The Business Journal reported on a study which ranked cities around the country with a Quality of Life (QOL) ranking. The first release identified those rankings in the south, which covered 13 southern states. Out of those 13 states, Milton, GA ranked #9 which was the highest ranked city in the state of Georgia.
The study looked for well-rounded areas with healthy economies, light traffic, moderate costs of living, impressive housing stocks and strong educational systems. Based on that criteria, it’s no surprise that Milton ranked so high with it’s exceptional schools . Several other cities on the north side of Atlanta performed well.
It’s interesting data and, if you live in or are planning on relocating to Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta or any other high-ranking city then it’s nice to hear. However, I do have to question any study that would rank the quality of life in Buford and Marietta lower than the City of Atlanta!
Here are the rankings for cities in our area:
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