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Old 07-17-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Check the white celebrities thread.
That thread is not apropos of this discussion. To attempt to correlate the two is a bit dishonest.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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Until the past ~10 years there was not a meaningful amount of vertical residential options.
A minor point of disagreement. We've actually quite a bit of highrise living in Atlanta for several decades. Think about places like the Oaks, the Grandview, Plaza Towers, Park Place, the Concorde, Colony Square, Bennington, the Barclay, etc.

Plus you've got classics like the Reid House and the Georgian Terrace.

But I agree that the number of residential highrises increased greatly in the past decade.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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if you're talking about intown, i think it's because we're seeing more "smart density" developing rather than the WWII era density of NYC. yes, we have high rise apartments and condos, but we have tree lined streets, the beltline, and parks all over the place, so even if you live in a high rise you're only a few blocks away from nature.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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if you're talking about intown, i think it's because we're seeing more "smart density" developing rather than the WWII era density of NYC. yes, we have high rise apartments and condos, but we have tree lined streets, the beltline, and parks all over the place, so even if you live in a high rise you're only a few blocks away from nature.
Which is one of Atlanta's unique and beautiful features compared to many other cities.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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A minor point of disagreement. We've actually quite a bit of highrise living in Atlanta for several decades. Think about places like the Oaks, the Grandview, Plaza Towers, Park Place, the Concorde, Colony Square, Bennington, the Barclay, etc.

Plus you've got classics like the Reid House and the Georgian Terrace.

But I agree that the number of residential highrises increased greatly in the past decade.
Attempted to acknowledge its existence prior to 10 years ago with the "meaningful" qualifier, but I suppose that is subjective.

Back to the original post as many have said: airport, quality universities, climate (August can be unpleasant, but there is nowhere I'd rather be in September/October and March/April), several muli-national corporations, the food benefits from the abundant quality of ingredients native to the south, trees....may not be as sexy as a NYC, Miami or LA, but there are plenty of reasons it's desirable. Desirability often translates into an elevated quality of living.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Except most of the black population of the Atlanta metro lives in the suburbs. Atlanta is also continually dropping it's black pop. in the city itself. Soon, the black percentage will no longer be over 50% and the white population of the city of Atlanta continues to increase.

It's clear you don't know much outside your little state of Alaska so just stay there.
"I can see Russia from my window"
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Are you sure you live in Atlanta????

LOL!
Yep. Born and raised. But I've also spent most of my last 3 years in Texas near Houston where September there is like our early/mid August. 90s every day with dewpoints near 70. Anywhere along the gulf coast is more humid than here. And for longer. September is beautiful here. September in Texas is just another hot summer month. It's really not that bad here.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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True. We never had a natural disaster, low cost of living, crime generally is not bad (we do not have to worry about 70 people being shot in one weekend like Chicago does) etc
Well, there was that ice storm a couple of years ago. Atlanta was encased in a literal thick sheet of ice. And Atlanta's crime rate is a bit on the high side.

But to me, Atlanta is a good comprise. You get the 4 seasons. It can get really hot and surprisingly cold, but not often extreme. Weather can get bad with tornadoes but the worst is usually in Alabama and rains can be heavy but they don't last long. A big metro so most amenities can be found. Lots of room to sprawl keeping housing costs low. A very good transportation hub with a decent transit system. Good foliage, slightly hilly, and there's Stone Mountain. Diverse population with attractive women in abundance.

Atlanta is not superlative in anything particular, just good all around.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Lot's of strip clubs.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Except most of the black population of the Atlanta metro lives in the suburbs. Atlanta is also continually dropping it's black pop. in the city itself. Soon, the black percentage will no longer be over 50% and the white population of the city of Atlanta continues to increase.

It's clear you don't know much outside your little state of Alaska so just stay there.


you are one racist jerk
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