atlanta is great. do you know whereabouts you'll be living? there are some great neighborhoods here: little 5 points is the most popular for "cool" stuff, but it's verrry trendy at this point. there's also: virginia-highlands, east atlanta, grant park, midtown, oakhurst, decatur . . . they all have great stuff in them. piedmont park is nice for walking (during the day of course). and the midtown art cinema on monroe is a good place to see hard to find flix, as is tara cinema.
i prefer the righteous roon and the local for hangouts (both on ponce) or the highlander (right next to m.a.cinema). good food and good drinks, decent people. mary mac's on ponce has some pretty decent southern cooking--fried okra, cornbread and banana pudding are some of my faves.
uh yeah. i'm just rambling so if there's anything solid you'd like to know, just give a shout. i've lived here my entire life and lived all over so i know the city pretty well.