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Old 10-12-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn/Atlanta
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Oh boy I'm gonna get bashed I know it.

Well, my wife and I just moved here after being in Brooklyn, NY for 6 years followed by a couple of years in the Hudson Valley and a brief sublet up in west Harlem by the pier.

We came here because of the cheaper cost of living but only to find out I can make about half of the money I could make in NY for doing the same thing. So really it's not cheaper to live here cause you make crap. (If you can get work).

Everything is miles apart. It's ridiculous how much you gotta drive. I can't even afford all that gas. Traffic is by far the worst I've ever seen.

Chain restaurants, what is it man? Do people really want that crap? They're everywhere. I still have not found a good private restaurant. There's apparently a couple of neighborhoods that are ok: L5P and East Atlanta but after checking it out I really thought to myself, that's all you got Atlanta? This place is lame in my opinion and all I can think about is how am I gonna move back up north?

If you're thinking about moving here, think again. There's no old established town feeling at all here unlike NY, MA, CT...All strip malls and new soulless construction. This place is made out of plastic. I feel sorry I moved here. Really.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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What you have described is found in many of the suburbs. Most intown areas are not at all like that. Of course I am biased being an ITP person but the endless driving and endless chains are typically found in the suburbs.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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...Bye?
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: East Cobb
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Boonie, I'm not inclined to bash you. I do hope your post proves cautionary to others, though.

This forum gets quite a few posts from people writing about how they hate where they're at and they're eager to move to Atlanta. The forum regulars write their usual replies about how nobody should move here without a job lined up, and how it's best to visit the area first and get a feel for it, before making the decision to move. Some people do love the Atlanta area, but others hate it. Everyone who considers moving here needs to find out for themselves if it's for them.

I've seen a few posts recently from another person who moved here about a year ago and now seems discontented. That person too, sounded like they were completely committed to moving here, back before their move when they were seeking info here. A long distance move is a big change. People should check out their future home in person, BEFORE they pack up and move.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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So you're mad because you moved here without first investigating the local job market, and you're doubly mad because you settled in a local neighborhood before determining if it would meet your needs. You didn't do your homework and came down here thinking it was the land of opportunity with endless streets paved of gold and lined with fine restaurants. And somehow this is Atlanta's fault?

Next time look before you leap.

I'm pretty tired of people moving down here without a job and without a plan, then a year later whining that they hate the area and regretted ever moving. Well, surprise! I don't care where you move: if you're not familiar with the area there's a good chance you will have to work hard at fitting in.

Wake up and smell the coffee.

There's plenty of places around here with "character". You just have to look for them. ITP and OTP (although the places OTP are a bit farther apart and harder to find).
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Peace we wont miss you . Dont let the door hit you where the good lord split you!!!!. How many times people gonna say this THE SOUTH IS NOT THE NORTH!!!!! STOP LOOKING FOR THAT WHEN YOU COME HERE.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: north of Atlanta
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Gee Boonie,
Sorry about the rain but truly the rain is sort of a love/hate issue here after the drought we went thru last year. Not sure where you are here in Atlanta, I moved here from outside Chicago about 20 yrs ago.I'm stayin! Atanta is a big and yes a spread out area. Maybe you should visit some of the friendly small areas that are homey and very settled. I can think of so many. Some that come to mind are: Cartersville, inner square of Buford, Big Canoe, Macon area, Peachtree City, Augusta area,
City of Norcross, Madison GA. After all when I go to the city of New York I dont see the family the close knit communities either until I get outside to the surrounding burbs.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:36 PM
 
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There are many nice independent restaurants--keep looking. Babette's comes to mind: Babette's Cafe.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Boonieboy View Post
Oh boy I'm gonna get bashed I know it.

Well, my wife and I just moved here after being in Brooklyn, NY for 6 years followed by a couple of years in the Hudson Valley and a brief sublet up in west Harlem by the pier.

We came here because of the cheaper cost of living but only to find out I can make about half of the money I could make in NY for doing the same thing. So really it's not cheaper to live here cause you make crap. (If you can get work).

Everything is miles apart. It's ridiculous how much you gotta drive. I can't even afford all that gas. Traffic is by far the worst I've ever seen.

Chain restaurants, what is it man? Do people really want that crap? They're everywhere. I still have not found a good private restaurant. There's apparently a couple of neighborhoods that are ok: L5P and East Atlanta but after checking it out I really thought to myself, that's all you got Atlanta? This place is lame in my opinion and all I can think about is how am I gonna move back up north?

If you're thinking about moving here, think again. There's no old established town feeling at all here unlike NY, MA, CT...All strip malls and new soulless construction. This place is made out of plastic. I feel sorry I moved here. Really.
Shows a lot of character both in admitting your mistakes ans informing others.

People often start lying to themselves in these situations, which is about the worst possible course.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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Do any of you guys think this is a set up? Like a thread to cause upsetment? It just seems too much. And I'm from nyc! : )
Yes...I definitely think it is. It's not worth a thoughtful response.
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