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Old 05-25-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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I need to know from all the other Atlantans out there. Complete the sentence with your thoughts. Here are mine:

Atlanta would be the perfect place to live, only if were actually located in the northeast!
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I need to know from all the other Atlantans out there. Complete the sentence with your thoughts. Here are mine:

Atlanta would be the perfect place to live, only if were actually located in the northeast!
I'm curious to know your reasoning.In my opinion,Atlanta would be great if it was on water or had a river that ran through the downtown or intown areas.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Acworth
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atlanta would be the perfect place to live..... if you lived outside city limits
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I need to know from all the other Atlantans out there. Complete the sentence with your thoughts. Here are mine:

Atlanta would be the perfect place to live, only if were actually located in the northeast!
Then it wouldn't be Atlanta...it would just be another filthy, crime-ridden city in the northeast.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Then it wouldn't be Atlanta...it would just be another filthy, crime-ridden city in the northeast.
True, though we are also a filthy, crime-ridden city too we are in the Southeast so the weather is better
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta would be the perfect place to live if ...

... it had a well developed public transit system
... it didn't have nightmarish traffic problems
... if it were in its own state so it wouldn't have to be governed by the rest of Georgia
... if it didn't have nightmarish development patterns that will led to problems down the road (e.g. water crisis)
... if it were more bikable
... if it had a greater selection of grocery chains inside the Perimeter (not a huge fan of Kroger or Publix --- ATL needs a Harris Teeter!)
... if it didn't have Georgia Power (I had terrible experiences with them)
... if it had more than one DMV location!

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Old 05-25-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I need to know from all the other Atlantans out there. Complete the sentence with your thoughts. Here are mine:

Atlanta would be the perfect place to live, only if were actually located in the northeast!
Do you like cold weather?

I love Atlanta's humidity, so maybe I'm a bit crazy. I've never been able to deal with the cold. Even Atlanta is too cold for me in the winter months!
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Denver--->Atlanta--->DC
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Atlanta would be the perfect place to live....
...if people didn't run you off the freeway but then stare at green lights on surface streets thinking 'gee, i wonder what those are for'...
...if marta didn't have fixed prices. what a rip-off.
...if there was a grid system(!!!!)
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Then it wouldn't be Atlanta...it would just be another filthy, crime-ridden city in the northeast.
I left the northeast to get away from the cold, the snow, and the liberal politics, among other things. I hate to keep getting into this northeast versus Atlanta thing...but since I didn't start it.....I'll add this.

It might surprise you to know that in reality, many areas of the northeast are pretty low when it comes to crime, and in fact, Boston, New York, and many of the cities are much safer than Atlanta. As far as being filthy, this is certainly very location specific, but that's really a false generalization and stereotype.

There are certainly exceptions and crime ridden cities like Philly, but if you compare the suburbs and small towns in the northeast, they are an order of magnitude lower in crime stats than many comprable areas of Georgia. Same goes for the smaller cities of comprable size to Atlanta, such as Worcester, Providence, Rochester, and I bet even Hartford.

I don't recall the daily news reports of stabbings, murders, gang violence, home invasions, and on and on. The biggest surprise for me when we moved here was the crime. I'm not saying I wouldn't have moved here, but I definitely didn't understand the magnitude of the crime here.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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... if the traffic wasn't so unbearable + the multitudes of bad drivers.
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