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Atlanta in list of top cities.

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In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, U.S. adults ranked Hotlanta the No. 9 city they would choose to live in or near.

The top cities are as follows:

MOST LIVABLE

1. New York

2. San Diego

3. Las Vegas

4. San Francisco

5. Seattle

6. Chicago

7. Denver

8. Honolulu

9. Atlanta

10. Portland, Ore

The article from the AJC is here:

Atlanta's on the list!!!

An excerpt from the article:

In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, U.S. adults ranked Hotlanta the No. 9 city they would choose to live in or near.

Atlanta, perennially in the top 10 or 15 in the annual survey, ranked second in 2000 and dropped to No. 11 in 2003.

Humphrey Taylor, chairman of the Harris poll of Harris interactive, said the aura after the 1996 Olympics helped raise the city's profile and draw newcomers.

And they keep coming in almost record numbers.

From April 2004 to April 2005, nearly 100,000 people moved to the 10-county metro region, according to population estimates released this month from the Atlanta Regional Commission. Tom Weyandt, director of comprehensive planning for the ARC, said a lot of the attraction is the temperate weather.

"I think they keep coming here for all the same reasons they've always been coming here," he said. "We have a great climate, relatively inexpensive housing, good job opportunity certainly compared to other places."

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In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive, U.S. adults ranked Hotlanta the No. 9 city they would choose to live in or near.

The top cities are as follows:

MOST LIVABLE

1. New York

2. San Diego

3. Las Vegas

4. San Francisco

5. Seattle

6. Chicago

7. Denver

8. Honolulu

9. Atlanta

10. Portland, Ore

The article from the AJC is here:

Atlanta's on the list!!!

An excerpt from the article:

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I totally agree with this. After moving from southwest Florida to Atlanta last summer, I must say it is a much more liveable atmosphere. From housing costs (cheaper), to traffic (which is much better here, believe it or not - at least it moves Atlantans), to weather (cooler - try 7 months with 90 degree plus temps and hurricanes), to job opportunities, to the arts and culture, to the friendliness of people in general...here, life is great :-).

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Not a single Florida city on the list! GEEZ!!

But how in the world could New York lead the pack... C'mon people. Atlanta is much better! Size isn't everything.

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