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Old 10-15-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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San Fran is BEAUTIFUL. Probably the most beautiful city in America.

Beauty | San Fran>>>>Atl

Transportation | San Fran>>>>Atl (The Bart system closes early around 11pm-midnight. Marta runs until about 1am. The Bart is more expensive but it takes you to more places. Marta has less stations but it's cheaper. Plus you have to pay to park at the Bart stations during the week. Parking is free at Marta. (not talking about long term parking) If you ride from the San Fran Airport to the farthest point north it will cost you around $20 one way. It cost me $8 on a one way trip from San Fran Airport to Oakland

Firearms | Atlanta>>>San Fran You cant carry an open handgun in California

Weather | Depends on what you like

Nightlife | Atl>>> San Fran (San Fran last call is 1:30am lol) In Atlanta is 2:30am but most bars stop serving a few mins b4 3am. Plus we can party in the suburbs until 4am-6am) You cant drink alcohol in strip clubs in San Fran.

Cost of living | Atlanta>>> San Fran | San Fran isn't as cheap as Atlanta

Women | Atlanta>>>>San Fran | Didnt see that many cute women in San Francisco, not like you see daily in Atlanta

Taxes | Atlanta>>>>San Fran (Taxes are high in California)





Overall, San Fran is a beautiful city. If you are rich and can afford a house on one of those hills in the bay nothing else compares but if you are a regular person Atlanta is a better city. Atlanta is a good base. You can save more money here to spend traveling to San Fran and other places. If you live in San Fran you will probably not have that much extra money to spend on trips because of the cost of living

On the surface..... San Fran>>>>Atl

Long term...Atl>>>San Fran

Good analysis. Especially the "on the surface" vs. "long-term" part.


The link below is about cities in the Northeast, but the same thing can be said of San Francisco:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/11609442-post151.html

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Old 10-16-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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Originally Posted by tonygeorgia View Post
San Fran is BEAUTIFUL. Probably the most beautiful city in America.

Beauty | San Fran>>>>Atl

Transportation | San Fran>>>>Atl (The Bart system closes early around 11pm-midnight. Marta runs until about 1am. The Bart is more expensive but it takes you to more places. Marta has less stations but it's cheaper. Plus you have to pay to park at the Bart stations during the week. Parking is free at Marta. (not talking about long term parking) If you ride from the San Fran Airport to the farthest point north it will cost you around $20 one way. It cost me $8 on a one way trip from San Fran Airport to Oakland

Firearms | Atlanta>>>San Fran You cant carry an open handgun in California

Weather | Depends on what you like

Nightlife | Atl>>> San Fran (San Fran last call is 1:30am lol) In Atlanta is 2:30am but most bars stop serving a few mins b4 3am. Plus we can party in the suburbs until 4am-6am) You cant drink alcohol in strip clubs in San Fran.

Cost of living | Atlanta>>> San Fran | San Fran isn't as cheap as Atlanta

Women | Atlanta>>>>San Fran | Didnt see that many cute women in San Francisco, not like you see daily in Atlanta

Taxes | Atlanta>>>>San Fran (Taxes are high in California)





Overall, San Fran is a beautiful city. If you are rich and can afford a house on one of those hills in the bay nothing else compares but if you are a regular person Atlanta is a better city. Atlanta is a good base. You can save more money here to spend traveling to San Fran and other places. If you live in San Fran you will probably not have that much extra money to spend on trips because of the cost of living

On the surface..... San Fran>>>>Atl

Long term...Atl>>>San Fran
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:50 AM
 
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To the OP,

Atlanta is really just a different beast from San Francisco. If you go through with the move, expect some culture shock. Most areas of Atlanta are not nearly as dense as San Fran (although there are small enclaves in Atlanta that are every bit as dense) and if you can embrace using a car to get around for the most part, you will be fine. Be prepared to see a different demographic here too. African Americans are to Atlanta what Asians are to San Fran.

Now the biggest benefit of living here is having a relatively low cost of living in relation to the amenities you get in return. You might also enjoy having a little more space too (much more space if you opt to live in the suburbs). You will also get four seasons here and say goodbye to foggy mornings too. We have beautiful autumns here when our plethora of trees start to change colors.

You just have to whey the pros and cons. If you are already living comfortably in San Francisco and are thinking about moving just for a change of scenery, Atlanta will definitely provide that. If you are moving because of a job transfer then I would check to see if there will be cost of living adjustments in your pay. If yes then again, whey the pros and cons; if no then you will be living in luxury here if you can live comfortably in San Francisco (I would move in this case).
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:10 AM
 
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Nightlife | Atl>>> San Fran (San Fran last call is 1:30am lol) In Atlanta is 2:30am but most bars stop serving a few mins b4 3am. Plus we can party in the suburbs until 4am-6am) You cant drink alcohol in strip clubs in San Fran.
Hard to see how San Francisco will ever be a world class city as long as they roll up the sidewalks at 1:30 am.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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To the OP,

Atlanta is really just a different beast from San Francisco. If you go through with the move, expect some culture shock. Most areas of Atlanta are not nearly as dense as San Fran (although there are small enclaves in Atlanta that are every bit as dense) and if you can embrace using a car to get around for the most part, you will be fine. Be prepared to see a different demographic here too. African Americans are to Atlanta what Asians are to San Fran.

Now the biggest benefit of living here is having a relatively low cost of living in relation to the amenities you get in return. You might also enjoy having a little more space too (much more space if you opt to live in the suburbs). You will also get four seasons here and say goodbye to foggy mornings too. We have beautiful autumns here when our plethora of trees start to change colors.

You just have to whey the pros and cons. If you are already living comfortably in San Francisco and are thinking about moving just for a change of scenery, Atlanta will definitely provide that. If you are moving because of a job transfer then I would check to see if there will be cost of living adjustments in your pay. If yes then again, whey the pros and cons; if no then you will be living in luxury here if you can live comfortably in San Francisco (I would move in this case).
Good post/analysis, Brother Adric.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Why would anyone wanna live in the San Franciso? No black culture like in the ATL. ATL is the black Mecca, praise God!

~Markesha
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Hard to see how San Francisco will ever be a world class city as long as they roll up the sidewalks at 1:30 am.
Coexistence should be goal *| ajc.com
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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Yep, we're in good shape here. The problem places like San Francisco have is that they'll always be a backwater without a party district. Why would anyone even want to go there with a 1:30 am closing hour? Normal people are just getting going by the time they shut everything down.

It's no wonder the OP is looking to escape that stifling repression and move to a more urban environment.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:47 AM
 
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Yep, we're in good shape here. The problem places like San Francisco have is that they'll always be a backwater without a party district. Why would anyone even want to go there with a 1:30 am closing hour? Normal people are just getting going by the time they shut everything down.

It's no wonder the OP is looking to escape that stifling repression and move to a more urban environment.
They have to stop serving at 1:30am and they have to be close by 2am
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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They have to stop serving at 1:30am and they have to be close by 2am
I hate to say it because I have some friends there, but they are never going to become an urban environment at that rate.

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