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Old 05-20-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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There are many transplants living in the alpharetta-johns creek-cumming area.

People began relocating to ATL for employment with corporations in the early 60's. The joke is that there are few natives. If there is a 'lack of acceptance' I wouldn't think it would be because of being from anywhere else.

I hope all goes well with your move.
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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Traffic sucks
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Default No Road Rage in Alpharetta

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There is road rage and plenty of traffic in the Alpharetta area, but you may already be used to heavy traffic on weekends and such.
We've been here 6 yrs. and I haven't noticed any road rage in Alpharetta, but I don't commute during rush hour anymore. During the day, all is pleasant, except for the people gabbing on their cell phones or texting. I guess that's everywhere, though.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Moved down from Boston 6 yrs ago and am quite happy here.
Alpharetta is a good place, I lived there for 1.5 years and still work there. Road rage= not an issue at all. If anything, people are nicer about letting you in, etc.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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I'm from North Jersey originally, have lived here for 5 years and really like it. I haven't seen a lot of road rage myself. I actually think drivers are more courteous here than just about any other place I've ever driven. One thing I have seen a few times is when you're stopped at a light someone will start hitting their horn for you to go even though the light hasn't turned green yet. But, I've figured out that just about all the horn blowers down here are fellow North Easterner's.

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Old 05-22-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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You might get some good humored ribbing about being from the North, but even that seems to be few and far between.

Our friends are from all over the place, and I have never felt like anyone excluded someone else based on where they were from.

While Atlanta may not be a true racial/ethnic melting pot, it definitely does feel like a geographic melting pot.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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So far about the only thing I regret is not being able to invent a "Hogie" preservation machine! Can't find'em down here at all.

Overall, most items are "new" compared to "old" up north.
Double the house, half the cost and that also is "new", well 6 years ago.
Taxes, rather enjoy my 3K per year vs 10k per year on a house of a 1,000 more square feet.
Have the mountains at my back door and the dirty city less than an hours drive.

Road Rage??? Compared to NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago? Now that's a laugh. Granted, Atlanta is the most aggressive driving in the country mostly due to speed overall, not temper.

Overall. Life is what you make it. If you like city life you will like it. If you like the burbs you will like it, if you like rural then head to Dawson county north, you will like it.

Good Luck!

PS: If your coming from Philly can you bring a Hogie!?!
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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Atlanta is the most aggressive driving in the country mostly due to speed overall, not temper.
100% accurate unfortunately. Ignorance or complete unwillingness to drive correctly seems to be the order of the day in the southeast, not just Atlanta.

I just got back from Charlotte, and the same crap happens in north GA, SC, and NC on I-85. Tailgating, cutting off with no signal, excessive speeding, and generally driving like your head is up one of your bodily cavities.

I didn't see a single cop the entire trip from Marietta to Charlotte. Not one on I-85 in any of the three states. No wonder people drive like total morons when they have no concern for enforcement. It's a disgrace. If these people drove in VA, MD, NJ, CT, MA they would be bagged and tagged.

This reputation of speed traps in the southeast is pure fantasy.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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100% accurate unfortunately. Ignorance or complete unwillingness to drive correctly seems to be the order of the day in the southeast, not just Atlanta.

I just got back from Charlotte, and the same crap happens in north GA, SC, and NC on I-85. Tailgating, cutting off with no signal, excessive speeding, and generally driving like your head is up one of your bodily cavities.

I didn't see a single cop the entire trip from Marietta to Charlotte. Not one on I-85 in any of the three states. No wonder people drive like total morons when they have no concern for enforcement. It's a disgrace. If these people drove in VA, MD, NJ, CT, MA they would be bagged and tagged.

This reputation of speed traps in the southeast is pure fantasy.
We have had very different experiences on I-85...I'm a frequent traveler between Charlotte and Atlanta, and am always seeing highway patrol cars cruising that corridor - especially in SC. I've even been welcomed by one or two.

Keep in mind that people who drive here aren't limited to the state of Georgia or even the South. We DO drive in VA, MD, NF, CT, MA, etc and see some of the crazies on those roads. There are just as many as anywhere else!
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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I enjoy reading all the comments!! No good "Hoogies" in CT, sorry ... I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to these "grey days" of the north, and Hello Sunshine!... When the relator told me that there were many agressive drivers, my comment to him was "they must be from the north" LOL, I won't even drive through NY. When we drive down to GA, NC, or TN areas my husband drives through NY and NJ and then I feel I can take over. Overrall, I have a good feeling about GA, it'll take some time to adjust and make friends I'm sure. Thanks again!!! keep the comments rolling!
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