Living in Atlanta

Atlanta is home to dozens of unique, in-town neighborhoods convenient to Rollins and has thriving food, arts, music, fashion, outdoor, and sports scenes. Atlanta is an ideal place to study public health and to live! Please use this page as a jumping off point while you get acquainted with our city. 

Center For Civil And Human Rights
The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today's Global Human Rights Movements.
College Football Hall of Fame
For an experience unlike any other, plan your next event with the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience. With 50,000 square feet of event ...
Georgia Aquarium
The world's largest aquarium with 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water, and more than 100000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
A man of conscience; the freedom movement of which he was a beacon; and his message of freedom, equality, justice and love.
Centennial Olympic Park
This unique 21-acre park performs a dual mission: It serves as Georgia's lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors efforts to revitalize residential and commercial development in Georgia's capital city.
Gone With the Wind Museum
Step back in time with the sights and sounds of Atlanta during the Civil War and Reconstruction as told through the eyes of Scarlett O'Hara and her dashing romancer, Rhett Butler.
The Wren's Nest
By preserving the legacy of Joel Chandler Harris and the heritage of African American folklore through storytelling, tours and student publishing, the Wren's Nest serves as an educational resource for the community, the greater Atlanta area and visitors from around the globe.
World of Coca-Cola
The World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place® celebrated its Grand Opening on May 24, 2007. It's the only place where you can explore the fascinating story of Coca-Cola®, the world's best-known beverage brand.
Located in Downtown Decatur, Makan is a Chinese and Korean-inspired restaurant. They offer a chef-driven menu along with a craft beverage program in a communal and convivial atmosphere.
The General Muir
The General Muir is a modern American restaurant inspired by classic New York Jewish deli, returning it to its hand-crafted roots. Pastrami is cured and smoked in house, bagels are hand rolled and kettle boiled, and joined by dishes going beyond tradition, focusing on fresh ingredients and simple preparations.
Emory Point
Emory Point is a mixed-use development located in the historic Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, close to the CDC, Emory University, and Emory Healthcare. With award-winning restaurants, unique shops, fitness studios and parks within walking distance, Emory Point is a pedestrian-friendly community that encourages an active lifestyle. Onsite restaurants include Tin Lizzy's, Which Wich, BurgerFi, The General Muir, and more.
Leon's Full Service
Small plates, craft cocktails, patio seating, house-cut fries and charcuterie, bocce, and a prime location in downtown Decatur distinguish this local restaurant. The spacious bar and acclaimed cocktails make it a popular nightlife spot as well.
Brick Store Pub
The Brick Store and its exclusive beer list have received national and international acclaim on the world's two biggest beer websites: and They've also racked up 18 consecutive years of "Best of Atlanta" recognition for their fabulous beer list and pub fare. The restaurant is located on Decatur Square.
Kimball House
Kimball House serves food and drinks that reflect the seasons, farms, and personalities of the people preparing them. Dine on small plates, a globe-spanning oyster selection, and sip from the restaurant's nationally acclaimed beverage program (which includes classic absinthe service).
Sapori di Napoli
Anyone wishing to travel to Italy to: eat the way Italians eat, to drink the way Italians drink, and to enjoy the way Italians enjoy, Sapori di Napoli invites you to 314 Church Street to experience authentic Italian every day of the week.
Goldberg's Bagel Company & Deli
New York-style Jewish deli, Goldberg's, features a wide range of breakfast and lunch items, including housemade bagels (choose from more than 32 varieties). The staff makes more than 500 dozen bagels every weekday and more than 1,000 dozen on the weekends.
Your Dekalb Farmers Market
The Dekalb Farmers Market began on June 2, 1977, as a small 7,500-square-foot produce stand. Today, it has grown into a true world market selling fresh fruits and vegetables from around the world.
Ponce City Market
Similar to the legendary food hall at Chelsea Market in Manhattan (also owned by the developers of Ponce City Market) Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall will be a culinary gathering place within a revamped historic space, but with the distinct character and flavors of Atlanta.
Krog Street Market
With market stalls to sell produce, goods, and prepared food, along with a few Southern-grown restaurants and retailers, Krog Street Market will offer Atlantans a gathering place of sorts: a West Coast-style market, right in the heart of Inman Park.
Westside Provisions District
By combining the best in boutique retail, fine dining, and upscale residences, WSPD provides a unique experience with the best that Atlanta has to offer.
Ormsby's is a classic neighborhood tavern found on Atlanta's Westside. At Ormsby's you can enjoy a wide range of traditional games including: backgammon, bocce, darts, pool, and shuffleboard.
The Optimist
Ford Fry's The Optimist brings a seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans. From fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, Executive Chef Adam Evans serves high-quality, sustainable seafood from the country's best suppliers.
Miller Union
Award-winning restaurant Miller Union serves fresh, farm-to-table fare with a Southern edge.
Gladys Knight & Ron's Chicken and Waffles
Gladys Knight, together with her son Shanga Hankerson, developed Gladys Knight's Chicken & Waffles Concepts featuring Gladys Knight's Signature Chicken & Waffles and Gladys Knight's & Ron Winans' Chicken & Waffles.
Empire State South
Owned by Chef Hugh Acheson, Empire State South is a community restaurant that appeals to a broad range. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a to-go lunch program, courtyard bocce ball, and an extensive coffee bar.
Lenox Square Mall
Since 1959, Lenox Square® has been the premier shopping destination for fashionistas throughout the Southeast. Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square offers an unparalleled shopping experience.
Phipps Plaza
Phipps Plaza, the southeast's premier, upscale shopping destination, is located off of GA 400 at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads, right in the heart of Buckhead with quick and convenient access to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta.
Atlantic Station
Picture a community with unsurpassed architectural quality, a fusion of functionality and finesse that combines an attractive mix of affordable, middle-income, and up-scale housing with world-class restaurants, theaters, and retailers.
Tanz Farm
Tanz Farm's mission: Performances, experiments and shops emphasizing sociability, experience, and conversation to establish a 114-year old factory space as a destination for contemporary performance.
Flux Projects
Flux Projects produces exceptional and surprising temporary public art to galvanize Atlanta's cultural curiosity.
High Museum of Art
With its renowned collection of classic and contemporary art and award-winning architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano, the High Museum of Art has grown to become the leading art museum in the southeastern United States.
Alliance Theatre
The Alliance Theatre has become the leading producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people.
Fox Theatre
The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta's premier venues for live entertainment. The Fox's 4,678 seat theatre is booked more than 300 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies.
Laughing Skull Lounge
See local and national comedic acts at this Midtown comedy club. The venue also offers comedy classes and open mic nights.
Center for Puppetry Arts
The Center for Puppetry Arts is a vibrant, 36-year-old organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry.
Terminal West
Terminal West is a 7,000-square-foot music and special events venue in the historic west midtown of Atlanta at the King Plow Arts Center. Music spans a range of genres¿everything from tech and country to hip-hop, rock, and funk.
Eddie's Attic
Eddie's Attic is a popular and intimate live music venue in Decatur for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters.
Dad's Garage Theatre
Dad's Garage engages, cultivates, and inspires artists and audiences alike by producing innovative, scripted, and improvised works that are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for being undeniably awesome.
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists.
Apache Cafe
Open seven nights a week and serving a diverse group of patrons, Apache Café offers an intimate café, gallery, and venue with exposed brick walls and a loft-like style.
Goat Farm Arts Center
The Goat Farm represents over a quarter of a million square feet of space. 470+ members, which together employ 130+ people, occupy studios at the Goat Farm and contribute to the social, cultural, and economic fabric of the city.
AJC Decatur Book Festival
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall.
Taste of Atlanta
Taste of Atlanta is the city's premier food, wine, beer and cocktail festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond.
National Black Arts Festival
Celebrated within and outside of Atlanta, NBAF is recognized as the oldest multidisciplinary arts organization in the United States focused exclusively on the arts and on artists of African descent.
Atlanta Pride
Atlanta PRIDE exists to promote community, fellowship, and support around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in the greater Atlanta area through programming and events.