The 10 things that I love about Atlanta!
Since living in the Atlanta area, I have easily started 3 small businesses. I sold everything from Educational materials to t-shirts. The ability to start and obtain a business license in Georgia was very easy. There were also so many opportunities to market and sell my products.
Social Media Events and Blogging
Since I am into Social Media, as you can see, I am really happy to be a part of the blogging community in Atlanta. It is very easy to locate bloggers in the area because there are so many conferences and networking events held here on a regular basis. A simple search on Google or Twitter search will reveal the vast community and opportunities.
I personally know over 5 local people that I have seen on T.V. lately as a result of opportunities for individuals to appear on game shows, reality shows, and news programs. I have actually attended a few live tapings of shows such as Family Feud, and more. I have also met celebrities as a result of attending events in Atlanta. The celebrities mix and mingle with guests with ease. Over the years, I have met Malinda Williams, Kim Coles, and Nicci Gilbert to name a few.
There are so many restaurants in the Atlanta area. I have yet to try a fraction of them, but am looking forward to trying a lot more. Some of my favorites include Two Urban Licks, Pure Taqueria, Jim N Nicks, Social Vinings, and The Vortex to name a mere fraction of them.
The housing in the Atlanta area is very affordable. I was able to buy a house at the tender age of 25. Although I had to look into areas just outside of Atlanta, I was able to find something within a half hour or so from the city center. The ability to find a brand new house that you can build to suit is one major perk of buying a house in the Atlanta area.
There are several Outlet malls and mega malls in the Atlanta area. The North Georgia, Tanger, and Woodstock Outlets are a few of the more popular Outlet malls in the Atlanta area. Lenox, Perimeter, and the Mall of Georgia offer plenty of shopping options.
The women in Atlanta believe in beautiful hair. There are hundreds of hair salons in the area. There are even salons in malls, Walmart stores, etc. You can throw a stone and find a hair salon within a short drive or even walking distance.
Atlanta is home of several performance venues. The Atlanta Symphony Hall, The Fabulous Fox theatre, and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre are a few of the most well known. For individuals that enjoy Indie artists, places like Center Stage Live, The Tabernacle, and the Variety Playhouse have concerts all year long for lovers of underground and Indie music. For even smaller venues, The Loft and Moods Music host up and coming artists and listening parties on a regular basis.
The Atlanta area has plenty to do for families with children (or the kid in you). The more popular amusement parks include Six Flags over Georgia and White Water. There are also smaller attractions that include Lego Land and Stone Mountain Park.
There are abundant amounts of outdoor activities in the Atlanta area. I particularly like Amicalola Falls, apple picking at Mercier Farms, and the hiking trails at Kennesaw Mountain. The summer time offers a wealth of options for things to do that really are not very expensive.
If you are looking to live in the Atlanta area, or just plan to visit, make sure to take in one of the above attractions. The reasons above, and more, make Atlanta a nice place to live!