Best Places to Live

Atlanta, GA

Population: 498,059
Courtesy of Sweetwater Brewing Co.

The capital of Georgia and home to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (the world’s busiest), Atlanta is a thriving city with strong economic sectors in logistics, information technology and media operations. Another growing industry is microbreweries, with more than 20 experiencing good sales. Top watering holes include Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery, Red Brick Brewing Co. and SweetWater Brewing Co. that produces the highly-regarded SweetWater IPA.