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Atlanta Etymology - Where did the name Atlanta come from?

Atlanta was essentially a wasteland. In1839, it was decided by the state of Georgia to build the Western & Atlantic railroad line, which would connect the Midwest and the East Coast, and a location for the railroad's end, known as the "terminus," had to be chosen. It was originally named Marthasville in honour of the governor's daughter, Terminus due to its rail location, before being renamed soon to Atlanta, the feminine of Atlantic. Nowadays, Atlanta is also used as a girl's name, of Greek origin,  meaning "secure and immovable". 

What Is Atlanta Famous For? 

Atlanta, also known as ATL, The Big Peach, or The City in a Forest, is a great place to live with a low cost of living and an abundance of things to do. With a relatively young population, a bustling city centre packed with urban parks and amenities, and famously walkable neighbourhoods, Atlanta has a distinct culture all its own. With diverse, vibrant communities, a thriving economy, and plenty of green space, Atlanta is attracting people from all over the country, from millennials to retirees. A city with walkable neighbourhoods, award-winning restaurants, historical charm, and subtropical, sunny weather is easy to fall in love with.

Atlanta Location 

Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, Georgia's most populous county. City limits extend eastward into neighbouring DeKalb County. The city is located in the Appalachian Mountains' foothills and has the highest elevation of any major city east of the Mississippi River.

Why Choose Student Accommodation in Atlanta? 

Booking a student accommodation in Atlanta will be a choice you’ll take that you will never regret as it’ll open lots of fun doors ahead of you. Behind these doors of fun, tons of festivals are waiting for you. Whether it’s spring or summer, many festivals are held each year. 

1. Flying Colors Butterfly Festival 

Butterfly celebrations include a migration game, education, food, and entertainment. The festival is just for 2 days, June 5-6. So don’t miss out!

2. Sunflower Festival 

Take a walk through the sunflower field, cool off in the splash pad, ride a hayride, zipline, play games, and more. This festival lasts for around 2 weeks,  from June 10 to July 24, you can go during the weekend and have fun!  

3. Food-O-Rama Festival

Food, craft beers, and cocktails from food trucks and restaurants across the Southeast will be available for sampling. 12th of June is the date for this festival. Keep that date saved so you won’t forget!

4. Alpharetta Art in the Park 

Pottery, woodwork, metalwork, jewellery creations, handmade children's clothing, photography, watercolour, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art, and more can be found here. The dates are June 26-27, July 24-25, and August 28-29.

5. Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival 

On the 14th of August, get ready to Enjoy classic southern BBQ, blues and bluegrass music, and other entertainment. 

6. Peachtree Corners Festival 

Since Atlanta is known as the Peachtree, we can never forget to mention the Peachtree Corners Festival. Watch a car show and musical performances, shop for arts and crafts and enjoy balloons, bounce houses, and other activities. The festival is held on September 18 and 19.

Atlanta Climate

Weather and Temperature

Summers in Atlanta are hot and muggy. However, winters are short, cold, and wet, and it is cloudy all year long. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 35°F(2°C) to 89°F(31°C) and is rarely below 22°F(-6°C) or above 95°F(35°C).

What to Pack and Atlanta Local Timing

You’re lucky because you will have lots of space in your luggage as you probably won’t need that many winter clothes, maybe just one warm heavy coat and some gloves and an umbrella, and that’s it. The rest of your luggage will be ready to take hundreds of pieces of your summer collection outfits. You can pack all of your summer clothes if you want and show everyone your style by changing outfits every day. Atlanta time zone is GMT-4, which means you now know that information and you won’t get lost by different timings when you book your plane ticket. 

Best Places to Visit in Atlanta

1. Atlantic Station

Central Park is the Atlantic Station's miniature version of New York City's Central Park. During the summer, there are usually a lot of free concerts and movies. During the holiday season, this park receives daily snowfall. People sometimes sit and have a picnic for lunch. It is a must-see for any visitor to Atlantic Station.

2. Brookhaven

It's a Gothic campus of Oglethorpe University that's quite picturesque and makes a lovely backdrop for fall photos. There is a diverse range of cultural exhibits and modern art. The museum and university are surrounded by the quiet residential neighbourhood of Brookhaven, which is a short five-minute drive up Peachtree Road from Buckhead.

3. Downtown

Downtown, which is densely packed with office towers and major hotels, is a popular hangout for business professionals. In recent years, it has also become increasingly appealing to people looking for a taste of city life, who take advantage of its restaurants, coffee shops, lofts, and condos. Downtown has established itself as a destination for both work and play.

4. Grant Park

A lovely neighbourhood with bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s, spacious Victorian homes, and plenty of historic charm. Grant Park, located in the heart of the neighbourhood, is home to Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama. Everything is connected by brick sidewalks, which are ideal for an evening stroll. South of Interstate 20, just southeast of Downtown and east of Turner Field.

5. Helen

Georgia Mountain Coaster's newest Alpine attraction has just opened, and it is outstanding. It's exciting, fast, and amazing. Walk to the stairs next to Paul's on the River from downtown.

6. Kennesaw

Kennesaw was the site of some of the most significant Civil War battles. When you visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, you will be transported back in time. The onsite museum displays artefacts and shows a short film. Civil war re-enactments are also held at certain times of the year for history buffs. For a good workout, go for a walk up the mountain.

7. Roswell

When you've had your fill of the neighbourhood restaurants, get some exercise on the beautiful trails that Roswell has to offer. The City of Roswell's Old Mill Park, located near the Roswell Historic District, is one of the most beautiful areas in the city. This park features an interpretive walk that highlights Roswell's old mill ruins and allows visitors to get up close and personal with Vickery Creek and its dam.

Atlanta’s Most Iconic Dishes

1. Buford Highway Incredible Food Selection

This stretch of road offers a variety of cuisines, including Korean, Latin American, Malaysian, and Vietnamese. Dive into a Woo Nam Jeong Stone Bowl or a Rincon Latino Puspa. Penang's chicken curry or Co'm's noodle bowl are both worth a try. Follow it up with an 8 Fahrenheit frozen treat, the ideal cooling dessert after a spicy tour of the world.

2. Ice Pops

Gourmet flavoured ice pops are another Atlanta speciality. Gourmet flavoured ice pops are delicious. Look for the rainbow umbrella, and beneath it, you'll find King of Pops, with adult-appealing flavours like chocolate sea salt and Thai iced tea, as well as a nod to the South with banana pudding.

3. Fried Pies and Naked Dogs

Pull into The Varsity, or The V as Atlantans affectionately refer to it, and tell the car hop you want a “naked dog walkin' (plain hot dog to go), a FO (frosted orange shake), and a fried pie. Make sure to request a Varsity hat.

4. Sweet Tea

Southerners adore sweet tea, and you can't go wrong at Mary's Mac's Tea Room, where a tall, cold glass goes perfectly with a plate of their Southern cooking — fried chicken, potlikker with cracklin' cornbread, fried green tomatoes, and Brunswick stew. Take a dozen cinnamon rolls home with you.

5. Meat and Three

The meat-and-three is a Southern tradition that consists of a hearty plate of your choice of meat — fried chicken, ham, country-fried steak, meatloaf, or pork chops — and three sides, usually a vegetable, potatoes, mac, and cheese, or creamed corn. Nothing says "Southern" — or "hearty" — like a plate of meat with cornbread and an ice-cold tall glass of sweet tea to wash it down.

Atlanta Transportation

MARTA, Atlanta's public transportation system, is the best way to get around. You can take the Red or Gold train from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which is about 10 miles south of downtown, for $2.50 per person. Your options will be 

1. MARTA-Rail

2. MARTA-Bus

3. On Foot or By Bike 

4. Taxi

Famous Neighbourhoods For Student Accommodation in Atlanta 

Spring Street, Marietta St NW Atlanta

Universities in Atlanta 

1. Georgia Institute of Technology

2. Georgia State University

3. Teaching House Atlanta

Other Student Accommodation In USA

Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Atlanta, Casita offers student accommodation in these cities in the USA: 

Abilene, Alhambra, Ann Arbor, Arlington, Astoria, Athens, Auburn, Austin, Baltimore, Baton Roug, Bellingham, Berkeley, Birmingham, Blacksburg, Bloomington, Boston, Boynton Beach, Brooklyn, California, Central, Champaign, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Chicago, Clarksville, Clemson, College Park, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia, Conway, Denton, Denver, Detroit, East Palo Alto, El Sobrante, Fayetteville, Fort Collins,Fullerton, Gainesville, Greenville, Houston, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Kings County, Knoxville, Lafayette, Laramie, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Madison, Marina del Rey, Menlo Park, Mesquite, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Mountain View, Jacksonville, Jersey City, Jonesboro, Natchitoches, New Haven, New Orleans, New York, Norman, Oakland, Omaha, Orlando, Overland Park, Oxford, Oxford - Ohio, Philadelphia, Pineville, Prairie Village, Providence, Queens County, Radford, Raleigh, Riverside, Rochester, Rock Hill, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Marcos, Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Springfield, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, State College, Statesboro, Stillwater, Storrs, Syracuse, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tempe, Tuscaloosa, Tyler, Waco, Washington, West Hollywood, West Lafayette, Wichita, Wichita Falls, Willington, Wilmington.

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