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on 31 Jul 2013
I'm so confused about the different areas in Atlanta and where would be the best place to live. I'm going to be working in Midtown Atlanta. I hear the traffic in Atlanta is pretty bad. Where is the best place to live in Atlanta close to Midtown and within easy reach of public transport - I definitely don't want to be driving into town!
Anonymous (not verified) on 1 Aug 2013 - 09:08
Hi Jonny, you're right in saying Atlanta can be a bit confusing in its layout and the different areas, with its cities and suburbs all incorporated into the metro Atlanta area. If you're going to be working in Midtown, you could consider living in Midtown itself - the neighbourhood is an eclectic mix of differnt folk and there is a variety of accommodation available. But you never mentioned if you had kids of needed to be close to good schools. If that is the case, you could also consider Buckhead or Grant Park which are both relatively close to the city centre and have easy access. I suggest taking a look at our page on Areas and Suburbs in Atlanta for more on the different neighbourhoods in the city.
KristenPollock on 9 Sep 2020 - 14:43

Great question! The neighborhoods surrounding Midtown, Atlanta are commonly grouped together and referred to as "Intown Atlanta". They have different characteristics and housing types, but what they all have in common is an easier commute to jobs in Midtown and Downtown than the surrounding suburbs. You'll also hear a larger group of neighborhoods surrounding Midtown referred to as "Inside the Perimeter", this refers to the highways circling the Atlanta area. Living "Inside the perimeter" will provide you with a wide assortment of housing types and a somewhat easier commute than living in the far-off suburbs which are considered "Outside the Perimeter". You can visit this website for a guide, and reach out to discuss areas in more detail.

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