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About Atlanta

The City of Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation and an increasingly popular destination for college-educated young adults. In addition, a growing number of empty-nesters are moving closer to the city’s core to be near arts, culture, dining, and shopping. With a population of approximately 444,000, the city makes up about 10 percent of the 10-county region's population.



Overviews of Atlanta's neighborhoods. Web-based tool that evaluates walkability around a certain area.


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Fulton County's public school system.

List of colleges & universities
Listing all of Atlanta's higher education institutions.


Overviews of Atlanta's neighborhoods.

Web-based tool that evaluates walkability around a certain area.

Alarm Systems 

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department's initiative to put a smoke alarm in every home in Atlanta, free of charge. Call 404.546.2733 for more information.

As part of the City's efforts to reduce false alarms, Atlanta residents are now required to register their home security alarm systems.

Basic Utilities

City-managed utilities

Residential water/sewer service, water conservation programs, and water quality information.

Garbage, Recycling, and Yard Waste
Curbside solid waste & recycling pick-up services.

Non-city utilities

Supplies electricity services to all Georgia residents.

Natural Gas Providers

Cable & Internet


FAQs for New Atlantans

How do I...

How do I transfer my driver’s license?

Xổ số Tây Ninh tuần trướcWithin 30 days after moving to Georgia, schedule an appointment with the Department of Driver Services and gather your current license, social security number, proof of Georgia residency (bank statement, utility bill, or rental contract) and secure and verifiable identification. Visit the to learn more.

At the appointment, you’ll hand over your former license, pay the license fee, and receive a temporary license. You may also register to vote. A few weeks later, your permanent license will arrive by mail.

How do I register and title my vehicle?

Transfer your driver’s license first. Then, with your temporary driver’s license, you can visit your to register and title your car. You’ll need to fill out an , present proof of insurance, and pay for your registration and title that day with cash, check, or money order. Visit the for further information.

Where do I register to vote?

Voter registration is handled by your respective county. Visit the for details.

How can I stay current on public issues being addressed by the City of Atlanta?
The City of Atlanta runs Channel 26, a public-access channel that delivers programming that is timely, relevant, and compelling. Keep up with Mayor Kasim Reed and City of Atlanta happenings by watching Channel 26 live online.

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