ADVANTAGE
$11,900
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7335570
MLS#: 7335570
1030 Ashby Ter
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1930
INPROP REALTY LLC INPROP REALTY LLC
$12,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7339076
MLS#: 7339076
306 Lydia Dr
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1952
VISION REALTY GROUP, INC. VISION REALTY GROUP, INC.
$12,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.34 Acres
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MLS#: 7207834
MLS#: 7207834
1465 Jonesboro Rd
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1935
PSJ REAL ESTATE PSJ REAL ESTATE
$12,900
4 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7286674
MLS#: 7286674
844 Jett St
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1955
COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL B COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL B
$13,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.33 Acres
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MLS#: 7307804
MLS#: 7307804
659 Robert St
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1950
MAXIMUM ONE REALTY GREATER AT MAXIMUM ONE REALTY GREATER AT
$13,150
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7253333
MLS#: 7253333
1930 Honeysuckle Ln
Atlanta, GA  30311
Year Built: 1969, 2 Car Garage
PAULA BATES AND ASSOCIATES PAULA BATES AND ASSOCIATES
$13,500
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.03 Acres
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MLS#: 7321690
MLS#: 7321690
276 Sewanee Ave
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1948
APOLLO ASSOCIATES INC. APOLLO ASSOCIATES INC.
$13,700
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 7328886
MLS#: 7328886
1337 Almont Dr
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1948
SPOONZ REALTY, INC. SPOONZ REALTY, INC.
$14,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 7182034
MLS#: 7182034
408 Camelot Dr
Atlanta, GA  30349
Year Built: 1970, 1 Car Garage
ATLANTA COMMUNITIES ATLANTA COMMUNITIES
$14,700
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7293342
MLS#: 7293342
875 Sims St
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1920
KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR
$14,900
2 Bed, 2 Bath
0.06 Acres
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MLS#: 7347352
MLS#: 7347352
519 Oliver St
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1935
HOUSEPAD LLP HOUSEPAD LLP
$14,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7347960
MLS#: 7347960
1140 Redford Dr
Atlanta, GA  30315
Year Built: 1960
KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR
$14,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 7347598
MLS#: 7347598
2281 Abner Pl
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1978, Basement
BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY
$15,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.59 Acres
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MLS#: 7347602
MLS#: 7347602
407 Tazor St
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1940, 2 Car Garage
BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY
$15,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 7347603
MLS#: 7347603
2335 Saint James Dr
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1940, Basement
BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY BARBARA J. ALEXANDER REALTY
$15,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 7305284
MLS#: 7305284
3589 Fairlane Dr
Atlanta, GA  30331
Year Built: 1960, 1 Car Garage
BHGRE METRO BROKERS BHGRE METRO BROKERS
$15,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7337691
MLS#: 7337691
405 New Jersey Ave
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1938
KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY ATL. PAR
$15,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7340274
MLS#: 7340274
252 Argus Cir
Atlanta, GA  30331
Year Built: 1960, 1 Car Garage
BHGRE METRO BROKERS BHGRE METRO BROKERS
$15,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.50 Acres
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MLS#: 7334087
MLS#: 7334087
1017 Ashby Grove
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1930
INPROP REALTY LLC INPROP REALTY LLC
$15,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7334314
MLS#: 7334314
666 Thurmond St
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1920, 2 Car Garage
INPROP REALTY LLC INPROP REALTY LLC
$15,000
1 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7321879
MLS#: 7321879
139 Thirkield Ave
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1930, 3 Car Garage
NELSON-RIVES REALTY, INC. NELSON-RIVES REALTY, INC.
$15,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
0.09 Acres
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MLS#: 7324783
MLS#: 7324783
2340 Saint James Dr
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1935
KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY CITYSIDE KELLER WILLIAMS RLTY CITYSIDE
$15,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7326757
MLS#: 7326757
108 Mount Zion Rd
Atlanta, GA  30354
Year Built: 1960
RE/MAX METRO ATLANTA CITYSIDE RE/MAX METRO ATLANTA CITYSIDE
$15,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 7301683
MLS#: 7301683
118 Camelot Dr
Atlanta, GA  30349
Year Built: 1970
BHGRE METRO BROKERS BHGRE METRO BROKERS
$16,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7286440
MLS#: 7286440
1903 Whitehall Forest Ct
Atlanta, GA  30316
Year Built: 1972, 2 Car Garage
HOPE REALTY TEAM INC. HOPE REALTY TEAM INC.
$17,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7316004
MLS#: 7316004
918 Ridge Ave
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1973, Basement
TRANSITION REALTY, INC. TRANSITION REALTY, INC.
$17,000
3 Bed, 1 Bath
0.20 Acres
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MLS#: 7312411
MLS#: 7312411
1061 Peeples St
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1943
KLS REALTY, INC KLS REALTY, INC
$17,000
2 Bed, 1 Bath
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MLS#: 7160862
MLS#: 7160862
21 Baker Dr
Atlanta, GA  30354
Year Built: 1954
KELLER WILLIAMS ATL. CLASSIC KELLER WILLIAMS ATL. CLASSIC
$17,100
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 7289922
MLS#: 7289922
429 West Lake Ave
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1939
INPROP REALTY LLC INPROP REALTY LLC
$17,500
3 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7277977
MLS#: 7277977
946 Hubbard St
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1920
AREA WEST REALTY, LLC AREA WEST REALTY, LLC
$17,900
1 Bed, 1 Bath
0.06 Acres
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MLS#: 7334028
MLS#: 7334028
1012 Ashby Ter
Atlanta, GA  30314
Year Built: 1930
INPROP REALTY LLC INPROP REALTY LLC
$18,000
4 Bed, 2 Bath
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MLS#: 7261193
MLS#: 7261193
607 Charlotte Pl
Atlanta, GA  30318
Year Built: 1938
RED RHINO LLC RED RHINO LLC
$18,490
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 7300073
MLS#: 7300073
3383 Lake Valley Rd
Atlanta, GA  30331
Year Built: 1950
SANAA REALTY, LLC SANAA REALTY, LLC
$18,500
2 Bed, 1 Bath
0.54 Acres
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MLS#: 7194589
MLS#: 7194589
264 Wynnwood
Atlanta, GA  30310
Year Built: 1950
SOLID SOURCE REALTY GA SOLID SOURCE REALTY GA
$18,700
4 Bed, 2 Bath
0.23 Acres
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MLS#: 7271945
MLS#: 7271945
1247 Hendrix Ave
Atlanta, GA  30344
Year Built: 1948
PSJ REAL ESTATE PSJ REAL ESTATE
$18,900
3 Bed, 1 Bath
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