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#8 "Most Exciting" City – Atlanta

Sports Bars are a Common Site in Atlanta
Sports Bars are a Common Site in Atlanta

The real estate website,, has released its list of the 10 “Most Exciting” cities in the United States.

Coming in at #8 is Atlanta, GA.

The formula to determine what American city was the most exciting included a list of 10 criteria:

  • Park acreage per person
  • Percent of population between 20 and 34 years old
  • Fast food restaurants per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Bars per square mile
  • Big box stores per square mile (the fewer the better)
  • Population diversity
  • Movie theaters per square mile
  • Museums per square mile
  • Theater companies per square mile
  • Music venues per square mile

The 50 most populated U.S. cities were considered.

The top city, perhaps a surprise to many, is Oakland, CA.

Top 10

1.Oakland, CA

2.Boston, MA

3.San Francisco, CA

4.Seattle, WA

5.Washington, D.C.

6.New York, NY

7.Milwaukee, WI

8.Atlanta, GA

9.Philadelphia, PA

10.Portland, OR

The hospitality industry supports more than 223,000 jobs and has a direct economic impact of more than $12 billion annually in Atlanta.