Atlanta, Metro Southeast
- State: GA
- Country: United StatesToday, with close to a half million, the city is an interstate highway hub for the Southeast U. S. and home to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, one of the world's busiest airports.
Major Attractions and Locations:
Georgia Tech, Buckhead, the Underground, Martin Luther Center, Carter Center, Olympic Park, Peach Tree Center, State Capitol, Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, CNN Center, World of Coca Cola, World Class Golf, i. e. Bobby Jones Golf Course, Atlanta Zoo.
Population: Atlanta: 416,474. Total metropolitan area: 4,112,198
WEATHER Atlanta is situated on the Piedmont Plateau at an elevation of 1,050 feet. Because of this elevation the city tends to be less hot and humid than most southern cities.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the busiest passenger airport in the United States (using these statistics) with over 77,939,536 arrivals, departures, and transfers. It is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Atlanta.
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
http://www.itsmarta.com/ Fares: Single Fare (age 6 years and older),$1.75 Weekly TransCard,$13.00 Monthly TransCard, $52.50 Weekend Passes, $9.00. It's only 20 minutes from the airport to Downtown, 25 minutes to Midtown, and 30 minutes to Buckhead.
Founded as a rail terminus, ante-bellum Atlanta was a small, rough-and-ready railroad town. Its manners and mores…