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Newcomer Magazine
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October-November 2016

Feature Articles

Newcomer's 2016 Education Guide

Our annual look at metro Atlanta education includes dealing with stress on test day, the growing role of technology, and more.

Technology in the Classroom
Taking Stress Out of Tests
Atlanta Independent School Directory

Buying a New Home

Home builders are enjoying a robust market in Atlanta, and newcomers benefit from a large new home inventory to choose from.

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August-September 2016

Feature Articles

Arts and Entertainment Guide for 2016

We raise the curtain on Atlanta’s thriving cultural scene, offering something for every age and for every stage of life.

In-Town vs. the Suburbs

Don’t know whether to live in-town or in the suburbs? Advocates of both options offer thoughts on Atlanta’s breadth of choices for newcomers, whatever their lifestyle preferences.

Ease the Transition

Coping with bigger schools, new peers, new teachers and unfamiliar subjects presents opportunities for children moving into upper grades.

History Meets Luxury

Georgia’s historic hotels and inns exude luxury and Southern charm, offering travelers a relaxing or even romantic adventure.

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June-July 2016

Atlanta's 30 Best Things to Do

Now that you’re a new Atlanta resident, it’s time to explore the best things to see and do in your new city. Here’s our list of the top 30 places you should experience.

Community Organizations

Learn about the difference between homeowners associations and neighborhood associations—their responsibilities, common rules and relative costs—and which might be right for you.

Dealing with Bullies

Find out how Atlanta schools are tackling the serious problem of bullying—and what parents can do to help.

Georgia's Best Beaches

From remote island escapes to sandy getaways near the big city, Georgia has a beach for every occasion. Here are five of our favorites.

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April-May 2016

Family Fun in Atlanta

Atlanta has plenty to offer for families with children, including attractions filled with history, fascinating wildlife and exhilarating activities. Now that spring’s here, it’s the perfect time to pack everyone into the car and explore your new city’s family-friendly destinations. Here are fifteen that everyone can enjoy.

Top Atlanta Neighborhoods

Atlanta offers something for everyone: high-quality education, affordable housing, family-friendly events and tight-knit communities. We’ve highlighted some of Atlanta’s top cities, towns and neighborhoods for families, young professionals and empty nesters. Whatever you’re looking for, Atlanta has many perfect spots to choose from.

Preparing Students for a Career

Georgia’s public and independent schools are dedicated to helping students wade the sometimes murky waters of career preparation. By implementing special programs, offering enriching co-curricular activities and developing personal connections with students, Georgia’s schools are committed to getting students on the path to a bright future.

Outside Atlanta / Thrilling Adventures

There are numerous adventure-filled vacations within an easy drive of Atlanta. From whitewater rafting in the Smokies to hiking in the Okefenokee Swamp, exciting leisure opportunities abound.

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February-March 2016

Planning Your Big Move

Moving is frequently listed as one of the top 10 most stressful events in a person’s life. Fortunately, there are things you can do to significantly reduce your anxiety. Here are some ways to take the hassle out of moving to a new city.

Relocating Your Pet to Atlanta

The metro Atlanta area has plenty to offer in terms of housing, healthcare, grooming, daycare and training, for cats, dogs, small animals and pets of all distinctions—not to mention many ways for you and your furry friend to get out and enjoy your new city together.

Summer Camp Guide 2016

Choosing a Summer Camp
2016 Atlanta Summer Camp Directory

Summer is still months away. But for parents who want to turn those lazy summer days into exciting opportunities for learning and adventure for their children, it’s not too early to begin searching for a summer camp.

There are many excellent summer camps available to metro Atlanta campers. Newcomer profiles just a few of the exciting and inspiring options open to your child this summer.

Escape to Chattanooga

Located just two hours from Atlanta, the city of Chattanooga, Tenn., is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled along the Tennessee River, it’s known as the Scenic City for its gorgeous nature views and plentiful outdoor activities.

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December-January 2016

Get to Know Atlanta

There’s a lot to learn about this impressive city and its surrounding metropolitan area. We’ve broken down everything you need to know about this capital city of the Southeast, from its top-flight arts scene to its stellar attractions, entertainment options and rising status as the Hollywood of the South.

Increasing the Value Of Your Home

These topics inform you on some crucial choices that may determine how well your home retains its value in the years to come.

The Parent-Teacher Connection

Staying involved in your child's education requires a commitment to partnering with teachers and the school to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

'Tis the Season: Georgia’s Spectacular Holiday Celebrations

More than 8 million twinkling lights. A leaping, twirling Mouse King. Victorian homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. These are just some of the things you’ll find across metro Atlanta and Georgia this holiday season. Here’s a roundup of our best bets.

Atlanta School Guide