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Old 12-21-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Does anyone agree with this guy? I think it's sort of funny what he's saying and I ALMOST agree with him but I enjoyed the Buckhead and Midtown areas a lot more than he did apparently. Atlanta might not be New York or Chicago but it's certainly got stuff to do.

Atlanta’s Most Overrated Neighborhoods | Miserable Yankee

Looks like that was written back in March and he hasn't written anything since, so maybe he was just having a bad day.

As far as this topic is concerned though, are there others you would add to the list?
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well he spent half a paragraph talking about scrambled eggs, so...
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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I lived in the center of buckhead and i would have to agree with him. Its like a suburban city, there are plenty of sidewalks but not much street level activity. I disagree with him on midtown, 2nd-15th street seem to be the best part of town for me.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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He called Piedmont Park lame, so he clearly has no credibility.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:31 PM
 
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The problem is that he is comparing a southern city to megacities in the north. He is the fool to even waste his time. All he has said is Atlanta does not compare to the megacities up north. We all already know that. Duh. He loses credibility with me bc he was not smart enough to know that in the first place.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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The problem is that he is comparing a southern city to megacities in the north. He is the fool to even waste his time. All he has said is Atlanta does not compare to the megacities up north. We all already know that. Duh. He loses credibility with me bc he was not smart enough to know that in the first place.
There are many people who are of the opinion that Chicago is highly overrated too. I've personally read many reviews and conversations with people of that opinion. It's not considered a match for NYC. There is NO US city that can compare to NYC's cultural offerings in terms of art, music, dance, theater, and food. NY is the dominant city of the US and will be for a long time. The first stage of dominance is becoming a center of international contact. NY had it's port and just happened to become the center of immigration entry at Ellis Island. Due to all this trade and commerce, it became the business capital. With all this money and international contact comes cultural offerings. It's a process and it took NY a while to get there. It's not unthinkable that a shift could occur to somewhere else SOMEDAY. After all, at one time Boston was the biggest. Philadelphia was also America's largest and most important city at one point. New York overtook them both. In terms of cultural offerings, not one US city comes close. NY has more museums, artists, food, international events, cultural exchange, action, and design than ANY other city. It happens to be in the north, but the other northern cities are no match for it either.

This doesn't mean Atlanta isn't important. I find it appealing and interesting. Most everyone I know or ever met had at least some interest in it due to the Civil War, Gone With the Wind, MLK, Jr., civil rights, southern charm, etc. Heck, I've even met people who were fascinated with it due to it being a microcosm of American urban race struggles. I knew a black woman that I worked with once from NYC who thought of Atlanta as the promised land. She described it to me as "pretty" and she spoke as if she were describing a "vision" of some sort of paradise. It was clear from her tone that she was aware of it's status as "black mecca." Some of this is mythical but still, the pull is there for many.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I think he knows, or may be, Mathman...
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:51 PM
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The problem is that he is comparing a southern city to megacities in the north. He is the fool to even waste his time. All he has said is Atlanta does not compare to the megacities up north. We all already know that. Duh. He loses credibility with me bc he was not smart enough to know that in the first place.

Soft Yankee. He says he likes walkable but can't handle the Lenox parking lot? Thinks its unbearable in the summer? After Houston, I find Atlanta summers very pleasant. Not sure DC doesn't have worse summers than Atlanta. Usually humid up there. NY can be hot with all the concrete.

He really loses credibility when he talks about the sidewalks in Buckhead. Don't think he's been off the main streets.
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Old 12-21-2014, 01:52 PM
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And I like the corner bakery. I don't go there for toast.
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Old 12-21-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think he knows, or may be, Mathman...


I said the same thing. The hate is skrong.
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