New Atlanta Handbook Now Available!

Newcomer's Handbook for Moving to and Living in Atlanta, 5th EditionBrand new edition for 2014! First Books, publisher of the bestselling Newcomer’s Handbook® relocation series, is excited to announce publication of the fifth edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Atlanta: Including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Cherokee Counties. This 370-page volume will quickly orient newcomers to the history, culture, and lifestyle of Atlanta and its surrounding counties, and may just show current residents what they’ve been missing!

Highlights include detailed looks at Atlanta’s neighborhoods, from Castleberry Hill to Buckhead, from Midtown to L5P, and from College Park to Kirkwood, with photographs to complement each community. Plus, other useful information about green living, child care options, transportation, local schools, recreation, housing, cultural life, day trips, shopping, an Atlanta year, and much more!

Here is an excerpt from the “Cultural Life” section:

Welcome to the arts! Whether it’s high-caliber performances in music, dance, or theater, or a tour of the visual arts you’re wanting, it’s all here. As the center for culture and arts in the Southeast, Atlanta is particularly proud of the Woodruff Arts Center, which houses several of the area’s fine arts institutions, including the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre Company, and the High Museum of Art. Theatrical performances, from touring Broadway shows and Shakespearean drama to traditional ballet performances and classical opera, are readily available in the metro region. And, if your taste is more suited toward student  lab productions, puppet shows, or off-the-beaten-path theater productions, such as Hamlet, The Musical, you will be certain to find a venue that suits you. Local museums exhibit a wide assortment of visual arts—African-American, ancient, folk, and high Renaissance, to name a few, and area galleries are a great place to browse for funky local talent. Local music establishments host a variety of touring and local acts, from jazz, blues, acoustic, and punk to big band and reggae. And, finally, Atlanta has a thriving literary and intellectual community, which hosts lecture series, author readings, and book signings. (p. 209)

Purchase the latest edition of the Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Atlanta: Including Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Gwinnett, and Cherokee Counties at

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