Atlanta: the “city too busy to hate”. The metropolitan area boasts 3.8 million to 4.5 million residents, depending on whether the boasting is being done by the 10 counties closest to the city or the 20 counties closest to the city. The city proper has some 470,000 residents, ranking it among the 50 largest in the nation.
Incorporated in 1847, Atlanta proudly displays its history in museums, restored homes and markers, and one of its first roads, Peachtree, is still the main drag (and namesake for dozens of main-drag wannabes, causing a different kind of drag for map-reading visitors). Here are a few guides that will help you explore this wonderful city.