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Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

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Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Trees!
"What kind of tree is that - the one with the waxy leaves and the big white thing? a Northern friend asked. "Why, that's a magnolia, of course. It's only one of the many luscious trees that makes Atlanta so lovely. Trees, glorious trees. We've got hardwoods, softwoods, majestic White Oaks, crepe myrtles,more...
"What kind of tree is that - the one with the waxy leaves and the big white thing? a Northern friend asked. "Why, that's a magnolia, of course. It's only one of the many luscious trees that makes Atlanta so lovely. Trees, glorious trees. We've got hardwoods, softwoods, majestic White Oaks, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, loblolly pines, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple Sweetgum, Tulip poplar and more, just take a look. But take one soon. According to NASA, metro Atlanta is losing about 50 acres of woods a day, thanks to overdevelopment. Drought is also putting a hurt on our tree cover. A nonprofit group, Trees Atlanta (404-522-4097 or www.treesatlanta.org), is fighting that trend by planting trees and pushing local governments to do more to protect them. But, in the city too busy to turn off its chainsaw, that's a tall order. less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Trees!
"What kind of tree is that - the one with the waxy leaves and the big white thing? a Northern friend asked. "Why, that's a magnolia, of course. It's only one of the many luscious trees that makes Atlanta so lovely. Trees, glorious trees. We've got hardwoods, softwoods, majestic White Oaks, crepe myrtles,more...
"What kind of tree is that - the one with the waxy leaves and the big white thing? a Northern friend asked. "Why, that's a magnolia, of course. It's only one of the many luscious trees that makes Atlanta so lovely. Trees, glorious trees. We've got hardwoods, softwoods, majestic White Oaks, crepe myrtles, dogwoods, loblolly pines, Red Maple, Silver Maple, Sugar Maple Sweetgum, Tulip poplar and more, just take a look. But take one soon. According to NASA, metro Atlanta is losing about 50 acres of woods a day, thanks to overdevelopment. Drought is also putting a hurt on our tree cover. A nonprofit group, Trees Atlanta (404-522-4097 or www.treesatlanta.org), is fighting that trend by planting trees and pushing local governments to do more to protect them. But, in the city too busy to turn off its chainsaw, that's a tall order. less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Delta Airlines
Yeah, we all like the mild winters and friendly people, but the best thing about living in Atlanta is how damn cheap and easy it is to get the hell out of here. With Delta based in town, just about wherever you go, you can fly direct, and rates can be mind-boggling cheap — especially if you join themore...
Yeah, we all like the mild winters and friendly people, but the best thing about living in Atlanta is how damn cheap and easy it is to get the hell out of here. With Delta based in town, just about wherever you go, you can fly direct, and rates can be mind-boggling cheap — especially if you join the Delta Escape Club (available only to residents of Atlanta and Cincinnati, and who wants to live there?), which offers dramatically discounted rates every weekend. $323 to Brussels? In the summer? Unbelievable! less...

Best Reason to Live in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Weather
The vote for weather as the Best Reason to Live in Atlanta requires one caveat: No one could actually like our summers they're so brutally hot, humid and long. The trade-off, though, is really mild winters. But the best part of Atlanta's weather is undoubtedly spring. Between the months of March andmore...
The vote for weather as the Best Reason to Live in Atlanta requires one caveat: No one could actually like our summers they're so brutally hot, humid and long. The trade-off, though, is really mild winters. But the best part of Atlanta's weather is undoubtedly spring. Between the months of March and May, there is no better place to be than in Atlanta where the warm air is tempered by cool breezes and everywhere you look, you're bombarded by the sight and scent of blooming dogwoods, tulip poplars, Bradford pears and jonquils. less...
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