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View Poll Results: After moving to Atlanta, did you make the right choice?
Yes 18 51.43%
No 10 28.57%
Between Yes and No 7 20.00%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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Default Anyone from NY who has moved to Atlanta and really likes it?

I am a software engineer. I am considering to move from NY to Atlanta.

I will like to get some feedbacks from people who have moved from NY to Atlanta and have liked it or not? and why?

I would really appreciate any points of views.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:12 PM
 
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What are you looking for and what do you expect?
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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I did the opposite. I'm from Atlanta and now live in Manhattan.

I prefer living in New York, but Atlanta is always home and I enjoy going back a couple times a year.

One of the best parts about Atlanta of course is the cost of living. For what a sixth floor walk up studio will cost you in New York, you can get a 2 bedroom condo with a parking spot right by Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Hard to beat that.

Then if you get tired of living downtown, you can go buy a nice house in the suburbs for what your downpayment on a small condo back in New York would be.

Also I'll take the winters in Atlanta over the winters up here anytime. It still gets pretty cold down in Atlanta, but it doesn't last near as long.

The traffic in Atlanta can be a nightmare, but that's true in New York also. The difference is that New York has a much more extensive subway network. MARTA is great if your origin and destination are both by a stop, but once you start involving bus transfers and whatnot, it quickly becomes more trouble than its worth.
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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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?
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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People from upstate New York tend to love Atlanta.

People from Manhattan are rarely happy anywhere outside of Manhattan. Unless they are just totally over it and want a complete change of pace.

But don't expect to come here and find New York in the south. You won't.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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Moved here (Roswell) two years ago from Westchester County, NY after living in Connecticut for a number of years.
My husband is a Long Island native and had never lived outside of the tri-state area.
We absolutely love it here. Beautiful house in a wonderful swim/tennis community and the savings in property taxes alone equal my annual take-home pay in Connecticut. Great people, restaurants, church, weather.....
Roswell High School has been wonderful for my special needs son.
I still love getting back to Manhattan for a long weekend now and then.....
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: usa
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People from Manhattan are rarely happy anywhere outside of Manhattan. Unless they are just totally over it and want a complete change of pace.

But don't expect to come here and find New York in the south. You won't.
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I agree! people from NYc hate any place because it doesnt have the amenities that NYC does. I encountered a lot of these types during college, but the people ive met down here seem to love it
But please visit a few times before you move
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:07 PM
 
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WNYers here and love it. Weather rocks, real estate rocks, real estate taxes rock. Not much I can say that doesn't rock. I was just commenting to my husband tonight while driving home how pretty it is here. The landscaping is lush and so well kept up. Nothing like that in Buffalo. But...if you are thinking you will get NYC here, like the others said, you won't but I never lived there and I loved to visit but couldn't imagine living in such a small apt for twice my mortgage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:32 AM
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Location: Vinings
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People from upstate New York tend to love Atlanta.

People from Manhattan are rarely happy anywhere outside of Manhattan. Unless they are just totally over it and want a complete change of pace.

But don't expect to come here and find New York in the south. You won't.
People from Manhattan complain about Brooklyn, they can be extremely short-sighted.

I moved to Atlanta, 2 years ago and love it. You can too if you don't fall into that trap of constant comparisons. It's possible to appreciate both cities for what they have to offer.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Moved here (Roswell) two years ago from Westchester County, NY after living in Connecticut for a number of years.
My husband is a Long Island native and had never lived outside of the tri-state area.
We absolutely love it here. Beautiful house in a wonderful swim/tennis community and the savings in property taxes alone equal my annual take-home pay in Connecticut. Great people, restaurants, church, weather.....
Roswell High School has been wonderful for my special needs son.
I still love getting back to Manhattan for a long weekend now and then.....
Good points.
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