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Cities in the Spotlight: Atlanta

Atlanta has many activities for families.

Atlanta has many activities for families.

Living in a city in the Southeast may be a good choice if you prefer warm weather and a wide array of education and recreational options. Atlanta fits this bill, and may be a good place to send your moving company.

The city of Atlanta has a population of nearly 433,000 people. The citizens of the city are served by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. This includes a large bus system that covers much of the city, as well as a detailed rail system.

Atlanta's weather is typical of the Southeast, with a large amount of precipitation, and very warm weather. The winter low temperature average is only 34 degrees, while the summer high temperature average is 89 degrees, according to The Weather Channel. The precipitation levels average between roughly three and five inches per month.

If you are looking to go to school in the city, there are many higher education choices available. Mercer University, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and Spelman College are just some of the schools available. There are also several options just outside of the city, including Emory University and Kennesaw State University.

Atlanta offers many recreational activities
Sports fans will love Atlanta, as it has many viewing choices. Whether you like the college game or the professional ranks, there is likely something for you. The city has three of the four major sports represented, as Major League Baseball's Braves play at Turner Field, the National Football League's Falcons play at the Georgia Dome and the National Basketball Association's Hawks play at Philips Arena. Division I sports are provided by Georgia Tech and Georgia State.

If you prefer museums and the arts, there are also plenty of attractions available. History buffs can go to the Atlanta Cyclorama, which has a panorama of the Civil War's Battle of Atlanta. The painting is more than 40 feet tall and has a length of nearly 360 feet, and the exhibit is narrated as well.

The city also has the Atlanta History Museum, which is one of the largest in the region. This is a part of the larger Atlanta History Center, and has trails, a visitors center and acres of gardens, which could be a good venue for the whole family.