Atlanta Real Estate Is Hotter Than Ever
The Atlanta metro area is very diverse in not only it’s people, but it’s architecture, landscapes, and communities. Due to its land-locked geographical area, the growth of this city is un-obstructed. Unlike most cities, Atlanta has no river, ocean, or lake to act as a barrier for growth. The only exception would be the Blue-Ridge Mountains to the north, but then again they sit over 100 miles away.
Metro Atlanta is made up of 4 geographical regions. North Metro Atlanta, where the cities of Alpharetta, Roswell, Canton, and Dunwoody are located. West Metro Atlanta, which Marietta, Smyrna, Powder Springs and Douglasville all reside. The industrial section of Altanta, to the south, is home to such cities as Forest Park, Peachtree City, Fairburn, and Stockbridge. And last but not least is East Metro Atlanta, where Snellville, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, and Conyers are located.
North Metro Atlanta is known for it’s high median home prices. Cities such as Alpharetta and Roswell contain some of the most desirable homes in the state of Georgia. Luxury neighborhoods and upscale shopping is common in this pristine area. As you venture further out, the picturesque views are incredible. The advantage that the northern region has that the others do not, are the beautiful landscapes created by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
West Metro Atlanta houses some historic cities such as Marietta, Georgia. Further out are the growing cities of Powder Springs and Hiram. Affordable home prices have driven many new home seekers out to this region over the last 3-5 years. There are many neighborhoods available in this area where one can still find a lot to build on over one acre.
South Metro Atlanta is home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Home to many large international companies such as Delta, this area is comprised of commercial and industrial real estate. Further to the south is where cities such as Peachtree City are located. A very affluent town where most of the citizens own golf carts to commute through the downtown area.
East Metro Atlanta houses a fast growing real estate market. Cities such as Snellville and Dacula have almost doubled in size over the last five years due to extreme growth. A short commute to Atlanta, and affordable housing has contributed to this region’s population boom. Communities such as Stone Mountain and Lithonia have also seen a tremendous amount of growth for most of the same reasons.