| Oct 30, 2014
Atlanta can be an overwhelming place for first-time residents and visitors, so it’s a good idea to take some time to get to know your new city before you arrive. With these great online guides to dining, entertainment, transportation, and more, you’ll be sure to find your feet and start exploring everything this city has to offer.
City of Atlanta: Get to know the official side of the area with the Atlanta city website. Learn about city services, municipal facilities, and visitor information in one easy location.
Atlanta Magazine: If you want a comprehensive look at the city, including everything from the latest in dining and fashion to pop culture and politics, Atlanta Magazine is a good site to visit. They also have a physical magazine if you prefer to do your reading the good old-fashioned way.
MARTA: Short for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, MARTA is your guide to public transportation in the Atlanta region. Because of the city’s huge size and busy downtown center, many residents rely on the train and bus system to get where they’re going.
Atlanta Urbanist: If you live in the downtown area or want to get to know your new city from an insider’s point of view, the ATL Urbanist is a good blog to check out. Lots of urban pictures help you to see the beauty and architecture of the area.
Atlanta History Center: From a historical standpoint, few places are more intriguing than Atlanta. As an important part of both the Civil War and of the Civil Rights Movement, you’ll find more than your fair share of interesting people, great heroes, and monuments to the past. This picture blog showcases, letters, photos, and other insight into the area’s rich history.
Eat it, Atlanta: One of the things Atlanta is known for is its great cuisine. With such a diverse and global population, the food here covers just about every taste and palate possible. One man tackles the dining scene and recounts his findings in this popular foodie blog. (Blissful Glutton is another great local food blog you might want to bookmark.)
Atlanta Moms: You don’t have to be a parent to appreciate the Atlanta Moms blog. Although you’ll find plenty of information on activities for the kids, you’ll also get updates and discounts on events that people of all ages can enjoy.
Creative Loafing Atlanta: For information on events, concerts, movies, bars, and clubs in the Atlanta region, you may want to visit Creative Loafing. This website offers as much information as the official tourist site, but with much more emphasis on activities for locals.
Curbed Atlanta: If you’re moving to the Atlanta area and haven’t yet found a place to live, a website like Curbed can help you find the perfect place to put down roots. You’ll find information on neighborhoods, houses for sale, condos, apartments, and more—and all with plenty of pictures so you can get a feel for the local architecture.