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Old 02-20-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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But most domestic migration to the metro area comes from NY, PA, NJ, MA, MI, and CA. There are only so many people who can move from other parts of Georgia to Atlanta, which already constitutes a large bulk of the state's population. And northerners have more incentive to move to Atlanta because they can sell more expensive properties in the Northeast and live large down there.

If enough people come together and deny reality, a new reality can eventually be forged.
Boy ain't nobody got time fo dat!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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The only thing needed from the North is their transit transportation model, everything else can remain up North.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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The only thing needed from the North is their transit transportation model, everything else can remain up North.
We could use a bit of their urban density too...not wholesale, but parts of it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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If you ask my brother if he lives in the South, he responds: "No, I live in Atlanta."

If hundreds of thousands of former Philadelphians, New Yorkers and Bostonians all believe the same thing, then their progeny will believe the same thing, and they'll rub off on their classmates. They'll ridicule everyone else for "talking country" and then high school students will all conform to the Snooki standard. Before you know it, scrapple will replace grits as the brekafast dish of choice. And "y'all" will be replaced by "all uh yas."
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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If you ask my brother if he lives in the South, he responds: "No, I live in Atlanta."

If hundreds of thousands of former Philadelphians, New Yorkers and Bostonians all believe the same thing, then their progeny will believe the same thing, and they'll rub off on their classmates. They'll ridicule everyone else for "talking country" and then high school students will all conform to the Snooki standard. Before you know it, scrapple will replace grits as the brekafast dish of choice. And "y'all" will be replaced by "all uh yas."
The children of notherners that I know identify with being southern. I know several children of northern Jewish families with Atlanta tattoos!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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If any of my daughters started saying "all uh yas", I would have taken a switch to 'em.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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Location: Pure Michigan!
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BajanYankee, with all due respect, what is your point of going on and on about this? It almost comes across like you would want that to happen and are relishing the day that (in your mind, anyway) it does.

I can't imagine why anyone would want Atlanta to morph into a place like NYC or Philly, except for people from NYC and Philly, and that's probably because y'all have such a well earned reputation for wanting to take over everything that you touch and force it into the mold of your hometown because you have a built-in (and misplaced, if you'll excuse me for saying so) sense of superiority.

If you do, indeed, want Atlanta to turn into "Little Brooklyn" then I can assure you that you would be in the minority. The reality is that there are plenty of people who would probably be tickled pink if they never saw another transplant from "New Yawk" or "LawnGYEland" again.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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It's much more complex than people moving in. One, not everyone is moving from the North. Atlanta has a lot of transplants from regional southern towns. Two, there's also Western and others coming here.

It's not so much, more Northern as the city simply becomes less Southern.

It's also geography... Atlanta is in the Deep South and way to removed from the Northern cities... it's just too complicated.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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If you ask my brother if he lives in the South, he responds: "No, I live in Atlanta."

If hundreds of thousands of former Philadelphians, New Yorkers and Bostonians all believe the same thing, then their progeny will believe the same thing, and they'll rub off on their classmates. They'll ridicule everyone else for "talking country" and then high school students will all conform to the Snooki standard. Before you know it, scrapple will replace grits as the brekafast dish of choice. And "y'all" will be replaced by "all uh yas."
They would get their teeth knocked out if they started ridiculing the way we talk. We have a backbone. We will never conform to northern standards.
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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No, it won't. And the Research Triangle won't ever be Mid-Atlantic either. The fact of the matter is that Virginia and south are Southern. Nothing wrong with that, but it won't be Northern. DC-NYC is Mid-Atlantic and further Northeast is New England. It doesn't just change because of demographics.
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