It’s no secret: people are moving to Atlanta left and right! To put it statistically:

– There are 5.6 million people currently in the Metro Atlanta area.
– By 2050, this number is projected to be 8.6 million.

What makes Atlanta so attractive? Warm weather, booming business, tons of green space, professional sports, and connectivity through projects such as The Atlanta Beltline make up just a few reasons why so many are finding this city an ideal place to call home. The Metro Atlanta area covers a wide range of cities and neighborhoods, which can leave many buyers overwhelmed when making a decision of where to move specifically. So how do you choose where to go? Step one is to decide what’s most important to you. Is it:


Commute? Atlanta traffic is undoubtedly heavy, and the growing population may not make this any easier on folks with a long commute. If you’re not someone who’s into podcasts and audiobooks, you may want to consider focusing your search around your estimated commute time.

Walkability? Are you a self-proclaimed “city person”? Do you walk or ride a bike over driving a car when given the chance? Do you mind sacrificing square footage for a more convenient location? If so, a condo within the city limits may be a great option for you.

Yard Space / Lot Size? Do you have pets? Is it important to you to have a fenced in yard, privacy from neighbors, or room to build a workshop? Single-family homes will be your best bet!

Amenities? Do you want to be able to sit by a pool or play tennis without having to leave your neighborhood? Do you work from home and want to have a meeting space to use without having to search for one? Condos, townhomes, and single family communities can all offer unique amenities depending on your style and needs.

So, ask yourself: What’s most important to me about looking for a home in Atlanta?

Whether you’re relocating from another city or just looking for a change, the team at The Peters Company is here to help you weigh the options and truly find the best fit for you! You can reach us anytime at or 678-921-1471.


Written by Molly Edwards

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