NE Atlanta Communities

NE Atlanta Communities Anchor the Atlanta Metropolitan Region

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Atlanta Cityscape







The Atlanta metropolitan area, officially (as designated by the US Census Bureau) known as the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area and unofficially known as metro Atlanta, is the most populous metro area in the U.S. state of Georgia and the ninth-largest metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the United States. Its economic, cultural, and demographic center is Atlanta, Georgia’s capital and largest city. The Atlanta metropolitan area spans up to 28 counties in north Georgia and had a total 2010 population of 5,268,860.[2]According to the 2010 ranking of world cities undertaken by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network, Atlanta is considered an “Alpha- World City.”[3][4]

By U.S. Census Bureau standards, the population of the Atlanta region spreads across a metropolitan area of 8,376 square miles (21,694 km2) – a land area comparable to that of Massachusetts.[6] Because Georgia contains more counties than any other state except Texas (explained in part by the now-defunct county-unit system of weighing votes in primary elections),[7] area residents live under a heavily decentralized collection of governments. As of the 2000 census, fewer than one in ten residents of the metropolitan area lived inside Atlanta city limits.[8]

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Metro Atlanta with Counties

A 2006 survey by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce counted 140 cities and towns in the 28-county Metropolitan Statistical Area in mid-2005.[6] Five cities – Johns Creek (2006), Milton (2006), Chattahoochee Hills (2007), Dunwoody (2008), and Peachtree Corners (2011) – have incorporated since then, following the lead of Sandy Springs in 2005.[9][10][11]

NE Atlanta Communities generally enjoy the region’s strongest employment, best school systems, most flexible transportation system and most vibrant housing sectors.  Note the strong interstate system serving the Northeast Atlanta Region along with a variety of multi-lane arterials providing east-west connections and supporting our communities.

From a recreation standpoint, Lake Lanier is abutted by Gwinett, Hall, and Forsyth counties and supplies Atlanta with a terrific water supply via the Chattahoochee River.




Following are the primary cities and towns that define our area with operative links to more information.

Places with 75,000 to 99,999 inhabitants

Places with 50,000 to 74,999 inhabitants

Places with 25,000 to 49,999 inhabitants

Places with < 24,999 inhabitants

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