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With a growing population of nine million, Georgia is the 10th largest state in the U.S. Within its 59,441 square miles of beautiful landscape, the state is famous for its coastal plains and breathtaking beaches, its fertile soil and rich agricultural history, foothills and rugged Appalachian Mountains, and the Chattahoochee River's clear and rolling waters.
Georgia's moderate climate is a main attraction for those looking for an apartment. The temperatures average below 88 in the summer months and well above the freezing mark at a low of about 50 degrees in the winter. The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range protects the state from the colder masses of the north while the Lesser Caucasus Mountains shield the rest of the region from the south's hot air masses.
Throughout recent history, agriculture and tourism have been the state's major source of economic income. Unfortunately, the state has seen times when at least half of the population lived below the poverty line. Nowadays, this is a title that state is happy to report is dropping considerably as it becomes more devoted to services as opposed to agriculture. Nicknamed the "Peach State", the economy is finally growing and 15 Fortune 500 companies now call this state home. This resurgence is making employment and apartments more ample especially in Georgia's larger cities.
Atlanta is Georgia's largest city and the state's capital. Nearly half a million residents call this city home. In recent years the metropolitan area has grown a remarkable 20 percent. The city's shift was from one of regional commerce to an international recognition. Coca-Cola, United Parcel Service, Turner Broadcasting, and Georgia-Pacific Corporation all call this city home. The skyline is filled with high-rise and mid-rise buildings. The tallest landmark is the Bank of America Plaza, which is the tallest building in the U.S. outside of Chicago and New York City. Atlanta is divided into three districts – Downtown, Midtown, and Buckhead. Whether you wish to live downtown or in the outskirts of the city, the area has plenty of apartments for you to choose from. The average apartments rent for around $900.
Located 95 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus is a community of 250,000 and is an authentic river town. The rolling Chattahoochee River has provided the city with food, energy, employment and recreation for years. Columbus has a strong military presence with the best Army Installation in the World, Fort Benning. Columbus is also the corporate headquarters for AFLAC Insurance, TSYS and Tom's Snack Foods. Apartments are almost 10 percent cheaper than those in Atlanta.
Savannah is the oldest and is one of the most celebrated cities in the south. Georgia's oldest city was established in 1733 and was the state's largest city for centuries until Atlanta snagged the title in the 20th Century. Savannah visitors and residents alike come to soak in the city's Southern charm, architecture, history, dinning, art, and live jazz and blues. When looking for your new apartment, you'll want to really consider living in one of many attractive apartments and lofts close to the downtown.