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This Is The Georgia Institute Of Technology
Located right smack in the heart of the great southern city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is an innovative school whose mottos is: "Designing The Future!" Students can specialize in things like Engineering, Advanced Science, and of course, Computing—and, thanks to Georgia Tech’s satellite campuses, they could conceivably do so all over the world. Students here, nicknamed the Yellow Jackets for school colors of white and gold, are represented at games by Buzz and the Ramblin’ Wreck; Buzz is, predictably, a large bee, and the Wreck an old Ford sport coupe. Why? You’ll have to go to college to find out.
Housing Outside Campus Borders
Atlanta, Georgia is a bustling metropolis, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find something that feels homey. Most apartments for rent are clustered together just north of the main city center, and everything is pretty centralized. Properties range from lavish luxury apartment in big buildings to smaller units in more modest buildings. Start your search for apartments in Atlanta by using our convenient apartment search guide. Only about half of undergrads live on campus, so never fear: your social life will not take a dive if you move off campus, with all the other students you'll find living around town. You can even go online and get a feel for what to day-to-day college life at Georgia Tech is like, by reading our college life blog.
So, You're Going To Georgia Tech, You're In Atlanta...
Things to do, things to do! Let's start with getting around: there is the MARTA transit with buses that stop right on campus. There's also something called 'The Stingerette' that shuttles people around; it is privately owned by the college. You should check out the official Atlanta homepage, especially if you've never been to the city before. There, you can learn about all the local attractions that might tempt you to stray from the safety of campus...the Botanical Gardens, The Cyclorama, and the Civil War Museum. Okay, okay, so maybe Civil War history doesn’t get your juices going. Atlanta is, of course, also host to an incredible variety of nightlife. Any kind of club you could want to go to can be found somewhere here within the city limits. It's a haven for live music, art events, bumpin’ bass.
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Is Atlanta a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
You will most likely need a car to get to work and otherwise around the city of Atlanta. Public transportation is available through MARTA, the city's bus and rail system, but routes are limited and the city of Atlanta is very spread out. If you live and work in Buckhead, Downtown, Midtown, or downtown Decatur it is possible to get by without a car. However, in order to experience all that the city has to offer, or take a weekend getaway to explore nearby Callaway Gardens or hike up Stone Mountain Park, a car is a necessity.
What neighborhoods in Atlanta are good for eating out?
Midtown Atlanta is known for its vibrant nightlife and is home to many of the city's trendiest restaurants, with cuisines ranging from Asian Fusion to Southwestern and everything in between. Visit local-favorite the Flying Biscuit for some of the tastiest brunch in town. Buckhead Village and Lenox Square in Buckhead are also popular destinations for the Atlanta food-lover with scores of modern and also more traditional restaurants to choose from. Check out the legendary Buckhead Diner for a dressed-up version of the classic American diner fare.
what Atlanta neighborhoods are best for dogs when living in an apartment?
Atlanta has many areas that good for dogs and for pets in general. The best neighborhoods are Decatur, which has plenty of dog parks (for example: Adair Dog Park 716 W Trinity Pl Decatur, GA 30030-2962 or Glenlake Dog Park 1121 Church St Decatur, GA 30030-1618). Allegedly, the neighborhood of North Fulton has a higher population of dogs than people. Mailmen watch out!
Are there any good parks in Springlake?
Situated near the Piedmont Hospital, Ardmore Park is a small community park with new playground equipment, perfect for the neighborhood kids and local birthday parties. Just three miles down the road, Piedmont Park Conservatory is considered the "Central Park of Atlanta", with an array of athletic fields, a dog park, playground, running track, and public pool. This beautiful local park boasts a large duck pond and several picnic areas, and also hosts several concerts and festivals throughout the year including the famous Arts and Jazz Festival.
What is the crime rate in the Atlantic Station area? Good school for middle school age? A non denominational church? What is the average house price? --Low, Middle, High. Is it ethinically well mix?
Atlantic Station is a relatively safe place to live for Atlanta. It is close to Georgia Institute of Technology so man residents are students. There are many mix-used retail buildings with entertainment, shops and restaurants. The price of one bed and one bathroom apartments are $700~$1000, two beds and two bathrooms apartments are from $1000 and go up.
What's the weather like in Atlanta?
Atlanta has a humid subtropical, seasonal climate with hot summers and relatively mild winters. Summers bring comfortable weather with lows around 70 and highs in the 80s, while winters bring cooler temperatures with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Annual rainfall is close to the national average at about 50", and is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. The area sees little snowfall, about 2" per year on average. The temperate climate allows residents of Atlanta to attend all of the fun festivals held at Piedmont Park throughout the year including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Atlanta for being outdoors with pets?
Atlanta is home to many designated, off-leash dog parks. Mason Hill Park, located on McConnell Drive is one of the local favorites with a large fenced-in area for pups to run around and play, as well as convenient amenities like benches, doggie waste bags, and trash receptacles. This half-acre park features a lovely water fountain as its centerpiece. Burger Dog Park is another great spot for pooches with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, benches for the human patrons, and water fountains for both the two- and four-legged visitors. Many local restaurants allow leashed dogs on their patios including Bab's brunch joint on Juniper Street and Quattro Pizza in Midtown where they will even bring your favorite pup a bowl for water!
What would an ideal weekend be like in Atlanta?
Atlanta's nature lovers should be sure to check out the city's beautiful Botanical Gardens and the world class Atlanta Zoo. Local history buffs should head to one of the city's renowned museums like the Atlanta History Center, the Federal Reserve Bank, or the Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site. During baseball season don't miss an Atlanta Braves games at the local Turner Field. During the summer months in Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park is a favorite destination for outdoor concerts and other events. Wind down at the end of the weekend with a relaxing trip to the Buckhead Grand Spa.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Atlanta?
Family-friendly neighborhoods hinge on safety and high-quality public education. The top five safest neighborhoods in Atlanta are Embry Hills / Mercer U in Atlanta, Oak Grove, Route 236 / Briarlake Rd, Clairmont Rd / Buford Hwy, and Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd. The top five neighborhoods for education, on the other hand, are Spalding Dr / Nesbit Ferry Rd, Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd, Turner McDonald Pky / Northridge Rd, Route 400 / Glenridge Conn, and Powers Ferry Rd / Mount Vernon Hwy. One of the best neighborhoods for families in Atlanta, therefore, is Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd.
Is Atlanta pet friendly?
Home to quite a few off-leash dog parks, Atlanta is quite pet friendly. The off-leash areas within Atlanta proper include Atlantic Station Dog Park, Piedmont Dog Park, and South Bend Dog Park. There are several other parks where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, Grant Park, Adams Park, Lionel Hampton Park, Anderson Park, Beecher Park, Mozley Park, and Maddox Park, among others. The largest green spaces in the area, such as Sweetwater Creek State Park to the west and Stone Mountain Park to the east, lie outside the city limits.