Atlanta has a lot to offer for singles or the whole family. It is a great place to live, work, and play.

The weather in Atlanta fluctuates quite a bit depending, of course, on the season. Temperatures range from 35 to 89 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it a pretty good region for those who enjoy swimming, hiking, and running outdoors year round. In addition to being a year-round destination for outdoor activities, Atlanta also has many indoor attractions such as museums and great, culturally diverse dining

Atlanta is home to the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks. The city also hosts the Atlanta Dream of the Women’s National Basketball Association.You can enjoy a game or concert at one of these venues or spend time with your family at one of the many parks.

Atlanta has some of the best schools in Georgia, like Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia State University, so there are plenty of opportunities for higher education.

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Atlanta Is Great for Business

Atlanta is an ideal city for business. It has the right mix of affordability, quality of life, and job opportunities. And it’s only getting better with new developments such as the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and the Junction Kong District, a six-story development along the Beltline’s eastside trail that is slated to bring new restaurants, office space and a public gathering space. Many other projects are underway..

Atlanta has an ecosystem that supports and strengthens the entrepreneurial community. The Atlanta Innovation Hub provides a lot of resources to help entrepreneurs succeed. Also, the Georgia Research Alliance is a key hub for connecting companies and universities with research assets across the region.

The city’s lower cost of living means that besides having more wealth to invest in your business, your clients, too, have more income to purchase your goods and services, making for an ideal win/win for everyone. 

It’s a wonderful environment for heart-driven entrepreneurs who are doing what they love while benefiting the people and city they serve. These include everything from outreach to minorities and newly immigrated citizens to climate consciousness and green technologies

When structuring your business, you’ll need to determine how you want to operate under law. There are many options, including running as a partnership or an LLC operating as an S Corp. You may want to consider forming it as an LLC. This particular business structure has the most favorable tax advantage while at the same time avoiding putting your personal assets at risk. 

Cost of Living and Housing 

There are many reasons why you should consider renting or buying a home in Atlanta. One of them is that the housing market is booming, and prices are at an all-time high nationally, but in Atlanta, the cost of living is a bit higher than the national average. However, the median home price for a home there at $293,500 is lower than the $398,500 national average. 

If you want to put off buying right away, look online for rental housing in the area you want to locate. That way, when you find a neighborhood with the amenities you’re looking for, you’ll be able to do a search for homes in your price range and check on how many units are available in the various neighborhoods. At this time, there are more than 1,500 apartments available for rent in Atlanta.

Although it’s not one of the more cost-friendly places to live in the United States, with a cost of living that is about 4.1% higher than the national average according to, it’s still more affordable to live there than in other large metros like Los Angeles, Chicago or Boston.

Georgia is a great place to live and work. The climate is perfect for year-round golfing; the people are friendly, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Housing rentals are plentiful, with neighborhoods offering any amenity your family can ask for. All of this makes living and working in Atlanta a smart move.

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By John Mecke

John is a 25 year veteran of the enterprise technology market. He has led six global product management organizations for three public companies and three private equity-backed firms. He played a key role in delivering a $115 million dividend for his private equity backers – a 2.8x return in less than three years. He has led five acquisitions for a total consideration of over $175 million. He has led eight divestitures for a total consideration of $24.5 million in cash. John regularly blogs about product management and mergers/acquisitions.