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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

Guest Critic: Shannon Evans BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Guest Critic
The co-owner and creative director at Studio No. 7 on why she chose Atlanta three years ago

Guest Critic: Dedra Gillett BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics

Guest Critic: Steven Grubbs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Guest Critic
The Atlanta-born wine pro talks ATL food culture past and present

Guest Critic: DJ Jelly BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Guest Critic
Atlanta hip-hop elder statesman on the changing cultural landscape and the need for better public transportation

Guest Critic: Elizabeth Jarrett BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Guest Critic
The Deer Bear Wolf curator on the art of collaboration

Guest Critic: Susan Booth BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Guest Critic

Guest Critic: Atiba Mbiwan BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic

Guest Critic: John Beeler BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Guest Critic

Guest Critic: Richard Miller BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics

Guest Critic: Danielle Oron BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Guest Critic
The chef and prolific food blogger shares her findings since moving to Atlanta in 2013

Guest Critic: Danielle Oron BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Guest Critic
The chef and prolific food blogger shares her findings since moving to Atlanta in 2013

Guest Critic: Steven Grubbs BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Guest Critic
The Atlanta-born wine pro talks ATL food culture past and present

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Adult Swim

Best showbiz shout-out to Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Adult Swim
www.adultswim.com Runner-up Tie Tyler Perry and "The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

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

The Weather

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
The weather

Best Reason to Stay in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
It's Easy To Buy A Home Here
OK, so it's getting harder to buy a kick-ass pad in a stable 'hood for less than $200,000. But if you're willing to pioneer a bit, IT'S EASY TO BUY A HOME HERE. Unlike the young and upwardly mobile in Boston, D.C., L.A. or (gasp!) San Francisco, all of whom would give up their firstborn and iPods tomore...
OK, so it's getting harder to buy a kick-ass pad in a stable 'hood for less than $200,000. But if you're willing to pioneer a bit, IT'S EASY TO BUY A HOME HERE. Unlike the young and upwardly mobile in Boston, D.C., L.A. or (gasp!) San Francisco, all of whom would give up their firstborn and iPods to have a crack at buying "anything" with running water, twentysomething professionals with average-paying jobs can and do buy houses in Atlanta. With a median home price of $142,000 and a glut of mid-century bungalows, why are you renting? less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Gays
Take a look around Atlanta. What makes it so pleasant, traffic and smog aside? Decent galleries and theaters? Fine restaurants, perhaps? Manicured yards? Hot bodies? And, what, might you ask, is behind all those things? In a word: GAYS. Gays make Atlanta great. They shape its fashion sense. They lendmore...
Take a look around Atlanta. What makes it so pleasant, traffic and smog aside? Decent galleries and theaters? Fine restaurants, perhaps? Manicured yards? Hot bodies? And, what, might you ask, is behind all those things? In a word: GAYS. Gays make Atlanta great. They shape its fashion sense. They lend it cultural depth. They make it smell pretty. Like they say on "Queer Eye," a city without queers is like a medicine cabinet without exfoliating cream. Without gays, we'd all be nose-hair-flaunting, tastelessly decorated, bad-skinned, hopelessly dressed losers with bad hair. Thank you, gays. You make Atlanta hot. less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Weather

Best Reason to Live in/Leave Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Potential
The same thing that makes this city so exciting is the thing that makes it so forbidding: POTENTIAL. Look around at all the new construction in downtown and Midtown and Buckhead, from Decatur to the West End: Hey, in 10-15 years, Atlanta might have the densely populated inner core of an actual vibrantmore...
The same thing that makes this city so exciting is the thing that makes it so forbidding: POTENTIAL. Look around at all the new construction in downtown and Midtown and Buckhead, from Decatur to the West End: Hey, in 10-15 years, Atlanta might have the densely populated inner core of an actual vibrant city. And with all the things that go with dense populations - walking districts, mass transit, 24-hour amenities - the city could truly become the cultural center it only hints at today. That is, if the next 10-15 years doesn't instead turn Atlanta into an environmental disaster area, bereft of clean water and air, endlessly sprawling and with no end to car congestion in sight. less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
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