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Old 05-07-2018, 02:02 PM
 
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Many people will suggest Midtown because it's the gay neighborhood, but I don't think it's best for you. All of Atlanta is accepting of gay people and plenty live all over. In addition, Midtown is not going to give you greenery or a yard for your pup's, especially not for 1800.

I would rule out Midtown, Downtown, and Buckhead. I think you're a perfect fit for the Eastside neighborhoods, which are a bit more "suburban" in feel and have lots of homes with yards, greenspaces, etc. They are also close to the city and fairly low traffic since you can avoid the highway for most driving within the city. Your budget might not work as well for the "northern" part of the Eastside (Virginia Highland, Morningside, etc) if you want a home with a yard. I would look at Edgewood/Kirkwood, Reynoldstown, Cabbagetown, and maybe Candler Park though that one's a bit more expensive. North Druid Hills is also a good choice though it's a bit further out, traffic is pretty heavy at times, and you wouldn't be in the City of Atlanta. You could get lucky and find something in City of Decatur (a liberal, very close in suburb to City of Atlanta) but because of the low crime and excellent schools you likely won't find anything. Beware unincorporated Dekalb, which is sometimes listed as "Decatur" but is not, with generally poor services and higher crime. Good rule of thumb is if it says Decatur but is South of Memorial Drive, avoid it.

All of the neighborhoods I have mentioned are educated and liberal. Generally anywhere within the perimeter will meet that standard except certain parts of Buckhead (can lean conservative) and much of SW Atlanta.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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Sounds like Brookhaven would be be a good fit for you.
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:16 PM
 
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Sounds like Brookhaven would be be a good fit for you.
Anything in the NE part of the metro (Brookhaven, N Druid Hills, etc) has killer traffic getting to and from the city during rush hour.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City, MO
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hey there! im also looking to relocate to atlanta, hopefully transfering with my job. have you guys visited atlanta?
im a gay single guy and like you im kinda checking the areas where i would prefer to live if i do move.
Keep in touch! maybe we can trade valuable info

mario
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:46 PM
 
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Anything in the NE part of the metro (Brookhaven, N Druid Hills, etc) has killer traffic getting to and from the city during rush hour.
They could take the train. 23 minutes from Brookhaven to Arts Center.

However, they apparently don't know at this point whether they'll be commuting in that direction.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:56 PM
 
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Generally, you probably should focus your search for housing in the generally more urban and progressive part of the Atlanta metro area inside of the I-285 Perimeter (with the exception of a few increasingly progressive areas outside of the I-285 Perimeter like Smyrna, Cumberland, Sandy Springs, Perimeter Center area, Norcross, etc).

...But (like the other posters have stated), you *REALLY* should know where you will be commuting to and from for work each day before making a final decision on which neighborhood to move into.

Where you commute to and from for work each day should play a key role in determining which exact neighborhood you move into in a large major metro area in Atlanta that is known to have some notable traffic challenges.
areas inside of the perimeter like where?
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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areas inside of the perimeter like where?
There are too many neighborhoods to name (dozens of neighborhoods inside of the I-285 Perimeter), but basically all of the neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta, Fulton County and DeKalb County that other posters have mentioned.
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Old 05-07-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Do you happen to have any preference for being near other Latinos?

And where are you moving from?
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Old 05-08-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Anything in the NE part of the metro (Brookhaven, N Druid Hills, etc) has killer traffic getting to and from the city during rush hour.
Which makes them not at all unique to any other intown suburb.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:22 AM
 
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Do you happen to have any preference for being near other Latinos?

And where are you moving from?
Good questions - they're related, actually. We are moving from New Orleans, in part because I want to live in a city with a larger Latino population. That said, it doesn't have to be a Latino neighborhood, but it would certainly not be something I'd be opposed to.​
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