Best Places to Live

Atlanta , GA

Population: 448,901
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Why It’s Great for Techies:

Home to technology research university Georgia Tech, this sweet Southern metro is our top pick. Its many high-profile startups are proof-positive that the city provides a nurturing environment for the tech-minded. In addition, massive growth in tech job offerings in the city provide many opportunities for those looking for a career in the industry.

What Sets It Apart:

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest in the world. For sports fans, the city offers professional teams like the Braves (MLB), Hawks (NBA) and Falcons (NFL). It also has an amazing food scene, especially for fans of fried chicken, and plenty of venues for checking out live music.