About the Area

The metro Atlanta area is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Including nine counties and over 6 million people, metro Atlanta has grown into an area that is a major powerhouse on the global stage with national and international businesses moving their headquarters here.

Our region is home to some of the top research universities and hospitals in the nation. We have active arts and culture scenes, sport teams to cheer and fun activities to do with your family. If you want to venture just a couple of hours north, you can find a peaceful retreat in the North Georgia mountains, and just a few hours south you can have your toes in the sand along Georgia’s coastline.


Home Sweet Home

We are excited that you are considering Northside Hospital for your residency or fellowship training. Inside or outside the I-285 perimeter, the Atlanta region has plenty of great communities for you to consider. The Georgia MLS is a great starting place for finding a home, apartment or townhome.

A Foodie’s Haven

Metro Atlanta is known for delicious food and restaurants with charming atmosphere. If you are looking for high-end dining or a dive bar, the region has you covered. Atlanta Magazine share’s their top eats.

Some other favorites are:

A Sporting Good Time

From major and minor league baseball to football and soccer, or even ice hockey, the Atlanta region has a team for whatever your interest is.


Fun for the Whole Family

It doesn’t matter the age of your kids, there are fun activities for the whole family. Explore Georgia is a great resource to find things to do across Georgia.

Some other adventures you might want to explore:

Atlanta Culture and History

Metro Atlanta boasts a vibrant arts scene—from the High Museum of Art to small boutique art shows. Atlanta’s history as an integral part of the civil rights movement means that we are home to the Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum as well as other historical museums and sites.

City in the Forest

One of metro Atlanta’s loving nicknames is “city in the forest” because in between the tall buildings and surrounding the city are green spaces small forests and diverse plant life that make the city unique to other metro areas around the country. Whether you are looking for a place to picnic, take a hike or ride a bike, the Atlanta region has plenty of greenspace. Gwinnett County’s award-winning park system has trails throughout the county.

Stone Mountain photo
Piedmont Park

Shop ‘til You Drop

If fashion is your thing--whether you like high-end fashion brands, small labels or need a good deal for your family—Atlanta has you covered.

Let the Beat Drop

From country and blues to rap and rock, Atlanta (and Georgia) is home to emerging artists and musical legends. If music is your thing, then we have great places for you to enjoy your favorite artists in a live setting.