Winner: Best suburb in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

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Last week’s Best of Atlanta poll discovered which suburb has a special place in your heart.

If a small town vibe within driving distance of the bustling city life is your speed, then you more than likely call a suburb of Atlanta home.

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Last week’s Best of Atlanta poll found out which suburb has a special place in your heart.

Coming in first place, Sandy Springs boasts more than 300 restaurants featuring dishes from all over the world, great shopping with a mix of popular brands and independent retailers, and a plethora of entertainment options. It's a great place to raise a family while having plenty of fun.

Duluth is well-know for its festivals, strong community and rich history. You'll never run out of things to do in this bustling town, which is why it's been declared as the second-best suburb to live within Atlanta.

Lawrenceville's revitalized historic district offers an array of sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment all within walking distance. As our third place winner, this suburb shines as the second-oldest city in Atlanta.

Atlanta has some of the most diverse and welcoming suburbs, each with their own unique identity. Other Atlanta suburbs worth getting to know are Brookhaven (DeKalb), Smyrna (Cobb), Decatur (DeKalb), Marietta (Cobb), Roswell (North Fulton), Alpharetta (North Fulton), Doraville (DeKalb), Dunwoody (DeKalb), Kennesaw (Cobb) and Johns Creek (North Fulton).

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Or maybe you agree with the Huffington Post on this Atlanta suburb holding the "cool card."

What makes a suburb great? Take a look at some of these iconic landmarks, voted as the Best in Atlanta by our readers, which are inside and outside of the Perimeter.

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