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Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is not only the county seat for Fulton County, but it is also the State capital of Georgia. The city was named Terminus in 1842 and later changed to Marthasville, in honor of Governor Wilson Lumpkin’s daughter, and then to Atlanta in 1848. Incorporated as a city December 29, 1845, Atlanta was named the state capital on April 20, 1868.

Several attractions are located in Atlanta, including Underground Atlanta, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, the World of Coca-Cola Museum and Zoo Atlanta. Most recently, Atlanta gained worldwide predominance by hosting the world in the centennial Olympic Games.

Atlanta is the cultural center for the state of Georgia with a vast array of arts available to the public, including the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet. Atlanta also offers many sports on both the professional and collegiate levels. Atlanta is the home to the following professional clubs: Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Thrashers and Atlanta Hawks. Collegiate level sports are available through the Georgia Institute of Technology and the hosting of the Peach Bowl during football season.

The city of Atlanta hosts a number of festivals, celebrations and parades. Some of the well-known festivals are the Georgia Renaissance Festival, Black College Spring Break, Sweet Auburn Festival, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and the National Black Arts Festival. Famous individuals from the city of Atlanta have included civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., golfer Bobby Jones, comedian Nipsey Russell and author of Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell.

Atlanta, GA - MapThe City of Atlanta is home to a number of colleges, technical schools, and universities. Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and Oglethorpe University make Atlanta their home. Also, four historically black colleges and universities are centrally located in the area: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College and Spelman College.

Attractions and Entertainment

APEX Museum – The APEX Museum is an African American history museum in Downtown Atlanta.
Arts for All Gallery / VSA arts of Georgia – VSA arts of Georgia provides access to the arts for people with disabilities and those who are economically disadvantaged.  VSA is a statewide resource working with artists and organizations to fulfill a vision of an inclusive community that encourages everyone to enjoy and participate in the arts. Located in the downtown area of Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta Ballet – Atlanta Ballet has the highest standard of artistry and vision. The South’s premier ballet company brings you a dynamic season you will remember for years to come.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens – Containing Outdoor Gardens, a Fuqua Orchard Center and a children’s garden, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens offer special exhibits and educational opportunities year round. Located in Midtown next to Piedmont Park.
The Atlanta Braves – Official web site for the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

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Lodging in Atlanta, Georgia – Hotels & Motels

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Community and News

In Touch Ministries – In Touch Ministries is a program of the First Baptist Church, which is located just outside the I-285 Perimeter. Dr. Charles Stanley is the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta.
Smyrna Assembly of God Church – Loving God! Loving People! Loving Life! …is the mission of Smyrna Assembly of God church. The church is located on Kings Spring Road in Smyrna, GA.
Atlanta Public Schools – Area Atlanta Public Schools are listed along with facts about the Atlanta school system.
Emory University – Emory University is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. In addition to Emory College, the University encompasses a graduate school of arts and sciences; professional schools of medicine, theology, law, nursing, public health, and business; and Oxford College, a two-year undergraduate division on the original campus of Emory in Oxford, Ga. Emory was founded at Oxford by the Methodist Church in 1836. Led by President James W. Wagner, the University has 12,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty members who represent all regions of the United States and dozens of other countries.
Georgia Institute of Technology – The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech’s campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.
Georgia State University – Georgia State University, founded in 1913, has a mission of excellence in teaching, research and service. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this major research university has an enrollment of more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges. Georgia State is the second largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation and from over 145 countries.
Morehouse College – Although times change, the mission at Morehouse College remains steadfast: to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today, whether “today” is post-Civil War or turn of the new millennium.
The Westminster Schools – Westminster is a Christian, independent day school for boys and girls, which seeks to develop the whole person for college and for life through excellent education. Growing up into a whole, healthy, and accomplished young adult is a challenge and a joy, and the entire Westminster community seeks to support and celebrate students along their way. In the spirit of honoring Jesus Christ and his love for all children, Westminster offers this philosophy of education as a prayer: “We pray that our students will prosper from and enjoy their journey, that they will mature into life-long learners and truth seekers, and that they will be good stewards, caring for and serving the world in accordance with Christ’s example”.

Government and Services

The Atlanta Police Department – The Atlanta Police Department web site gives information about local law enforcement within the city of Atlanta.
City of Atlanta, Georgia – Official Website for the city of Atlanta, GA. Local departments are listed within this site.

Health Services

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta enhances the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Serving our community with more than 30 pediatric specialties, Children’s is committed to being a model for pediatric care. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta was ranked No. 3 among America’s top 10 children’s hospitals by Child magazine.
Emory Healthcare – Emory Healthcare is the clinical arm of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University. As the largest, most comprehensive health care system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare has 1,184 licensed patient beds, 9,000 employees and more than 20 health centers located throughout Metro Atlanta.
Georgia Baptist Healthcare Ministry Foundation – In response to the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ, and keeping with our Baptist heritage, the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation is committed to the continuation of a healthy community. For more than 100 years, the Georgia Baptist Health Care System has offered a ministry of healing to those in need.
Georgia Cancer Specialists – Georgia Cancer Specialists, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the largest private oncology and hematology practice in the Southeast with 41 physicians and 31 offices throughout the Atlanta and Macon areas.
Northside Hospital – Northside Hospital is a not-for-profit, full-service community north Georgia hospital with more than 1800 physicians on staff.
Piedmont Hospital – Piedmont Hospital is a private, not-for-profit acute-care tertiary facility offering most major medical, surgical and diagnostic services. The facility has 500 beds, 3,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 800 board-certified, experienced physicians.
Shepherd Center – Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital devoted to the medical care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injury and disease, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis and other neuromuscular problems. Based in Atlanta, Shepherd Center has been helping people through some of the most difficult and life-changing experiences they can imagine for more than three decades.

Industry and Professional

Adaris Software and Training
Advice Bureau International, Inc.
Alston & Bird, LLP
Americus Global Software
Association of Medical Illustrators
Atlanta GA Web Designers 
Crawford Communications
Customer Care Institute
Dargan Landscape Architects
Detail Masters of Atlanta
EDUCO International, Inc
Epps Aviation
Farrington Design Group
W. L. Handler & Assoc
Howard, Day & Associates Inc
Hughes, Good, O’ Leary, & Ryan Landscape Architects
Imagers Digital Production Center
Insight Research
Insight Systems, Inc
K&B Fabricating, Inc.
MA&A Group, Inc
The Maple Group
Media Solutions International
Nicholson, John Web Design
Noble Systems Corporation
Perkins & Will
Phoenix Systems Inc
PowerPlan Consultants
Precision Dent Removal
Rosser International
Sizemore Group
Speakeasy, Inc
Spin-X Printing Solutions
Stevens & Wilkinson of Georgia, Inc.
Street Resource Group
Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback Architects
3C Software
Twin Engines Inc.
Virtual Design Group
Wachovia Bank

Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Companies

Atlanta Cityside Realty – Intown real estate – properties, representation, and realty services for the Atlanta, Georgia area.
Atlanta Intown Real Estate – Established professionals specialized in single family homes, condominiums and investment property especially apartment buildings. Office located on Tenth Street.
Bo Bridgeport Brokers – Marketing, listing, and showing bungalows, Victorians, condominiums, and commercial property.
Casey and Associates Realty, Inc. – Residential homes in metro-Atlanta. Provides listings, specials, area demographics, and contact details.
Century 21 Intown – Full service real estate agency with personal service to buyers and sellers. Career opportunities. Office located at Defoors Ferry Road.
Eason Realty Group – New custom homes real estate specialists that knows service is not just a word, but a set of actions.
Meridian Property Group, Ltd – Commercial real estate brokerage company providing representation with an emphasis on office properties in the Atlanta market.
Metro Brokers-GMAC Real Estate – Residential real estate, financial, insurance, closing and corporate relocation services, as well as commercial real estate brokerage and corporate new homes marketing.
Weichert Realtors – Serving Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cherokee, and Forsyth Counties. Posts available homes, interest rates, and calculators.

Restaurants and Dining

103 West – Located in the heart of Buckhead, 103 West is a unique, one-of-a-kind special event space that boasts a spacious Grand Ballroom that divides into separate East and West Ballrooms, a recently added New Ballroom, an elegant Club room, and a renowned Wine Cellar.
Atlanta Fish Market – Atlanta Fish Market serves some of Atlanta’s freshest fish, the menu is packed with choice after choice. The atmosphere is Savannah-casual and the service is uptown reliable.
Bluepointe – A spectacular, contemporary restaurant of dramatic proportions. Exceptional seafood with Asian flavors enhances its modern American cuisine. The upscale-casual restaurant appeals to the sophisticated business people, discerning shoppers, residents, and visitors of the bustling Buckhead area.
Buckhead Diner – Atlanta’s Buckhead Diner is the “ritziest diner in the country” yet any attire is appropriate. This award-winning, energy-packed restaurant is a must see for visitors and a local favorite.

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Retail and Shopping

Atlanta Toyota – Atlanta Toyota is located in Duluth at I-85, Exit #40, Pleasant Hill Road. Serving Atlanta and surrounding areas.
Classic Subaru – Shop from home for new vehicles at the site for north Fulton dealership. Also schedule a service appointment, order parts, or request a quote.
Coventry West – New, rebuilt and used Jaguar car parts.
Curry Honda – Located in Atlanta, it offers new and used cars. Site presents online coupons and cyber-service appointments.
Dyer & Dyer Volvo – View three different types of Volvos at Dyer & Dyer. Site gives description of sales, service, and customer service. Located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hennessy Land Rover – Two locations, in Alpharetta near NorthPoint Mall and in Buckhead. Hennessy shows the line of Defenders and Range Rovers. Web site includes customer testimonials.
Hennessy Lexus – Includes pictures and specifications of the different new and used models, email different departments for quotes and questions.
Jim Ellis Auto Dealerships – Multi-dealership group selling Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, and Mazda. Site includes car tips, employment, and dealership sub-sites.
Lou Sobh Automotive Network – Lou Sobh is an auto dealer carrying GMC, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, and Ford vehicles at respective locations. Search for a car, or find a showroom at this web site.
RBM of Atlanta Mercedes-Benz – View the different classes of Mercedes-Benzes, email the service and parts department for questions. Used BMW & Mercedes car inventory online.
Rick Case Automotive Group – Gwinnett dealership offers Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Hyundai brand vehicles. Site allows searching new and used inventory online.
Atlanta Wade Ford – Located in Smyrna, includes: inventory search of new and used cars, financing page, email for parts, service, and collision.