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Forbes Names Alpharetta Top Place to Move!

No. 1: Alpharetta, Ga.
2007 population: 65,168
Big city: Atlanta, 22 miles south
Major airport: Hartfield-Jackson, 29 miles south
Global employers nearby: ADP, UPS, Delta Air Lines, Hewlett-Packard, Siemens, Verizon, Coca-Cola
Adults with bachelor’s degree or higher: 57%
Born in different state or abroad: 70%
White: 75.5%, Black: 9%, Asian: 10.5%, Hispanic (any race): 6.5%
Came from out of state within five years, 2000 Census: 38%
Median family income: $108,769.
Median home value: $155,900.
Read on for more on real estate, including Forbes’ home of the week and lists and rankings, such as America’s Most Affordable Places To Live.
To locate America’s best places to move, we looked at “Relovilles” with populations of 25,000 and over. Using data from 2000 to 2007 Census records, we looked for the number of people in [...]

Atlanta is 9th Best City for Young Professionals (Jay Bailey)

Metro Atlanta is the ninth-best American city for young professionals, according to Forbes.com.
Forbes created its rankings based on factors such as cost of living, the number of large companies an area is home to, the number of elite graduates the city has, the city’s average income and the city’s unemployment levels.
Here’s how Atlanta fared:
Cost of Living rank — 16
Large Companies rank — 9
Elite Graduates rank — 10
Average Income rank –18
Unemployment rank — 29
The top 10 cities for young professionals, in order, are Houston, Washington, D.C., Minneapolis- St. Paul, New York, Boston, Dallas, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta and Austin.
From Atlanta Business Chronicle