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September
6

Immersive Experiences Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Immersive experiences are becoming quite popular these days, and for good reason. They're highly engaging and interactive and can teach a lot about perception and the human mind. Not to mention, they're a great weekend activity and fun for the whole family.

Our real estate agents have seen all kinds of immersive experience events pop-up around Atlanta this year, and we can't wait to check them out. If you're ready to experience art in a whole new way or dive into a new world, here is a quick list of Atlanta immersive events you won't want to miss this fall.

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August
8

Summer 2022 Wine and Beer Festivals - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

Attending beer and wine festivals is a great way to enjoy yourself in the summer. These festivals are also a good opportunity to sample new drinks, hone your palate, and discover new favorites. The Atlanta area is lucky to have several excellent wine and beer festivals coming up. So, take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and check out one or more of these events.

  • Summer Wine Festival at The Eastern: 777 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
    This will be the 6th Annual Summer Wine Festival at The Eastern. It's scheduled for August 13th, with two sessions being offered this year. The first session lasts from 12 - 4 pm and the second from 6 - 10 pm. You can purchase tickets for either session on the event website. Tickets are $45 in advance until August 4th, $50 after that, and $60 at the door.

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July
5

Live Music Venues - Atlanta, GA - JYB Realty

One of the many joys of summer is seeing live music outside under the stars. With its many outdoor amphitheaters, Atlanta concert-goers are lucky to have a variety of venues to choose from, including those that are larger and attract more well-known artists and smaller, more intimate settings with more local or regionally popular musicians.

Our real estate agents suggest seeing live music at some of the following outdoor venues around Atlanta this summer.

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October
18

Investigate Fossils Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Fossils provide a unique window into what the world was like so long ago and inspire the imagination of people of all ages. Whether you're already a fossil fanatic or you're interested in discovering more about these unique specimens, Atlanta has a variety of museums where you can learn more about fossils. Our real estate agents have all of the info you need to explore fossils around Atlanta.

  • Fernbank Natural History Museum – 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
    For fossil explorations close to Atlanta homes for sale, it's tough to top the experience at the Fernbank Natural History Museum. The museum is home to countless exhibits on the natural history of Georgia and points far beyond, including an excellent collection of fossils. The Giants of the Mesozoic exhibit is where you'll find many of the best fossils, and the Antarctic Dinosaurs exhibit is also open.

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August
23

Family Fun Destinations - Atlanta - JYB Realty

August is National Family Fun Month! Just the perfect time to have some carefree playtime with the kids before you get devoured by the chaotic routines of school. And what better place to enjoy some family-fun activities than in Atlanta? From top museums to amusement parks, the capital of Georgia offers a lot to love for natives and visitors alike. Our real estate agents have rounded up the top fun attractions to get you started.

  • Georgia Aquarium - 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
    As the country's largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium has plenty to see and do. Be amazed at the graceful motions of fascinating oceanic giants such as manta rays, whale sharks, and beluga whales, or be amused by the antics of big-bellied seahorses and sea otters. Don't forget to visit the new shark gallery and experience unique encounters with Predators of the Deep.

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May
24

Atlanta Parks to Ride an E-Scooter - JYB Realty

If you own an e-scooter, it's important to have fun and interesting places nearby where you can ride it. When looking for a home, parks in the area and their scooter access will likely be a concern. Fortunately, our real estate agents can connect you with homes in a variety of interesting areas, near parks with great views, wide-open spaces, and paths to ride your scooter freely. In fact, if you don't have a scooter of your own, many of these parks have them for rent through Bird, Atlanta's scooter rental service. Here are five of the best Atlanta parks for scooter enthusiasts.

  • Piedmont Park - 1320 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    About a mile northeast of Downtown Atlanta, Piedmont Park features a two-and-a-half-mile loop that's perfect for exploring on your e-scooter. It also has three acres of off-leash dog park and a walking history tour of the area's physical and historical evolution.

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April
19

Atlanta Biking Trails - JYB Realty

The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and it's the perfect time to hit Atlanta's bike trails. With parks, nature preserves, and an extensive, connected trail system running through Atlanta, it's easy to find a trail to ride in any part of the city. Even if you don't own a bike, there are convenient rental stations located in some of the city's most popular parks. Our real estate agents have the details on six of the best trails for biking around Atlanta.

  1. Tanyard Creek Park - 73 28th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
    If you're searching for a family-friendly park for bike riding close to Atlanta homes for sale, then Tanyard Creek Park is the perfect place to start. This park is the perfect place to pick up the Northside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine, which features trails that connect to a wide variety of greenspaces throughout the city. The Northside Trail runs parallel to the Bobby Jones Golf Course before winding its way through the outdoor beauty of Tanyard Creek Park and connecting with other nearby parks.

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March
15

Unique Museums Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Atlanta is an amazing place to live if you love exploring museums, with exhibits that both kids and adults will love. While there are many conventional museums of art, history, and more, some of the area's best museums deal with subject matter that's off the beaten path. If you've ever wanted to learn more about the history of puppetry, visit a state-of-the-art 3D theater, or experience a museum entirely devoted to taking selfies, you've come to the right city. Our real estate agents have the exciting details on some of the most unique, unusual, and exciting museums around Atlanta.

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History – 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307
    Long a favorite for families to visit near Atlanta homes for sale, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History features some unique attractions that you won't find at other natural history museums. Start with the amazing 3D theater, where you can watch shows that bring natural history to life. There's also a spectacular, 75-acre outdoor section of the museum, which features a rain garden, forest, and nature art gallery.

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February
1

Atlanta: Bright Lights, Big City, Low Cost - JYB Realty

If you've been thinking about making Atlanta your new home, now is a perfect time! Not only are there many great Atlanta homes for sale, but the cost of living here is also incredibly low. In fact, the city was recently named #12 in a recent article titled "America's 20 Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now." 

What makes the Atlanta area so attractive? Let's take a look! 

  • A Look at the Numbers
    As one of the largest metro areas in the country, there's a lot to love about Atlanta. The city offers beautiful, unique neighborhoods, excellent dining opportunities, and comfortable weather. It's also home to some of the country's top-rated colleges, including Emory University, Georgia Tech, Georga State University, and Kennesaw State University. If you love to travel, you'll appreciate being close to Atlanta-Hartsfield International, the world's busiest airport.

    It's also super-affordable to live here! The median household income is $71,724, which is $6,000 higher than the average in the United States. The cost of living is also 2.7% lower than the national average.

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January
25

LEGO Day Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Put on your construction hat and get ready to create — National LEGO Day is January 28th! LEGOS are unlike any other toy. They're a worldwide sensation that any girl or boy can enjoy. Though many LEGO materials come in sets that allow you to build awesome structures, the magic of LEGOs is found in each builder's unique creativity. LEGOs can turn into whatever your mind desires! Our real estate agents encourage you to grab a few new bricks from these LEGO stores around Atlanta and build some happy memories.

  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta — 3500 Peachtree Rd. Suite G-1, Atlanta, GA 30326
    LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is the ultimate destination for everything LEGOs. Millions upon millions of LEGOs create a bricktastic experience for kids and adults of all ages. This LEGO-themed park has rides and attractions you won't find anywhere else. Your kids can learn tips from master LEGO builders, construct a few new creations, and take home tons of new LEGOs from the expansive retail shop.

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December
7

Holiday Light Displays - Atlanta Area - JYB Realty

While Christmas may look a little different this year, there's still plenty to see and do around Atlanta. Our real estate agents know that you want to stay as safe as possible yet still want to embrace the holiday season in every way imaginable. Load up the family car with hot cocoa and cookies; these drive-thru and social-distant walk-through light displays within an hour of Atlanta will keep your holidays magical.

  • Atlanta Festival of Lights — Atlantic Station, 270 17th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
    Fill your evening with holiday festivities without venturing out of city limits at the Atlanta Festival of Lights show. This dazzling drive-thru display takes place at Atlantic Station and lasts approximately half of an hour. The event prioritizes social distancing, so you don't even need to roll your window down to present your ticket. However, they will also have a bike/scooter night (masks required) for those who want to enjoy the fresh winter air. There is also an ice-skating rink across the street with food and drinks available if you would like to spend the evening celebrating the season at Atlantic Station.

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November
2

Art Museums - Atlanta - JYB Realty

The ATL is full of ART, and National Go to an Art Museum Day is the perfect day to visit the many art museums of Georgia's capital city. Atlanta has no shortage of art museums, and each of these colorful facilities illustrates the diverse cultures that call the city home. Our real estate agents encourage you to celebrate National Go to an Art Museum Day on November 9th by visiting one of these great Atlanta art museums.

  • High Museum of Art – 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
    Once a simple, stately home on Peachtree Street, the High Museum of Art is now one of the leading art museums in the Southeast. Collections include African Art, European Art, Modern & Contemporary Art, Photography, and more. If you're interested in getting more involved during National Go to an Art Museum Day, you can sign up for one of the High Museum of Art's exciting art classes for families, teens, children, and adults.

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August
10

Family Fun Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

Social distancing and shutdowns have made life somewhat mundane for many families. As things begin to slowly open up, our real estate agents are starting to talk to more parents who are looking for ways to get their children out of the house and have some fun. 

August is Family Fun Month, so now is a great time to start thinking about some safe activities that everyone in the family can enjoy! Whether you're a potential new resident exploring Atlanta homes for sale or you've lived in the area for years, you'll appreciate some of these great ideas. Each of the following options are offering "timed tickets" and taking other precautions to keep visitors safe and socially distant, so you have extra peace of mind while can planning your adventure.

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July
6

Camping Around Atlanta - JYB Realty

When you need some time in the great outdoors, Georgia is a great place to be. Some of the state's most beautiful parks, trails, campgrounds, and lakes are within an hour's drive of Atlanta, and our real estate agents are excited to share some of our favorites. If you're looking for tent camping near Atlanta, be sure to check out these fun, relaxing campgrounds:

  • Red Top Mountain State Park - 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Acworth, GA 30102
    Encompassing more than 1,000 shady, secluded acres on the shore of Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain State Park is one of Georgia's top destinations for fishing, swimming, and water sports. Fifteen miles of hiking trails also make it a haven for hikers, and the park's campground includes just shy of 100 campsites for both tents and RVs. Red Top Mountain State Park is less than 40 minutes from the heart of Atlanta, and just a short drive from these Atlanta homes for sale.

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June
1

Farmers Markets for 2020 - JYB Realty

Summer is coming, and there are a lot of reasons to be excited about it. Farm-fresh produce at our local farmers markets is one of them. Just like many of you, our real estate agents are happy to see life gradually return to normal, and we can't wait to get out and stock up at these Atlanta area farmers markets. 

Best Farmers Markets in Atlanta

Georgia offers endless acres of fertile farmland, and Atlanta is right in the heart of it. From fresh fruits and vegetables to arts, crafts, and local goods of all kinds, you never know what you'll find at these Atlanta markets.

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March
9

Atlanta Parks and Museums - JYB Realty

If you're looking for Atlanta homes for sale, you've probably been impressed at everything the city has to offer. You'll find there's always plenty going on, for kids and adults alike to enjoy, including over Spring Break (April 5-April 9, 2020 in most metro Atlanta school districts).

Our real estate agents suggest the following five destinations as great examples of Spring Break fun that's going on around Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
    The Atlanta Botanical Garden is located adjacent to midtown Atlanta's Piedmont Park, and it's a beautiful destination that hosts exhibitions, classes, and more. The venue kicks off Spring Break with an interactive program teaching families how certain plants can create stunning colors for dying eggs. You'll learn more about the plants and make and take three vibrant eggs. In addition, you can enroll the kids in a Spring Break camp that celebrates the arrival of spring by letting them learn and explore how plants and animals emerge for the spring season.

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February
3

Atlanta Wine & Beer Events - JY&B Realty

According to Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, "There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking." Sample the wide variety of top-quality beer and wine brands available near Atlanta homes for sale at these festive upcoming events. 

  • Valentines in the Garden - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30309
    Sip Valentine's Day cocktails, sample savory bites and desserts from top Atlanta chefs, and enjoy themed music and decor from the past 80 years at Valentines in the Garden from 7 - 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden. This year's theme of "Decades of Love" will feature a '50s sock hop, a '70s disco dance floor, and an '80s "totally tubular" prom. Dance the night away and don't forget to participate in the group vow renewals at 7:45 and 8:45 p.m. 

    VIP tickets cost $165 per couple for members and $175 per couple for non-members and allow for early admission at 6:30 p.m., two drink tickets, and two corsages or boutonnieres. General admission is $45 for garden members and $50 for non-members.

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October
21

Atlanta Filming Locations - JYB Realty

"All the world's a stage" is the classic opening line of a monologue from Shakespeare's As You Like It, but the phrase could certainly apply to modern-day Atlanta, which has become a favorite location for film crews. As you tour Atlanta homes for sale, check out these local spots that have appeared on movie and TV screens.

  1. High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta 30309 
    With its white concrete walls, spacious and light-filled atrium and impressive collection of world art, High Museum of Art is a natural setting for dramatic movie scenes. In its most recent appearance, the High stood in for the Museum of Great Britain during Killmonger's daring theft of a Wakandan tool in Black Panther. The popular Southeast museum also turned up in What to Expect When You're Expecting, Manhunter and Allegiant.

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September
3

Atlanta Tourist Destinations - JY&B Realty

One of the most vibrant cities in America, Atlanta has become a major cultural center and a bustling economic hub. There's plenty of southern hospitality to go around and along with more traditional attractions like museums, there are tons of fun, wild and weird sights, sounds, and history to take in. Our real estate agents not only have the skinny on beautiful Atlanta homes for sale, we've come up with a list of must-see attractions that entertain visitors and locals alike in the Atlanta metro area.

  1. The Doll's Head Trail at Constitution Lakes Park - 1305 South River Industrial Blvd SE, Atlanta
    One of Atlanta's most unusual hiking adventures, The Doll's Head Trail is repurposing at its finest. In addition to being part of multiple trails that take you through scenic, wildlife-filled wetlands, it features installations of found objects, including discarded doll parts, truck parts, toys, bottles, bricks, tiles, and more. These whimsical displays are all created by objects that are found inside Constitution Lakes Park. Visitors are encouraged to pick up items inside this urban nature preserve to create their own unique found-art pieces.

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December
17

Atlanta GA Ice Skating Venues

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy a winter wonderland in Atlanta, with the holiday season right around the corner? While you may not find many frozen ponds around the city, there are plenty of places to enjoy your favorite cold-weather activities, ice skating included. You'll find opportunities to lace up your skates both indoors and outside with a variety of ice skating destinations throughout Atlanta. Our real estate agents have the details on four of the best places in Atlanta to enjoy ice skating this winter.

Go Figure: Ice Skating in Atlanta

  • Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink – St. Regis Atlanta – 88 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta
    The Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink returns to Atlanta for its tenth season just in time for the holidays. Open every weekend throughout the holidays (and on Christmas day!), the Astor Holiday Ice Skating Rink is a favorite spot for families to enjoy local Atlanta winter fund. Skating sessions start every hour. The hotel offers seasonal refreshments to warm you up after your skate is over.  Private parties are also available on weekdays if you're planning a large group outing.

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November
27

Atlanta Christmas Lights
While there is no wrong time to search for Atlanta homes for sale, the holidays make touring our city's neighborhoods even more memorable. Throughout our Georgia communities, you'll get a chance to sample what living in Atlanta during the holidays is all about by experiencing our Christmas spirit in twinkling lights.  

Our real estate agents have made a list (and yes, we've checked it twice) of six of our favorite holiday light displays in and around Atlanta.

  1. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights - Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta
    Garden Lights, Holiday Nights entertains you with new music, motion, and sparkle sure to make this a soon-to-be family tradition when you relocate to Atlanta. Be the first in line on Saturday, November 17 to see the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, in full glow from 5 to 11 p.m.

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October
18

Atlanta - Little Five Points Halloween
If you're interested in Atlanta homes for sale, either as a prospective buyer or as a potential home seller, then you likely know that Atlanta stands as one of the most populous places in the United States. The city has certainly grown since its foundation as a transportation hub, now boasting the single busiest airport in the world, and able to call itself the ninth most populated metropolitan area in the nation.

If you're buying or selling in the Atlanta area, then it pays to know what's what (and where' where!) in the city. There's a lot to do in Atlanta, and it can be a little overwhelming if you're not sure where to start. Thankfully, our real estate agents are always on the lookout for up-and-coming neighborhoods, businesses, and events in the Atlanta area. Today we're here to fill you in on one of the biggest Halloween events in the area: one that takes place every year right in Atlanta's own Little Five Points neighborhood.

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October
2

Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Looking for a fun, free event, close to home in Atlanta? Atlanta Hip Hop Day, a free festival held every year around this time, is about to celebrate its eighth year as one of Atlanta's favorite free, local events. The festival provides an opportunity to learn more about Atlanta's many contributions to hip-hop history, enjoy a stacked schedule of live shows all weekend, and sample some of the best food that the city has to offer. Our real estate agents have all the details on where, when, and what to expect from Atlanta Hip Hop Day 2018.

Atlanta Hip Hop Day: A Free Celebration of Music, Culture, and Hip Hop History

Atlanta Hip Hop Day
Location: Woodruff Park – 91 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Dates/Times: October 6 - 7, 2018 – 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: Free Admission – No Tickets Required

Learn More about the Mission of Atlanta Hip Hop Day

Atlanta Hip Hop Day got its start eight years ago and has grown so large since that time that events are now spread over two days. This year's festival takes place at Woodruff Park, with each side of the park themed around a different part of hip-hop culture. The park sections include "B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists." As always, Atlanta Hip Hop Day is a free event, with a focus on live music and Atlanta's contributions to hip-hop history and culture.

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September
26

Atlanta Chattahoochee River Kayaking
Starting as a mere trickle in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the Chattahoochee River descends nearly 2,400 feet in its first hundred miles alone, becoming a might torrent by the time it empties into Lake Seminole, 434 miles from its headwaters. It meanders right through the Atlanta city limits along the way, offering what our real estate agents consider to be some of the best paddling water in the state. 

Chattahoochee River Paddling

The Chattahoochee River is, almost without exception, a very easy river to navigate by canoe or kayak. It rolls along gently between its banks, with an average water speed of around 3 miles per hour, through fields, forests, and farmlands. Only in spring, when runoff from the mountains causes the river to swell, does paddling become more of a challenge. But throughout summer and fall, the Chattahoochee is one of the most reliably calm paddling waters in the Southeast.  

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September
13

Atlanta Attractions: Georgia Aquarium
When you're a home shopper, the neighborhood in which you're searching is equally as important as the house itself.  The home's accessibility to shopping, schools, dining, and area attractions play a leading role in your final home buying decision.   

When move to Atlanta, our real estate agents will be ready to introduce you to our city by showing you some of the best Atlanta homes for sale and attractions available.

Let's get started at the Georgia Aquarium.

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September
7

Atlanta GA Fox Theatre
There's no doubt you know Atlanta is an exciting and diverse place to live.  It has a wide variety of entertainment venues from contemporary to historical; consequently, you'll never be at a loss for things to do.  Our real estate agents live and work in the Atlanta and are sure you won't be disappointed with the Fox Theatre, one of Atlanta's most iconic locations.

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August
21

Atlanta Moving Guide
So, you've decided to buy one of our Atlanta homes for sale and relocate to the Big Peach. Congratulations!

Our REALTORS® want to know more about what this city you've decide to make your home.  Let's talk about Atlanta and everything a prospective new resident should know:

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July
30

Atlanta GA Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby
Are you ready for a memorable day of family fun that parents and kids alike will love? Every year, around the middle of the summer, the Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival comes to our corner of Atlanta and creates unforgettable moments for families. The Cool Dads Rock organization is dedicated to forming stronger relationships between fathers and their children, and the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby Festival is one of the organization's biggest events each year. Our REALTORS® have all the details on what to expect from this year's Cool Dads Rock Soapbox Derby Festival. 

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June
26

Atlanta Celebrates July 4
Atlanta is an exciting all American town. It's a hub for major corporations, sporting events, media, and everyday fun. If you crave a quieter lifestyle, small towns and communities nearby offer the calming culture you prefer. If you plan to tour Atlanta homes for sale, summer is the perfect season. When you time your visit just right, you can connect with Atlanta communities as they celebrate Independence Day.

Our real estate agents enjoy life in Atlanta. We believe you'll appreciate it too when you get to know the people and the communities at our favorite Independence Day Celebrations.

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June
19

Atlanta Skyview Ferris Wheel
Discover your new Atlanta neighborhood with a a bird's-eye view of the city from atop the Skyview Ferris Wheel.   If you're in town checking out Atlanta homes for saleour REALTORS® are certain you'll love Atlanta and the Skyview Ferris Wheel.  Towering almost 20 stories above the city in Centennial Park, it is the perfect way to see the city you're about to make your home. Here are the details to help you plan your visit. 

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