New residents will find an urban paradise in Atlanta, where four distinct seasons are marked by brief winters and summers that give way to lengthy, gentle spring days and autumn splendor. Because the climate is so moderate, residents are able to enjoy outdoor activities around the calendar year. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, water sports, boating, fishing, and hunting are just a few of the popular pastimes in regional parks and recreational sites. Atlanta maintains a highly developed parks, recreation, and cultural affairs department that provide lush green space and a myriad of sports facilities and equipment as well as entertainment and enrichment. Families will find an exciting and friendly environment for kids with some unique advantages, such as being able to stop at CNN to catch the behind-the-scenes happenings. Centennial Olympic Park offers a cooling stop before a trip to a puppet show, a theme park, a wonderful museum, Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, or an historical drive-in eatery.

Spectator sports draw enthusiastic crowds for professional play with celebrated teams like the Atlanta Braves major baseball team or collegiate competition in spectacular venues. Those who appreciate culture will enjoy dazzling performance centers that host everything from the Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Opera, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to the best of Broadway. History and current events converge in nationally famous venues like The Carter Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and National Historic Site. Shopping is available in scores of shopping centers within the city and throughout the suburban region. Contemporary malls contrast with exclusive galleries, antique dealers, trendy boutiques, and factory outlet centers. Restaurants represent every imaginable cuisine, ranging from casual to the finest of five-star dining with a truly enchanting ambiance.

The housing selection in Metro Atlanta blends old-world charm with handsome new construction in a wide variety of architectural styles and settings. Horse properties, spacious lots, suburban neighborhoods, historic districts, exclusive golf-course enclaves, and country manors are just a few of the possibilities in this prosperous and beautiful region. Bring your dream to Atlanta, where every amenity and resource is first-class and visions can be easily transformed into reality.

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