Atlanta Internet Buyer Orientation: The Greater Atlanta Metro Area

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Atlanta Internet Buyer Orientation:
The Greater Atlanta Metro Area

 So you want to move to the Greater Atlanta Metro Area but you aren't sure exactly what that means. In 2016, the definition of the Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area is visible in the map above. The area shown is considered home to almost 6,000,000 people.

When saying you are moving to Atlanta, you encounter a wide range of strong opinions from friends and co-workers. Some people extol the City Lifestyle and others insist you should be outside the City Limits. Others recommend even farther away from the City of Atlanta.

Let's start with the question of exactly what is the definition of Atlanta? Over the past decades, the Greater Atlanta Metro Area has grown from the "Five County Area" to the "12-County area" to the "21-County area" and now to the 29-County Area shown above.

The dark lines on the map mark the Interstate Highway System. As you can see, one forms more or less of a circle around the central part of the Metro area. That road - known as I-285 or The Perimeter - defines many comments about where to live in "Atlanta" - ITP or OTP - inside or outside The Perimeter.

Not all of the area included ITP is within the City Limits of Atlanta. Looking at  the map below, the red line included within defines the actual City Limits of Atlanta.  The City of Atlanta itself has approximately 460,000 inhabitants.

 

The differences between living out in the counties beyond The Perimeter, the areas just outside The Perimeter and actually living inside the City of Atlanta are innumerable. Yet they boil down to some relatively simple choices.


Walk to shopping or drive?
Access to MARTA Rapid Transit?
Close to Museums and Theater?

Access to your favorite pastimes or hobbies?
Long commute to work or a short commute or no commute at all?

Put some thought into those questions and you will begin to narrow down your areas of interest within the Greater Atlanta Metro Area.

Let us know if we may assist you when you are ready to start looking.

At Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty, we offer a search engine for you to use, free of charge, that is updated every 30 minutes. You may set up YOUR own searches, designate when YOU want to receive alerts about properties and change the settings anytime YOU want to do so. You are in charge.


All the best,
Lynn

Second Post of Series:    Atlanta Internet Buyer Orientation - Closer to I-285

MSA map courtesy of  the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.
City of Atlanta map courtesy of Google.

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Kathleen Daniels
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Wow Lynn!  This post certainly puts the great Atlanta Metro Area into perspective.  Good Grief, buyers do need to narrow down their home search. ODAT Realty is the place to go for assistance. 

Jul 06, 2016 04:23 AM #1
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Kathleen Daniels 
Thanks for the kind words. It is so hard to explain what "Atlanta" is to callers. The Greater Atlanta Metropolitan area absorbs a large part of the upper NorthWest of the state. Here's another visual to further orient you to the geography.  All the best - Lynn

Jul 06, 2016 04:48 AM #2
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Hi Lynn,

The shape of Atlanta in the first photo reminds me of a pin wheel! I'll bet there are lots of cool places to go and great things to do too!

Growing from 5 to 12 is an indication of fast growth and lots of opportunities! It must be a wonderful place to live!

Jul 06, 2016 08:19 AM #3
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Patricia Feager 
Yes, Atlanta is a wonderful place to live for any reasons. Since Atlanta offers a wide variety of lifestyles, people may choose exactly what they want! Hope to see you one day soon - Lynn

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Anyone thinking of relocating to Atlanta should call you to be their agent.

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