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Atlanta: A Thriving Hub of Transplants, Romance, Nurses

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In 2016, Atlanta's success with important, comical or sometimes completely arbitrary national rankings has been impressive. The Big Peach has been called the country's best place for filmmakers, web developers and lawyers, among other accolades, sometimes of questionable validity. Well, the high-fives keep coming. Penske Truck Rental, those arbiters of migratory patterns, have named Atlanta the No. 1 moving destination in the U.S. — for the sixth year in a row — citing median home prices of just $180,900 and 217 annual sunny days. Elsewhere, Atlanta has landed at No. 11 (just behind Ann Arbor) on's list of the "Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.," which took into account sales of Luther Vandross CDs and "sexual wellness products," among other metrics. Last but not least, slotted the ATL among its unranked Top 10 list of the "Best Cities for Traveling Nurses," alongside Tucson and Las Vegas. The website reports that traveling nurses can bank up to $97,000 annually in Atlanta proper, while enjoying a cost of living 0.9 percent below the national average.

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