map of surrounding atlanta cities

One of the largest cities in the Southeast, the metro Atlanta region spans 29 counties and more than 8,000 miles. For newcomers entering the Atlanta housing market, it can be overwhelming navigating the abundance of home choices and distinct neighborhoods.

Atlanta ranks as the eight-largest metropolitan center in the United States and the third-largest in the Southeast. With renowned companies such as UPS, Delta Air Lines, Home Depot, AT&T and the CDC calling Atlanta home, it’s no surprise that big businesses flock to the Peach state to increase production and profit.  As a result, residents have a multitude of employers to choose from, with more added each year!

With moderate year-round weather and an abundance of Southern charm, enjoying local attractions such as Stone Mountain Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Site, the Georgia Aquarium, Museum of Illusions as well as numerous state parks comes easy. The growing area offers diverse neighborhoods for any newcomer to feel at home in the flourishing metropolitan region.

While there are many metro cities and neighborhoods to choose from, each one offers distinct experiences and activities for both locals and visitors to enjoy. From mountainous terrains to vibrant nightlife, metro Atlanta has something for everyone. Below are the counties located in the metro Atlanta area:

For regular updates on metro Atlanta attractions, homebuying opportunities, industry news and more, visit to explore the ins and outs of the metro area. Tune into the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Around Atlanta segment to be the first to know about exciting upcoming events and attractions!

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