For the Atlanta metro area, the Atlanta Journal Constitution Homefinder provides neighborhood information, demographics, school data, home sales by county (select the recent home sales tab) and recently closed sales.
Make a practice of reading your area's business chronicle. This is a great way to stay current on events impacting the business community. The Chronicle often lists key promotions and new hires, which can also help locate contacts and identify firms you may be interested in.
Published by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, "EconSouth ® is a quarterly economic and business magazine featuring articles on regional, national, and international issues pertinent to the Southeast. Podcasts featuring interviews with subject matter experts accompany each issue"
To search the full text of Atlanta's key newspaper, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, choose the Source Browser, then click on Publications. You can select the AJC from the menu. Alternatively, expand by state, and select GA to search several local publications at once.
To target Atlanta while using the Build a List function, choose "Atlanta Sandy Springs Marietta" from the Metro area drop down box, or alternatively you may type a zip code and select a radius from that area. Hoovers includes approx. 400,000 Atlanta area firms.