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Old 06-09-2009, 06:13 PM
 
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But I was wondering if the city of Atlanta is segregated? I am visiting soon and might plan on staying. I keep hearing about all this crime and Moderator removed - language and I don't know where it's safe enough to live at. Here in Virginia we have our mixes, our upper middle class blacks, the poor blacks, our whites and our rednecks. Is there a place that is okay with mixed couples? Is there a place that is all black or Chinese or whatever? All I know is if you travel on the wrong road in Virginia, you might git ur a** shot off. Is it like that in Atlanta?

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Old 06-09-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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First of all, watch the language even if it's covered up with a *.

Second, like any large city, Atlanta has areas that are mixed, and areas that are predominately white, black, asian, hispanic, etc etc. There are dangerous and not so dangerous neighborhoods but typically you will not be "shot" for walking in the wrong place, at least during the day hours, if you are not the same color as the predominate color/race of that neighborhood. It's not Thunderdome.

Yes, it's still somewhat segregated in that some whites lean towards the predominately white areas of town/shopping/etc, and some blacks will lean more toward predominately black areas of town/shopping/etc. Then as said earlier, there are mixed areas. The most segregated areas you'll find here are with local governments. Example, the city is predominately black run and few of other races seem to be hired for important positions, and when you go into the suburban towns, the governments of those areas will be predominately white with few of other races offered positions in those areas. Part of the "old south" that still lingers.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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But I was wondering if the city of Atlanta is segregated? I am visiting soon and might plan on staying. I keep hearing about all this crime and Moderator removed - language and I don't know where it's safe enough to live at. Here in Virginia we have our mixes, our upper middle class blacks, the poor blacks, our whites and our rednecks. Is there a place that is okay with mixed couples? Is there a place that is all black or Chinese or whatever? All I know is if you travel on the wrong road in Virginia, you might git ur a** shot off. Is it like that in Atlanta?
IMO, Gwinnett County is one of the most integrated areas in Atlanta. Check Norcross and Duluth out. As with every city in America, we have some horrible areas of town; however, Atlanta will be the first city to tear down all of the ghettos and build mixed used development.

Don't let a few idiots ruin your feelings about our great city.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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All of ATL is okay for mixed couples, polka dotted people and stripes too.
Ignorance does not know any bounds, its the South, the Bible Belt, in my experience you have more a "social-class" element, than out and out racism, and trust I have seen the gamut of both, but as citizens of the U.S.A. we all share the biggest commonality that we all gripe about: TAXES.
So move where ever you want to move, and of course it pays to research your area and get a feel of where you want to live, comfort is key. Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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All I know is if you travel on the wrong road in Virginia, you might git ur a** shot off.
Where in Virginia are you at? I live in NoVA and haven't seen any streets like that! I know there are a few bad neighbourhoods in DC but every major city has that.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I to am trying to do research on atlanta and what is a safe area to live in that is not to far from Ft. Mcpherson. I have two children and most likley will homeschool them. I am looking into living in West Midtown area and would appreciate any information. I am also looking on the outskirts but with our familys current situation we need to be close to military base. Thank you.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I to am trying to do research on atlanta and what is a safe area to live in that is not to far from Ft. Mcpherson. I have two children and most likley will homeschool them. I am looking into living in West Midtown area and would appreciate any information. I am also looking on the outskirts but with our familys current situation we need to be close to military base. Thank you.
Check out East Point. It sandwiched in between the Airport and the CoA. The next train station north from East Point is Ft. Mcpherson and it only takes 5 minutes from any where in East Point to get to Ft. Mc and ZERO traffic.

Despite what some will tell you, most of East Point is Middle to working class and is far more developed than West Midtown. Not to mention the housing prices there are WAY cheap compared to the CoA. We're talking $150,000 for a 4 bedroom house.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: East Point
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Check out East Point. It sandwiched in between the Airport and the CoA. The next train station north from East Point is Ft. Mcpherson and it only takes 5 minutes from any where in East Point to get to Ft. Mc and ZERO traffic.

Despite what some will tell you, most of East Point is Middle to working class and is far more developed than West Midtown. Not to mention the housing prices there are WAY cheap compared to the CoA. We're talking $150,000 for a 4 bedroom house.
I agree - Jefferson Park is a great neighborhood and affordable either to own or rent. We are minutes from Fort Mac, I-75, I-85, I-285, the airport, downtown etc. etc. - best kept secret inside the perimeter IMHO.

Come check it out
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Old 06-13-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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ty i will look at that area
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Old 06-14-2009, 04:36 AM
 
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But I was wondering if the city of Atlanta is segregated? I am visiting soon and might plan on staying. I keep hearing about all this crime and Moderator removed - language and I don't know where it's safe enough to live at. Here in Virginia we have our mixes, our upper middle class blacks, the poor blacks, our whites and our rednecks. Is there a place that is okay with mixed couples? Is there a place that is all black or Chinese or whatever? All I know is if you travel on the wrong road in Virginia, you might git ur a** shot off. Is it like that in Atlanta?
You will be ok in Atlanta and in all of the counties surrounding Atlanta. I'd worry about traveling too far outside the beltway. There are some people out there who have never been out of their counties.
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