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View Poll Results: If you decide to leave Atlanta, what's the most possbile reason?
Job 17 50.00%
High crime rate 4 11.76%
Boring urban life, bad traffic, etc. 9 26.47%
Others 4 11.76%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-24-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Please tell your thoughts.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Well, it's not like we're in an economy where employers are fighting each other to attract employees. Most people are going where the job is.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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If you decide to leave*Georgia*,for me. lol

Back on topic,it will be because the lack of jobs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: ATL
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troll
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Lack of jobs
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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If I did, it would be to take a promotion with my job. I probably could get one here, but there's no telling how long I'd have to wait.
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Old 06-24-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Lack of HSR not an option?
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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I selected other because if I left, it would probably be to be closer to family. The older I get, the more I realize that the previous generation's idea of "leaving the nest" had significant flaws and having a built in support network around you sounds really great to me.

If I ever have kids, I would love them to grow up around their grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, instead of how I grew up, which was seeing these people maybe once a year and I have some cousins who I have only seen twice in my life. It's a shame because I like them a lot, and I think we'd be much closer if we grew up near each other.

Of course, job is king. I wouldn't go anywhere without a job lined up, and I probably wouldn't be motivated enough to do it unless I lost my job here. I was just thinking if job was out of the picture, I'd probably at least make an effort to get closer to family...but they are in Florida, and prospects there aren't really any better than here, at least not in my field.
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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The most likely reason I may be moving out of the metro area (to another state) in the near future is lack of quality, affordable, non-subdivision small acreage land parcels.

The second reason I'm considering moving is because it's just too spread out. Too hard to keep friends when you gotta drive for an hour to see someone.

Yeah I know, I know what you're going to say next.
The fact is, there's other large cities where I can be closer to it all and still have the kind of property I'm looking for in my price range.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I selected other because if I left, it would probably be to be closer to family. The older I get, the more I realize that the previous generation's idea of "leaving the nest" had significant flaws and having a built in support network around you sounds really great to me.

If I ever have kids, I would love them to grow up around their grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins, instead of how I grew up, which was seeing these people maybe once a year and I have some cousins who I have only seen twice in my life. It's a shame because I like them a lot, and I think we'd be much closer if we grew up near each other.
I completely agree--but of course, higher levels of mobility is one significant factor that has contributed to a more prosperous nation over time. But I think a balance can be found; being from SC originally and having lived in Charlotte and now Atlanta, I've always been within easy driving distance of family. Even though I don't have kids yet, the prospect of not being with my family at least during the family-oriented holidays is pretty unsettling to me.
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