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KNOWAtlanta Spring 2009 issue
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    ?InsIde ? the knowatlanta.com City in Bloom n Live on Peachtree Street n Atlanta's Architectural Stylebook n Lease for Less n Who's Hiring in Atlanta Direct Link to County by County Section TM SPRING 2009 special Condo & Townhome section

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    We have three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, but only one set of standards. All across metro Atlanta, it?s easy to find great pediatric care. Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta is ranked in the top 10 in the country for pediatric hospitals by Parents magazine. And the expertise of our doctors and nurses can be seen at every one of our locations, from our hospitals to Immediate Care Centers and Sports Medicine Clinics. Simply put, everything we do is geared towards treating the unique needs of kids. If you?re new to Atlanta and want to find out more about our special brand of medicine, visit us at www.choa.org or call 404-250-KIDS. 2009 Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Some physicians and affiliated healthcare professionals who perform services at Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta are independent providers and are not our employees. Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding is owned by Grady Health System and managed by HSOC Inc., an affiliate of Children?s. *A service of Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. **A service of Children?s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

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    Hospitals: Children?s at Egleston 1405 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, 404-785-6000 Children?s at Hughes Spalding 35 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta, 404-785-9500 Children?s at Scottish Rite 1001 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE, Atlanta, 404-785-5252 Outpatient Surgery Center: Children?s Outpatient Surgery Center at Satellite Blvd.** 2620 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, 404-785-8000 Immediate Care Centers: Children?s at Mt. Zion 2201 Mount Zion Pkwy., Morrow, 404-785-8660 Children?s at North Point 3795 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta. 404-785-8540 Children?s at Satellite Blvd. 2660 Satellite Blvd., Duluth, 404-785-8330 Children?s at Town Center 2985 George Busbee Pkwy., Kennesaw, 404-785-8010 Immediate Care Center Hours: Weekday hours are 11am-9pm Weekend hours are 9am-9pm Sports Medicine: Phone number for all locations is 404-785-6880. Children?s at Meridian Mark** 5445 Meridian Mark Rd. NE, Ste. 290, Atlanta Children?s at North Druid Hills* 1605 Chantilly Dr. NE, Ste. 200, Atlanta Children?s at Sandy Plains* 3618 Sandy Plains Rd., Ste. 100, Marietta Children?s at Satellite Blvd.** 2660 Satellite Blvd., Duluth Children?s of Snellville** 2220 Wisteria Dr., Snellville Children?s of Suwanee** 3640 Burnette Rd., Suwanee Children?s at Town Center** 2985 George Busbee Pkwy., Kennesaw Children?s at Webb Bridge** 3155 North Point Pkwy., Bldg. A, Ste. 100, Alpharetta Radiology Center: Children?s at Webb Bridge** 3155 North Point Pkwy., Bldg. A, Ste. 150, Alpharetta 404-785-SCAN (7226)

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    MIRROR LAKE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. 36 Holes of Golf. A 96-Acre Lake. 60 Seconds off I-20. 30 Minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. EDENWOOD IN PAULDING COUNTY. A Nature and Fitness Community. 4 Pools, Lighted Tennis, Clubhouse, Fitness Center & Trails. GREAT SKY IN CHEROKEE COUNTY. 300 Acres of Green Spaces and Family Recreation. Home of 411-Acre Hickory Log Creek Reservoir. THE BEST PLACES HAVE THE SAME NAME: FAIRGREEN. You can see it as you approach each Fairgreen neighborhood. Someone loved this land enough to protect what makes it special even as they made it a place for others to live. These are neighborhoods where children grow and families grow together. They are conveniently located and wonderfully designed; rich in amenities and natural beauty. The homes are classic designs by leading builders. They are protected by architectural controls with mandatory homeowners associations to ensure their continuing quality. These neighborhoods show the hand of a real estate developer commited to enduring value ? one whose 18-year reputation for innovation, environmental sensitivity and financial stability builds with each new success. Now you've arrived. You're in the company of Fairgreen. The beauty is that you never have to leave. Atlanta?s Landmark Communities www.Fairgreen.com MIRROR LAKE From the $140?s to $1 Million 770.459.2356 www.Mirror-Lake.com EDENWOOD From the $190?s to the $500?s 770.505.0195 www.Edenwood-Homes.com GREAT SKY From the $220?s to $500?s 770.345.4873 www.Great-Sky.com Development plans are in progress and subject to change without notice.

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    2009 New World Home LLC. All rights reserved. All plans and specifications are subject to change without notice. TM HISTORICALLY INSPIRED ? HISTORICALLY GREEN

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    Contents KNOWAtlanta Spring 2009 V O L U M E 2 3 , N U M B E R 2 28 12 22 4 KNOWAtlanta Spring 2009 Architectural Styles of Atlanta 38 Intown Living Features 28 From Our Past to Your Future From Victorian to Neo-Mediterranean, Atlanta homes have a diverse architectural stylebook. 35 A City of Progress Times are tough, but companies are bringing new jobs to the metro area. 38 It?s All Intown Atlanta?s intown neighborhoods?Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown?offer a mix of housing options, culture, entertainment and work opportunities. Atlanta Basics 12 Scenes from the Peach City 14 How Atlanta Stacks Up 16 Where Business is Big 18 Flying High The world?s busiest airport continues to expand 20 A City for All Seasons 22 Your Compass to the City A navigational guide to Atlanta

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    Contents 67 72 36 6 KNOWAtlanta Spring 2009 34 Columns 8 From the Editors Homes 34 Community Spotlight Tributary at New Manchester 36 Neighborhood Spotlight An All-American City: Marietta 57 Affordable Apartment Communities Atlanta?s apartments offer big city living with a small price tag. 62 Homebuyer?s Resource Guide Spotlighting top builders, developers and Realtors 64 Active Adults Making the Peach City your retirement destination. Education 67 Expand Your Mind & Your Horizons 69 Private School Map 70 Colleges & Universities Map Finance 72 Moving Your Money 73 Buying Your Dream Home Health Care 74 Atlanta?s Great Hospitals 76 Medical Centers Map Metro Atlanta Information 77 Explore Atlanta Entertainment venues, fun places to visit and much more 79 Metro Atlanta Counties Complete county listings and contact info 112 Advertiser Index

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    FROM ThE EDITORS Atlanta in Bloom As our lovely cover suggests, Atlanta in the springtime is a feast for the senses. The streets of Midtown, Buckhead, Downtown and the cities sprawling suburbs are dotted with blooming Bradford pears, dogwood trees, azaleas and red buds, while the sunny weather welcomes residents to enjoy the city?s local parks, recreational trails and ample patio dining. The metro Atlanta area is alive with outdoor festivals, sporting events and museum exhibits. It?s an ideal setting for your introduction to life in the Peach City. As you plan your move, let us be the first to say, ?Welcome to the Neighborhood!? We hope you?ll consider KNOWAtlanta as your best source for the neighborhoods, cultural offerings and relocation services awaiting you in your new city. In this issue, you?ll learn the lay of the land with the help of our ?Compass to the City? section. Our compass divides metro Atlanta into five regions?intown, north, northeast, northwest and south?detailing the best places to live, work and play within each area. When you think about your new home in Atlanta, what does it look like? If images of sweeping front porches and Victorian gingerbread-laced rooflines come to mind, turn to our ?Atlanta Architectural Style Guide? on page 28. Our guide highlights the various architectural styles found in Atlanta?s historic neighborhoods as well as the city?s newest communities. Choosing your new home is no easy task with the metro area?s diverse residential offerings?there?s a neighborhood to suit every taste! In this issue of KNOWAtlanta, we guide you through Atlanta?s three main intown areas?Buckhead, Downtown and Midtown. Your tour starts on page 38, with descriptions of the city?s ritziest urban addresses. Our spring issue closes with ?The Counties of Metro Atlanta? on page 79. Our newly redesigned county guide offers a snapshot of all 24 metro counties, listing education statistics and school district contacts, local hospitals, utility providers, attractions and other helpful information. We?re here to help?best of luck with your move! Amy Selby Laura Newsome editor1@knowatlanta.com If you would like additional information from our relocation service providers, please fill out our Reader Service page in the back of the magazine or visit us online at knowatlanta.com. On the cover: Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta Photo by: Bob Burkhardt 8 KNOWAtlanta Spring 2009 Publisher chris colwell ccolwell@knowatlanta.com President larry lebovitz lebovitz@knowatlanta.com Vice President John hanna hanna@knowatlanta.com Editors amy selby amy@knowatlanta.com laura newsome laura@knowatlanta.com Staff Writer molly Dickinson molly@knowatlanta.com Art Director Jack simonetta jsimonetta@knowatlanta.com Advertising Coordinator amber mosler amber@knowatlanta.com Account Executives sherry Gasaway sherry@knowatlanta.com wenDe cherry wende@knowatlanta.com Circulation Manager michelle schlunDt michelle@knowatlanta.com Controller marilyn walker walker@knowatlanta.com Editorial Intern Jessica Probus New south PublishiNg, iNc. 450 Northridge Parkway, suite 202 atlaNta, ga 30350 (770) 650-1102, 1(800) 536-5669 knowatlanta.com KNOW? Atlanta, Spring 2009, Volume 23, Number 2, 90th Edition. Published quarterly by New South Publishing, Inc., 450 Northridge Parkway, Suite 202, Atlanta, GA 30350. Direct all advertising, circulation and editorial inquiries to (770) 650-1102 or (800) 536- 5669. All information herein has been checked for accuracy to the best of the publisher?s ability. No responsibility is accepted for deletions, omissions, errors and/or inaccuracies. Unless special placement within the magazine is specifically purchased, publisher reserves the right to place any ad on a first-come, first-serve basis. No materials contained herein may be reproduced without the exclusive written permission of the publisher. Copyright 2009 by New South Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. A special thanks to all the county Chambers of Commerce and the Atlanta Regional Commission for assisting us in compiling information for KNOWAtlanta.

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