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Atlanta's Suburbs


Atlanta is a city of millions and still growing. This growth has propelled the city's borders closer and closer to neighboring cities, until the dividing line is sometimes hard to find. These suburbs of Atlanta offer residents an easy commute, while not having to live in the city itself. They also offer a great place to raise a family.

Alpharetta is one of those cities that have become almost a part of Atlanta. Chartered in 1858, Alpharetta has deep roots in the past. Before it was a city, Alpharetta was a trading post and logging town, allowing white settlers and Indians to meet and trade for needed goods and services. Now, Alpharetta is a thriving city, one of the fastest growing cities in the south, in fact. It has been rated as one of the best places in the nation to raise a family and offers great housing and apartments, close to the hub of Atlanta.

Only recently has the city of Austell, Georgia been considered an actual suburb of Atlanta. Located only 18 miles from the heart of Atlanta and only minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Austell is an ideal location for those looking to live outside the city of Atlanta, yet commute to work with a minimum of time and stress. Austell, Georgia boasts a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a big city and with cities like Atlanta, Marietta and Smyrna only a stone's throw away, those amenities are real things. Austell has much to offer those looking for a place to call home.

College Park shares much with the city of Austell. They both have a small town atmosphere and College Park enjoys a similar proximity to the city of Atlanta. College Park has been revitalized, and new residents find the city an excellent place to call home. Voted one of the best places to live by Atlanta Magazine, College Park is dedicated to providing people with a great place to live, a fun, hometown atmosphere and a variety of means of getting to and from places of work.

Founded in 1845, Conyers, Georgia is another of Atlanta's suburbs that offers a close proximity to international business and vast employment resources, while still maintaining a small town feel. Conyers is home to over 10,000 residents in the city itself, with even more outside the city, but within the city limits. Conyers is located very close to I-20 and i-285.


Decatur is one of Atlanta's oldest suburbs, predating Atlanta itself by several decades. Before the city of Terminus, later named Atlanta was built, Decatur turned down an offer by the southern railroads to build an important railroad hub in the city. That hub was built in Terminus, and the rest is history. As Atlanta's big sister, Decatur has tons of history to offer and the closeness of Atlanta is a great asset to city residents. Decatur offers a true southern hometown feeling, with tree lined streets and local festivals held all year round.

Buckhead is known for it's great shopping, elegant hotels and some of the best restaurants around. If you love shopping you'll love Buckhead. It has over 1,400 shopping retail units scattered across it's city borders.

Duluth has experienced phenomenal growth of the past several years. Yet, it still maintains that small home-town character and the friendliness that goes along with it. Duluth is known as a center of financial stability.

Dunwoody is located in DeKalb County, Georgia. It is an affluent suburb of Atlanta. Dunwoody is home to a number of well know celebrities: Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol; Billy Payne who brought the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta and John Rocker-former Major League Baseball player.

Jonesboro is the county seat of Clayton County. It is one of Atlanta's smaller suburbs. The final battle of Atlanta was fought here and help propel Abraham Lincoln to re-election.

Kennesaw has been nationally recognized for its educational achievements. It has a rich history and has grown into a family-oriented town. Downtown is full of specialty shops and restaurants.

Lawrenceville is a great little town full of historic remembrances. Downtown Lawrenceville is anchored by it's historic courthouse and has brick-paved sidewalks, cozy benches any many specialty shops to visit.

Lithonia is located in the heart of the Georgia granite district. Thus, it is known as the "City of Granite." Lithonia is growing popularity as the place to live to get away from the hustle and bustle lifestyle of Atlanta.

Marietta is well known for its turn-of-the-century town square. Marietta is a fun place to live and to visit. Enjoy unique restaurants, quaint bed and breakfast inns, ghost tours and museums.

Midtown is located right in the middle of downtown. If you like to be where the action is then Midtown is the place to live. You'll enjoy restaurants, specialty shops and a work environment that is within walking distance.

Newnan has the best of both worlds. It's a city of significant commercial development as well as residential growth. Newnan attracts many families who are looking for a small town atmosphere in which to raise their kids.

Norcross was originally a resort town created as a popular destination for wealthy Atlantans. In spite of significant growth over the years the town has maintained a commitment to the preservation of history and charm.

Roswell was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. Today, Roswell has preserve much of it history in vintage homes, historical sites, museums, monuments and churches. Roswell is located only 20 minutes from Atlanta and nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.

Sandy Springs is the seventh largest city in Georgia. Sandy Springs is another city with southern charm and progressive environment. The Chastain Amphitheatre is unique to Sandy Springs featuring outdoor events year round.

Smyrna is known as the "Jonquil City" because of the abundance of flowers that bloom all over the city. Smyrna has plenty to keep a young family busy.

Stockbridge is conveniently located near Atlanta's commercial and entertainment centers. Stockbridge has that small time feel and experience. It's family-oriented with and set in a beautiful and natural setting.

Stone Mountain was chartered is 1839. It if famous for the nearby mountain called "Stone Mountain". It's the largest piece of exposed granite in the world. Nearby is Stone Mountain Park featuring hiking, boating and theme park.

About the author: Joy Hinson is the marketing manager of Rental Markets Inc. who manages Apartments-in-Atlanta.com, a website dedicated to promoting Atlanta Apartments providing resources, and information as well as an apartment search for people looking to move to Atlanta, Georgia.

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