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Mr Boyles
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To All you Atlanta Haters

You know who you are.

Money magazine: 'Atlanta is the best place to live in the U.S.'



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At the risk of sounding like homers, when it comes to national and international media reports, and more specific surveys and analyses, Atlanta has been not just on a roll in 2022—but a dominant force.

British publication The Economist declared Atlanta in August the “most livable” city in the United States. A couple of weeks later, a CommercialCafe analysis found Atlanta to be the country’s best city for young adults, or Generation Z, right now. All of that followed a poll in April among 175 organizations in 23 countries that determined ATL to be the top target for global real estate investment in the U.S.

But if the City of Atlanta’s official reaction today—like the mayor’s Twitter account—is any indication, the most recent accolade could be the most significant.

Citing Atlanta’s “booming jobs market and eye on equality,” among other factors, Money magazine’s October issue has declared the city proper “the Best Place to Live in the U.S.”

Money’s Best Places to Live list has been published for 35 years, and the staff acknowledges that “Atlanta is very different from the kinds of places that usually make the cut… [e]specially at the very top,” but is also a place that “punches way above its weight… both culturally and economically.”

The City of Atlanta distributed the full story, verbatim, as a press release this afternoon. Mayor Andre Dickens, not yet a year into his first term, tweeted: “This truly shows that when we #MoveAtlantaForward, together, the world notices!”

Money specified the honor was directed not at metro Atlanta but at the City of Atlanta itself, which it described as a diverse, vibrant, growing, and tech-fueled yet down-to-earth metropolis where anyone willing to hustle can carve out a high quality of life. It’s the “fourth-largest Black-majority city in the U.S.” and the “proud hometown of Martin Luther King Jr.” where “some of the best universities in the country” and a “flourishing startup ecosystem” ply their trades alongside “America’s largest puppetry museum, and America’s only trap music museum,” as the magazine put it.

The article doesn’t paint an entirely sugarcoated picture, however. It acknowledges that rising prices have increased the daily burned on Atlanta’s more vulnerable residents “and have made it increasingly hard for legacy Black families to afford to live comfortably,” though that’s hardly a struggle exclusive to Georgia’s capital. One line that’s perhaps overstated: “… in 2022, as the city draws in flocks of tourists, wealthy real estate developers and expats from more expensive cities, there’s an undercurrent of shared responsibility that feels very of-the-moment.” (Tell that to real estate agents breaking up fistfights at open houses.)

On the bright side, Money found that housing costs in metro Atlanta—median home sales price: $395,000, per ATTOM data—are lower than more than half of the places on its 2022-2023 list, and many of those are much smaller metros.

Also getting nods are the city’s growing system of parks and multi-use trails, global food scene, historical relevance, and more entertainment options “than even the most social of butterflies could ever find time for.”

At the risk of sounding like homers… that sounds about right.



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Chromdome35
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:rotflmao:


Mr Boyles
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Name a city in Arkansas better than Atlanta


statman34
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8 lanes all full on every interstate in Atlanta and surrounding areas. Downtown is not safe. Waaaaay too many people. But Alpharetta is nice....
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bnb9433
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'Atlanta is the best place to live in the U.S.'



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Mr Boyles
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and Houston is safer? Give me a fricking break


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Cosmo
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Name a city in Arkansas better than Atlanta


Id rather live anywhere in NW Arkansas


Lawyered
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Listen for the celebratory gunfire after sunset


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Ghost of Colby
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Atlanta?

Or some of the suburbs NEAR Atlanta?


Mr Boyles
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If you read - it specifically says the City of Atlanta

As a Metro - Atlanta smokes everybody with the nicesest Suburbs in America


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Porter Osborne Jr
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Ok, I live in metro Atlanta and this is bull shite. But why on earth does it matter that it’s the 4th largest majority black city? How does that make it a better place to live?


Chromdome35
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quote:

quote:
Name a city in Arkansas better than Atlanta


Id rather live anywhere in NW Arkansas




Amen


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TexasTiger08
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Article didn’t sell me. Atlanta still sucks


Aguga
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This is a troll.


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Mr Boyles
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Compared to New Orleans - ATL Blacks are better to live with than New Orleans Blacks


GreenRockTiger
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Didn’t Huntsville, AL get this designation a few weeks ago?



GetCocky11
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Money magazine: 'Atlanta is the best place to live in the U.S.'


I wonder how much Atlanta leaders paid for this one


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deeprig9
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That looks like Piedmont Park pointing into midtown.

You know, the place where that lesbian and her pit bull were murdered and mutilated by a serial killer that is still on the loose because the city of Atlanta's cameras don't work.


Mr Boyles
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Didn’t Huntsville, AL get this designation a few weeks ago?


MAD Magazine wrote the article about that


GreatLakesTiger24
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But why on earth does it matter that it’s the 4th largest majority black city?
thats why it got this award. it's basically an ESG thing


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