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Old 09-27-2012, 06:02 PM
 
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Yahoo! Things just keep getting better and better for the ATL.


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Atlanta the No. 16 best city in America

Atlanta landed on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s “America’s 50 Best Cities” list, ranking at No. 16.

The ranking evaluated 100 of the country’s largest cities, looking factors including the number of restaurants, libraries, museums, sports teams and park acreage, as well as educational facilities, economic factors, crime and air quality.

BusinessWeek noted as positives Atlanta’s combination of entertainment, cuisine, and parks. It then lauded the city’s greatest invention -- Coca-Cola.

More...Atlanta the No. 16 best city in America - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:10 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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glad they like atlanta, but can't really call them a reliable source of information since they used a picture of savannah
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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I can't believe San Francisco is number one.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I can't believe San Francisco is number one.
As soon as I saw that I shut my computer down and took a break from life.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:37 PM
 
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"number of restaurants, libraries, museums, sports teams and park acreage, as well as educational facilities, economic factors, crime and air quality."

Well, by the factors being evaluated, SF is definitely number one. From the stats in the article:

SF
Bars: 394
Restaurants: 3,430
Museums: 70
Libraries: 52
Pro sports teams: 2
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 7
Colleges: 17
Percent with graduate degree: 16
Median household income: $90,640
Percent unemployed: 7.8

Atlanta:
Bars: 146
Restaurants: 1,566
Museums: 37
Libraries: 37
Pro sports teams: 5 <------ what are the other 2 pro sports teams?
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 7
Colleges: 12
Percent with graduate degree: 12.7
Median household income: $59,345
Percent unemployed: 10.2
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I can't believe San Francisco is number one.
Me either. That place smells like urine these days.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Inman Park
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I disagree that the following cities are above us:

Kansas City
Nashville
Minneapolis
Pittsburg
St. Paul
Austin

Atlanta supersedes these.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I disagree that the following cities are above us:

Kansas City
Nashville
Minneapolis
Pittsburg
St. Paul
Austin

Atlanta supersedes these.
I would politely suggest that you visit the Twin Cities. As a Twin Cities native (lived there for 41 years) who has lived in the Atlanta metro for eight years now, I would give that metro the edge over Atlanta in several areas (and Atlanta has an edge in several others).

There have been some very good discussions about the two in the City vs City forum on City-Data. Of course, there are other ways to compare them. For example:

America's Favorite Cities 2011 - City Comparison - Atlanta vs Minneapolis/St. Paul | Travel + Leisure
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:52 PM
 
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Minneapolis has a lot more free stuff to do, a better baseball stadium, and way better coffee.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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This shows what I wish Georgia had done when building the Capitol.

America's 50 Best Cities - The Best Places to Live - Businessweek

Atlanta's problems...according to Bloomberg...are crime and unemployment.

Guess we need to convince them to add to their measured criteria

World's "Largest" Airport: Yes/No
Heavy Rail Transit: Yes/No
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