Atlanta the sixth-best singles cityJuly 30, 2009
Submitted by Natalie Ransom, REALTOR®
Atlanta fell from being the best place in America to be a single guy or gal last year to the sixth-best in 2009, according to Forbes.com.
“Atlanta’s got a lot going for it, from the low cost of living — the average one-bedroom apartment costs between $500 and $700 — to cultural events in Piedmont Park as well as a vibrant music scene,” the magazine noted.
The list, which debuted in 2001, annually ranks 40 of the largest U.S. cities by several factors including “coolness,” cost of living, culture, job growth, online dating participation, nightlife and ratio of singles to the total population of the metro area. Data came from the research firm Harris Interactive (NASDAQ: HPOL), the U.S. Census Bureau, AOL CityGuide and Moody’s.
Atlanta landed in first place for cost of living, third for projected job growth from 2009-2014, 17th for coolness, 25th for culture, fifth for online dating, 20th for nightlife and 19th for ratio of singles to the total population of the metro area.
How Forbes.com ranked the best cities for singles:
A metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is a geographic entity defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for use by federal agencies in collecting, tabulating and publishing federal statistics. The rankings for each measured category appear below; for a complete explanation of the methodology, click here.
|Rank||City||Living Cost||Job Growth 2009-2014||Coolness||Culture||Online Dating||Nightlife||Singles|
|1||New York City||22||37||1||4||1||4||3|