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Old 04-19-2011, 06:24 PM
 
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look, i hear you, i get defensive about all the LA bashers, and believe me, there are loads more of those on the LA CD forum that ATL bashers any day. taking potshots at LA is a freaking sport. the city you love to hate. alot of people don't like atlanta- so i wanted to hear from those as well. may i ask, are you a native? lets not act like texans here- "we are the freaking best lone star blah blah"- i want to hear what everyone has to say. if you love a city it is yours. so i understand why you are defending it, but being that the bend of your comments has been so hair trigger and high-tempered, may i suggest that communicating your point would be alot more effective minus the vitriol?
The one in question here is just notorious for lurking around the Atlanta threads and chiming in constantly with negative and offensive posts. It's not anyone being defensive or loving their city, but a great deal of irritation that this is allowed to continue from that member and that he has nothing better to do than this nonsense. Look up some of his posts...it will tell you a lot about him.

I didn't realize you had spent time in Atlanta...I don't remember your original post stating that, but maybe I missed it. It's a big decision that can set the course of your life for many years, but just go forward and don't look back - whichever you choose.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula
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The one in question here is just notorious for lurking around the Atlanta threads and chiming in constantly with negative and offensive posts. It's not anyone being defensive or loving their city, but a great deal of irritation that this is allowed to continue from that member and that he has nothing better to do than this nonsense. Look up some of his posts...it will tell you a lot about him.

I didn't realize you had spent time in Atlanta...I don't remember your original post stating that, but maybe I missed it. It's a big decision that can set the course of your life for many years, but just go forward and don't look back - whichever you choose.
no problem- i didn't really make that clear in my OP. and yeah, its a HUGE decision- i am right now listening to the flying burrito brothers and getting homesick for LA. gram was a georgia boy- he understood these things.

didn't realize that about our vitriolic poster. there are lots of those on the LA forum who like to drop bombs such as "LA is for poor people and i can't stand poor people" and then he just sits back and watches the replies multiply while he, i imagine, has a good laugh or a ****. people. you can't kill em. not legally anyway
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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no problem- i didn't really make that clear in my OP. and yeah, its a HUGE decision- i am right now listening to the flying burrito brothers and getting homesick for LA. gram was a georgia boy- he understood these things.

didn't realize that about our vitriolic poster. there are lots of those on the LA forum who like to drop bombs such as "LA is for poor people and i can't stand poor people" and then he just sits back and watches the replies multiply while he, i imagine, has a good laugh or a ****. people. you can't kill em. not legally anyway

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Atlanta is the same city you knew years ago, just even more sprawled out than ever before. It's a joke of a city in a bigger joke of a state. It doesn't have the political will, the Mediterranean climate, the physical beauty (ocean meeting mountains) or the glamor appeal of Los Angeles. The combination of those elements are what make California so laid-back, progressive and appealing.

Atlanta is a cheap city with low taxes -- great for squeezing out a few kids on a tight budget who get to grow up in a flimsy McMansion on a maze of cul-de-sacs leading to the nearest Super WalMart. The nearest Applebees and the local fire and brimstone Baptist Church both share a parking lot.

The only "star appeal" to be found in Atlanta is the tacky, Ed Hardy-wearing, hip-hop "royalty", and the plus-sized models who run the "local film industry," spun off from Tyler Perry's minstrel show. Oh, and the animal torturer known as Michael Vick -- search for his name on this forum -- he's a hero here.

If you're still having second thoughts, please read my post a few times, let it sink in and then ask yourself if you're ready to give up the West Coast mindset that has made you happy.

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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I lived in LA briefly but spent 10 years in northern San Diego. The culture is completely different out there compared to here in the overall big picture. Some ways good and some bad. Personally I wouldn't do it, but understand why you'd want to. Well kinda.

However if you still want to move it depends on where you live which I'm sure you are aware of. I can only speak from what I know. If someone mentions Newnan run away in the opposite direction. I have yet to find the liberals amongst the Newnanites here and the heavy influence of southern Baptists leaves no room for tolerance of gays here as well. Apparently it's progressed now, but their definition of progressive for this town leaves me shaking my head.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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I lived in LA briefly but spent 10 years in northern San Diego. The culture is completely different out there compared to here in the overall big picture. Some ways good and some bad. Personally I wouldn't do it, but understand why you'd want to. Well kinda.

However if you still want to move it depends on where you live which I'm sure you are aware of. I can only speak from what I know. If someone mentions Newnan run away in the opposite direction. I have yet to find the liberals amongst the Newnanites here and the heavy influence of southern Baptists leaves no room for tolerance of gays here as well. Apparently it's progressed now, but their definition of progressive for this town leaves me shaking my head.
Great point. Progressive culture is relative to the level of stone age culture surrounding it. Atlanta is Southern Baptist central. Yes, those same Southern Baptists always meddling in other people's affairs, and they don't like you challenging their order of things:

"Without religion, we'd have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion..."

...And that my friends, is Southern Hospitality in a nutshell.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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no problem- i didn't really make that clear in my OP. and yeah, its a HUGE decision- i am right now listening to the flying burrito brothers and getting homesick for LA. gram was a georgia boy- he understood these things.

didn't realize that about our vitriolic poster. there are lots of those on the LA forum who like to drop bombs such as "LA is for poor people and i can't stand poor people" and then he just sits back and watches the replies multiply while he, i imagine, has a good laugh or a ****. people. you can't kill em. not legally anyway
Atlanta does not have a Hispanic representation. Or at least not as robust as it is being portrayed here. The best way for you to make a decision is to come visit Atlanta. Take some time and see what the city is like. One can always visit family. Some people are comparing oranges and apples here. Diversity in Atlanta is not the same as in diversity in L.A. Atlanta is slowly becoming a refugee camp for the unemployed, for families looking for cheap real estate and employees who are being relocated by their companies who btw had no choice but to move to Atlanta. Some like it some dont some tolerate it because they are stuck. You first post seems quite jaded and no one will be able to make a decision for you. C-D is a forum with lots of realtors who have a vested interest in promoting Atlanta. Judge Atlanta for yourself.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:59 PM
 
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Atlanta does not have a Hispanic representation. Or at least not as robust as it is being portrayed here. The best way for you to make a decision is to come visit Atlanta. Take some time and see what the city is like. One can always visit family. Some people are comparing oranges and apples here. Diversity in Atlanta is not the same as in diversity in L.A.

Atlanta is slowly becoming a refugee camp for the unemployed, for families looking for cheap real estate and employees who are being relocated by their companies who btw had no choice but to move to Atlanta. Some like it some dont some tolerate it because they are stuck. You first post seems quite jaded and no one will be able to make a decision for you. C-D is a forum with lots of realtors who have a vested interest in promoting Atlanta. Judge Atlanta for yourself.
IIRC, the OP is somewhat familiar with Atlanta--had a negative experience on Buford Hwy.
I would say there is a significant Hispanic population in this area--Chamblee to Duluth---it doesn't sound like what the OP enjoys in LA.

I don't think Atlanta/GA can provide that.

With reference to the paragraph in bold, I don't completely agree--certainly there is some truth to the comments.
Some attempt to keep moving forward is made--but we have been through the positives and negatives many times.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula
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removed - stick to the TOPIC

Atlanta is the same city you knew years ago, just even more sprawled out than ever before. It's a joke of a city in a bigger joke of a state. It doesn't have the political will, the Mediterranean climate, the physical beauty (ocean meeting mountains) or the glamor appeal of Los Angeles. The combination of those elements are what make California so laid-back, progressive and appealing.

Atlanta is a cheap city with low taxes -- great for squeezing out a few kids on a tight budget who get to grow up in a flimsy McMansion on a maze of cul-de-sacs leading to the nearest Super WalMart. The nearest Applebees and the local fire and brimstone Baptist Church both share a parking lot.

The only "star appeal" to be found in Atlanta is the tacky, Ed Hardy-wearing, hip-hop "royalty", and the plus-sized models who run the "local film industry," spun off from Tyler Perry's minstrel show. Oh, and the animal torturer known as Michael Vick -- search for his name on this forum -- he's a hero here.

If you're still having second thoughts, please read my post a few times, let it sink in and then ask yourself if you're ready to give up the West Coast mindset that has made you happy.
wow. you are giving me some serious flashbacks. i mean, of growing up southern baptist and the cemetaries for the "coloreds" being on opposite sides of the road from each other. of the endless stream of new shopping malls. chain restaurants that one can find all over the US. what a nightmare- and really, one of the gripes about the place that i had forgotten till your post. man.
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I lived in LA briefly but spent 10 years in northern San Diego. The culture is completely different out there compared to here in the overall big picture. Some ways good and some bad. Personally I wouldn't do it, but understand why you'd want to. Well kinda.

However if you still want to move it depends on where you live which I'm sure you are aware of. I can only speak from what I know. If someone mentions Newnan run away in the opposite direction. I have yet to find the liberals amongst the Newnanites here and the heavy influence of southern Baptists leaves no room for tolerance of gays here as well. Apparently it's progressed now, but their definition of progressive for this town leaves me shaking my head.
yeah, if i stay i am definitely not living anywhere but atlanta or decatur. no way. NO WAY. my mother lives up in tate, up above cherokee county, and that's bad enough (cherokee is where i grew up). some good people there, but.....
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Atlanta does not have a Hispanic representation. Or at least not as robust as it is being portrayed here. The best way for you to make a decision is to come visit Atlanta. Take some time and see what the city is like. One can always visit family. Some people are comparing oranges and apples here. Diversity in Atlanta is not the same as in diversity in L.A. Atlanta is slowly becoming a refugee camp for the unemployed, for families looking for cheap real estate and employees who are being relocated by their companies who btw had no choice but to move to Atlanta. Some like it some dont some tolerate it because they are stuck. You first post seems quite jaded and no one will be able to make a decision for you. C-D is a forum with lots of realtors who have a vested interest in promoting Atlanta. Judge Atlanta for yourself.
well, i know there are lots of latinos in the canton area and really all over. its nothing compared to LA, where people have been there for generations. from what i have heard others say is that the latino quotient in the south isn't that self assured, not easy to mingle with- probably because they know that they aren't wanted, largely speaking, and changes a person's mindset. and boy, do i ever relate to that. so i can't blame them- but its something i am having a hard time wrapping my mind around, living without that. the taco trucks. the carncineras (i know i am not spelling that right, but the celebrations that are thrown for 15 year old girls) happening all the time. the amazing cars. lowrider culture. santa muertos shrines. never mind the larger city vibe as a whole. yeah, i guess i am a bit jaded, but i said many times that i would fight in a war for los angeles, i really would. but i miss my family. maybe there is a happy medium here.

actually i have decided to NOT drive cross country, but go back to los angeles (about an 8 hour drive from sedona) tomorrow and fly back to ATL for a month or so, as i have to be back here in the west for a video shoot at the end of may. i think a month and a half of ATL will definitely help me decide more clearly. just going all in feels far too irrevocable.

thanks for everyone's opinions guys. if you ever want to know about LA, feel free to PM me!
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:33 AM
 
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Based on your interests and preferences, I think you should check out Decatur, West Midtown (Westside), and maybe Inman Park. All of these areas have artsy vibes about them. Creative Loafing just did a great neighborhood write-up that you'll find helpful, I'd bet.

Here's a link for you:

http://clatl.com/neighborhood_guide/...hoodGuide1.pdf
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:10 AM
 
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I think you will be very surprised at Atlanta's diversity. People who last visited even less than 10 years ago are amazed. The Asian and Hispanic popultions are very well-established here now, and their growth is very robust.
This is probably the most accurate & helpful statement out of this whole thread. Atlanta offers a myriad of possibilities for almost everything if you know where to go. Here is a link to a previous post comparing Duluth to my current residence in California.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/3440218-post27.html
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