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Old 05-08-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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My house in Smyrna is a 38. The condo I own and rent to someone on Spring Rd is a 40. Not very accurate because it missed a whole bunch of stores. The condo is right near a whole ton of strip malls and most of the stores weren't included. The Cumberland mall is also a short walk from the condo and it only included THREE stores from the whole mall and nothing from the food court! It also didn't include many places on the Cobb Parkway and nothing on the part of Spring Rd near Cumberland Blvd (including Chin Chins).
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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My current hood in Manhattan scored a 98 while my new home in midtown Atlanta as of July will be an 83. I'm pretty happy with that... Love the city life!!!

You're in the right spot (the ONLY spot) if you want walkable city life.. we don't do that here. Our suburbs were conceived entirely to prevent walking, actually, by spreading things as far apart as humanly possible.

Or so it seems. Brilliant!
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:28 AM
 
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You're in the right spot (the ONLY spot) if you want walkable city life.. we don't do that here. Our suburbs were conceived entirely to prevent walking, actually, by spreading things as far apart as humanly possible.

Or so it seems. Brilliant!
The area around Atlanta was originally farmland.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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You're in the right spot (the ONLY spot) if you want walkable city life.
Believe it or not, DIS, there are other neighborhoods that offer it...mine for starters.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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My house in Smyrna is a 38. The condo I own and rent to someone on Spring Rd is a 40. Not very accurate because it missed a whole bunch of stores. The condo is right near a whole ton of strip malls and most of the stores weren't included. The Cumberland mall is also a short walk from the condo and it only included THREE stores from the whole mall and nothing from the food court! It also didn't include many places on the Cobb Parkway and nothing on the part of Spring Rd near Cumberland Blvd (including Chin Chins).
If this includes walking down Hwy 41 then the score should be lower. -)

And the test couldn't factor in heat/humidity soon to be an issue.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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And the test couldn't factor in heat/humidity soon to be an issue.
Ugh, once that kicks in the whole town will score a 0
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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I agree that walking is good and certainly leads to better health. I just cannot conceive of carrying liters of juice, milk, soft drinks further than the parking lot or a bag of potatoes.

Those that live around Lenox/Phipps should certainly score well. Brookhaven, too.
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Mine scores *6* out of 100.

But I frankly don't care. The only place I've cared to walk (besides around the circle to exercise or to the pool) is to a nearby park.
Beat you!!!
Hit the 3 here.
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Old 05-10-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Believe it or not, DIS, there are other neighborhoods that offer it...mine for starters.
Actually, since you mention it, Decatur is a 2nd. If I were going to stay in Atlanta, I'd have to move over there.

As for the guy who mentioned the land around ATL was farmland, that's interesting but irrelevant to the fact that you can't pick a spot to park downtown and walk to other attractions very easily, if at all. (compared to other Southern places like Austin, New Orleans, etc) You have to drive to get between walkable neighborhoods/blocks of shops.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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Actually, since you mention it, Decatur is a 2nd. If I were going to stay in Atlanta, I'd have to move over there.

As for the guy who mentioned the land around ATL was farmland, that's interesting but irrelevant to the fact that you can't pick a spot to park downtown and walk to other attractions very easily, if at all. (compared to other Southern places like Austin, New Orleans, etc) You have to drive to get between walkable neighborhoods/blocks of shops.
I mentioned that/farmland, not a guy--not-that-that-matters.
'Atlanta'=metro area
I assumed you meant the infrastructure.

The city was burned? They had to blast through too much granite?

People came to Atlanta to do business I suppose the leaders of the community were focused upon that. I don't know about Austin but New Orleans was/is located near the Mississippi--'The Big Easy'--things were easier there. LOL.
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