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Old 11-23-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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Here's my pros and cons list:




Cons:

1) Very Segregated & Racist
2) Not bicycle friendly and need a car
3) It's too cold during the winter and too hot and humid during the summer
4) The streets downtown are to spaced out and unorganized
5) High crime and the people will come off friendly but are really up to no good


I'm originally from L.A. and then lived in Atlanta from many years and just relocated back to California but now live in Sacramento. I will always come back to visit close friends in Atlanta but I will never in my life live there ever again. That place was horrible and what really got me is that there's a church on every corner and everybody said they were Christian but then gossip, judge, it was more about money than anything else, plus blacks and whites had there own separate churchs too. Riding MARTA was ok but only sucked at coming on time performance and most of the MARTA employees were douchebags.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta (Finally on 4-1-17)
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White people can't have everything, all of the time.

Just curious, when you see a company that has NOTHING but whites, do you have the same feelings? Did you know most management jobs go to whites? Are your feelings the same? I'll bet they're not. If you feel that way, you can certainly understand how blacks feel. I'll bet you don't give those feelings a bit of thought.


How does it feel?




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My list:


2) Reverse descrimination common in the city (city appointed positions, etc). There's a certain "payback time" attitude among certain city leadership offices. You will rarely if at all see a Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or white person in an important appointed position in the city.

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Old 11-23-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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White people can't have everything, all of the time.

Just curious, when you see a company that has NOTHING but whites, do you have the same feelings? Did you know most management jobs go to whites? Are your feelings the same? I'll bet they're not. If you feel that way, you can certainly understand how blacks feel. I'll bet you don't give those feelings a bit of thought.


How does it feel?
Yeah, just ignore the valid point about not seeing Latinos and Asians represented in city government. And I seriously doubt that a disproportionate amount of management jobs in Atlanta go to whites but keep telling yourself that if it supports your agenda and makes you feel better.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Atlanta has a phenomenal public transportation system to serve those who are less fortunate. It's the 7th largest system in the country in terms of ridership.

List of United States rapid transit systems by ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Phenomenal for who? I have to spend lots of money in taxis and rental cars to fill in the gap that MARTA and CCT doesn't--even for going shorter distances from my home and I live right on MARTA. Since moving to Atlanta and not driving, I've always had to use both transit AND taxis to get to and from work every day (i.e having to take taxis from work or home to get to the nearest bus stop) in areas that transit serves but it doesn't serve all of it.

Anyone who thinks MARTA is phenomenal either doesn't ride it or have never had access to much better transit before to know what it means to have a truly great, expansive transit system.

If you don't live AND work directly on MARTA (or CCT), it's pretty useless.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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PROS

Fall/Autumn: I was walking my dog the other day and noticed the wide palette of colors on the trees. I had forgotten how beautiful I thought it looked when I first moved here; it still is. The weather is cool but not too hot or too cold. There are festivals and races and things to do. It's my favorite season in Atlanta.

Variety of Food: When I moved here, I was mostly into Creole and Cajun dishes. Since I found the southern style dishes here unbearably bland, I decided to sample some other cuisines. Although every restaurant is not great, I have found some gems. For instance, I found that Cape Kinglip fish from a South African restaurant is a special kind of awesome.

Diverse Population: My past was basically black and white with an occasional other. I know far more transplants than natives, but it seems like every country or state is present here. I like that and it has taught me to be more sensitive to other people's beliefs.

Housing Costs: I was kind of on the fence about listing this one, but you can get a lot of place for less money than some metros. Now, I'm not suggesting that it's overall cheaper to live here or that prices don't run say as high is NYC, but you get more for your money.

Jobs: Well, this one is kind of a toss-up just so I could get a 5th pro in. What I would consider good jobs are a little hard to find. If you've got a bit of hustler in you, then you will find something although not necessarily paying well enough to support you.


CONS


Traffic: OMG! I don't care what anybody says, the traffic here has to be some of the worst in the country. I mean really, how much worse could it be elsewhere? I mean once you're trapped and not moving for a long period of time then that should be the definition of bad traffic itself aka traffic jams.

Pro-Business/Anti-Consumer: This one is kind of hard to describe, but the gov't leans more towards the rights of businesses than consumers. As an example, I'd say there are far fewer tenant rights here than in some other metro areas.

Public Transit: When I've used it, I barely knew what was going on at any time. I just hopped on and hoped for the best but always had a back-up plan of calling a cab if push came to shove. I cannot even explain how confusing MARTA's site is, how CCT ends so early, why there is a last train to a Park n Ride, or a lot of things. All I know is that something seems to be a logistic failure.

Lack of Seafood: OK, I realize ATL is landlocked so my expectations should have been low. It just never crossed my mind though. I am saying however that there is a special affinity for chicken here that is so strong that I've just about given it up; I'm on the verge of not being able to stand it.

Bible Belt Civics: I'll just make a short statement about this. As an adult, I don't like being told what I can do and when I can do it. This is not a metro-wide issue, but it is in the area of Cobb County where I currently live. Make up your mind do you want less gov't intervention or to act as a chaperone?
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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Pros:
-great weather with all the seasons
-extremely affordable
-rapidly growing and bringing in different kinds of people from all over
-ATL is great if you do a lot of flying--lots of nonstop flights in and out of here
-Chick-fil-A!

Cons:
-Lack of unique Atlanta atmosphere/culture when it comes to shopping and dining-everything is a big box retail or restaurant chain. Strip malls everywhere. I really miss the 'mom and pop' deli's and restaurants of other cities.
-Too much of a focus on hip hop culture
-TRAFFIC
-Sad, SAD state of education around here, though obviously Atlanta is better than most of GA as a whole, education-wise.
-MARTA is useless and an embarassment to a "world class" city
-Not much in the way of tourism besides the Aquarium and World of Coke
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Wandering in the Dothraki sea
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Bible Belt Civics:
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I'll just make a short statement about this. As an adult, I don't like being told what I can do and when I can do it. This is not a metro-wide issue, but it is in the area of Cobb County where I currently live. Make up your mind – do you want less gov't intervention or to act as a chaperone?
I had/have a hard time with this too since moving here 13 years ago. Thankfully as more transplants (and younger people) come in, this way of thinking decreases. Did you know that the city of Carrollton JUST voted to allow alcohol sales on Sundays? Yee-haw!
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I had/have a hard time with this too since moving here 13 years ago. Thankfully as more transplants (and younger people) come in, this way of thinking decreases. Did you know that the city of Carrollton JUST voted to allow alcohol sales on Sundays? Yee-haw!
I thought the entire state started to allow Sunday sales last year. I would have said woohoo, but it was so long overdue that all I could muster up waa an "it's about time".
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Old 11-28-2013, 07:05 PM
 
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I had/have a hard time with this too since moving here 13 years ago. Thankfully as more transplants (and younger people) come in, this way of thinking decreases. Did you know that the city of Carrollton JUST voted to allow alcohol sales on Sundays? Yee-haw!
At least we can have oral sex in Ga. It is illegal in Va
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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At least we can have oral sex in Ga. It is illegal in Va
Texas and South Carolina too!
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