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December/January 2012 Issue:

Atlanta's Hottest Happenings in 2012
With parties, parades and outdoor festivals galore, there’s always something exciting going on in your new city. Mark your calendar with these can’t miss annual events for 2012.

Homes and Communities: Cobb County
Just 30 minutes away from downtown Atlanta, Cobb county boasts top-notch schools, a shopping Mecca, thriving cities and abundant outdoor activities.

Financing Your Education
Finding ways to pay for independent school and college doesn’t have to be an ordeal. There are many savings plans, loans, grants and programs to help ensure your child’s scholastic success.

Expanding Your Social Circle
Making new connections in an unfamiliar city can be a challenge, but not if you follow these helpful suggestions.

Escape to the Mountains
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or a quick weekend adventure, the North Georgia Mountains offer convenient and unforgettable adventures close to home.

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October/November 2011 Issue:

Newcomer's 2011 Annual Education Guide

Live, Work and Play Neighborhoods
Metro Atlanta offers several mixed-use communities designed around the concept of living, playing, working and staying in one place, for all your needs. Here's a look at some of these great neighborhoods.

Atlanta's Healthcare Networks
Moving to a new town is a great time to find a new healthcare network for your family--and Atlanta has plenty to choose from.

Georgia's Historic Towns
From gold rushes and presidential escapes to antebellum homes and '50s style soda shops, autumn is the perfect time to plan your escape to some of Georgia's picturesque historic towns.

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August/September 2011 Issue:

Family Fun in Atlanta
No matter what your budget, there's something to keep everyone in your crew entertained this summer, and you can get to know your new town at the same time.

Retaining Your Home Value
So many choices, but which ones are important? As you buy a new home, the decision-making is easier if you know the factors that affect your home's value. Here's insight to help your home value hold strong.

Atlanta's Education Options
Choosing a new school for your child is an important milestone, and Atlanta offers plenty of choices. Be prepared to make an informed decision with our rundown of school options.

Our Annual Arts & Entertainment Guide
Atlanta is a happening town! From highbrow performances to popular blockbusters, and family-friendly museums to rock concerts, the metro area offers something for everyone. We’ll help you find your bliss.

Outside Atlanta
Georgia hosts a wide range of exotic species at its wild animal parks. You don't have to travel very far to take a walk on the wild side.

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June/July 2011 Issue:

The Inside Scoop on Atlanta
Moving to Atlanta? We'll tell you what every new Atlantan needs to know. Get the scoop on area arts, entertainment, shopping, neighborhoods, and even how to get there.

Gwinnett County Living
When you're looking for a new community to call home, consider Gwinnett County. With strong schools, award-winning Parks and Rec, and world-class employers, it's not hard to see why Gwinnett is great.

Finding Balance in Academics
As you consider new schools for your child, make sure your education choices allow balance among extracurricular pursuits, schoolwork, and free time.

Local Adventure Getaways
After the adventure of moving to a new city, you may be ready for an adventure of a more pleasurable kind. From Smoky Mountain thrills to Okefenokee chills, plenty of excitement is just a drive away.


Newcomer Magazine, April/May 2011Apr/May 2011 issue:

Visiting Georgia’s Museums
You’ve made your move, now it’s time to get out and have some fun. In addition to the great museums in Atlanta, learn about the many that await you throughout the state.

Benefits of Renting a Home
With the “perfect storm” in the real estate market, more homes are available to lease than usual, meaning you may find some great deals as well as new flexibility to try out a community before you buy there.

College Prep Success
It’s never too early to start planning for college. Know how to give your children a leg up, so they’ll not only get into the college of their choice but will be successful there.

Metro Atlanta’s Top 100 Neighborhoods
Whether you’re looking for a family friendly vibe, areas with historic appeal or something alluring to young professionals or empty nesters, the perfect neighborhood waits for you to find it!


Newcomer Magazine, April/May 2011
Jan/Feb/March 2011:

Choosing Your New Dentist
Finding the right professional for you and your family can be more complicated than it looks. Here’s how to simplify your search.

Cherokee County Living
Vibrant city meets small-town charm in Cherokee County. Why you might want to give this scenic wonderland north of Atlanta a look when you’re choosing a home.

Montessori Education
Area education choices are nearly limitless. Try learning the Montessori way—developing the whole child and instilling a lifelong enjoyment of learning.

The New Downtowns
Say you want to live the city life, outside the city? Metro Atlanta’s new downtowns are great destinations to live, work and play away from all the hustle and bustle.

Outside Atlanta
When the daily grind gets you down, come coast awhile in St. Simons Island and the Golden Isles.