Are you a new college graduate? If so, Atlanta is just brimming with possibilities. Two studies released this year rank Atlanta as a top city for new grads due to low cost of living, job opportunities and the vibrant cultural and social scene.
Atlanta’s real estate market is highly affordable. If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Atlanta, there are many options that are in spectacular locations with prices perfect for a college grad budget. Another option is to purchase an Atlanta condo or Atlanta townhome in the city. There are many buildings and communities with luxury amenities and an affordable price.
Atlanta’s job market is steadily growing. Though jostled by the downturn of the economy, it is swiftly rebounding as more companies are relocating to Atlanta to tap into the well-educated talent pool. Atlanta is currently home to the headquarters of 13 Fortune 500 Companies: The Home Depot, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola Enterprises, The Southern Company, SunTrust Banks, Genuine Parts, First Data, AGCO, Newell Rubbermaid, NCR and Asbury Automotive Group. Aside from the big names, Atlanta is full of entrepreneurial spirit and small-to-medium sized businesses.
Life should not be all work and no play, and Atlanta is full of opportunities to play. A varied bevy of restaurants are scattered throughout town offering unique burgers, fresh and delicate sushi, authentic Korean, down-home Southern fare, scrumptious vegetarian eats and much more. Cultural venues such as the High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Fox Theatre or Fernbank Museum of Natural History are perfect places to spend the weekends, and many offer evening cocktail soirees. Atlanta also abounds with young professional organizations and opportunities to meet new people.
If you are a new graduate and want a great job in a great location, give Atlanta a shot. Other people have experienced what it has to offer; you should too.