Moving to Atlanta: A Newcomer's Guide

Everything you need to know about living in Atlanta

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So, you're moving to Atlanta? Welcome. We know how overwhelming it can be to move to a new city, so we've created a comprehensive guide to help you make sense of this bustling metropolis. We hope the below guides will help you get acquainted with the amazing city of Atlanta. 

  • City or Suburbs? Not sure where to live in Atlanta? Check out our essential neighborhood overview to help you decide whether you're better off in the city or the suburbs. Our map and neighborhood chart will help you navigate the region and find your perfect fit.

  • Rent Versus Buy? When moving to a new city, it can be hard to decide whether it's smarter to rent your home or buy one. This comprehensive guide will help you decide whether you should rent or buy in Atlanta. The good news for everyone: Atlanta is relatively affordable, no matter what you choose. 

  • Navigate the Georgie School System. Got little ones? Here's everything you need to know about Atlanta schools. 

  • Browse our Atlanta Neighborhood Guides. You can find guides to Atlanta neighborhoods organized by a number of different factors. Don't miss  Atlanta's most walkable neighborhoods, Atlanta's safest neighborhoods and the best Atlanta neighborhoods for quality schools. All of these guides provide useful information for new residents. 

  • What's Atlanta's Weather Like? View our Weather Statistics for a month-by-month guide to Atlanta average weather. Does it really deserve the nickname Hotlanta? 

  • Explore Atlanta's Green Space. Home to dozens of parks and gardens, miles of trails and an abundance of nature preserves and green amenities, Atlanta is best explored outdoors. This city has a higher percentage of tree coverage than the national average.