Charming southern hospitality meets big city innovation in Atlanta, Georgia and the surrounding communities that make up the ever-growing Metro Atlanta area. Together they form the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of over 5.5 million people. But don't let large size fool you; this is truly a great place to raise a family. Residents have easy access to arts, culture, superb academics, sports, recreation and nightlife, and can experience the beauty of all four seasons, with mild winters that rarely require a snow shovel. Only a few hours to the mountains or to the Gulf, Atlanta offers it all.