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Old 03-07-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Again, mostly natives of transplants depends upon where you are. If it natives you seek, please come see myself and my native Atlantan neighbors in Lake Spivey, Georgia. There are lots of us natives here in Clayton County.
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Old 03-07-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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The metro is as large as it is because of transplants, and the city and the metro are better because of it. (I'm a native)
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:37 PM
 
Location: N.C. for now... Atlanta future
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I am not a native to NC nor will I be native to Atlanta when I finally do move. However, I am pretty "southern" to begin with. I came from a small town in Virginia near the Kentucky line. I know plenty of other "southerners" who have moved to Atlanta too. If you think transplant=yankee, that's not always true. Atlanta is a magnet for OTHER southerners too-particularly homosexual southerners. They gravitate to a city that is regarded as more liberal than most of the south. Atlanta has kind of had both northern and southern influence from the start.
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Old 03-07-2015, 08:41 PM
 
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Again, mostly natives of transplants depends upon where you are. If it natives you seek, please come see myself and my native Atlantan neighbors in Lake Spivey, Georgia. There are lots of us natives here in Clayton County.
what about fulton county do they have alot of natives ?
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Absolutely, South Fulton. Particularly Chattahoochee Hills and other far south parts of the county. Closer to the city I personally know tons of natives living in historic downtown College Park, Hapeville, and East Point; people I grew up and went to high school with in Forest Park. Forest Park itself still has to "native" parents of many people I grew up with, be they older. It is in northern Clayton County coming straight out of the city. Literally across 285 from the southeast Atlanta neighborhoods of Lakewood Heights and Browns Mill. Forest Park is a WW II era suburb that also got another bump from white flight in the early 70's. It is a very diverse community today with many older whites, but also large Hispanic and Asian populations as well as Blacks. Anne and Bill's Restaurant in downtown Forest Park on Main Street is a great place to get a native vibe! Most people that I grew up with live in the McDonough (Henry County) or Fayette County areas further south. I do have several native Atlantan relatives of mine in North Fulton, but it seems from reading here, they are a distinct minority.
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Old 03-08-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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I lived in Gwinnett in 2001-2002. I met two or three native Gwinnettans.
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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I recently moved here and it is RARE for me to meet a native. I have met some, though. Most of the people I've met with southern accents are from North Carolina, originally. (I'm in North Fulton).
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Old 03-08-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I am not a native to NC nor will I be native to Atlanta when I finally do move. However, I am pretty "southern" to begin with. I came from a small town in Virginia near the Kentucky line. I know plenty of other "southerners" who have moved to Atlanta too. If you think transplant=yankee, that's not always true. Atlanta is a magnet for OTHER southerners too-particularly homosexual southerners. They gravitate to a city that is regarded as more liberal than most of the south. Atlanta has kind of had both northern and southern influence from the start.
I was about to say that for all the hell "Yankees" get for "ruining" Atlanta in some circles, most transplants to Atlanta actually come from other areas of the South. In fact, most people who relocate to a different state typically don't move more than a state or two away, regardless of which region of the country. The only possible exception is the big outflow from New York to Florida.

I remember reading after the official 2000 Census numbers were released that seven of the top 10 states that sent the most people to Atlanta during the 1990s were other Southern states. Even most people who move out of California end up in other Western states.
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Old 03-08-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: PNW
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Half of Conneticut relocated to Atlanta in the early 90's

I guess my family is somewhat native although we were all born in Louisiana, Texas and Colorado. My parents, brother and sister have lived here since 1979. My sister was less than a year old when we moved to Roswell, my brother was almost two. I left in 1997 for the Pacific Northwest and have been in Washington State ever since.

My brother and sister have Atlanta accents; my mom's is South Texas. My father and I don't have a single inkling of a Southern accent. He grew up in Baton Rouge and the only indication I'm from the South is my use of "y'all"
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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if you some of Atlanta residents who were there in the 80's-90's i have a question for you.. like i heard about some event that goes on between Atlanta's college students called FreakNik.. i wanted to know what is that ?? because alot of famous people such as hip hop musicians would mention the event in their songs. i apologize if the event is something that rude or something that is bad in Atlanta's culture.
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