Labor Day Weekend 2015

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A three-day weekend is fast approaching, making it the perfect time to get outside to enjoy the end of summer! ForLease Atlanta, your local condo and apartment locator, wants to help you find something fun to do this Labor Day weekend in and around Atlanta! Browse our lists below:

Sept. 4th-6th Weekend Events

Big Events in Atlanta:

  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game – Located at the Georgia Dome, this annual Labor Day event features two premier college football teams and welcomes in the football season to thousands of fans in the stands (and even more on television). This year the game will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5th at 3:30pm featuring the Auburn Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals. *Click here to get your tickets; hurry because they will be sold out soon!
  • Dragon Con – This gigantic multi-media, pop-culture convention takes over the hotels and streets of Atlanta every year during Labor Day weekend. The annual Saturday morning Dragon Con Parade is the biggest parade in Atlanta and provides endless entertainment to locals and visitors alike.
  • Black Gay Pride – Piedmont Park plays host to the Black Gay Pride festival with a Sunday music festival; other features include local parties, empowerment sessions and workshops, health and wellness fairs and much more! For more information, check out  http://inthelifeatlanta.org/pride/.

Labor Day Weekend Events Outside of Atlanta

If you’re looking to escape the crowds in Atlanta, check out these nearby events:

  • Stone Mountain Park – Located just outside of Atlanta, Stone Mountain Park offers a great family-friendly atmosphere full of fun! During Labor Day weekend the park celebrates by offering an extended fireworks show, including a special tribute to all hardworking heroes that immediately follows the Laser show. This occurs every night from September 4th-6th.
  • Marietta Art in the Park – About 35 minutes north of Atlanta, the historic Marietta Square Park features this annual art show and street festival from Sept. 5th-7th (10am – 5pm daily). Your family won’t want to miss this award-winning festival.
  • 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. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. The Decatur Book Festival is a community based nonprofit that counts on your donations to operate each year. We are a 501(c)3 and your donation is tax deductible.” – from the festival website.

From our team at ForLease Atlanta, we hope you have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend, no matter what you choose to do! Please contact us anytime to schedule an appointment to find your next luxury Atlanta condo or apartment.

Top Atlanta Area Schools

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When you choose to work with ForLease Atlanta, you can consider our agents your all-around Atlanta experts. We help to guide our clients to their perfect Atlanta neighborhoods by finding out what they are looking for in a residence and what their local needs are. A big question we get from many clients with families, concerns area schools, from primary school to higher education. So we decided to make a quick-look guide concerning some of the top Atlanta area schools.

Top Rated Atlanta Public Schools – Primary & Secondary

Elementary Schools:

  • Brandon Elementary School
    • Public • Grades K-5
  • Morningside Elementary School
    • Public • Grades PK-5
  • Jackson Elementary School
    • Public • Grades PK-5
  • Charles R. Drew Charter School
    • Charter • Grades PK-8

Middle Schools:

  • Charles R. Drew Charter School
    • Charter • Grades PK-8
  • Inman Middle School
    • Public • Grades 6-8
  • KIPP Strive Academy
    • Charter • Grades 5-7
  • Sutton Middle School
    • Public • Grades 6-8

High Schools:

  • Early College High School at Carver
    • Public • Grades 9-12
  • Booker T. Washington – Early College Small School
    • Public • Grades 9-12

Top 10 Atlanta Private Schools – Primary & Secondary

  1. The Westminster Schools
  2. Paideia School
  3. Pace Academy
  4. The Lovett School
  5. Athens Academy
  6. Atlanta Girls School
  7. Marist School
  8. The Howard School
  9. Weber School
  10. Brandon Hall School

Top Colleges & Universities in Atlanta

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Emory University
  • Georgia State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College

Of course these lists will only take you so far, that is why a little bit of research and help from our ForLease Atlanta agents are always helpful!

If you are interested in leasing a gorgeous Atlanta condo or apartment, please contact us at ForLease Atlanta today to schedule a private appointment. Soon you will be on your way to your new Atlanta neighborhood, and to making a fresh start! Please call our friendly ForLease Atlanta team at 404-228-0913 to get started today!

 

*Sources for Atlanta School information provided by atlantapublicschools.us, greatschools.org, k12.niche.com and 4icu.org.

Taste of Atlanta 2015

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Those who enjoy exquisite food and are moving to Atlanta in September are in for a real treat, because September 25th – 27th is the ever popular annual Taste of Atlanta! This food-filled event has been serving up some of Atlanta’s best cuisine for 14 incredible years, and ForLease Atlanta believes it is a tasty way to immerse oneself into the culture of the Atlanta food scene.

About the Event

The Taste of Atlanta food festival is held for three days in Midtown and delves into a diverse group of cuisine from various Atlanta neighborhoods, featuring local chefs and restaurants in the Atlanta community. This year’s festival will feature over 90 of the top restaurants and chefs in the ATL (yes, you read it correctly; over 90+ places)!

Some of the “Experiences” at this event include:

  • Friday Night Kickoff Party – “Bucket List Bash”
  • VIP Grand Tasting Experience
  • Barcraft Competition
  • Big Green Egg Grilling Stage
  • The Chef’s Table
  • Family Food Zone
  • The Kitchen Workshop
  • 2015 Silent Auction

Charities Connected with this Food Festival:

  • Share our Strength
  • Cooking Matters
  • The Giving Kitchen
  • American Culinary Federation – Greater Atlanta Chapter
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia (HEFG) ProStart
  • Second Helpings Atlanta, Inc.
  • Bert’s Big Adventure

New Festival Feature

This year the Taste of Atlanta will be launching a “cashless payment system” using wristbands with RFID technology. Attendees will be able to load “Taste Points” online in advance; however, they can also load points at “Taste Point Banks” around the festival.

September will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar for the weekend of September 25th-27th for the 2015 Taste of Atlanta Food Festival! ForLease Atlanta is your Atlanta condo and apartment locator. We enjoy showing our clients what the various neighborhoods of Atlanta have to offer and we also enjoy supporting local events that bring the best of our city together for everyone to experience! Please contact us if you would like us to find the perfect place in Atlanta for you!

Top Picnic Spots in Atlanta

famAugust is National Picnic Month, and in honor of this, ForLease Atlanta has come up with a list of great places around the city of Atlanta to enjoy a nice picnic with your friends or family.

Piedmont Park

Known as Atlanta’s ‘central city park,’ Piedmont Park spans 211 acres and is located about one mile northeast of downtown Atlanta, near Midtown and the Virginia Highlands. It hosts several notable annual events and festivals, such as the Atlanta Pride festival and Atlanta Dogwood Festival. It is also open year round for those interested in nature, sports, (running, biking, walking, etc.) and is a perfect urban green space for a picnic!  

Oakland Cemetery

If you are new to Atlanta, it may seem odd to list a cemetery as a great place to have a picnic; however, you have to experience historic Oakland Cemetery before you knock it! Described as a “Victorian garden cemetery,” this 48 acre park is filled with historic figures, a sculpture garden, botanical garden, public park and even has it’s own events calendar! Spend the day taking a self-guided walking tour (guided tours are available on weekends), then settle in somewhere and enjoy a nice picnic in one of the most unique picnic spots in Atlanta.

The Gardens of The Carter Center

Located a few minutes from downtown Atlanta, the beautiful gardens located in the 35 acre park which surrounds The Carter Center, provides an ideal and serene setting for a romantic picnic. The park is open to the the public year round and offers a variety of stunning formal gardens, two small lakes, a cherry orchard, and even has waterfalls! The gorgeous Japanese garden was designed by Master Gardener Kinsaku Nakane and is a visitor favorite.

Historic Fourth Ward Park

The Old Fourth Ward has changed greatly, making huge strides over the past few years, and its latest park additions make it the perfect place for a family picnic. Your family can make a day of it and enjoy the playing field, playground, skate park or the new splash pad addition. Check out the park map here for more information.

A few other great picnic spots in Atlanta include the green spaces around the Atlanta Beltline, Centennial Olympic Park and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (East Palisades Area).

ForLease Atlanta hopes you take the time to enjoy some of these fun picnic spots in Atlanta, next time you are looking for some outside leisure time. Also, please feel free to contact us anytime to schedule an appointment to locate your next Atlanta condo or apartment. We look forward to getting you into the perfect Atlanta neighborhood for your lifestyle!