Literate Atlanta

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Proving once again that there is no top-10 list outside our grasp (and that there is no limit to the number of top-10 lists that exist), Atlanta was recently ranked as the 5th most literate city in the country. The Most Literate City study, published by Central Connecticut State, ranked cities with populations of at least 250,000 according to six key metrics: library resources, newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment, and Internet resources. Not sure if it was the massive $275 million library bond issue that Atlanta voters approved last year that swayed the pollsters, but clearly, someone is impressed with our collective appreciation for the written word!

Regional rival Charlotte ranked 27th on the list. Not trying to start anything… but if you’re currently considering relocation, this might be something you want to consider. Charlotte’s a wonderful city, but they just don’t read so good.

The Relevant Linkage

To find the Atlanta library branch closest to your home, click here or here (Dekalb County).

To give the gift of ink, paper and enlightenment, click here.

To learn about an Atlanta bookstore not called Borders, Barnes & Noble or Walmart, click here.

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.