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Old 09-09-2017, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Weston, Florida
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That's interesting. I haven't met many Chinese Asians here most I've talked to were Korean or Southeast Asian. I'm guessing most of them live on the northside. Thanks for the numbers, now I can counter people who downplay our Chinese population.
Most Chinese live in Duluth GA including Berkeley Lake and Sugarloaf in Gwinnett , with them making up 12 percent of the city of Duluth . next is 2. Johns Creek GA 9.3 percent Chinese .3 Suwanee Georgia which is 6 percent Chinese , Doraville which is 4 percent , and East Cobb which is 3 percent
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Old 09-09-2017, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Weston, Florida
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I can be very sentimental, but our city is really too dynamic for that. The "Asian" Buford Highway area is becoming more Hispanic, "white"areas become more diverse, "black" areas become "white", the "boonies" become inner suburb--"alternative areas become mainstream. Whatever a certain area of town is now, it probably won't be in a few generations. The "City Too Busy Too Hate" is just too busy to stay what it was for any length of time.
agreed . More of the Asians are moving to Duluth and Suwanee and JC
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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I used to work at a Chinese restaurant. All of the Chinese people I worked with referred to the Buford Hwy corridor as Chinatown. It is, compared to the other, more well known, Chinatowns, much more international, and more dispersed, but if Chinese people call it Chinatown I'm not going to argue. There is also a small mall and food court called "Chinatown Mall" just off Buford Hwy.

We have what we have, whatever we have in the future will be built off of today's template, I don't think we'll have a Chinatown in Downtown any time soon. But I do think that the Buford Hwy Corridor will remain largely international during it's revitalization.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:12 PM
 
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There is already a Chinatown.. It's called Pleasant Hill Rd in Duluth. Then you have the Chinatown shopping plaza and food court on New Peachtree Rd in Chamblee (aka Chambodia)
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Valdosta (Atlanta Native)
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So I'm guessing Morrow is Vietnam-Town
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:46 PM
 
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So I'm guessing Morrow is Vietnam-Town
Not sure about Morrow, but Buford Hwy in Chamblee and Doraville is definitely Little Saigon. Lots of Vietnamese businesses all up and down that stretch of the Buford Hwy.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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Our International District is suburban, and that's unfortunate. The Buford Highway corridor, more or less. In DeKalb and Gwinnett.

Having just visited both Seattle's (great) and Victoria's (which claims to have the oldest Chinatown in North America), the key difference is that both of those are urban, true walkable neighborhoods.

Yes, you can get some great Asian food at a ton of places between Chamblee and Suwanee, but you're really going to want a car for most of it, whether MARTA goes there or not.
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Our International District is suburban, and that's unfortunate. The Buford Highway corridor, more or less. In DeKalb and Gwinnett.

Having just visited both Seattle's (great) and Victoria's (which claims to have the oldest Chinatown in North America), the key difference is that both of those are urban, true walkable neighborhoods.

Yes, you can get some great Asian food at a ton of places between Chamblee and Suwanee, but you're really going to want a car for most of it, whether MARTA goes there or not.
That's because when Asian immigrants settled in Atlanta, they went straight to the suburbs, while in previous decades they would have settled in urban areas (LA, SF, Seattle, NYC, etc.)
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Vinings
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That's because when Asian immigrants settled in Atlanta, they went straight to the suburbs, while in previous decades they would have settled in urban areas (LA, SF, Seattle, NYC, etc.)
Yep, that's absolutely correct.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:04 AM
 
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That's because when Asian immigrants settled in Atlanta, they went straight to the suburbs, while in previous decades they would have settled in urban areas (LA, SF, Seattle, NYC, etc.)
They really had no choice about where they would settle in LA, SF, Seattle, NYC, etc.; they only had one option for the most part.
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