The thought of moving homes can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You’re anxious about leaving your old life behind, yet you’re also thrilled about the new things waiting for you.
Luckily, we’ve prepared a guide to help make your big move to Atlanta that much easier:
The allure of Atlanta
Southern charm isn’t the only reason to move to Georgia’s capital city; in recent years, Atlanta has become one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in America. Here you’ll find many great job opportunities, cultural experiences, fine restaurants—all the conveniences of a major city. But a short drive from the city center takes you to some of the most affluent private communities in the country. Even better, home prices in the area are about 15% lower than the national average.
The area experiences four distinct seasons, bookended by warm summers and relatively mild winters. And when the weather’s great, you can hit the town and visit nightlife destinations such as bars, music venues, comedy clubs, and more.
What’s available here?
Has Atlanta piqued your interest? The next step is to start looking at available homes. Fortunately, population and job growth point to a healthy real estate market, meaning your investment here should reap promising rewards.
As a metropolitan center, Atlanta offers top-notch condos that allow you to live in the center of everything. Typical units measure a spacious 3,000+ sq.ft. and often have 3 bedrooms and bathrooms. There are mid-rise condos that foster a closer-knit urban community, as well as hotel-inspired high-rise properties. Expect to pay mid-seven figures for a condo unit in the city.
There are also coveted suburbs outside the city center, such as those in Druid Hills, Decatur, and Buckhead, all of which are near picturesque historic districts. Homes here can measure anywhere from 2,800 to over 7,800 sq.ft., and many stand on acre-spanning lots. Home prices in the suburbs are often in the high-six digits, but there also those above the million-dollar mark.
The young and ambitious have a bright future in Atlanta. It’s home to several Fortune 1000 companies, including Delta Airlines, Home Depot, United Parcel Services (UPS), and Coca-Cola. Furthermore, it is the second-most active market for tech jobs. Is it any wonder why NerdWallet ranked Atlanta as the No.6 best city for job seekers in 2017?
Public education is handled by the Atlanta Public Schools (APS), which manages some 103 elementary and high schools. It currently serves about 54,000 students each school year.
Meanwhile, the Fulton County School System caters to schools outside the city limit. Under its jurisdiction are 99 schools that serve about 94,000 students.
Of course, there are also private schools in the area, many of which are near the gated communities.
Moving houses is a huge decision, but we’re confident that you’ll love living in Atlanta. If you want to know more about the area and the available properties here, call our team at 404.321.0030 or e-mail us at karafotiasrealty(at)karafotiasrealty(dotted)com.