LEARN MORE ABOUT ATLANTA Atlanta was founded in 1837 and is the capital of Georgia. The city consists of about 132 square miles. It is in the northwest part of Georgia at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The population is roughly 443,775 people, with a growth rate of about 40% over the last decade. The average price to purchase a condo or house in Atlanta is $190,300, with an average renting price of $916 per month. Atlanta was home to the 1996 Olympics and is the headquarters for 13 Fortune 500 companies. Atlanta is also home to one of the busiest airports in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
If you are looking for something to do in Atlanta, you can participate in a number of guided walking tours, visit the Civil War museum, or take a tour of the CNN studio. If you have children, be sure to check out the Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags Amusement park, take a tour of ‘World of Coca-Cola’ (Coke factory) or visit Georgia’s Children’s Museum.
Atlanta’s festivals include their Ice Cream Festival in July and the Atlanta Arts Festival in September, which is ranked in the top 100 Fine Art & Design Shows in the country. Jazz enthusiasts will enjoy the Atlanta Jazz Festival in May which is one of the largest free Jazz festivals in the country, with over 100 of the best jazz performers.
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