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View Poll Results: After moving to Atlanta, did you make the right choice?
Yes 19 52.78%
No 10 27.78%
Between Yes and No 7 19.44%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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My mother moved to Georgia from Western NY as well and still loves it!
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Atlanta has a decent amount of what NY has, but not really. Atlanta is just a different city. What is that you are looking for?
How different is Atlanta?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: GA
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How different is Atlanta?
very
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:55 AM
 
Location: atlanta
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How different is Atlanta?
atlanta is interesting, i don't know of another city exactly like it. we have several "urban cores", the most developed of which is the midtown/downtown corridor. however, it's entirely linear, going north to south. one mile either east or west of this urban area and you're in historic residential neighbourhoods— what many NYCers might call suburban. most of the quirky and interesting spots are in these residential neighbourhoods, surrounded by a lot of historic homes and with a huge tree canopy. a good example is little five points.

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basically you aren't in a sea of concrete like you are in new york. atlanta has parks and forests and stuff right in town, and while things are spread out a little bit more, you also have an extremely diverse geography in a very small area which makes up for the lower population density.

for example, all this is within two miles of each other:






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Old 07-02-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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How different. Atlanta seems like a long strip mall to me. There are a few quaint communities here and there but nothing impresses. It is like a cheap spin off of the big cities. They like to compare themselves to the established metropolis of 100s of years but they have a long way to go. I call Atlanta an urban province. Northerners bring the professionalism and competitiveness that annoys the generational Southerner who is used to the connection handouts of family and friends for jobs. It is like they did not wake up to the sudden growth of the city and feel they can be laid back when they actually can't afford that anymore. Like the traffic light changed to green and no one honks, they are stuck in the 80s. Their education is catered to GA. They have no notion that there is a world beyond their borders, their children are educated to stay put and not compete with the rest of the country or the world. Hence their unemployment rate. Hence the massive intrastate transfers from large corporations established in Ga or elsewhere. Despite having a degree, they are grossly under-educated and under-employed. That's how different. NYers come and do what Northerners do: mind their own business. If you are searching for reasonably priced real estate (I always say it is cheap for a reason) and maybe just maybe a better quality of life (and by that I mean being able to save, retain income and invest), by all means move down.

Do not fall for the NY of the South as Atlanta is way too young a city to be compared. It is not even close.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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How different. Atlanta seems like a long strip mall to me. There are a few quaint communities here and there but nothing impresses. It is like a cheap spin off of the big cities. They like to compare themselves to the established metropolis of 100s of years but they have a long way to go. I call Atlanta an urban province. Northerners bring the professionalism and competitiveness that annoys the generational Southerner who is used to the connection handouts of family and friends for jobs. It is like they did not wake up to the sudden growth of the city and feel they can be laid back when they actually can't afford that anymore. Like the traffic light changed to green and no one honks, they are stuck in the 80s. Their education is catered to GA. They have no notion that there is a world beyond their borders, their children are educated to stay put and not compete with the rest of the country or the world. Hence their unemployment rate. Hence the massive intrastate transfers from large corporations established in Ga or elsewhere. Despite having a degree, they are grossly under-educated and under-employed. That's how different. NYers come and do what Northerners do: mind their own business. If you are searching for reasonably priced real estate (I always say it is cheap for a reason) and maybe just maybe a better quality of life (and by that I mean being able to save, retain income and invest), by all means move down.

Do not fall for the NY of the South as Atlanta is way too young a city to be compared. It is not even close.
Bwahaha someone made the move and isn't happy about it!

Anyway, I'm from Atlanta and now live in Manhattan. With regards to,

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Northerners bring the professionalism and competitiveness that annoys the generational Southerner who is used to the connection handouts of family and friends for jobs
I have never seen more "Oh, your brother needs a job? Send him by my office tomorrow!" in my life than I have here. It's rampant. Not with higher level/executive jobs of course, but run of the mill stuff.

And as far as,

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NYers come and do what Northerners do: mind their own business.
this made my morning. Northerns love to gossip just as much as the next person. Also, you do realize that the term "northerner" refers to a wall street executive pulling in $800k a year just as much as it refers to a retired person who spends his days fishing on a lake in New Hampshire, right?

I mean you're making sweeping generalizations about millions upon millions of people that don't necessarily have anything at all in common except their geographical location. I would say that people who do that are idiots, but then I'd be falling into the same trap, so of course I won't!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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How different. Atlanta seems like a long strip mall to me. There are a few quaint communities here and there but nothing impresses. It is like a cheap spin off of the big cities. They like to compare themselves to the established metropolis of 100s of years but they have a long way to go. I call Atlanta an urban province. Northerners bring the professionalism and competitiveness that annoys the generational Southerner who is used to the connection handouts of family and friends for jobs. It is like they did not wake up to the sudden growth of the city and feel they can be laid back when they actually can't afford that anymore. Like the traffic light changed to green and no one honks, they are stuck in the 80s. Their education is catered to GA. They have no notion that there is a world beyond their borders, their children are educated to stay put and not compete with the rest of the country or the world. Hence their unemployment rate. Hence the massive intrastate transfers from large corporations established in Ga or elsewhere. Despite having a degree, they are grossly under-educated and under-employed. That's how different. NYers come and do what Northerners do: mind their own business. If you are searching for reasonably priced real estate (I always say it is cheap for a reason) and maybe just maybe a better quality of life (and by that I mean being able to save, retain income and invest), by all means move down.

Do not fall for the NY of the South as Atlanta is way too young a city to be compared. It is not even close.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I'll be moving to Atlanta from NY shortly. I'll update the thread in about a week to share my initial impressions.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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You have made me feel so much better. We are Long Islanders and are considering a move to Roswell and also have a special needs high school student. Another concern I have is the affordability of the area and what you think might be the minimum yearly income to live in Roswell comfortably.....
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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You have made me feel so much better. We are Long Islanders and are considering a move to Roswell and also have a special needs high school student. Another concern I have is the affordability of the area and what you think might be the minimum yearly income to live in Roswell comfortably.....
Roswell is extremely affordable relative to Long Island, but it's impossible to say what the minimum income you'd need would be without knowing more about your lifestyle and your current debts. You can find housing in the Roswell area starting in the $100's, or you could drop $500k if you wanted to.
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