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To rank the cities, ValuePenguin.com looked at four categories: homebuying, economic opportunity, education and safety. The study covered 318 cities in the United States that had a population of at least 100,000 people.
The study looked at the percentage of homes that were vacant and for sale, the burden of local taxes, the ratio of annual property taxes to median home value, unemployment rates, average commuting times, the ratio of 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool, the number of local arts and entertainment facilities, poverty rate, and the rate of violent and property crimes.
Sandy Springs was the highest ranked city in Georgia. Atlanta was ranked 48th and Athens was 271st.
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