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Atlanta, GA

Fulton County

Nearby Communities

  • Alpharetta
  • Roswell
  • Fairburn
  • Palmetto
  • Red Oak
  • Union City

Recommendation: Recommended with Reservations

Atlanta, GA Area Overview

Atlanta Georgia area has an exceptionally large technology and business sector spread over several suburbs. People of Atlanta are normally extremely nice and extremely helpful especially if you are new to the area. Atlanta is a large metropolis so at times you may feel entrapped at times but there are plenty of places nearby to go and relax on weekends or days off.

Atlanta is liberal compared to rest of Georgia which is normally conservative.

About Georgia

Georgia is known has the ‘Peach State’.

Current Georgia Governor is Brian Kemp who is a pro-business politician and therefore has Georgia in a great economic shape with plenty of IT opportunities.

Georgia does have a state income tax but nowhere near the extent of states like California and New York rates. which makes it an even more desired location. Georgia’s State Sales Tax varies from county to county and runs anywhere from 4 percent to as high as 9 percent in the Atlanta area. Most companies in Georgia will compensate at the National Market Rate for salary and hourly which makes Georgia even more enticing to take a position if offered.

Georgia’s main business climate is in the Atlanta metro area which is plentiful in IT opportunities. The drawback on the Atlanta metro area is that it is very congested.

Restuarants

  • All Major Chains
  • All Major chains
  • Nicks

Places of Interrest

  • Centennial Olympic Park Square
  • Buckheads
  • Lake Lanier
  • Stone Maintain Bike Trails
  • Silver Comet Bike Trail – East of Atlanta Smyrna to Alabama State Line
  • Six Flags Amusement Park

Best Places to Stay

  • Smyrna Area
  • Vinings Area
  • Close to where you will be working.

Handicap Accessibility

  • Hilly terrain could make it difficult to get around.
  • Is Handicap friendly.

Public Transportation

  • Marta ic the main Transportation System
  • There is a rail system - does not extend to far western suburbs

Transportation/Driving

  • Typical big city traffic especially during rush hour.
  • Is not a relative safe place safe place to drive.
  • Traffic comes to stop with snow and or ice

Where not to Stay

  • Depends on where you will be working - do not live too far away from work location.

Weather

  • Hot summers
  • Rain can last all day long
  • Snow and ice are problem in winter.