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Old 09-21-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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Default What is the difference in terms of the people between Dallas and Atlanta?

Hello,

I am considering relocating to either Dallas or Atlanta area. I have seen some good threads comparing these two metro areas in terms of everything except the people.

Can you help by giving me some of the subtler differences between the people in these two cities?

I know that these are both Southern cities and people tend to be more friendly than in the North, still, I feel there is a difference between the two places but I can't quite name what that difference is. So what is your opinion in terms of the finer differences in people's kindness, genuineness, approachability/friendliness, helpfulness, down-to-earth/superficiality, etc.?

Thank you very much.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't think there really is much of a difference. Both are huge metropolitan areas, Dallas being quite a bit larger than Atlanta.

I honestly think that they are very similar. You will find lot's and lot's of every conceivable type of person in both.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Having spent quite a bit of time in both I can tell you that they are very similar. You will find more cultural/racial diversity in Dallas. With that it tends to not have a lot of the black/white racial tension that you still find in Atlanta.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Having spent quite a bit of time in both I can tell you that they are very similar. You will find more cultural/racial diversity in Dallas. With that it tends to not have a lot of the black/white racial tension that you still find in Atlanta.
Sorry, but I disagree. The diversity is about equal.

As far as racial tensions, I find that the open discussions that take place in Atlanta are often misunderstood by people from other regions that aren't used to it. In my opinion - and many others feel the same way - I think this is one of the LEAST racially tense major metros in the country.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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I don't think there really is much of a difference. Both are huge metropolitan areas, Dallas being quite a bit larger than Atlanta.

I honestly think that they are very similar. You will find lot's and lot's of every conceivable type of person in both.
True...only that Dallas is only a little bit larger than Atlanta.

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Old 09-21-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Sorry, but I disagree. The diversity is about equal.

As far as racial tensions, I find that the open discussions that take place in Atlanta are often misunderstood by people from other regions that aren't used to it. In my opinion - and many others feel the same way - I think this is one of the LEAST racially tense major metros in the country.
Not to make an argument of this but campaigns against white people running for mayor are a bit racist if you ask me. Dallas and the metroplex is technically more diverse just look at the numbers. Unfortunately for Atlanta there is a diverse community it just happens to be way out in Gwinnett. In the city of Atlanta the primary racial makeup is black/white.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I think this is one of the LEAST racially tense major metros in the country.
Agreed. This is the only city I know of where I could have a political/racial issues argument with an avowed rebel flag waving, pickup truck driving, bass fishin' redneck and still consider them a close personal friend and have a beer with them at the drop of a hat.

We do things kind of different here in Atlanta
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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True...only that Dallas is only a little bit larger than Atlanta.

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Wow! I was under the impression they were like a million more than us. Thanks for setting me straight, aires.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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True...only that Dallas is only a little bit larger than Atlanta.

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600K+ is more than a little bit. Dallas and Atlanta are the two fastest growing areas in the country. Also, don't take the populations too serious. Dallas has one of the biggest metro areas in the country in land size. It covers more land than Atlanta.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Agreed. This is the only city I know of where I could have a political/racial issues argument with an avowed rebel flag waving, pickup truck driving, bass fishin' redneck and still consider them a close personal friend and have a beer with them at the drop of a hat.

We do things kind of different here in Atlanta
Could not agree more.

As far as the City being strictly black/white, I think next years Census is going to be a BIG eye opener for a lot of people.
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