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Metro Atlanta Cities

Atlanta is a large metropolitan area made up of five regions and 29 counties. Explore the map to discover highlights of each region to choose the Atlanta that’s right for you.

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Atlanta

The state capital and most populous city, Atlanta is the economic and cultural hub of the region.

Atlanta was established at the crossing of two railroad lines in 1837 and was originally known as Terminus.

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Alpharetta

This northern suburb is home to large and innovative companies, restaurants, and shopping areas

Highlights include downtown Alpharetta historic district, and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue.

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Carrollton
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Cumming

Cumming a historic city 40 miles north of Atlanta, offers commuters a charming place to live and play.

Nearby Lake Lanier is a popular spot for boaters and tourists, and the Cumming Fairgrounds host a spectrum of events each year.

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Decatur

Home to more than 200 restaurants, pubs, boutiques and galleries, Decatur centers on a historic square.

Just six miles east of Atlanta and accessible via MARTA, Decatur is about 15 minutes away from Stone Mountain Park.

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Duluth

Duluth is a suburb of neighborhoods and businesses with easy access to Atlanta.

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked Duluth a “Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia.”

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Dunwoody

Dunwoody has a bustling business center with a variety of entertainment, shopping and outdoor destinations.

Enjoy easy access to MARTA, to new walking and biking trails and to the second largest mall in the Southeast, Perimeter Mall.

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Kennesaw

Established in 1887, Kennesaw was recently named one of the “10 Best Towns for Families,” by Family Circle Magazine.

Kennesaw is located just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta and only 35 miles from the Atlanta airport.

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Locust Grove

Although part of one of the fastest growing counties in America, Locust Grove maintains a small-town feel.

Highlights include Tanger Outlets and Noah's Ark, a non-profit animal sanctuary that is free and open to the public. 

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Peachtree City

Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, features 90 miles of multi-use recreational and golf cart paths.

Peachtree City was ranked number 1 for "Best Places to Raise Kids" in Georgia, by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Woodstock

Woodstock is more than 100 years old and the fastest growing city in Cherokee County, doubling in size in the past 10 years.

Woodstock is just 30 miles from Atlanta’s center.

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Metro Atlanta Counties

Atlanta is a large metropolitan area made up of five regions and 29 counties. Explore the map to discover highlights of each region to choose the Atlanta that’s right for you.

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Barrow

Barrow County, an hour northeast of Atlanta, attacts many commuters looking for plenty of room to spread out.

Braselton is home to the world famous Chateau Elan resort, winery and estate, Georgia’s largest winery.

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Bartow

Named one of the top 100 places to live in America, rapidly-growing Bartow County is dedicated to maintaining its small town atmosphere.

Bartow is home to amenities from museums to state parks to the Barnsley Gardens resort.

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Butts

Butts County is located at the heart of Georgia as the state’s geographic center of population.

Attraction Indian Springs is one of the nation’s oldest state parks, where the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed in 1821.

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Carroll

Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta

Featuring a major state university and great neighborhoods, Carroll County also has a growing sustainable agriculture movement and community green spaces.

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Cherokee

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee features proximity to Atlanta’s urban center, while offering rich natural settings.

Cities include Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock. Reinhardt University also is located here.

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Clayton

Clayton County is a community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta, abutting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Many young families and professionals who commute to downtown jobs live here. Cities include College Park, Jonesboro, and Riverdale.

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Cobb

Cobb is the state’s third largest county and is just northwest of Atlanta via I-75.

Cities include Marietta, Kennesaw, and Smyrna – the soon-to-be new home of the Atlanta Braves.

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Coweta

Coweta County offers easy accessibility to all of the amenities of Atlanta with a storied history and unique charm.

Coweta owes its numerous television and cinematic appearances to its well-preserved historical buildings and squares.

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Dawson

Dawson, located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, claims the title of Moonshine Capital of the World.

This county is famous in the auto racing circles for being home to many of the original NASCAR racers.

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DeKalb

Features the leafy Atlanta suburbs of Decatur and Tucker and the thriving international corridor along Buford Highway

Neighborhoods include Avondale Estates, Candler Park, and Druid Hills. DeKalb is also home to Stone Mountain and its surrounding park.

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Douglas

Just 25 miles west of Atlanta down the I-20 corridor. Cities include Douglasville, Lithia Springs, Villa Rica.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a highlight. The 2,549-acre state park is located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta.

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Fayette

Fayette County is a fast-growing county south of the urban center of Atlanta.

Attractions include Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film and TV studio in the United States outside of California.

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Forsyth

As the home to more than 60 international companies, Forsyth County continues to serve as a hub for global commerce and international trade.

Community leaders strive to create a climate of growth and success in the county. By leveraging the support, talent and resources of community members, the local economy remains vital and the quality of life continues to improve.

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Fulton

Fulton is home to the city of Atlanta, major tourism attractions, Fortune 500 company headquarters, leafy neighborhoods, and high-end suburbs.

The southern climate produces plentiful hardwood and pine forests, making the area around Atlanta a beautiful place to live.

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Gwinnett

Gwinnett County is just 25 minutes northeast of Atlanta and easily accessible via all major interstates.

Home to the Southeast's largest mall with a Parks and Recreation Department that has been recognized as number 1 in the nation.

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Haralson

Located centrally to Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, Haralson County offers rural living in the middle of everything.

Enjoy a horseback ride through the country trails or purchase locally grown produce from a resident grower.

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Heard

Heard County, adjacent to Coweta and Carroll counties, is conveniently located on the Georgia-Alabama border between Atlanta and Birmingham.

The historic “Old Jail” now serves as the Heard County Historical Center and Museum.

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Henry

Henry’s location 30 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75 makes it easy to enjoy area attractions while also offering plenty of entertainment at home.

Here you will find one-of-a-kind attractions that are heart-warming, heart-pounding, homegrown and oh-so affordable.

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Jasper

This certified “Entrepreneur Friendly” county is growing rapidly

Recreation options include golfing and visiting the rich fishing piers at Lloyd Shoals Recreational Park on Lake Jackson.

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Lamar

Called the “Buggy Capital of the South,” Lamar holds a yearly parade displaying original horse-drawn buggies built in the area.

Home to Gordon State College and Southern Crescent Technical College.

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Meriwether

Meriwether, an hour south of Atlanta, once charmed Franklin D. Roosevelt with its natural warm mineral springs.

Visit the Little White House, Roosevelt’s home-away-from-home, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

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Morgan

Named one of the Most Picturesque Villages in the World, Morgan’s county seat boasts a wealth of antebellum and Victorian buildings.

Vibrant downtown Madison contains over 165 antiques dealers, boutique shops and unique eateries.

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Newton

Known as the Hollywood of the South, Newton County has been featured on TV and movie screens for nearly 50 years.

The city of Covington promotes fitness, nature preservation and alternative transportation through its multi-use trails movement.

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Paulding

Paulding is the 2nd fastest growing county in Georgia and 7th in the United States.

An award-winning airport, state-of-the-art hospital, and skilled workforce are attracting more companies to Paulding every year.

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Pickens

Located in the scenic North Georgia Mountains, Pickens County is built on – and of – its signature marble.

Home to Chattahoochee Technical College, training young professionals in the business, technical and health fields.

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Pike

Pike County, a haven for an authentic Southern experience, is just one hour south of Atlanta.

Enjoy down-home country music at the Hollonville Opry House and the Williamson Music Barn.

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Rockdale

Rockdale County is a fast growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta via Interstate 20.

Attractions include Panola Mountain State Conservation Park, located on a granite mountain in south Rockdale.

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Spalding

Spalding lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and offers small-town charm with scenic parks, lakes and landmarks.

The prolific arts community includes the Griffin Ballet Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company, and the Main Street Players.

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Walton

Walton county’s rich heritage and eclectic town names have earned it an important place in Georgia’s history.

With over 300,000 square feet of shops and booths, Walton is Georgia’s premier spot for antique and vintage shopping.

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Northeast Region
Barrow

Barrow County, an hour northeast of Atlanta, attacts many commuters looking for plenty of room to spread out.

Braselton is home to the world famous Chateau Elan resort, winery and estate, Georgia’s largest winery.

Northwest Region
Bartow

Named one of the top 100 places to live in America, rapidly-growing Bartow County is dedicated to maintaining its small town atmosphere.

Bartow is home to amenities from museums to state parks to the Barnsley Gardens resort.

Southeast Region
Butts

Butts County is located at the heart of Georgia as the state’s geographic center of population.

Attraction Indian Springs is one of the nation’s oldest state parks, where the Treaty of Indian Springs was signed in 1821.

Southwest Region
Carroll

Carroll County is located in the west central section of Georgia on the Georgia-Alabama state line and is approximately 49 miles west of downtown Atlanta

Featuring a major state university and great neighborhoods, Carroll County also has a growing sustainable agriculture movement and community green spaces.

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Carrollton
Northwest Region
Cherokee

In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Cherokee features proximity to Atlanta’s urban center, while offering rich natural settings.

Cities include Canton, Holly Springs, and Woodstock. Reinhardt University also is located here.

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Woodstock

Woodstock is more than 100 years old and the fastest growing city in Cherokee County, doubling in size in the past 10 years.

Woodstock is just 30 miles from Atlanta’s center.

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Southeast Region
Clayton

Clayton County is a community just minutes south of downtown Atlanta, abutting Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Many young families and professionals who commute to downtown jobs live here. Cities include College Park, Jonesboro, and Riverdale.

Northwest Region
Cobb

Cobb is the state’s third largest county and is just northwest of Atlanta via I-75.

Cities include Marietta, Kennesaw, and Smyrna – the soon-to-be new home of the Atlanta Braves.

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Kennesaw

Established in 1887, Kennesaw was recently named one of the “10 Best Towns for Families,” by Family Circle Magazine.

Kennesaw is located just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta and only 35 miles from the Atlanta airport.

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Southwest Region
Coweta

Coweta County offers easy accessibility to all of the amenities of Atlanta with a storied history and unique charm.

Coweta owes its numerous television and cinematic appearances to its well-preserved historical buildings and squares.

Northeast Region
Dawson

Dawson, located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, claims the title of Moonshine Capital of the World.

This county is famous in the auto racing circles for being home to many of the original NASCAR racers.

Northeast Region
DeKalb

Features the leafy Atlanta suburbs of Decatur and Tucker and the thriving international corridor along Buford Highway.

Neighborhoods include Avondale Estates, Candler Park, and Druid Hills. DeKalb is also home to Stone Mountain and its surrounding park.

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Decatur

Home to more than 200 restaurants, pubs, boutiques and galleries, Decatur centers on a historic square.

Just six miles east of Atlanta and accessible via MARTA, Decatur is about 15 minutes away from Stone Mountain Park.

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Northwest Region
Douglas

Just 25 miles west of Atlanta down the I-20 corridor. Cities include Douglasville, Lithia Springs, Villa Rica.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a highlight. The 2,549-acre state park is located just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta.

Southwest Region
Fayette

Fayette County is a fast-growing county south of the urban center of Atlanta.

Attractions include Pinewood Atlanta Studios, the largest film and TV studio in the United States outside of California.

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Peachtree City

Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, features 90 miles of multi-use recreational and golf cart paths.

Peachtree City was ranked number 1 for "Best Places to Raise Kids" in Georgia, by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Northeast Region
Forsyth

As the home to more than 60 international companies, Forsyth County continues to serve as a hub for global commerce and international trade.

Community leaders strive to create a climate of growth and success in the county. By leveraging the support, talent and resources of community members, the local economy remains vital and the quality of life continues to improve.

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Cumming

Cumming a historic city 40 miles north of Atlanta, offers commuters a charming place to live and play.

Nearby Lake Lanier is a popular spot for boaters and tourists, and the Cumming Fairgrounds host a spectrum of events each year.

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Central Region
Fulton

Fulton is home to the city of Atlanta, major tourism attractions, Fortune 500 company headquarters, leafy neighborhoods, and high-end suburbs.

The southern climate produces plentiful hardwood and pine forests, making the area around Atlanta a beautiful place to live.

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Atlanta

The state capital and most populous city, Atlanta is the economic and cultural hub of the region.

Atlanta was established at the crossing of two railroad lines in 1837 and was originally known as Terminus.

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Alpharetta

This northern suburb is home to large and innovative companies, restaurants, and shopping areas

Highlights include downtown Alpharetta historic district, and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue.

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Dunwoody

Dunwoody has a bustling business center with a variety of entertainment, shopping and outdoor destinations.

Enjoy easy access to MARTA, to new walking and biking trails and to the second largest mall in the Southeast, Perimeter Mall.

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Northeast Region
Gwinnett

Gwinnett County is just 25 minutes northeast of Atlanta and easily accessible via all major interstates.

Home to the Southeast's largest mall with a Parks and Recreation Department that has been recognized as number 1 in the nation.

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Duluth

Duluth is a suburb of neighborhoods and businesses with easy access to Atlanta.

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked Duluth a “Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia.”

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Northwest Region
Haralson

Located centrally to Atlanta, Birmingham and Chattanooga, Haralson County offers rural living in the middle of everything.

Enjoy a horseback ride through the country trails or purchase locally grown produce from a resident grower.

Southwest Region
Heard

Heard County, adjacent to Coweta and Carroll counties, is conveniently located on the Georgia-Alabama border between Atlanta and Birmingham.

The historic “Old Jail” now serves as the Heard County Historical Center and Museum.

Southeast Region
Henry

Henry’s location 30 minutes south of Downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75 makes it easy to enjoy area attractions while also offering plenty of entertainment at home.

Here you will find one-of-a-kind attractions that are heart-warming, heart-pounding, homegrown and oh-so affordable.

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Locust Grove

Although part of one of the fastest growing counties in America, Locust Grove maintains a small-town feel.

Highlights include Tanger Outlets and Noah's Ark, a non-profit animal sanctuary that is free and open to the public. 

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Southeast Region
Jasper

This certified “Entrepreneur Friendly” county is growing rapidly.

Recreation options include golfing and visiting the rich fishing piers at Lloyd Shoals Recreational Park on Lake Jackson.

Southeast Region
Lamar

Called the “Buggy Capital of the South,” Lamar holds a yearly parade displaying original horse-drawn buggies built in the area.

Home to Gordon State College and Southern Crescent Technical College.

Southwest Region
Meriwether

Meriwether, an hour south of Atlanta, once charmed Franklin D. Roosevelt with its natural warm mineral springs.

Visit the Little White House, Roosevelt’s home-away-from-home, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation.

Southeast Region
Morgan

Named one of the Most Picturesque Villages in the World, Morgan’s county seat boasts a wealth of antebellum and Victorian buildings.

Vibrant downtown Madison contains over 165 antiques dealers, boutique shops and unique eateries.

Southeast Region
Newton

Known as the Hollywood of the South, Newton County has been featured on TV and movie screens for nearly 50 years.

The city of Covington promotes fitness, nature preservation and alternative transportation through its multi-use trails movement.

Northwest Region
Paulding

Paulding is the 2nd fastest growing county in Georgia and 7th in the United States.

An award-winning airport, state-of-the-art hospital, and skilled workforce are attracting more companies to Paulding every year.

Northwest Region
Pickens

Located in the scenic North Georgia Mountains, Pickens County is built on – and of – its signature marble.

Home to Chattahoochee Technical College, training young professionals in the business, technical and health fields.

Southeast Region
Pike

Pike County, a haven for an authentic Southern experience, is just one hour south of Atlanta.

Enjoy down-home country music at the Hollonville Opry House and the Williamson Music Barn.

Southeast Region
Rockdale

Rockdale County is a fast-growing and dynamic suburban community located 24 miles east of Atlanta via Interstate 20.

Attractions include Panola Mountain State Conservation Park, located on a granite mountain in south Rockdale.

Southeast Region
Spalding

Spalding lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and offers small-town charm with scenic parks, lakes and landmarks.

The prolific arts community includes the Griffin Ballet Theatre, Camelot Theatre Company, and the Main Street Players.

Northeast Region
Walton

Walton county’s rich heritage and eclectic town names have earned it an important place in Georgia’s history.

With over 300,000 square feet of shops and booths, Walton is Georgia’s premier spot for antique and vintage shopping.

Fulton County
Atlanta

The state capital and most populous city, Atlanta is the economic and cultural hub of the region. Atlanta was established at the crossing of two railroad lines in 1837 and was originally known as Terminus.

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Atlanta Beltline

A scenic network of public parks and trails along a historic railroad corridor connecting dozens of Atlanta neighborhoods.

Quickly becoming a cultural and artistic hub inspiring artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses to flock to its trails.

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Atlanta Tech Village

A thriving ecosystem of growing technology startups in flexible, short-term office space.

A space that inspires interaction across disciplines, a solution is never more than one floor away.

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Centennial Olympic Park

Over 21 acres of public space in Downtown Atlanta, the park was originally built for events of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Millions visit the park every year to relax and for special events including outdoor concerts and summer fireworks.

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CNN Center

The world headquarters of CNN is located right in downtown Atlanta. In addition to CNN studios, the complex includes a hotel.

The escalator that takes visitors on the CNN tour is the longest freestanding elevator in the world.

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Fox Theatre

Atlanta’s most glamorous venue, the Fox hosts acts from comedians, to musicals, to the Atlanta Ballet.

This former movie palace’s one-of-a-kind interior is modeled after a Moorish shrine.

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Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere. It’s home to more than 100,000 animals and 500 species.

Notable residents include four young whale sharks, three beluga whales, 13 bottlenose dolphins, and four manta rays.

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Georgia State University

An urban public research university, GSU offers 250 degree programs in more than 100 fields of study.

Located in the historic financial hub of downtown Atlanta, with over 32,000 students.

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Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech’s main campus is in Midtown Atlanta and is renowned for its engineering programs.

The university has six colleges, with more than 30 departments. It has satellite campuses in five cities around the globe.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Just seven miles from downtown Atlanta, the world’s busiest airport accommodates more than a quarter million passengers daily.

The airport is a major draw for businesses and residents, allowing direct passage to most major cities.

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High Museum of Art

The leading art museum in the southeastern United States, with a renowned collection of classical and contemporary art.

A series of rotating exhibits, special events, and activities keeps the whole family entertained year-round.

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King & Duke

Chef/owner EJ Hodgkinson serves seasonal, locally-sourced dishes around a 24-foot open hearth in the heart of Buckhead.

Its name is a nod to classic American literature, after a pair of characters from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Krog Street Market

Originally an iron factory and more recently Tyler Perry Studios, this historic site is now an epicurean paradise.

A mixed-used development on the BeltLine, with a market for produce, goods, and prepared food, plus a few restaurants and shops.

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Lenox Square

An upscale shopping mall located in Buckhead, spanning over 1,545,000 square feet on four levels, with a large food court. 

The mall is home to 250 stores including three anchor stores: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, and Neiman Marcus

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Majestic Diner

A local favorite that has been serving up “Food That Pleases” since 1929.

This classic American diner is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas.

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Paris On Ponce

A quirky in-town marketplace featuring 30-plus curators, collectors, and designers offering vintage furniture and finds.

Inside, discover the Maison Rouge, a French-themed event space, and Juice It, a health-conscious juice and coffee bar.

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Philips Arena

Home to the Atlanta Hawks NBA team, the arena also hosts many major entertainment events and concerts.

Exterior angled steel columns spell out “Atlanta” on one side of the arena, and “CNN” on the other.

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Ponce City Market

This new mixed-use development is bringing retail, restaurants and creative office spaces near the BeltLine.

The 2.1-million-square-foot building is one of the largest in the Southeast and also contains residential units.

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The Varsity

An iconic restaurant chain in Atlanta culture, the main branch holds the record for largest drive-in restaurant in the world.

The Varsity was established in 1928 and originally called the Yellow Jacket, mainly serving students from nearby Georgia Tech.

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World of Coca-Cola

Explore the history and operations of the Coca-Cola Company, one of the world’s most prominent brands.

Guests can sample 64 products offered worldwide in the Taste It! exhibit, including most of the products offered in the US.

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Zoo Atlanta

A private non-profit zoo with a history that dates back to the late nineteenth century.

Some of the most popular exhibits include the Sumatran tigers and the adorable endangered giant pandas.

Fulton County
Alpharetta

This northern suburb is home to large and innovative companies, restaurants, and shopping areas.

Highlights include downtown Alpharetta historic district, and Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, a 12,000-capacity outdoor venue.

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Alpharetta Farmers Market

Meet farmers and gardeners with a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, natural meats, lovely flowers, and herbs. 

Plus, discover makers of all sorts of edible homemade sweets, breads, local raw honey, sauces, jellies, and soaps. 

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Nahm Thai Cuisine

Executive Chef and owner Nahm Thongyoung weaves tradition and innovation for an authentic journey into Thai culture and cuisine.

A must-visit restaurant ranked No. 1 in Alpharetta on TripAdvisor.

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The Velvet Note

An award-winning, beautifully-appointed listening room that showcases music, food, spirits, and service.

Also, for local talent, be sure to check out The Velvet Note’s Open Mic Jam.

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THRIVE Coworking

This collaborative center does more than just give you a place to work. With access to a variety of tools (and free food!), this workspace is redefining coworking. 

Reimagine what it means to come to work.

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Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

This picturesque venue set on 45 acres of gorgeous wooded landscape features 7,000 seats plus lawn general admission.

A wide variety of nearby restaurants and attractions are the perfect complement to complete a night out.

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Wills Park Equestrian Center

Fifty acres of riding trails, a covered arena, four outdoor rings, a three-acre event lawn, and 298 horse stalls. 

Horse riding and racing are popular pastimes for Alpharetta residents, featuring programs and events for the entire family.

Carroll County
Carrollton
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Corner Café

For almost 20 years, Corner Café has served Carrollton residents fresh foods on the Square.

The restaurant prides itself on a quirky, laid-back, and friendly atmosphere.

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John Tanner State Park

More than 130 acres, the park includes two lakes and the largest sand beach in any Georgia state park.

The park was named after John Tanner, a local businessman who ran it from 1954 until 1971.

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Little Hawaiian Seafood Grill & Tiki Lounge

A highlight of Carrollton, Little Hawaiian is the best source around for authentic Hawaiian cuisine.

Festive island-themed décor sets the mood for dining in one of the city’s most popular restaurants.

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Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum

Dedicated to the preservation and history of quilts and textiles, including the history and practices of those who make them.

Conveniently located one block away from historic Adamson Square.

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The Highland Deli and Grill

Offering “a touch o’ Scotland and a wee bit more” six days per week in downtown Carrollton.

Sandwiches stacked with premium meats and cheeses along with fresh-made daily soups make this a popular lunch spot for locals.

Forsyth County
Cumming

Cumming a historic city 40 miles north of Atlanta, offers commuters a charming place to live and play.

Nearby Lake Lanier is a popular spot for boaters and tourists, and the Cumming Fairgrounds host a spectrum of events each year.

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Cumming Fairgrounds

Events are hosted here throughout the year for many occasions, from Independence Day to New Year’s Day.

Home of the popular Cumming County Fair and Festival, featuring concerts, rides, contests, and more.

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Lake Lanier

Visited by over seven million tourists each year, Lake Lanier features boating, fishing, and the Lake Lanier Islands Water Park.

The man-made reservoir also provides water, electricity, and flood control for Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

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Poole’s Mill Bridge Park

A one-of-kind passive park, Poole's Mill is 10 acres of property that showcases a unique covered bridge. 

The park offers residents the opportunity to picnic, walk, and feel close to the history of a bygone era.

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Tams' Backstage

Located in the historic 1923 Cumming School, it shares its location with the Cumming Playhouse.

The menu features a blend of American cuisines blended with Northern Italian highlights.

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The Cumming Playhouse

The performing arts venue offers entertainment throughout the year, including plays, musicals, and concerts.

The Playhouse is located in a former school that is on the National Historic Register.

DeKalb County
Decatur

Home to more than 200 restaurants, pubs, boutiques and galleries, Decatur centers on a historic square.

Just six miles east of Atlanta and accessible via MARTA, Decatur is about 15 minutes away from Stone Mountain Park.

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Cakes & Ale

Unassuming food made with creativity, passion, and high-quality ingredients by chef and owner Billy Allin

A seasoned southern chef, Allin creates meals highlighting ingredients from local farmers and producers.

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Concerts on the Square

In May and September, gather on the square in Downtown Decatur for free outdoor concerts.

Concerts are Wednesdays at noon and Saturday evenings, sponsored by the Decatur Business Association.

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DeKalb Farmers Market

A world market serving fresh baked goods and prepared foods, groceries, international items, flowers, and more.

The International Food Court offers shoppers and lunchers delicacies from all over the world.

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Eddie’s Attic

A popular and intimate live music venue with limited seating and superior sound and acoustics.

Eddie’s Attic has been the springboard for many of Georgia’s most famous musicians, such as John Mayer and the Indigo Girls.

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Fernbank Science Center

A museum, education, and conservation facility that includes exhibit halls, gardens, and even a planetarium.

Owned by the DeKalb County School System, its mission is to provide students with a hands-on education in science.

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The Iberian Pig

A modern Spanish restaurant combining the tastes of Spain with a fresh, eclectic American social atmosphere.

Enjoy traditional Spanish flavor combinations alongside modern techniques and culinary creativity.

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Victory Sandwich Bar

The busy, chic restaurant in hip Downtown Decatur features creative sandwiches and boozy slushies.

In addition to the food, patrons enjoy playing at ping pong tables and sitting on the large patio.

Gwinnett County
Duluth

Duluth is a suburb of neighborhoods and businesses with easy access to Atlanta.

Bloomberg Businessweek magazine has ranked Duluth a “Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia.”

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Duluth Town Green

A pavilion stage and amphitheater with outdoor terraced seating that can accommodate up to 10,000 visitors.

Located near downtown Duluth’s Main Street restaurants, shops, and government center.

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Gwinnett Center

A 90-acre campus called home by the Gwinnett Arena, Convention Center, Performing Arts Center, and a venue for private events.

The Gwinnett Center hosts conventions, hockey games, music concerts, and everything in between with its 13,000-seat capacity.

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Park Café

A casual yet refined neighborhood bistro combining Southern comfort food with classical French cuisine.

Located in the historic Knox House on the Town Green in pleasant downtown Duluth.

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Red Clay Music Foundry

A 260-seat listening room that showcases the talents of professional musicians and offers lessons for aspiring ones.

The venue is operated by Eddie Owen, founder of the legendary Eddie’s Attic in Decatur.

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The Georgia Trail

A beautifully landscaped public golf facility that offers something for every member of the family.

Includes a regulation golf course, driving range, short-game practice area, teaching academy, and even a miniature golf course.

Fulton County
Dunwoody
Cobb County
Kennesaw

Established in 1887, Kennesaw was recently named one of the “10 Best Towns for Families,” by Family Circle Magazine.

Kennesaw is located just 20 miles northwest of Atlanta and only 35 miles from the Atlanta airport.

1
Big Shanty Festival

Visit downtown Kennesaw in April for a festival featuring over 250 booths, including crafts, food, merchants, and entertainment.

The annual festivities start with a parade showcasing floats, high school bands, and sport associations from all over the area

2
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

This 3,000-acre park preserves the site of a pivotal Civil War battle that lasted 13 grueling days.

Seventeen miles of hiking trails introduce visitors to historic earthworks, cannon emplacements, and monuments.

3
Kennesaw State University

Georgia’s third largest university, offering more than 100 degree programs including a growing doctoral program.

The university, located just north of Atlanta, is best known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community.

4
The Southern Museum

A nearly 50,000-square-foot facility honoring the history of the pre-Civil War era south.

The museum houses three permanent galleries, featuring trains, railroads, and iron production, along with travelling exhibits.

5
Trackside Grill

A quaint, family-owned restaurant in historic downtown Kennesaw serving southern cuisine and classic comfort food.

Seasonal and daily rotating specials reflect the restaurant’s “Made From Scratch” credo.

Henry County
Locust Grove

Although part of one of the fastest growing counties in America, Locust Grove maintains a small-town feel.

Highlights include Tanger Outlets and Noah's Ark, a non-profit animal sanctuary.

1
Gardner Farm

Browse fresh peaches, berries, and produce picked locally by a member of the Gardner family.

At various times during the growing season, spend a relaxing afternoon picking your own blackberries, blueberries, or peaches.

2
Locust Grove Institute

One of Henry County’s most important landmark buildings, this historic school building now serves as city government offices.

The Institute, founded in 1894 by Mercer University and the Locust Grove Baptist Church, predates the area’s public schools

3
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary

This exotic animal sanctuary is located on 250 acres and houses more than 1,500 animals.

This family-friendly attraction is free and open to the public.

4
Tanger Outlets

The mega-outlet mall features more than 70 of the worlds most popular stores.

Shop and save 30%-70% or more on your favorite brands & designers by purchasing directly from the makers, cutting out the high price of retail store markup.

5
The French Market and Tavern

The owners combined their loves of authentic New Orleans and Southern cuisines with unique goods for the home.

Patrons enjoy the combination of distinctive and delicious food with casual, yet one-of-a-kind, shopping.

Fayette County
Peachtree City

Peachtree City, the largest city in Fayette County, features 90 miles of multi-use recreational and golf cart paths.

Peachtree City was ranked number 1 for "Best Places to Raise Kids" in Georgia, by Bloomberg Businessweek.

1
Club Corp Golfing

Members can enjoy all four of the world-class golf facilities located in Peachtree City and the surrounding area.

Flat Creek, Braelinn, Planterra, and White Water feature thoughtfully designed courses and amenities like swimming and tennis.

2
Grinds and Wines

A locally owned and operated restaurant in the heart of Peachtree City serving a wide variety of menu items.

Famous for its fish tacos and diverse selection of wine and bottled craft beers.

3
Pinewood Studios

A full-service film and entertainment studio complex comprised of 11 sound stages on 700 acres.

A record-setting number of TV shows have been filmed in Georgia thanks to its tax credits, crew base, and production resources.

4
The Fred

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater has established itself as one of the leading outdoor venues in the Atlanta area.

The Fred has hosted hometown favorites and national touring acts for more than 30 years.

Cherokee County
Woodstock

Woodstock is more than 100 years old and the fastest growing city in Cherokee County, doubling in size in the past 10 years.

Woodstock is just 30 miles from Atlanta’s center.

1
Dixie Speedway

Built in 1968 and attended by over 150,000 dirt-racing fans and tourists every year.

Winner of numerous local and regional awards and immortalized in the National Dirt Racing Hall of Fame.

2
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Dedicated to creating opportunities for Cherokee County residents to enjoy and participate in professional-quality live theater.

Offers summer camps for children to create and collaborate by writing and acting in their own play.

3
Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails

Three mountain biking trails divided into 10 loops, offering every level of difficulty from beginner to advanced.

The scenic trails are also open to hikers, although they must travel in the opposite direction and yield to bikers.

4
Vingenzo's

Hand-crafted Neapolitan cuisine based on the culinary traditions of old-world southern Italy.

Award-winning chef/owner Michael Bologna also teaches at his Center for Culinary Education at Chattahoochee Technical College.

5
Woodstock Farmers Market

Visit downtown Woodstock May through December to shop for fresh produce and groceries from the area’s local growers.

Additional events, including cooking classes and farm-related education, are offered for both children and adults.