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Old 03-27-2012, 09:40 AM
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Yes, other races ARE moving here - some in much, much greater numbers than Houston. You do realize that Atlanta is home to the fastest growing Korean community in the U.S., right? We also attract many more European immigrants than Houston does.
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It most certainly does. Lower property taxes, utility bills and pollution in Atlanta. Houston can never match our quality of life or our terrain.


Atlanta still's mostly black and white. Yes the variety of diversity is increasing, but not compared to other comparably sized metro areas-DC, Dallas, Houston, Miami, San Francisco.

But back to the original topic, until the foreclosures slow down and start getting absorbed, Atlanta's economy will struggle. Atlanta got hit hard because so much of the economy was "growth." All of the sudden none of those cranes were needed. All those construction jobs and then bank jobs disappeared.

The taxes aren't helping. 6% income tax starting at $10,000. $350 or so for your annual license plate. Among the highest sales taxes in the country. Property taxes are not 3 or 4 times higher in Texas unless you buy a lot more expensive property. They are close to double, but not 3 or 4 times. So its not like property taxes are unusually low in Georgia. The cost of living is about 10% higher in Atlanta than Houston or Dallas. Its really hard to understand why. Atlanta is a major distribution center and isn't geographically constrained like NY, Miami or San Francisco (not that Atlanta's cost of living is anywhere near that high) and surrounded by very low cost of living rural areas.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:50 AM
 
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I'm black and from Chicago ,as a lot of people know the black population decreased. More than half moved to Atlanta but this trend isn't just Chicago but places like Detroit,Ohio,Philly,NYC, Baltimore and any other northern city. I always do different from what other people doing , so if I move south it would be Houston. American cities are build on diversity and that something Atlanta lacks on compared to Houston. Atlanta isn't a bad city and is going continue to do well ,but it's not going to boom like ten years ago.
I love how many people just make random stuff up. Chicago did lose a lot of blacks, but a vast majority were to the suburbs. The suburban black population grew by 110,000. Some moved to Atlanta, but a small %. Certainly not more than HALF.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:01 PM
 
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I love how many people just make random stuff up. Chicago did lose a lot of blacks, but a vast majority were to the suburbs. The suburban black population grew by 110,000. Some moved to Atlanta, but a small %. Certainly not more than HALF.
I didn't say all left to Atlanta but a nice amount are leaving for the south and Atlanta is one of the cities.
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