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That whittled the list down to 583 cities. Money.com then collected data on each city’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living and amenities. Reporters for the website also researched each city, interviewed residents and searched for intangible factors.
Money.com's top five was Frisco, Texas; Ashburn, Virginia; Carmel, Indiana; Ellicott City, Maryland and Cary, North Carolina.
Alpharetta received high marks for its food truck scene, concerts and equestrian facilities.
According to the data collected by Money.com, Alpharetta has a population of 65,861 people, 217 clear days per year, a median family income of $115,157, an 87 percent high school graduation rate, an average commute of 27 minutes, a median home price of $400,000 and a projected five-year job growth of 5.32 percent.
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