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Old 04-05-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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You don't consider nice neighbors/the noise level of the area/possible privacy issues important in looking for a new place to live?

There are a lot of freaks, nosy parkers, criminals, loud late-night partiers, and other personality conflicts that I could have an issue living next door to...but the main thing is that I'm not harrassed in any way and I can live in peace. I don't really care what someone's beliefs are as long as they don't try to push them on me.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I have always looked for a residence based on location, price, appreciation,crime,schools and convieniences. I am puzzeled why someone would look for a place to live based on a philosophy.
I am looking at those things too. But this question is another part of the decision process while considering Atlanta. Now we are considering another state, but its a liberal state, so this will not be an issue there. But GA is conservative, so it could be an issue.

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I don't really care what someone's beliefs are as long as they don't try to push them on me.
Exactly, and with Ga being so conservative it worries me some.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I am looking at those things too. But this question is another part of the decision process while considering Atlanta. Now we are considering another state, but its a liberal state, so this will not be an issue there. But GA is conservative, so it could be an issue.

Exactly, and with Ga being so conservative it worries me some.
It shouldn't...I can recall many instances where conservative friends expressed their beliefs, but didn't proselytize them. Do you really expect conservatives here to do such a thing?
Frankly, IME Liberals on the whole seem much less tolerant of other belief systems than do Conservatives.
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
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Don't be fooled, doggiebus, there is no part of metro Atlanta that is so conservative that liberals are ostracized or feel out of place. Trust me, Georgia is conservative, but metro Atlanta is like any other place. The suburbs lean Republican but are still friendly and open-minded of liberals. You might as well be in suburban southern California, which is just as conservative if not more so than suburban Atlanta.

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The suburbs are more conservative as they get further from Atlanta, but they aren't SO bad that more liberal-minded people can't live there peacefully.
Exactly. I've lived in the suburbs all my life, and it's just a lot of not-very-well-informed middle-class suburbanites. They are not intolerant of liberals or people with different views, they just tend to vote Republican for money reasons. I mean, there was a huge Obama campaign office way out in north Cobb.

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Why are liberals so concerned about living with conservatives. Ive yet to see a conservative come on here asking a similar question.
I have. I've seen plenty. Look around a little more.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Frankly, IME Liberals on the whole seem much less tolerant of other belief systems than do Conservatives.
Gotta agree here to some degree. Just look to some of the threads here (the global warming thread comes to mind) where the liberal sacred cows are discussed. Anyone taking even the slightest difference of opinion or just questioning some aspect of the liberal dogma is berated and jumped on. Some people engaged in discussion while others just started calling names and showing their intellectual "superiority."

It seems that lately we read concern here from people that if they move to the suburbs, they will be somehow subjected to conservative "truth squads" who will come and drag them from their house and make them listen to Rush Limbaugh or something else as sinister. Where does this come from?

I lived in the bluest of blue states, and I can tell you that there was quite a bit of intolerance for views that went contrary to the political correctness, so living in a predominantly "blue area" is not a guarantee of anything, unless you agree with their viewpoint.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I would say anywhere inside the perimeter would be fine. I am a liberal and lived in the suburbs for a while (Fayette County) and must admit I did feel pretty out of place a lot of the time (had some damage done to one of our Kerry yard signs a few years back). The city should be liberal enough though.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:42 AM
 
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What does "Progressive" mean, in your opinion?

If you're looking for areas that are leftist, sure, there are some:

Dekalb County: Inside I-285 (more of a conservative/liberal mix the closer you get to I-285, this would include areas such as Oak Grove and the Ashford/Dunwoody sector)
Fulton County: Areas around midtown and other intown neighborhoods in the actual city of Atlanta

There aren't any true "liberal" areas in Cobb County, Gwinnett County, North Fulton county, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Henry County, Douglas County, Paulding County, Fayette County, Coweta County, Rockdale County, Newton County, Walton County, or any other areas.

Pretty much, the two areas listed above are what we have.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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For me as a moderate liberal, I don't bother people, could care less what people do, look like, believe, etc. But I worry about living next to someone that is conservative because many conservative people usually (in my opinion) are less excepting of diversity/differences/views etc and judge people more than liberals. I just want to live around people who are open minded. This is just my opinion.
In my experience, it is just the opposite. "Liberals" tend to be very judgemental toward conservatives than vice versa, at least in an outward expression of their views. Most conservatives disagree with liberal views, but they simply ignore people. "Liberals", on the other hand, often seek to interrupt and disrupt gatherings of conservatives, or people who hold conservative viewpoints. This has happened on a number of occassions.
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Old 04-06-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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What does "Progressive" mean, in your opinion?

If you're looking for areas that are leftist, sure, there are some:

Dekalb County: Inside I-285 (more of a conservative/liberal mix the closer you get to I-285, this would include areas such as Oak Grove and the Ashford/Dunwoody sector)
Fulton County: Areas around midtown and other intown neighborhoods in the actual city of Atlanta

There aren't any true "liberal" areas in Cobb County, Gwinnett County, North Fulton county, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Henry County, Douglas County, Paulding County, Fayette County, Coweta County, Rockdale County, Newton County, Walton County, or any other areas.

Pretty much, the two areas listed above are what we have.
I agree with your observations here, especially about Oak Grove. The area was traditionally conservative, but as the housing stock is turned over to a new generation it is becoming much more liberal. Much of this has to do with Emory University, its hospital system and the CDC. Oak Grove is a major bedroom community for their personnel.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Why are liberals so concerned about living with conservatives. Ive yet to see a conservative come on here asking a similar question.
FWIW, there have been lots of requests in these forums for religious or more conservative areas.

You may see more requests about liberal areas, however, because Georgia has a well-known reputation for being conservative, and not undeservedly so.

I personally think it does more harm to the state than good, but I'm not a GA native.
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