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Old 09-10-2007, 02:09 PM
 
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I may be taking a job transfer Atlanta from Boston. My office will be in Buckhead. I'm not sure where I would want to live!!! I'd prefer to be near the city, though I don't want a long commute to work. I currently live in Boston and very much enjoy my 20 minute commute on the train or my 5 min cab drive to anywhere in the city.

I'm a single Professional, 29 and may be moving down with my boyfriend. I'd be looking for a part of the city that is very neighborhood like. Currently I'm in South Boston - if anyone is familiar - and I very much like knowing my neighbors and walking to anything I need, including the beach. I've never been land locked, so i'd very much like to be within 20 mins of a lake/beach if possible… This may be the hardest part of the move (other than leaving family and friends).

My boyfriend and Ilike to go out to different style restaurants, SUSHI, seeing live bands, going to martini and wine bars and the occasional club if we're up for it. I like small chic but comfortable bars and little artsy boutiques. He is very into music (reggae/funk/hip-hop) and art. I'm into the outdoors, parks and water, plants.

Any suggestions for neighborhoods for us to look into would be SOOOO much appreciated.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Va Highlands/Emory area
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Living close to work will fit your goals. Anything outside of buckhead or midtown is pretty much average suburban boring middle-america.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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Look in Peachtree Hills. Sorry about being landlocked. Can't do much about that here...very, very different than Boston. But there are nice things about this city that you'll enjoy.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:45 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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I'd prefer to be near the city, though I don't want a long commute to work. I currently live in Boston and very much enjoy my 20 minute commute on the train or my 5 min cab drive to anywhere in the city. I very much like knowing my neighbors and walking to anything I need, including the beach. I've never been land locked, so i'd very much like to be within 20 mins of a lake/beach if possible…
Try the Virginia-Highlands neighborhood. Homes are expensive, but condos are reasonable: Virginia Highland :: Home It has a village type atmosphere with lots of individually owned restaurants, shops, boutiques, etc. It's next to the Midtown area, and next to Piedmont Park, which is Atlanta's version of Central Park (sorta). It has a lake and regular festivals, and I'm afraid that's as close to a beach as you're gonna get here unless you want to drive 4.5 hours to Savannah.

If you center around that area, then your commute to Buckhead will be short (just North of there), and just South of there is the Little Five Points neighborhood where your boyfriend might be in hog heaven to hang out. Very funky, hippy, hiphoppy, tattooey type of area.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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I may be taking a job transfer Atlanta from Boston. My office will be in Buckhead. I'm not sure where I would want to live!!! I'd prefer to be near the city, though I don't want a long commute to work. I currently live in Boston and very much enjoy my 20 minute commute on the train or my 5 min cab drive to anywhere in the city.

I'm a single Professional, 29 and may be moving down with my boyfriend. I'd be looking for a part of the city that is very neighborhood like. Currently I'm in South Boston - if anyone is familiar - and I very much like knowing my neighbors and walking to anything I need, including the beach. I've never been land locked, so i'd very much like to be within 20 mins of a lake/beach if possible… This may be the hardest part of the move (other than leaving family and friends).

My boyfriend and Ilike to go out to different style restaurants, SUSHI, seeing live bands, going to martini and wine bars and the occasional club if we're up for it. I like small chic but comfortable bars and little artsy boutiques. He is very into music (reggae/funk/hip-hop) and art. I'm into the outdoors, parks and water, plants.

Any suggestions for neighborhoods for us to look into would be SOOOO much appreciated.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Hey there,
How are ya? Im Lisa...
Use to live in S.Boston when my son was young and his fathers family still lives there...185th ...
As far as GA. I live in FL now but I too am relocating and I am looking to be near the water(not neccessaily the ocean) I will be right on a lake in Snellville GA and there is Lake Lanier which is in Buford and other communities too. I just dont know many of them. PM me if you like and I will see if I can find the other towns/cities that are on or around Lake Lanier and any others I might come across. Unless others beat me to it..LOL ..Lots of great ppls and help on this forum. I love GA and cant wait to move there...Good Luck..Lisa

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:58 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I'd recommend Midtown or Virginia Highlands neighborhoods in the city of Atlanta. Buckhead is also a big area for clubs, galleries, eateries, live music, etc., but is much more sprawled out than midtown/va highlands. Atlanta is night/day compared to Boston. You can only walk in midtown, and even then, the pedestrian is inferior to the automobile. Since this is the south, cars RULE. There is the MARTA system--but it is largely a connector from one large area of Atlanta to another--not a very good source to use if traveling from "this street" to "that street." The MARTA system's failure is in that it does not focus on moving people from homes to work--rather, it focuses on moving people from this site/area to that site/area. Not the way to plan a subway system. Anyway, large bodies of water are around Atlanta, you'll just have to drive there! Enjoy your "trip" to Atlanta! I would guess it will be your temporary home? Boston is much, much more of a real city than Atlanta. But enjoy it--Atlanta has a lot to offer.
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Old 09-12-2007, 07:19 AM
 
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Hey Gal- welcome to Atlanta. I also moved here from Boston.
I would recommend Midtown. For a little while, I lived in Midtown and commuted to an internship in Buckhead. You can hop on the subway and be there in 15-20 min. I lived right near Peachtree and 14th, and this is one of the few areas where you can WALK to get places: the subway, tons of restaurants, nightlife, Starbucks, Piedmont Park. It is very safe too- I really loved that area.
By the way, you are going to be very happy when you see how far your rent dollar goes, even in the best neighborhoods.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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Thanks SO much guys! This is great. I'm so glad I found this site. It's looking like I'll be looking to rent in the Midtown/ViHI area and will be taking weekend trips to large bodies of water to get my fix! My office will be sending me down within the next month to chekc things out. I'm getting excited and am really appreciative of all the adivice. It should narrow my searching down so much!
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:53 PM
 
Location: 42°22'55.2"N 71°24'46.8"W
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I'm also looking to move back to Atlanta (went there for college) from the Boston area (I'm currently in Newton). I agree the closest fit for you would be midtown. If you work close enough to a MARTA station in Buckhead, then you could even get by w/o a car during the week and just use it for weekend trips. I think you'll also find Midtown to be a lot safer than South Boston, but also more diverse. More young professionals and a lot more people living alternative lifestyles.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:36 PM
 
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I'm also looking to move back to Atlanta (went there for college) from the Boston area (I'm currently in Newton). I agree the closest fit for you would be midtown. If you work close enough to a MARTA station in Buckhead, then you could even get by w/o a car during the week and just use it for weekend trips. I think you'll also find Midtown to be a lot safer than South Boston, but also more diverse. More young professionals and a lot more people living alternative lifestyles.
I think comparing Midtown with South Boston is a little bit of a stretch.

If you were to compare the southside of Atlanta with Mattapan or Dorchester, I think I would much sooner spend the night on a park bench in either of those neighborhoods than walk down the street in broad daylight in much of south Atlanta.
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