Georgia is a U.S. state located in the southeastern corner of North America. The official language is English, but over 7% of the people living there speak Spanish. The capital city is Atlanta and the last census showed that there are over 460,000 people living in the city. Atlanta hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Some of the most famous tourist attractions in the state include Stone Mountain, Zoo Atlanta, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Callaway Gardens and the Savannah Historic District.
The Georgia Aquarium is one of the largest in the world. It houses thousands of different animals including beluga whales, manta rays, whale sharks and bottlenose dolphins. Approximately 2.2 million people visit the aquarium each year. The aquarium is committed to research and conversation. In fact, before the aquarium opened to the public it was working with Georgia State University and other universities around the world to help preserve endangered species via research programs and education. The aquarium has been the subject of controversy in some circles: the ATA&T Dolphin Tales show has been particularly controversial.
The World of Coca-Cola museum showcases the history of the famous brand. It first opened to the public in 1990 and attracts millions of tourists to Atlanta each year. In 2010, Atlanta was the 7th most visited city in the USA.
Those looking to buy property in Atlanta might be interested in learning that the average price per square foot is $191. A 1-bedroom apartment typically sells for $187,000, while an average 4-bedroom property sells for $380,000. The real estate market is healthy and they’re many properties to choose from. Property in the capital can make a great investment, as prices are set to rise in the coming years.
Those looking to relocate to Atlanta and move into a rental property may like to know that the median monthly rent in the city is $1300. The number of people renting has gone up sharply in recent months, so it may take a while to find a property that fits your needs. Contacting a selection of reputable real estate agents in the area is the key to finding a good property.
Atlanta has many sister cities including Brussels, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Fukuoka, Bucharest and Toulouse. Famous sports stars from Atlanta include Walt Frazier, Gunnar Bentz, Cam Newton, Eric Berry and Joseph Forte. Martin Luther King Jr. is the most famous academic to be born in Atlanta.