Fulton County is comprised of 15 municipalities all ranging in size, population, industry, and amenities. Each municipality has a website that provides detailed context to show the general structure of each community. Each municipality offers something unique and most everyone can find a community that fits their lifestyle.
Education is a priority in Fulton County. As a result, our K-12 schools, colleges and universities are rated as some of the best in the nation. Approximately 60% of the population over the age of 25 holds a bachelor's degree or higher, easily placing us as one of the most highly educated communities in the country.
While our region continues to grow and offer a superior quality of life, our cost of living remains below the national average and we have been consistently ranked the #1 Most Affordable Large City.
Whether you've got a few hours or days, discover amazing attractions, cool places and super fun things to do in Atlanta. From family-friendly attractions and history to outdoor adventures and award-winning culture, plan your adventure with this must-have guide of 50 fun things to do in Atlanta.
GREENWAY AND BICYCLE
The Atlanta BeltLine (also Beltline or Belt Line) is a former railway corridor around the core of Atlanta, Georgia, under development in stages as a multi-use trail. Some portions are already complete, while others are still in a rough state but hikeable. Using existing rail track easements, the BeltLine is designed to improve transportation, add green space, and promote redevelopment. There are longer-term visions for streetcar or light-rail lines along all or part of the corridor.
Located on the east coast of the United States, Fulton County is easily accessible by plane, train and automobile. In fact, our location puts you within a two-day truck drive of more than 200 million U.S. and Canadian consumers. And Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport allows you to travel to the west coast of the U.S. and western part of Europe in a matter of hours.
Fulton County is uniquely situated northern Georgia, only two hours from the beach and an hour from the mountains. Fifteen communities call Fulton County home, each with its own distinct character.
Atlanta has long been a hub of southern cooking, fried chicken, and the classic "meat and three" restaurants, where diners pick one meat and three side dishes. Yet Southern US cooking has never been that simple stereotype. Influenced by the mix of free European immigration, enslaved Africans and their descendants, and the more recent waves of Latin American, Asian, African, and Middle Eastern immigration, Atlanta's food scene is bustling with choices from around the world.