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Atlanta Takes Beating in 2016 'Best Metros' List

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Rental site ranks prime spots for families

Analyzing criteria such as safety, housing costs, school quality, and child-friendliness, Apartment List — a self-described online rental marketplace — recently ranked Atlanta 27th out of 30 in a list of best American metros for families. Ouch.

The report also indicated that Atlanta fared its personal best in the cost of living category but flunked hard in the education category. Read the whole depressing mess here.

Oh, and if you're feeling really masochistic, check out this list of Dubious Rankings graced by our fair city last June.

On the bright side, there's evidence that the ATL is on fire in several other facets of city life. Who needs smart kids when you've got well-paid millennials and movie production, right?