Your Guide to Living in Atlanta

  • Written on September 06, 2023 By Stanley Martin Homes

Atlanta, Georgia, founded in 1837 as the end of the Western & Atlantic railroad line, is a city full of rich history. Home to two renowned universities – Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology – and many attractions, including the Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta History Center. Atlanta has much to offer, and the city is rapidly growing. Here’s what you need to know before moving here.


Atlanta is an excellent place for families looking for remarkable educational institutions. It includes a host of excellent colleges and universities and offers a variety of public, private, charter, and international schools for grades k-12.

Things to do in Atlanta

The city has plenty of exciting things to do and see, whether it’s catching a sports game with family or friends, visiting Zoo Atlanta, or shopping for local goods at Ponce City Market. There are also many superb restaurants to eat in or grab on the go.


Since Atlanta is a large southern city, most would think it sticks to its classic country meals in restaurants, but that is not the case. You can expect to find restaurants around Atlanta serving barbecue, Colombian food, Soul food, Indian, and much more. Try some of Atlanta’s best fried chicken at Busy Bee Café, modern takes on classic Italian American dishes at Gigi’s, and top-notch barbecue at B’s Cracklin’ Barbecue. You can be sure to find delicious food from around the world in Atlanta.

Outdoor Activities

The Atlanta BeltLine is a major tourist attraction of the city, featuring 22 miles of abandoned railroad tracks that encircle the nearby neighborhoods. You can walk, bike, rollerblade, and scooter along the BeltLine and it connects to many parks, restaurants, markets, and showcases art along the way. There is also a skate park located right on the BeltLine. Zoo Atlanta located in Grant Park is also a great place to visit, with a wide variety of animals and much to see. Another place to check out is the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a 30-acre urban oasis showcasing beautiful sculptures made from nature.


The Atlanta sports scene is a big deal to most residents, home to five professional sports teams including the Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Falcons, The Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta United FC, and Atlanta Dream. The Atlanta Braves step up to bat at Truist Park, in 2021, they won their fourth World Series Championship which was a huge deal for the city. At Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Falcons play their home games along with Atlanta United FC. College football is also a big part of the southern state, Atlanta hosts the SEC Championship every December and the annual college football Peach Bowl.

Art & History

During the Civil War, Atlanta became a home front and an important regional transportation and distribution center. The city is filled with historical sites and museums. The Atlanta History Center is dedicated to preserving Atlanta’s old history. It’s 33-Acres of historic archives and homes give people a peek of Atlanta’s past. The High Museum of Art holds more than 15,000 original art pieces from European paintings to African American art showcasing many different cultural aspects. You can also visit Centennial Olympic Park located downtown which is where the 1996 Summer Olympics were held. Right next to the Olympic Park, there is the World of Coca-Cola Museum and the Georgia Aquarium.

New Homes in Atlanta, GA

Stanley Martin has several new home communities in Atlanta and its surrounding areas offering townhomes and single-family homes with many benefits. The homes at Waverly at Buice Lake are new townhomes located in Acworth, Georgia with proximity to downtown Woodstock and Towne Lake. Residents can enjoy the neighborhood’s clubhouse and pavilion, green spaces, and walking trails throughout the community. Madison at Buice Lake is located in the same community and offers the same amenities. These single-family homes offer a chef-style kitchen perfect for entertaining. Some single-family homes like the ones in Edgewater offer covered front porches, a spa-like soaking tub in the Primary Suite, and a chef style kitchen with stainless steel appliances. If you want to be right next to the city, the townhomes at Skylar are the perfect spot for you. With incredible city skyline views and a low-maintenance lifestyle with exterior and yard services covered. Located right next to the BeltLine putting you near everything. Need a move-in-ready home today? Check out what we have available in our Atlanta neighborhoods.

Atlanta holds everything you need and more. With its great educational institutions, deep history, and plenty to do, you can see why so many people have been moving there. If you’re searching for a place full of excitement and culture with great new construction homes, contactour New Home Consultants today!