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Best Reason to Live in Atlanta

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The people of Atlanta

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
3-Way Tie: Art, Music, & Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Best Reason To Live In Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Gentrification
Flash back 15 years ago. The words “East Atlanta” described little more than the swath of land on the far side of Moreland Avenue. Freedom Parkway was nothing but a concept. Decent grocery stores were sequestered OTP — or at least way north of Ponce. Is the G-word really suchmore...
Flash back 15 years ago. The words “East Atlanta” described little more than the swath of land on the far side of Moreland Avenue. Freedom Parkway was nothing but a concept. Decent grocery stores were sequestered OTP — or at least way north of Ponce. Is the G-word really such a bad thing? GENTRIFICATION has brought Atlanta better nightlife, better shopping, better housing and a better approximation to a living, breathing city. With more planning — particularly regarding public transportation and pedestrian-friendly streets — and a little loosening up (we’re talking about the city’s un-city-like crackdown on nightlife), the next 15 years could bring an even more vibrant Atlanta. less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The Weather

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Delta Airlines
Yeah, we all like the mild winters and friendly people, but the best thing about living in Atlanta is how damn cheap and easy it is to get the hell out of here. With Delta based in town, just about wherever you go, you can fly direct, and rates can be mind-boggling cheap — especially if you join themore...
Yeah, we all like the mild winters and friendly people, but the best thing about living in Atlanta is how damn cheap and easy it is to get the hell out of here. With Delta based in town, just about wherever you go, you can fly direct, and rates can be mind-boggling cheap — especially if you join the Delta Escape Club (available only to residents of Atlanta and Cincinnati, and who wants to live there?), which offers dramatically discounted rates every weekend. $323 to Brussels? In the summer? Unbelievable! less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Weather
The vote for weather as the Best Reason to Live in Atlanta requires one caveat: No one could actually like our summers they're so brutally hot, humid and long. The trade-off, though, is really mild winters. But the best part of Atlanta's weather is undoubtedly spring. Between the months of March andmore...
The vote for weather as the Best Reason to Live in Atlanta requires one caveat: No one could actually like our summers they're so brutally hot, humid and long. The trade-off, though, is really mild winters. But the best part of Atlanta's weather is undoubtedly spring. Between the months of March and May, there is no better place to be than in Atlanta where the warm air is tempered by cool breezes and everywhere you look, you're bombarded by the sight and scent of blooming dogwoods, tulip poplars, Bradford pears and jonquils. less...

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