Hi! I currently live here. I moved here in 2006 to attend Spelman. After graduation I decided not to leave and to pursue my graduate degrees here. All in all I think Atlanta is a great place... but like others have said, it can be a pretty difficulty place to secure work. I've found that lots of people have advanced education here (as there are TONS of schools in and around Atlanta). Like everyone else has said, I think it would be best if you have secured employment or have a very specialized or marketable skill. The majority of time that I have been here I have done hair or picked some other trade. I only recently began my career and it was HARDDDDDDDDDDD to find a job. Even after I got my masters it was a struggle. Needless to say, once I finish my doctorate I am OUT! I wish you much success in your relocation. If you have any questions at all please pm me.
As for location, I currently live in Atlantic Station. I have lived in Buckhead, Lithonia, College Park, and West End. I'd say the best places were Atlantic Station, Buckhead, and Lithonia just depending on how much you want to pay and what you want your surroundings to be.