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Atlanta Metro, GA Real Estate

Atlanta Metro real estate is Georgia's largest metropolitan area. Atlanta Metro real estate is home to the capital city and Georgia’s largest city, Atlanta. Atlanta Metro real estate is, well… HUGE. The metro area covers over 8,300 square miles, roughly the size of the State of Massachusetts. The Metro area spans up to 28 counties and it has one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. As of 2008 the Atlanta Metro real estate was home to approximately 5,360,000 people.

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Atlanta Metro real estate is Georgia's largest metropolitan area. Atlanta Metro real estate is home to the capital city and Georgia’s largest city, Atlanta. Atlanta Metro real estate is, well… HUGE. The metro area covers over 8,300 square miles, roughly the size of the State of Massachusetts. The Metro area spans up to 28 counties and it has one of the fastest growing populations in the United States. As of 2008 the Atlanta Metro real estate was home to approximately 5,360,000 people.

Atlanta Topography

Atlanta Metro real estate is part of the lower foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Areas in the north and northwest of Atlanta Metro real estate tend to be hillier than areas to the east and south. However, you will find some rolling terrain and higher elevations in the eastern part of Atlanta Metro real estate in areas like Stone Mountain.

Atlanta Metro Climate

Although many may think of Atlanta Metro real estate as hot and humid, it actually has four distinct seasons. Of course, compared to more northern climates, it is certainly much milder.

Winter storms typically bring ice or snow that is counted in inches, not feet. For those with a green thumb you can take advantage of the amazing 7 month growing season (April to October).

Atlanta Area Transportation

Atlanta is the main transportation hub for much of the state and even to some degree the Southeastern part of the United States. Atlanta is a hub for rail travel throughout the Southeast, with Amtrak running daily routes towards New Orleans and New York City.

The only international airport for the region, and the state for that matter, is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Those traveling locally are familiar with the struggle to create a unified mass transit system. MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) operates rapid transit in Fulton and Dekalb counties. However, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Clayton counties operate their own buses with no current rail transit. Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties refused to join MARTA.  MARTA is the only U.S. system in which the state does not provide any funds for operation or expansion, instead relying entirely on a 1% sales tax in the two counties.

Things to Do in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta Metro real estate has a never-ending supply of activities. Do you enjoy the outdoors? Choose from over 100 public and private golf courses in the Atlanta area. Or head to Stone Mountain Park for a day of breathtaking views and scenery, and don’t forget to catch the lasershow.

Maybe you’d enjoy a trip down the Chattahoochee River? Sixteen recreation areas are available along a 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River providing outdoor recreation and family fun.

If you prefer the roar of an engine and the thrill of a good race, swing by the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

If shopping is more your style, there are numerous options including several outlet malls and large shopping centers, including the North Georgia Premium Outlets, Discover Mills, and Tanger Outlet Center.

No matter where you reside on Atlanta Metro real estate, there is an activity for everyone.


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