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View Poll Results: Atlanta...Love it...Hate it...or just Accept it?
I am originally from the NE and I love living here 14 19.72%
I am originally from the NE and I hate living here and plan on moving back/somewhere else 7 9.86%
I am originally from the NW and I love living here 1 1.41%
I am originally from the NW and I hate living here and plan on moving back/somehere else 3 4.23%
I am originally from the South and I love living here 15 21.13%
I am originally from the South and I hate living here and plan on moving back/somewhere else 7 9.86%
I am originally from the MW and I love living here 5 7.04%
I am originally from the MW and I hate living here and plan on moving back/somewhere else 1 1.41%
I am originally born and raised in Atlanta and love it 10 14.08%
I am originally born and raised in Atlanta and hate it and plan on moving back/somewhere else 2 2.82%
I accept that I live here and neither love it or hate it 6 8.45%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2008, 10:47 PM
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Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Anyone moved to atlanta and regretted it?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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Born and raised in Acworth/Atlanta. I wouldn't say I love it, not like I used to, but I certainly don't hate it.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Originally from a small country town about an hour south of ATL. Atlanta was always the place we used to get excited to come to just to be able to see all of the city lights and just the excitement of the city itself. For the most part the town folks were pretty sheltered, hell many of them have never left the city and probably never will. I pretty much knew as SOON as I was able to get to a big city I was GONE.

I've lived in... in this order:

Montgomery, AL
Washington, DC
Atlanta, GA
Huntsville, AL
Birmingham, AL
Smyrna, GA

Absolutely hated Montgomery, DC & Birmingham. I think DC couldve possibly grown on me in time but I had no family or friends there and it DEFINITELY wasnt the easiest place to meet people when youre used to southern hospitality. I was so homesick after the first few months I knew I wasnt gonna make it there. The icing on the cake was Sept. 11... packed up and headed back to the south.

Birmingham is a complete slum. Looks like the city hasnt progressed at all since the civil rights area. Montgomery is ok, just boring as all hell. Huntsville is actually a very nice place to live. Out of all the places i've lived, besides Atlanta, thats the only place i'd actually consider living in again. But truth be told, I dont see myself living anywhere else outside of metro ATL.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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We have a five-year plan to get back to Huntsville. I don't like it here, didn't like it before we came and doubt the feeling will ever get better. We'll white-knuckle our way through and hope to get back to our kind of town ASAP.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Moved here from the SW suburbs of Minneapolis, and we like it for the most part. There are trade-offs, but the biggest one is the fact that family is 1100 miles away. Sometimes that's a good thing.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:46 AM
 
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It serves a much needed purpose, provides a quality life for our family and has good weather to boot. Not the cultural mecca we left in NYC by any means but, well, it's not about us anymore. Will revisit cool urban locales in 20 years. Will get back to you then.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Why do we either have to "LOVE" or "HATE" living here? There should be a less polar choice. I like living here a lot, but it's not perfect, just as no place is going to be perfect. There are always tradeoffs in life.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:24 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Here's how I would rank the places I have lived:
1. Atlanta
2. Brooklyn, NY
3. McLean, VA (suburban DC)
4. Lighthouse Point, FL (between Ft Lauderdale and Pompano Beach)
1&2 were great; 3&4 not so much. What really made the difference was the attitude of the residents. 1&2 friendly, 3&4 RUDE RUDE RUDE.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
Here's how I would rank the places I have lived:
1. Atlanta
2. Brooklyn, NY
3. McLean, VA (suburban DC)
4. Lighthouse Point, FL (between Ft Lauderdale and Pompano Beach)
1&2 were great; 3&4 not so much. What really made the difference was the attitude of the residents. 1&2 friendly, 3&4 RUDE RUDE RUDE.
Its funny you said that the ppl in Brooklyn were friendly alot of others wouldnt agree but I love Brooklyn regardless..
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:57 AM
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Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Why do we either have to "LOVE" or "HATE" living here? There should be a less polar choice. I like living here a lot, but it's not perfect, just as no place is going to be perfect. There are always tradeoffs in life.
The last choice said "I accept that I live here and neither love it or hate it"
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