Reasons to Move to Atlanta this Summer

Posted on May 14, 2015

Atlanta has many great things to offer businesses, families and residents. It’s been nationally recognized as having an exceptionally high quality of life thanks to its thriving economy (ranked eighth largest in the country and seventeenth largest in the world), temperate climate, relatively high median salary and low cost of living. Below are a few more great reasons to move to this exciting city this Summer.

Atlanta is Great for Entrepreneurs 

Atlanta entrepreneurs enjoy the perfect environment for starting and growing a business. In fact, Under30CEO has named it the ‘Best Place in America to Start a Business’ due in part to its high concentration of Fortunate 500 companies, educated work force, and low cost of rent. The Big Peach has also been listed as the ‘Top City for Young Entrepreneurs’ by Nerd Wallet, which cited the large number of nearby Universities, Colleges and Trade schools as excellent sources of talent.

With a relatively low unemployment rate of 6.3 percent, Georgia also is a great place to look for a job. With a cost of living significantly below the national average and a high per capita income, it’s as much a mecca for job seekers as it is for employers.

A Mouth Watering Selection of Top Restaurants

Atlanta’s cultural diversity has also earned it a food scene celebrated by critics and foodies alike. Traditional fast food favorites like The Varsity stand right alongside the city’s new farm-to-table restaurants like FarmBurger and Argosy. With acclaimed local chefs found at restaurants like Cakes & Ale to funky holes-in the-wall Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles (yes, that Gladys Knight), there’s no shortage of savory places to chow down on creative, delicious dishes.

The Great Outdoors isn’t Far

Rolling Hills in Atlanta - Piedmont Park and Atlanta SkylineDespite its reputation as a bustling metropolis, Atlanta has ample green space and is within an hour’s drive of some of the most scenic beauty in the Southeast. In fact, nearly 200 acres of rolling hills, sprawling trees, and fresh air are located right in the heart of Midtown. Piedmont Park has not only been a historic icon of the city since the 19th century; it also is home to several festivals and concerts throughout the year, most famous of which is Music Midtown.

Atlanta’s Housing Market

Atlanta’s Housing market has been pulling itself up by the bootstraps ever since the national market collapse. Now is the time to get in on the real estate in this city. The current median sales price of a home within the city is about $248,000, but that will increase significantly as inventory continues to decrease. Contact us to chat with one of the knowledgeable Atlanta Real Estate Agents at Beacham to begin your move to this incredible city.

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