Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and is the largest metropolitan city within the state with over half a million residents. Atlanta continues to be one of the largest growing cities in the nation. It is a big draw for the college-educated young adults as well as empty-nesters wanting to be closer to the arts, culture, shopping and dining opportunities provided. Atlanta is a mix of old and new. The neighborhoods strive to preserve and honor the history of the area, along with its beautiful parks, festivals, cultural diversity and its welcoming appeal to visitors.