Are you moving to Atlanta too? According to Penske Truck Rental, Atlanta has been the #1 moving destination in the U.S. for 8 years straight and the Penske Truck Rental Top Moving Destinations list has the data to prove it. Penske says “Hotlanta” is such a hot destination due to the moderate weather, cost of living, and the housing market. Whether you’re just visiting Atlanta to see what the hype is about or making the move to becoming a resident, here are the top five places you MUST visit in Atlanta, according to our Atlanta Community Consultant, Pam, who has lived in the city for almost 30 years:
#1 Little 5 Points Little 5 Points is considered as a borough of Atlanta, and is home to a range of local business and creative culture that is evident as soon as you enter the threshold. While Little 5 Points contains popular chains like a Target and Starbucks, it also is home to an award-winning and unique array of restaurants and shops, which include The Vortex Bar and Grill, Rag-O-Rama, and Outback Bikes. Little 5 Points is mostly known for its alternative and massive contribution to street art, and every shop you pass beckons you to stop in and discover more.
#2 The Atlanta Beltline The Atlanta Beltline is a walkable trail that rests on the eastside and westside, that gives you access to some of Atlanta’s best visiting grounds from the famous Ponce City Market to the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. Each stop along the trail is said to be a must-see place and one can easily take an Atlanta Beltline Tour to see it all. They even offer the tour by bus or bike (we heard the Bike Tour is the best!).
#3 The Georgia Aquarium The Georgia Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the nation and calls itself a “non-profit organization that contains more than 10 million gallons of water.” The Aquarium is definitely a place for both your “oohs” and “aahs” and for you to learn a ton about marine life and aquatic biodiversity. If life under the sea fascinates you more than it did Ariel, then the GA Aquarium is a must see. All puns intended.
#4 The King Center The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”) has been a global destination, resource center and community institution for over a quarter century. According to the institution, nearly a million people make the visit to The King Center each year to both be inspired and pay homage to the late Dr. King. In times of social change, The King Center is a great place to learn how to put social reform into perspective.
#5 High Art Museum “The High” as locals call it is an art museum with a massive collection of over 15,000 works of art. Its extensive collection includes European paintings, African art, and modern and contemporary art. Founded on the famous Peachtree Street, The High Art Museum is dedicated to community arts, family-friendly events, and Southern artists.
From the adrenaline rush from Six Flags to the parks and museums, Atlanta’s list of things to do is ever-growing. If you’re on your way to Atlanta and are looking for a list of ALL things to do, Pam says this should be your go-to list: Things To Do In Atlanta by 365 Atlanta Family. If you’re moving to the area, ICON’s very own Chelsea Westside and Reynold’s Square communities offer spacious townhomes with rooftop options!