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Canton tops list of 10 Best Places in Ga.
Canton tops list of 10 Best Places in Ga.

CANTON, Ga. -- Life is good in Canton. The Cherokee County city tops Movoto's recent list of the Best Places in Georgia.

The real estate blog examined all of Georgia's cities with a population of at least 10,000 before narrowing it down to 11 (nine of which are in metro Atlanta; two cities tied for 10th place). It used such statistics as amenities, cost of living, median household income, crime, tax and unemployment rates, and commute times to determine the ranking.

The top 10 include:

1. Canton
Perks: great community events, low unemployment rate (7.7 percent), low crime rate, low sales tax (6 percent), good weather

2. Peachtree City
Perks: high median household income ($92,647), low crime rate, multi-use paths!

3. Athens
Perks: proximity to the University of Georgia, low unemployment rate (8 percent), low average commute time (21 minutes), low student-teacher ratio (13 to 1)

4. Alpharetta
Perks: high median household income ($90,450), quality amenities

5. Perry
Perks: Southern charm, low crime rate, good air quality

6. Fayetteville
Perks: low unemployment rate (8.1 percent), low student-teacher ratio (15 to 1), quality amenities

7. Duluth
Perks: low crime rate, low unemployment rate (8.2 percent), great community events

8. Woodstock
Perks: high median household income ($64,086), quality amenities

9. Norcross
Perks: low student-teacher ratio (14 to 1), low sales tax (6 percent), low unemployment rate (8.2 percent)

10. (tie) Kennesaw
Perks: great community events, low crime rate, high median household income ($61,355)

10. (tie) Gainesville
Perks: low unemployment rate (7.7 percent), quality amenities

See Movoto's full list of 50 great Georgia cities at movoto.com.

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