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Immigration Accommodation in Atlanta Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Atlanta one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Atlanta for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Atlanta may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Atlanta take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Atlanta, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Atlanta is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Atlanta Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Atlanta as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Atlanta is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Atlanta for new immigration arrivals.

Atlanta ( at-LAN-tə) is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Georgia. It lies primarily within Fulton County (for which it serves as county seat), with about 10% of the city lying within neighboring DeKalb County. With a population of 498,715 living within the city limits, it is the eighth most populous city in the Southeast and 38th most populous city in the United States according to the 2020 U.S. census. It is the core of the much larger Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than 6.1 million people, making it the eighth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. Situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of just over 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, it features unique topography that includes rolling hills, lush greenery, and the most dense urban tree coverage of any major city in the United States.

Atlanta was originally founded as the terminus of a major state-sponsored railroad, but it soon became the convergence point among several railroads, spurring its rapid growth. The largest was the Western and Atlantic Railroad, from which the name “Atlanta” is derived, signifying the city’s growing reputation as a major hub of transportation. During the American Civil War, it served a strategically important role for the Confederacy until it was captured in 1864. The city was almost entirely burnt to the ground during General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea. However, the city rebounded dramatically in the post-war period and quickly became a national industrial center and the unofficial capital of the “New South”. After World War II, it also became a manufacturing and technology hub. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a major organizing center of the American Civil Rights Movement, with Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals becoming prominent figures in the movement’s leadership. In the modern era, Atlanta has stayed true to its reputation as a major center of transportation, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport becoming the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic in 1998 (a position it has held every year since, with the exception of 2020 as a result of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic).

With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $406 billion, Atlanta has the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy. The gentrification of some its neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century with the growth of the Atlanta Beltline. This has altered its demographics, politics, aesthetics, and culture.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Atlanta Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Atlanta may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Atlanta can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Atlanta

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Atlanta varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Atlanta use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Atlanta and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Atlanta for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Atlanta were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Atlanta area.

 

 

All renters in Atlanta have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Atlanta to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Atlanta Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Atlanta this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.

 

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Old Orchard Inn & SpaOld Orchard Inn & Spa
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Victoria’s Historic InnVictoria's Historic Inn
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Gingerbread House InnGingerbread House Inn
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Slumber InnSlumber Inn
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Olde Lantern Inn & VineyardOlde Lantern Inn & Vineyard
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Evangeline Inn & MotelEvangeline Inn & Motel
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Greensboro InnGreensboro Inn
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Hotels +19026813201 9016 Commercial Street, New Minas, NS B4N 3E2, Canada
The Stella Rose B&BThe Stella Rose B&B
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Blomidon InnBlomidon Inn
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Roselawn LodgingRoselawn Lodging
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