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Old 11-22-2010, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Here's the deal...(in my opinion):


Southeastern cities, located inland away from the coast, are great places to call home, but of course, traveling Americans will always pick cities like San Francisco over Atlanta or anywhere in the Carolinas.

We have the trees, the four seasons, the urban amenities... we've got it pretty good here....

There's a reason that the combined population of Georgia, Tennessee and the Carolinas outranks the entire state of California. (or comes very close)
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Just because Atlanta is not tops on the lists for tourism, doesn't mean it isn't a great place to live. I just got back from NYC and had a great time, but could not live with all of the noise, high costs, etc.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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What people need to remember is that the LARGE majority of T&L subscribers and readers are NYC residents.

American Express owns this publication, are HQ'd in NYC, derive most of their card and massive global travel agency revenue in NYC, and drive the opinions and articles contained within T&L from NYC.

Given this, please form your own opinion of these "surveys." This is really nothing more than a very wealthy and narrowly skewed, provincial observation of the world from a NYC-centric viewpoint. I rate it about a 4 out of 10 on the "real world" scale.

I personally give it less weight than the often derided and endless Forbes lists we are all subjected to on a regular basis.
Reminds me of Saul Steinberg's great New Yorker cover.

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Old 11-23-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^I have ALWAYS loved that. Many years ago, I got my hands on the Atlanta version in poster form.

It labels I-285 as "The Great Mall Wall," has the old C&S round tower on it, etc. It's a true gem, and hangs in my hall bathroom. Everyone that's ever seen always wants to buy it!
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Inception
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Atlanta can be a great place to live for many but a mediocre place to visit for (non-business) purposes.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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Exactly. I make no bones about not being crazy about Atlanta but I'm surprised at a lot of the results. Some surprise me while others don't.

I mean...
26th in intelligence?
27th in cleanliness?
29th in cultural getaway?
29th in joints and cafes?

It is a weird survey but if it's true it looks like this city has a long way to go to be the tourist destination it keeps claiming to be.
None of these are surprising, especially culture and local joints/cafes. Fact is, there are a small number of local places overwhelmed by Jocks and Jills and Applebee's -- Atlanta, unless you spend a lot of effort looking, is a giant strip mall. B. O. R. I. N. G.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Atlanta can be a great place to live for many but a mediocre place to visit for (non-business) purposes.

this... i mean really, why would you come to atlanta as a tourist? Well I suppose if you like sittting in traffic...
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