Why Invest in Atlanta Real Estate?
Boasting both a robust GDP and the world’s busiest airport – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – Atlanta is a major player when it comes to U.S. economies. Named as one of the U.S.’s top 10 economies by city, this deep South metropolis is also home to major corporate conglomerates, including: Coca Cola, Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, and Delta Airlines.
Other factors combine to make Atlanta a Georgia city ripe for investing. Its sprawling metro includes assets in suburban locations with immediate cash flow; the city also features neighborhoods with relatively easy access to major thoroughfares and school districts (these typically meet the criteria of buyers seeking immediate returns). Investors with a longer time horizon can acquire urban core properties that tend to appreciate even more quickly.
Atlanta was ranked #6 for global future potential in 2016 with the lowest cost of doing business out of all the largest U.S. metros. It is home to the busiest and #1 ranked airport in the world, 4 Global Fortune 500 companies and 15 Fortune 500 companies. The metro has the lowest costs of transportation for services and manufacturing sectors out of the largest U.S. metros, strengthening distribution in the area. There is a projection of 1.5 million new jobs to be created by 2040. Atlanta is predicted to grow 38.7% by 2030, adding 1.4 million residents. As the metro keeps up with this population growth, the city is constructing a 22-mile long Beltline Transit Loop. The city is said to net $10-$15 billion dollars for the project.
- Expected to have 1.5 million job openings by 2040
- Regional population will increase 25% by 2030, gaining 1.4 million residents
- A $10-$20 billion in economic growth from the 22-mile Atlanta Beltline Transit Loop (2030)
- 15 companies ranked in the 2017 Fortune 500
- 6th best city in the nation for job seekers – (Nerdwallet)
- #1 best college city among cities with more than 300,000 people
- Lowest cost of doing business out of all primary U.S. metros – 18% lower corporate tax burden.
- Home to the NFL Atlanta Falcon’s $1.5-billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Fall 2017)
Cobb County, containing Marietta City, is the 5th best school district in Atlanta. However, the northwest is known more for activities such as sports, camping, and whitewater rafting. With the Georgia Dome and Georgia Tech, investing in the northwest remains promising.
- Georgia Dome- home to the NFL Falcons
- Georgia Institute of Technology- public research university, ranked #7 best public university by U.S. News & World Report
- College Football Hall of Fame- ½ mile from Georgia Dome
- Georgia Aquarium- one of the world’s largest aquariums, downtown Atlanta
- Atlanta Memorial Park- playgrounds, golf and tennis
- Six Flags Over Georgia
- Six Flags Whitewater
- Phillips Arena- NBA Hawks & downtown concert venue
The northeast has fantastic schools and great entertainment. According to Niche, the top 3 best school districts are in the northeast. Ranked #1 is Buford City, with Forsyth County being #3. Both these districts lie outside the 285 perimeter. The 2nd best school district is within the 285 perimeter. However, living in Decatur City is also more expensive than both Buford and Forsyth because it is closer to downtown Atlanta. A popular place to invest is in Gwinnet County, which falls 6th on the list of best school districts in Atlanta.
- Emory University- ranked 20th in National Universities
- Georgia State University- D1 research school downtown
- The Fox Theater- downtown, movies and ballet
- Verizon Amphitheater- in Alpharetta
- Atlanta Botanical Garden- midtown with 30 acres
- Stone Mountain Park- scenic park 20 miles from downtown, golf & lodging
- Mall of Georgia
- Lenox Square
The southwest is home to the 4th best school district in Atlanta, being Fayette County. Aside from the school district, the southwest is home to Atlanta’s airport. Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world.
- Turner Field- now home to Georgia State University’s football team
- Lakewood Amphitheater- concert venue, 4.3 mi. from downtown
The southeast has hot properties downtown, such as Reynolds town, Grant Park, and West End. But more importantly, Clayton County is located in the southeast. Clayton County is ranked 1st in single-family rental returns in 2017.
- Zoo Atlanta- 1500+ animals, downtown Atlanta
- Clayton Co. International Park- 200+ miles swimming, fishing, biking off of the I-75
- Southlake Mall
- Atlanta Motor Speedway- NASCAR and local racing, 28.8 miles from downtown Atlanta
- Georgia State University
- Clayton State University
- Georgia International Horse Parkersity of Chicago
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