Atlanta, Georgia is home to over 5 million residents and continues to grow, both outwardly into the suburbs and with a renewed vigor, people are moving back into Atlanta to find homes closer to work and away from traffic that bogs down the commute from the suburbs. Atlanta is full of rich and diverse neighborhoods and the metropolitan are encompasses about 15 counties. The majority of the population of Atlanta lives in four counties at the heart of Metro Atlanta; Fulton County, Dekalb County, Cobb County and Gwinnett County.
Fulton County - The major cities in Fulton County are Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell and Sandy Springs. Two new cities were just recently added to the north side of Fulton county out of the remaining unincorporated areas - Milton and John's Creek. Another new city was added out of unincorporated areas on the southwest side of Atlanta called South Fulton.
Dekalb County - Decatur is the heartbeat of Dekalb County. It is completely different than most other metroplitan areas of Atlanta from its political leaning to the small town feel and atmosphere that help make Decatur unique. Other significant areas of Dekalb County are Druid Hills, Dunwoody, Oakhurst, cabbagetown and Kirkwood.
Cobb County - The city of Marietta is the heartbeat of Cobb county along with Smyrna, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Vinings and East Cobb. Cobb County has many excellent schools and is a great place to retire as you can stop paying the school portion of taxes at age 65. The commute down I-75 can be tough on occasion, but, your money will go a little farther here than in some other areas of Atlanta.
Gwinnett County - Gwinnett County is one of the fastest growing counties in the country. The major cities in Gwinnett Countya are; Duluth, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Lilburn and Buford. If you don't mind the commute, you can find some exceptional balues for property here as well.
Atlanta real estate weathered the slowdown in the housing market much better than many areas around the country and 2007 homes sales picked up where 2006 left off. The one area of the real estate market that remains in favor of buyers is Atlanta luxury real estate. This is due in part to the large inventory of spec homes that where already in the planning stages when the national real estate market began to slow.
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