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Old 07-10-2011, 11:46 AM
Location: New Orleans
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I live in New Orleans but I can answer this question since I love history so much and my husband used to live in Atlanta.

Most of Atlanta was destroyed in a fire by Sherman, and then in 1917, they lost 300 acres to another fire. It means that alot of the city is fairly new. And the city planners actually have some brains in their heads, though they have a very huge problem figuring out the traffic routing.

One of the reasons I love Atlanta so much is because its so wide, and open. There's so many trees. Most of the buildings feel brand new. I love the rolling hills.

These things are one of the big reasons I want to move to Atlanta. I'm tired of the old feeling of New Orleans. Its great for something unusual and fun to see occasionally, but not if you want to live here.

We have a friend that lives in Austell. Its so beautiful. Peaceful in comparison to Metairie where there are constant cars going by my house and I have to be terrified of my cat getting out for even a few minutes for fear she will get hurt on any of the roads near the service road we live on. And the sunset over the trees near his house (he lives at the top of a large hill) is just breathtaking. In one direction, you see the city of Atlantas lights. In the other, you can see the stars. The only time I've seen the stars at night is if I'm not in New Orleans.

Be glad it doesn't look or feel old. Its not fun to live in that environment where the city planners were smoking something when they built the layout of the area.

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