When polled where they would like to live, U.S. residents picked Atlanta as the 13th most popular city to reside and Georgia as the 14th most popular state.
New York City topped the Harris Poll this year as America's No. 1 choice to live, followed by San Francisco which was tied with Denver at the number 2 spot.
4) San Diego
8) Las Vegas
New York City topped the list every year except once in 1997.
California is the most popular state, taking the No. 1 spot for the sixth year in a row as the place Americans would like to live if they didn't live in the state they now live. Florida remains No. 2, Hawaii came in at No. 3, Texas was No. 4 and Colorado was No. 5.
"The most popular states and cities where large numbers of people would like to live tend to attract tourists and businesses" according to the Harris news release.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
October 5, 2009