As if chocolate lovers need an excuse to eat an entire bag of truffles, International Chocolate Day is right around the corner. Taking place September 13, this is the perfect time to discover a new favorite place to find chocolatey goodness. To get you started on your way to chocolatey heaven, our real estate agents have scoured the area, and these are just a few of the best chocolate shops around Atlanta:
When you're craving a sweet treat, one may be on the menu just around the corner at one of Atlanta's popular food trucks. Enjoy a dessert to perk up your day, or use one of these trucks to cater your next get-together.
Our real estate agents suggest paying a visit to one of these trucks where you can score dessert on wheels in and around Atlanta.
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.
National Daiquiri Day is observed on July 19, giving you the perfect opportunity to sip one of these refreshing cocktails to cool off in another hot Atlanta summer. It's one of the oldest cocktails, getting its start in 1898 in a small mining town in Cuba called Daiquiri. Made with a simple blend of lime juice, sugar, and rum over cracked ice, the drinks were a great way to help miners cool off. In the U.S., it surged in popularity during World War II with restrictions on beer and whiskey.
Daiquiris remain popular today, of course, and our real estate agents suggest cooling off by celebrating Daiquiri Day at one of these Atlanta restaurants.
Yoga has so many benefits. Physically, it helps improve flexibility and strength. Mentally, it can help you stay focused and relaxed. Whether you've done yoga for years or are just discovering it, you'll want to fit in a class on June 21. This is International Yoga Day, a celebration of this incredible wellness modality. Take a break from looking at Atlanta homes for sale, and stop by one of these local studios.
Nobody knows you quite like your best friend(s). If it's been a while since you've had a chance to catch up with the girls, Best Friends Day on June 8 gives you the perfect excuse. It's a great day to celebrate friendships with those you can always count on, and it's also an excellent chance to try out some new restaurants around town.
Everyone knows Atlanta is known for their phenomenal cuisine, and there is an endless number of excellent restaurants around town to host your best friend date. These recommendations from our real estate agents can help narrow down your choices.
Moscato is a sweet, white wine known for its notes of peach and citrus. It has been enjoyed as a dessert wine for years but has recently gained popularity as a casual, summer drinking wine. If you enjoy Moscato, then of course you have to celebrate National Moscato Day on May 9th! Here are some of the top Atlanta wine bars our real estate agents recommend visiting for a glass.
The modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s and has become one of our favorite cheesy foods. With gooey, melted cheese between slices of bread grilled to perfection, it's only suitable to dedicate a day to this simple yet delicious comfort food.
Near Atlanta homes for sale, several top-rated eateries are serving grilled cheese sandwiches, where you can experience a mix and match of cheeses, seasonings, and sides and take your celebration to another level. Our real estate agents recommend these locations to help you celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day April 12.
A historic hamlet known for its classic architecture, outstanding local businesses, and welcoming vibe, Brookhaven is located just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Whether you're looking for a new place to settle down or just a fun place to spend a day close to Atlanta, Brookhaven has so much to offer. Our real estate agents have all of the delightful details on how Brookhaven came to be and the experiences you can enjoy when you spend the day there.
National Quilting Day is celebrated on Saturday, March 19 in honor of this colorful and practical ancient art. So whether you're interested in getting started in this hobby or have already completed many beautiful projects, take time to visit an Atlanta quilting shop.
Our real estate agents recommend stopping by the following quilting shops around Atlanta.
March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day, so if you're engaged, it's the ideal time to start turning your wedding dreams into reality. For most brides, that starts with the perfect gown.
Atlanta is home to many bridal boutiques, so you're sure to find one that matches your style, budget, and size. Our real estate agents suggest stopping by any of the following shops to find your wedding dress around Atlanta.
Most people probably don't realize it, but on March 1st, we'll be celebrating National Peanut Butter Lover's Day. If you've been looking for Atlanta homes for sale, there are many places that you can check out if you'd like to indulge. Our real estate agents have a very long list of their favorite places to check out in Atlanta and nearby for specific peanut butter treats, but they've managed to narrow it down.
If you're looking for a way to warm up this winter, a nice glass of bourbon can do the trick. With its smoky, yet smooth, flavor, sipping on a bourbon on the rocks is a great way to unwind after a busy work week.
There are so many great bourbons out there and stopping by some of Atlanta's great bourbon bars will give you the chance to find your new favorite. Our real estate agents love exploring all the local restaurants Atlanta has to offer, and suggest these top bourbon locations.
The sweet, spicy flavor of a good cup of chai tea is beyond compare. If you enjoy this delicious drink, why not pick up a cup of it for National Hot Tea Month? Our real estate agents have assembled a list of five tea and coffee shops where you can get an exemplary cup of chai near our Atlanta homes for sale.
Food halls are extremely attractive to people searching for Atlanta homes for sale because they offer food, fun, and a friendly atmosphere all in one convenient place. Our agents have selected some of their favorite food halls in the area that you should definitely check out:
Silky-smooth and satisfying, pumpkin pie has become so indelibly associated with the holidays that it's earned its own designation. Join our real estate agents in celebrating National Pumpkin Pie Day on Saturday, December 25 with a treat from one of these top bakeries near Atlanta homes for sale.
In the mood for a New York-style bagel? Have A Bagel Day is December 11, so it's a good time to stop by your favorite bagel shop or deli and try something new. Everybody loves a good bagel as there is an endless number of toppings, styles, and varieties. The good news is you don't have to go all the way to New York City to enjoy the chewy goodness of a delicious bagel. There are lots of authentic bagel shops right here in the Atlanta area. Below are some great recommendations from our real estate agents.
Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 27 this year, is designed to encourage shoppers to support small businesses on that day and beyond. It's a great way to support local businesses that provide unique merchandise along with personalized customer service while adding to the local flavor of the community.
Our real estate agents suggest stopping by the following establishments on Small Business Saturday and beyond.
Our real estate agents love helping new residents explore the area. From recommending great restaurants to helping them find places to enjoy their favorite hobbies, we're always looking for ways to help.
September is Sewing Month, and we've created a round-up of the best local places where you can stock up on all of your sewing supplies. Check it out!
Happy September! If you're a bread lover, then you're probably excited this month has finally arrived. Sourdough September is the perfect opportunity to visit some local bakeries and sample what they have to offer. Here are some top bakeries our real estate agents recommend visiting in the Atlanta area.
The Buford Highway stretches from Brookhaven to Duluth, passing through Atlanta. Over the years, this busy highway has become known for its restaurants and markets, many of which feature global flavors and cuisines. You can sample Vietnamese cuisine in one spot and Mexican food just down the road. Here are some specific Buford Highway restaurants to try while you're looking for Atlanta homes for sale.
Whether you're an experienced artist looking to improve your skills or would simply like to explore your creative side in a fun class, you'll find plenty of art studios that offer painting classes in Atlanta. Some are more serious, while others are a little more laid back and have wine and nibbles available.
Our real estate agents suggest checking out the following Atlanta studios to help you paint a work of art.
Even scientists agree that pizza's "holy trinity" of crust, sauce, and cheese makes it a truly satisfying food. So how do you improve on perfection? Our real estate agents agree there's nothing better than Neapolitan-style, wood-fired pizza served at these top restaurants around Atlanta.
It's Tuesday night, and you don't feel like cooking. Some Mexican food would be great, but not just any Mexican food. If you really want to make your Taco Tuesday a cut above, you'll want to find some birria tacos. Birria is a delicious meat stew (traditionally goat meat, but it can also be made with beef or lamb) that's sweet, sour, spicy, tender, and amazing. It's great on its own, and it's even better as a taco filling.
But you've just moved to a new house. Where are the good Mexican restaurants in your area, and which ones serve birria? Fear not. Our real estate agents know where all the best places for birria tacos in the Atlanta area and can help you find one near you. Here are some favorites, to take your Taco Tuesday to the next level.
Beer Day is coming, and our real estate agents know some places around Atlanta where you can celebrate.
Believe it or not, beer has been around for thousands and thousands of years. It far predates coffee, and many of the traditions around beer have been passed down intact since oldest antiquity. At different times, brewing beer was considered a feminine or masculine art. Medieval monks were often dedicated to the craft.
After all this time, the resurgence in craft brewing has shown that there's still more to learn when it comes to beer. Homes for sale in Atlanta benefit from a vigorous brewing culture with lots of local startups. Some have become known around the United States, while others remain among the area's best-kept secret.
World Book Day is coming up soon! Whether you're an avid bookworm or you prefer to skim the occasional paperback, it's a great time to celebrate by buying, borrowing, or donating a book or two.
While you're driving around checking out Atlanta homes for sale, we recommend stopping by one or more of these popular locations.
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!
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.
One of our favorite things to do in the winter is to spend time with friends or family over a delicious pasta meal in a warm, cozy restaurant. Fresh pasta is such a comforting food — especially when it's cold outside. With so many excellent restaurants in the Atlanta area, it's easy to get decision fatigue when trying to decide where to go for dinner. To help narrow down your choices, our real estate agents put together a list of some of their favorite Italian restaurants in Atlanta serving up your favorite pasta dishes.
Looking for interesting, out-of-the-box presents to give your list of holiday gift recipients? Atlanta has numerous gift shops that allow you to choose from a wide range of special items, and you'll be supporting local businesses at the same time.
Our real estate agents recommend consulting your gift list and visiting the following holiday gift shops around Atlanta:
Wine tastings offer not only a way to find favorite new wines but also a fun thing to do with friends. Just one more reason why living in Atlanta is the best: Check out these wineries and wine tasting rooms, where you can either learn how to taste wine properly or put your well-honed nose to the test. And while you're in town, check out Atlanta homes for sale, and find your next great home with the perfect compromise between suburb and city.
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." That's the philosophy behind Dessert Day, a holiday celebrating the best course of a meal. On Wednesday, October 14, join our real estate agents by enjoying your favorite sweet treats at these great shops and bakeries around Atlanta.
Join us in celebrating the hardworking men and women who manufacture the products and materials we rely on each day. The first Friday of October is National Manufacturing Day and our real estate agents believe that we should all acknowledge the many manufacturing companies around Atlanta that provide residential, commercial, and industrial areas with food, steel, chemicals, and other vital resources.
One of the best ways to celebrate National Manufacturing Day is to learn about the many manufacturing companies operating in our own backyard. Atlanta's manufacturing industry employs hundreds of residents and bolsters our economy. On October 2nd, consider doing some research into these five manufacturing companies that call ATL home.
With National Cheeseburger Day just around the corner, our real estate agents thought it'd be a good opportunity to highlight some of the best local burger joints. After all, one of the great benefits of living in or around such a great city is there is no shortage of good burger options and new restaurants to try. Below are recommendations for six great places to grab a burger in or around the Atlanta area.
Our real estate agents understand how hard it is to feel cooped up inside during the beautiful summer months. But with safety first and foremost on everyone's mind, it can be hard to come up with activities that give us a breath of fresh air while maintaining safe social distancing. Luckily, golf is one of those activities.
August is National Golf Month, and we're excited to take advantage of it. This month offers a perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy a round or two at one of these amazing Atlanta golf courses.
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.
After months of eating indoors, dining inside a restaurant may not even be enough of a change. Enjoy the delights of outdoor dining on the patio of one of these wonderful restaurants, just minutes from Atlanta homes for sale.
Atlanta is the center of Southern cooking, but our real estate agents also love its wide range of delicious Mexican cuisine. Why wait for Taco Tuesday? Enjoy a tasty meal any day of the week at these great Mexican restaurants around the ATL.
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.
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.
Your favorite restaurant dishes ready-to-eat in the comfort of your own home? It's not a dream. Our real estate agents love supporting local restaurants while dining in style. Call ahead or order online for curbside pickup at these top restaurants just minutes from Atlanta homes for sale.
Nothing says Happy Valentine's Day quite like a beautiful floral arrangement. There's a good reason why everyone is happy to receive flowers: They're a gorgeous way to show your love and make an impressive display.
Our real estate agents suggest the following five Atlanta florists to try when you're ordering flowers for your Valentine:
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.
Are you looking to break up your average dinner routine with an extraordinary night out? Our real estate agents have picked out five unique dining destinations around Atlanta that we're sure you'll love!
Once you've made everyone's holiday dreams come true, it's time to treat yourself to some well-deserved pampering. Start the new year right with post-holiday relaxation at one of these fabulous spas around Atlanta homes for sale.
Did you wait until the last minute to start thinking about your holiday shopping? It's okay! Whether you've been distracted by exploring all of the best Atlanta homes for sale or time just got away from you, it's still not too late.
To help make sure your holidays are jolly, our real estate agents have pulled together a list of some of the coolest, quirkiest local places to do your last-minute holiday shopping. Check it out!
If you're relocating to the metro Atlanta area, you'll be moving to a growing, vibrant city that has a lot to offer. You'll be able to enjoy plenty of entertainment options, green space, a mild climate, and a relatively low cost of living when compared to other parts of the country. Atlanta also has a thriving business climate, so if you're looking for a job, you'll see that many companies are hiring.
As you look for Atlanta homes for sale, you can also check out job openings at some of the city's top employers:
While we often think of pumpkin pie as part of the first Thanksgiving meal at Plymouth Colony, the tradition dates back only to the 19th century. After Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday, writer Sarah Josepha Hale promoted the idea with recipes for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie.
The "godmother of Thanksgiving" would be pleased to see how heartily pie has been embraced as a holiday staple. Be sure to stock up with a variety of flavors from these great bakeries around Atlanta homes for sale.
Held the third weekend of every October in historic downtown Hogansville, GA, the Hogansville Hummingbird Festival is one of our real estate agents' favorite fall festivities. This vibrant outdoor festival provides fun for the whole family, with activities, music, food, and vendors and wares from local artists, crafters, shops, and more.
Designated as a Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Event, this fabulous festival has a true small-town feel. It happens in downtown Hogansville (aka "The City of Friendly People"). To find it on your GPS, enter the address: 400 East Main Street, Hogansville, GA. Start time is 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Admission and parking are free, with security and handicap access available. With more than 200 vendors, tasty food, live music, a children's area, and tons of local restaurants and businesses, it's the perfect way to spend a beautiful autumn weekend. Or get to know your neighbors at the annual Kickoff Dinner, Dance, and Silent Auction gala at the Victoria Belle Mansion, Thursday, Oct 17.
Are you shopping Atlanta homes for sale with the intention of settling in the area with your soon-to-be new spouse? If so, you're probably also working on planning a wedding. Why not get married right where you plan to live? There are lots of pretty places to say I Do around Atlanta. Our real estate agents can fill you in on many great local wedding venues, including the following five:
The Peachtree Club, 999 Peachtree St. NE Suite 2800, Atlanta
Located in the penthouse of 999 Peachtree St NE, 28 stories above street level, The Peachtree Club is one of Atlanta's premier wedding and event venues. This elegant, skyline-level venue features panoramic views, luxurious amenities, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service via the club's in-house wedding planners.
Do you have a hunger that only a juicy steak will satisfy? Our real estate agents love an evening spent with friends and family at a delicious restaurant. When we're craving steak, we head straight to one of these seven mouthwatering steakhouses in Atlanta.
Your beloved dog may be your best friend, but unfortunately, the two of you can't be together 24/7. Whether you're headed to work or leaving for vacation, trust Fido to these quality doggie daycare facilities recommended by our real estate agents.
One of the best things about summertime in Atlanta is the return of the farmers markets. Our real estate agents love making meals with fresh ingredients and supporting local farmers and vendors. Stop by these area farmers markets and you'll see for yourself exactly why they're so popular.
There are so many things to love about summertime in Atlanta! From fun summer festivals and picnics in the park, to wet and wild fun at local splash pads and water playgrounds, there's never a shortage of ways to enjoy the gorgeous weather.
When our real estate agents and their prospective buyers are ready to take a break from exploring the best Atlanta homes for sale, they like to stop by some of the area's most popular ice cream shops for a sweet treat. While there are a ton of choices, a few places always come out on top. Check out these six local favorites so you can decide which one deserves the top spot on your list.
Your dad is your hero year-round, but on the day set aside to honor him, you want to be his hero. Atlanta has lots of options for taking Dad out on Father's Day. Our real estate agents can help you find the right event to celebrate your dad's unique style.
Here are some suggestions:
Take Him Out To The Ballpark - Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies, Suntrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE
Nothing like a day at the ballpark to celebrate family and tradition. Take your dad to see the Braves take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Suntrust Park. If he especially loves baseball, consider getting the special ticket package that lets you take your dad onto the field to play catch.
Craving a big, juicy burger in Atlanta? Then we've got some great news for you! National Hamburger Day, one of the tastiest holidays of the year, is celebrated annually on May 28, and there's no better place in the country to celebrate the holiday than Atlanta.
Whether you're looking for a classic burger, a unique, local creation, or a delicious vegetarian option, there's a burger spot in Atlanta that's perfect for you. From burger boutiques to countertop restaurants that have been serving Atlanta neighborhoods for decades, you'll find delicious burgers and even better service. Our real estate agents are here to help you celebrate National Burger Day, with a guide to six of the best spots in Atlanta to grab a burger.
FLIP Burger Boutique – 1587 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta 30318
Atlanta homes for sale make it easy to reach popular spots like FLIP Burger Boutique. With 13 house-made burger specials to choose from, along with a full build-your-own burger menu, FLIP is sure to have something for you. Try an Impossible Burger, sample the vegetarian favorite Fauxlafel Burger, or dive into one of the many classic burgers on the menu.
Cover to cover, there is no better way to relax than by cracking open a book. A well-written book can teach you everything you want to know about culture, cuisine, or civilizations from long ago. If you love to read as much as our real estate agents enjoy the hobby, April 27th is an opportunity for you to head down to your local bookstore and celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. When it comes to finding the perfect book for your collection, the following are 5 independent bookstores in Atlanta we highly recommend.
Whether you make it a special, once-per-year occasion or a regular thing, there's no doubt that enjoying Sunday brunch is a great way to spend a morning. Easter is one of the most popular holidays of the year for Sunday brunch, and with the big day coming up now is the perfect time to take a closer look at the best brunch spots in the Atlanta area. There is a brunch destination for every taste in the Atlanta area, from elegant, upscale establishments to neighborhood restaurants serving up your favorite comfort foods. Our real estate agents have the details on 6 of the best spots in Atlanta to enjoy an Easter Sunday brunch this year.
Bistro Niko – 3344 Peachtree Road, Atlanta 30326
Shopping for Atlanta homes for sale, and looking for a taste of Paris for Sunday brunch? Head to Bistro Niko in Buckhead, where authentic, simple French cuisine is always on the menu. The atmosphere at Bistro Niko is shaped by French art, grand ceilings, and a patio that is perfect for enjoying brunch on a pleasant Easter morning. The staff at Bistro Niko is known for going above and beyond to make guests feel at home.
The city of Atlanta is known for its Southern hospitality, diverse music culture, and hot nightlife. When you're ready to take a break from checking out Atlanta homes for sale and blow off some steam, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to some of the area's most popular bars.
With so many fun options to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. Our real estate agents suggest the unique and classy experience of visiting one of Atlanta's 1920s-themed speakeasy bars. Since these types of bars aren't always easy to find, we're giving you the inside scoop on five locations you won't want to miss.
Yoga's emphasis on the mind-body connection makes it a perfect activity for finding balance, no matter how hectic your schedule is. Find your inner om at one of these great Atlanta yoga studios recommended by our real estate agents.
Whether you've just purchased a new home in our area or are just getting started shopping for Atlanta homes for sale with our real estate agents, chances are good that you are not, as of yet, terribly familiar with the ins and outs of the city. That means if you'll be in Atlanta this February, you may find yourself at a loss when it comes to planning your Valentine's Day celebration. The good news is that our area is a great place to celebrate the big day. Here are some great spots to get sweet treats for your Valentine in Atlanta:
Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, 99 Krog St. NE
An award-winning family-run micro-factory, Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate is known for producing a selection of exceptional dark chocolate bars, an array of unique drinking chocolates and cacao teas, as well as lovely gift boxes, all perfect for those looking for sweet treats for Valentine's Day gift-giving.
It's almost time for the biggest game of the year, and there's no better city to watch than Atlanta. Every bar, restaurant, and tavern has a unique atmosphere, so you're sure to find a Game Day destination that suits your style. Whether you're looking for great food, craft drinks, or a place to share your excitement with other passionate fans, you'll find it on our list of seven great places to watch the matchup in Atlanta. Our real estate agents have all the details on how to enjoy the big game close to home.
Hudson Grille Midtown – 942 Peachtree St. NW
No matter the event, you can count on the Hudson Grille Midtown having an excellent atmosphere for any big game. Settle in with an Impossible Burger, grab your favorite drink from the menu, then get ready to celebrate everything that makes the game special with friends and strangers alike.
Our real estate agents love to grab a bowl of hot chili for lunch here in Atlanta. Atlanta homes for sale are easy to recommend, but not many home buyers realize that a long tradition of spicy, flavorful chili is one major attraction.
When you visit or relocate to Atlanta, you'll be in the thick of some of the best chili restaurants in the nation. State and national chili competitions are held in Atlanta on a regular basis – and all the hoopla means there are plenty of world-class barbecue restaurants for you to enjoy.
Let's take a look at six of our favorite places for a bowl of chili in Atlanta.
Are you one of the 45 percent of Americans who resolve to lose weight and get in shape in the coming year? Although these types of goals aren't always easy to achieve, having a plan in place makes it more likely that you'll succeed.
To help give you a jump start, our real estate agents created this list of their favorite fitness centers in the Atlanta area. There are a variety of options available, making it more likely that you'll find something that works for you. Best of all, there's no reason to wait until after the New Year. Each of these locations is open today and ready to help you achieve your goals. Let's get started!