Learning to code can be hard, but relocating to Atlanta for our program doesn’t have to be. Our team has put together some recommendations so your transition is as smooth as possible.
Getting to Atlanta Tech Village
DigitalCrafts’ campus is located at Atlanta Tech Village, in the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood.
If you're walking to the Village, you can enter via the parking deck or the door on Piedmont Road. If you're driving, you can use one of two entrances to the parking deck:
- The first entrance is on Piedmont Road. As you approach the building, turn in underneath the Octane Coffee sign.
- The second entrance is off of Tower Place Drive. Turn off of Lenox Road onto Tower Place Drive, then take the first right onto Buckhead Loop NE, just past the Wells Fargo. The Village parking deck will be on the right at the bottom of the hill.
If you're looking for an apartment close to campus, you have some options that are very near by. Check out The Axial (located across the street) or Berkshire Terminus (just a block and a half away). Several students have stayed at these complexes and highly recommend them.
Becoming a Permanent Resident of Atlanta
Moving to Atlanta permanently? Welcome! There are a few things you need to do within the first 90 days to legally establish residency in the Peach state, including registering your vehicle and updating your license.
MARTA is our public transportation service, offering rail and bus routes throughout the city. Atlanta Tech Village is a five-minute walk from the Buckhead train station, and there are ample amounts of bus stops near the building.
Atlanta Tech Village also offers a $25 reimbursement to folks who purchase a monthly transit pass. As the slogan says, “Take MARTA - it’s S’Marta!”
Exploring Atlanta Neighborhoods
There are many great neighborhoods to explore throughout Metro Atlanta. As we’re sure you know, traffic in Atlanta is a constant, so check commute times to before you leave, or consider taking MARTA.
Buckhead - Home to DigitalCrafts, this neighborhood is home to exceptional options for dining, shopping and entertainment.
Sandy Springs/Dunwoody - This neighborhood is just north of the Village and provides a pretty easy commute via car.
Brookhaven/Chamblee/Doraville - Located right on a train line and north east of the Village, these neighborhoods are home to some of the best foreign cuisine in Atlanta. They are also right near Interstate 85, so you can get in and out of the city easily when traveling.
Midtown/Downtown - This is where you’ll find iconic Atlanta landmarks like Piedmont Park, the Beltline, Ponce City Market, the CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. MARTA runs through Downtown and Midtown, providing a nice commute to the Village.
East Atlanta - The east side of the city includes Old Fourth Ward, Poncey-Highlands, Decatur, Cabbagetown, Virginia Highland and Edgewood. In these neighborhoods, you’ll find your fair share of great restaurants, smaller parks and festivals.
Smyrna/Vinings/Marietta/Kennesaw - Catch a Braves game or go for a hike near the Chattahoochee River in this northwest Atlanta area. A good majority of DigitalCrafts students (and a few instructors) commute from these neighborhoods.
Laptop Loaner Program
Moving can be expensive. If you are in need of a laptop, DigitalCrafts has a laptop loaner program. For $75/month and a $250 refundable deposit, we will loan you a Macbook and charger for your duration of the course. If you would like to participate in the program, just let your Admissions Advisor know.
We're sure you'll love Atlanta just as much as we do. There's lots to see and visit, and our thriving tech scene will help you network, learn new technologies and even find a job. Your classmates will have suggestions for things you should check out, and if you've got a question that we haven't covered here, just send us an email! We'll be happy to help you out.