Fort McPherson is approximately four miles from downtown
As a thriving city, there are countless places to visit and
activities to keep you busy, no matter what your interests. Atlanta
has an abundance of historical sites, parks and a botanical garden for getting
closer to nature, government buildings to explore, and more.
total population in 2003 was 8,684,715 according to the U.S. Census Bureau
estimate. The metro Atlanta area, which includes the city limits and
the 12 outlying metro counties, has a population of approximately 4
Atlanta has made its mark as a transportation center, from its
beginnings as a railroad terminal to its present status, a hub for world air
traffic. Over 4 million people reside in the seven county area that
makes up metro Atlanta. Besides being one of the largest state
capitals, Atlanta is a regional center for the United States
Atlanta is a beautiful city from any place or
angle. The skyline is breathtaking, the architecture superb, and the
parks are splendid. The city is full of wonderful places and events,
for all to see and do.
Atlanta was the site for the 1996 Summer Olympics
and, in 2000, the National Football League Super Bowl and the Major League
Baseball All-Star Game. In 2003 it hosted the Women's Final Four
basketball competition and the NBA All-Star Game.