Okay, so you want to move to the Capital of the South. Atlanta is such a great city, isn’t it? Well, once you get over the infatuation stage of moving, you will inevitably get bombarded with a lot of the little details that make the process a whole lot less fun to deal with. For one, you need to decide where you are going to live based on a few important criteria. Then you are going to have to decide how much you are willing (and even able) to spend for your new mansion. If you want to balance out all of the variables, it is going to take some effort on your part.
For one thing, how will you afford the place? If you live in an area where there are tons of high paying jobs, be prepared for equally high comparative rent costs. Of course, the up-side to living in the “good” part of town is that your children will most likely have access to a better quality school system, where they will be less likely to be bullied or encounter gun-fire, and more likely to have reasonably tame classroom environments in which they can really learn things.
Of course, the downside is, unless you have a highly desirable skill-set, even the robust economy of Atlanta may not yield too many jobs that will pay enough for your quest. It can be very challenging to find quality apartments to rent in Atlanta, just for the simple fact that while quantity is never that big of an issue, quality definitely can be. If you were fine with just being in a poor, go-nowhere job and letting your kids go to the cheapest, most dangerous school, you would have had no problem with just staying where you used to be. Give it all you’ve got.