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Old 04-06-2010, 11:45 PM
 
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What is IMO?
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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Can you give me an idea of where exactly West Midtown is (zip code, streets, apartments??) What kinds of restaurants/shops are in the area? That would be a great start and appreciated!!
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Old 04-07-2010, 12:04 AM
 
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Also, is it safe? I'm a young female so safety is a major concern for me. How is safety in these places in comparison to each other?
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Old 04-07-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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What is IMO?
In my opinion.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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It sounds to me like you're mostly looking for a fun, walkable neighborhood with some nightlife. I still think midtown is your best option. The area around Crescent street from 12th to 14th is loaded with bars and clubs. You'd still be really close to 75/85. Yes, you'd have to drive to work and it could take a while... so you have to ask yourself if you'd rather live in a decent place that's really close to work, or in a really good place but it takes you a while to get to work.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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Can you give me an idea of where exactly West Midtown is (zip code, streets, apartments??) What kinds of restaurants/shops are in the area? That would be a great start and appreciated!!
Here's a list of some spots to live in in West Midtown: WEST MIDTOWN DESIGN DISTRICT

I know the northern section around White Provision and 1016 lofts best. It's pretty safe--fairly yuppified--and there are some great bars and restaurants all around that area (Six Feet Under, West Egg, Ormsby's, Taqueria del Sol, La Fonda, etc.) But the sidewalks aren't consistently in the best shape. The commute to Marietta from there will probably be about 17 minutes; it takes me about 22 to get to Kennesaw. (Of course, if you're way off the highway in Marietta, the commute will take longer.)

But you should look at Midtown, too. There will definitely be more traffic to deal with on that side. But as long as you can get to and from 75 with relative ease, it shouldn't be impossible.

At this point, I strongly recommend you talk to the people at Promove. They offer a free service to help you find an apartment in Atlanta. Tell them your preferences and they'll be able to help you out more than any of us can.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Lindbergh (Atlanta, GA)
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Midtown, Buckhead, and Virginia Highlands are the most walkable neighborhoods for college grads (In that order). Virginia Highlands wouldn't be that good for you due to highway access. For Midtown, and particularly buckhead, you will have a reverse commute up 75 in the morning. Sister used to live in buckhead and commuted to Lockheed (at the Air Force base in Marietta) everyday. She never hit traffic. 20 minute drive.

Check out Get Your Walk Score - A Walkability Score For Any Address. It gives a relative score for walkability based on address. I used to live in a very walkable part of Bukchead. Address was 360 Pharr Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30305. Got a 91 out of 100 for a Walk Score.

And dont listen to people who tell you Buckhead nightlife doesn't exist. Sure, its different than it was 5 years ago, but there are a bunch of bars. Fado, Parkbench, East Andrews, Stout, Andrew's Upstairs, Five Paces, Red Door, Churchills, Pool Hall, Peachtree Tavern, Moon Dogs, Hole in the Wall, Kramers. All walkable from the address I used to live at (we never took cabs anywhere in Buckhead).

Not to mention all the other stuff thats walkable from the address I used to live at: Within .5 miles you've got 2 gyms, 4 grocery stores (Kroger, Publix, Trader Joes, Whole Foods), a ton of great restaurants (Atlanta Fish Market, Seasons 52, Cheesecake Factory, Basils, Anis, Aqua Bistro, Elbow Room, Nava, Rama 5, Cafe Agora (my personal favorite). You're across the street from a park with baseball fields, tennis courts, etc. And the area is all college grads.

Midtown is even more walkable than that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I'm graduating college and moving to Atlanta and am wondering where in or around the Atlanta there is a bigger proportion of young professionals. I hear there are more in Buckhead and Midtown than anywhere else, but they seem a bit pricey for recent graduates. Recommendations anyone??
college grad = young professional lol
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