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Old 04-23-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Originally Posted by BringBackCobain View Post
1. Weather - This is the main reason my parents moved here. People really seem to underestimate the allure of good weather.

2. Low taxes.

3. Natural beauty (rolling hills, tree coverage, blue skies).

4. Up-and-coming - It's refreshing to see a lot of people care about the city and are putting in a lot of time and money to take it to the next level

5. Lots of young and educated professionals.

6. Pretty girls.

7. Diverse economy (used to be able to say "good" and "growing").

8. Good east-coast location.

9. Beach within 5 hours, mountains within an hour.

10. "Big-city" Feel and (recently) Amenities - Yeah, it's amenities are not as great as other cities, but at least they're getting better. We do have 4 major sports teams, which does say something.
1. best seasons are spring & fall in Atlanta

2. too many counties in the metro to make a call on this.

3. Co Sign

4. Up and Coming? I thought Atlanta was already UP THERE with the International Majors??

5. Is there such thing as an UNeducated Professional?

6. Every city has those. Seriously chicks are everywhere in the world.

7. Co Sign

8. No its not.

9. What do people do in the mountains??

10. CoSign...Big City FEEL, but not Big City Mentality. People can be a little too chill.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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What do you mean, what do people do in the mountains? Have you never been? If not, you're missing out. Hikes, rafting, boating, enjoying beautiful vistas, enjoying peaceful quiet... There are a lot of many wonderful things to do in the mountains.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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1. Weather - This is the main reason my parents moved here. People really seem to underestimate the allure of good weather.
Except when it snows and people dont know how to drive and the city doesnt have any clue how to clean up the roads

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2. Low taxes.
Compared to NC maybe, not that great otherwise

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3. Natural beauty (rolling hills, tree coverage, blue skies).
Ok

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4. Up-and-coming - It's refreshing to see a lot of people care about the city and are putting in a lot of time and money to take it to the next level
Up and coming in the 1970's. Not now

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5. Lots of young and educated professionals.
Lots of young thugs and uneducated people too

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6. Pretty girls.
Ok

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7. Diverse economy (used to be able to say "good" and "growing").
debatable

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8. Good east-coast location.
Not really convienient to ANYWHERE. No major city except maybe Charlotte within a 8 hour drive.

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9. Beach within 5 hours, mountains within an hour.
If by beach you mean Tybee Island

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10. "Big-city" Feel and (recently) Amenities - Yeah, it's amenities are not as great as other cities, but at least they're getting better. We do have 4 major sports teams, which does say something.
Big city crime too.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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^^ was there a point to the above post?
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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I had this debate with some friends of mine, I asked them if the housing/rental prices were not as affordable as they are would you have still moved here?

I mean what else does Atlanta or Georgia have to offer? Whenever I ask somebody why did you move here the #1 answer is its CHEAP.

Would do you guys thinks?
Obviously what people are forgetting when asked this question is the fact that they moved here because it's affordable AND it offers a certain experience of big city life in modern day America. But the second half of that equation tends to quickly forgotten by most people (assuming they ever consciously even realized it), until finally they're left with a vague sense of ho hum, oh well, why did I move here again? Oh yeah, it was cheap. But that forgets that there was a REASON they didn't choose some other place that's equally or less cheap, like Biloxi, MS or Birmingham, AL, or Tulsa, OK, or even a mid-size city like Nashville or Charlotte in some cases. They wanted a BIG city, but one where they wouldn't have to live as a pauper in.

I suspect if you ask new transplants to New York City why they moved there, there's probably a similar, but inverted phenomenon. The question in that case would be "why did I move here even KNOWING how frickin expensive it is?" To which the answer would probably be something equally vague. Oh you know, it's NEW YORK!!! Why NOT live here. This is where it's AT!! It's got that je ne sait quoi. It's the ENERGY that's like nowhere else, yeah that's it, it's ENERGY! Well, could you explain what exactly that "energy" is? Uh, well, you know! That New York ENERGY!! Equally vague, you see.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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What do you mean, what do people do in the mountains? Have you never been? If not, you're missing out. Hikes, rafting, boating, enjoying beautiful vistas, enjoying peaceful quiet... There are a lot of many wonderful things to do in the mountains.
My brothers & I have been camping a few times with my dad..but I mean it was in Florida, not many mountains there. Plenty of water though. Been deep sea fishing wit my pops too...first time I got sick as hell...but used motion pills the other two times. Im normally solo...doubt my girl would wont to do the mountains...but shiiiiiii I still curious so maybe I will.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Midtown Atlanta
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My brothers & I have been camping a few times with my dad..but I mean it was in Florida, not many mountains there. Plenty of water though. Been deep sea fishing wit my pops too...first time I got sick as hell...but used motion pills the other two times. Im normally solo...doubt my girl would wont to do the mountains...but shiiiiiii I still curious so maybe I will.
Rent a cabin up in the Blue Ridge area, go tubing down the Tocoa River, wander around the quaint shops of downtown Blue Ridge, go apple picking... Heck, I bet she'd dig it!
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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Except when it snows and people dont know how to drive and the city doesnt have any clue how to clean up the roads



Compared to NC maybe, not that great otherwise



Ok



Up and coming in the 1970's. Not now



Lots of young thugs and uneducated people too



Ok



debatable



Not really convienient to ANYWHERE. No major city except maybe Charlotte within a 8 hour drive.



If by beach you mean Tybee Island



Big city crime too.
I want to add to number 8....I was going to mention I 95, but really thats not Atlanta fault. now Amtrak not connecting to Chicago or Miami is really weird. You got the New Orleans-DC line but a Chicago to Miami line going through Atlanta would be grade A. Are there many people from Miami or Chicago in Atlanta?? Not sure...but the eastcoast thing was a little off to me.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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Rent a cabin up in the Blue Ridge area, go tubing down the Tocoa River, wander around the quaint shops of downtown Blue Ridge, go apple picking... Heck, I bet she'd dig it!
...camping, hiking, white water rafting, seeing one of the scenic waterfalls, sight-seeing, etc. Any kind of outdoor recreation or just enjoying nature.

The mountains have always given me a peaceful serenity that's different from anywhere else.
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: grnd bay
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