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[:en]A Tale of Two Cities: Boston vs. Atlanta[:]

[:en]A cultural comparison of Boston and Atlanta, home of our Affiliate of the Month this April, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty,the exclusive Sothebys International Realty affiliate in Metro Atlanta, with offices in North Atlanta, Buckhead, Cobb, and Intown.

In a world that seems to be evolving with newtechnology and new ways of livingevery day, it can be easy to think of the small town as an unattainable part of an idealized yesteryear. Civic pride, a place where neighbors know your namedo such things even exist anymore?

In the suburbs just outside Atlanta and Boston's metropolitan centers, they do.In Atlanta's North Buckhead neighborhood, the Civic Association keeps neighbors socially active with creative ways to enjoy their beautiful surroundings, from "Walk to School" days to the Annual Holiday Christmas Tree sale.Surrounded by pastoral beauty, Weston, Massachusetts has long been one of the states most sought-afterzip codes, with quiet, tree-lined byways. Lush, forested and peaceful residential areas are complimented by beloved local shopping andrestaurant destinations. Inthese uncertain times, the idea of community spirit and neighborhood unity seem as important as ever.

Just beyond is metro Atlanta, where people enjoy the outdoors. Parkslike Piedmont Park in Midtown and Centennial Olympic Park Downtownare prevalent throughout Atlanta and it's common to see people taking advantage of these urban oases with a game of ultimate Frisbee or a family picnic. The parks also provide the perfect locations for Atlanta's numerous festivals that bring people out in droves. Residents stroll or cycle along the expanding BeltLine trail, spend an afternoon at one of the city'spublic markets, or even just a few hours spent tasting at a new brewery.

Atlanta residents are also avid sports fans, flocking to SunTrust Park to cheer on baseball's Braves or to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to root for football's Falcons.

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Atlanta

498,044 (2020)

City population

Boston

694,583 (2020)

Among the nation's fastest-growing metro areas, the Georgia capital is attracting newcomers from around the country, and people are looking to this part of the country for culture and commerce like never before. A sense of that Southern charm still pervades the dynamic metropolis. City culture

A flourishing city with something for everyone: rich history, diverse neighborhoods, a bustling theater district, and some of the most renowned higher education institutions in the nation.

The Coca-Cola Company

Home Depot

United Parcel Service

Delta Air Lines

Largest companies

State Street Bank

Fidelity Investments

John Hancock

Music Midtown Music festivals Boston Calling

Sweetwater IPA

Famed beverage Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Cafe Intermezzo

Famed coffee

Dunkin'

Barbecue

Fried chicken

Famed food

Clam chowder

Lobster roll

Cannoli

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Sports arenas

TD Garden

Oakland Cemetery

Swan House

Iconic landmarks

Old State House

USS Constitution

World of Coca-Cola

The Center for Civil & Human Rights

Tourist attractions

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Freedom Trail

Atlanta Marathon

Marathons

Boston Marathon

Walk the BeltLine

Visit the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

Dinner and a movie at the Starlight Drive-In Theater

Shoot the Hooch

Summer activities

Eat at a food truck on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

See Shakespeare on the Common

Visit Cape Cod

Attend a Red Sox game at Fenway Park

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags

Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park

Holiday Lights at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Winter activities

Ice sate on the Boston Common Frog Pond

Shop at the Prudential Cnter

Hit the slopes at a nearby ski mountain

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