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Old 05-22-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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I'm currently living in Louisville, Ky (where I was born and raised) and have 2 years left til I graduate and recieve my bachalors degree in accounting. After college I was somewhat thinking about moving to Atlanta since everyone keep telling me that ATL is a good place to be for those african americans interested in business. I been there a few times but GA is so big that i cant tell one city from the other. All i know is that Louisville, ky is small and really dont have too much to offer me after college so i want to leave and go to a bigger city, plus i'm tired of living here anyways. For those that know something about GA, where's some great places live that doesnt have a lot of crime, quiet-n-peaceful, and the homes are reasonibly price? Are stone mountain, canton, and mcdonough good places to live? Whats some of the pros and cons about GA and some of the cities there??
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Old 05-23-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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I'm currently living in Louisville, Ky (where I was born and raised) and have 2 years left til I graduate and recieve my bachalors degree in accounting. After college I was somewhat thinking about moving to Atlanta since everyone keep telling me that ATL is a good place to be for those african americans interested in business. I been there a few times but GA is so big that i cant tell one city from the other. All i know is that Louisville, ky is small and really dont have too much to offer me after college so i want to leave and go to a bigger city, plus i'm tired of living here anyways. For those that know something about GA, where's some great places live that doesnt have a lot of crime, quiet-n-peaceful, and the homes are reasonibly price? Are stone mountain, canton, and mcdonough good places to live? Whats some of the pros and cons about GA and some of the cities there??

There is no 'easy' or short answer to your questions. Your lifestyle and place of employment are two major factors that will affect where you choose to live in the metro area. Stone Mountain, East; Canton,Northwest; and McDonough is South.

There are some areas of Stone Mountain that wouldn't go at the top of my list for family-oriented living and I wouldn't recommend them to a single female. In general--the area that includes E. Ponce de Leon, Stone Mt Industrial Blvd, N/S Hairston and the vicinity are locations that have been mentioned by other posters as less than desirable.
The area of Stone Mt closer to the Village and Tucker I believe is the better part. The part closer to Lilburn/Stone Mt. Industrial has also experienced more crime in the past few years. Somewhat transitional.

http://www.stonemountaincity.org/

Canton--I can't recall reading negative posts about Canton. A small town near the foothills of the Appalachian Mts. You might have a frustrating commute into Atlanta if you lived in Canton and there is truly not a lot to do there, my personal observation. Someone may have more specific FYI.
http://canton.georgia.gov/05/home/0,...97A6E652564017

McDonough--I just don't know. I live miles and miles away from the South side of town.
http://www.tourmcdonough.com/
http://www.mcdonoughga.org/

The metro area is said to now have 5,000,000 people. It includes 5/6 counties. Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, and several more. Someone should be able to give you an estimate of how many sq miles are involved. If you reside in Gwinnett County--the northern sector --you might easily have a commute 1 1/2 hours in the AM and possibly longer in the PM.

It is more expensive to live closer ITP/Inside the Perimeter.

One suggestion for a 'good' place for a newcomer to research would be Tucker, GA---not far--5miles or so, from Stone Mountain. Easy access to I285 and alternate routes to downtown Atlanta. A family oriented community, somewhat diverse--primarily African American/Caucasian--many places to shop and dine in the Northlake area. About 10 miles from VA Highland, Decatur---intown neighborhoods with more shopping and restaurants. Emory University is located in this area of NE Atlanta and many employees reside in Tucker. Many 'Dawgs'--UGA alums live in this area, too. my $.02.
http://www.tuckerga.com/

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Georgia is experiencing the same depressed economy that other areas of the US face. It is ill-advised to consider relocation to metro area without confirmation of employment.

Job Search Resources>>>
Employment/Job Fair/Cherokee County

hth

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Old 10-03-2010, 06:03 PM
 
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I am trying to move to Atlanta and having a hard time knowing which ares is the safest and less expensive for a retired but not dead couple. We like to dine out and shop. I been to several nice clubs for dancing and dinner in Buckhead but can't afford Buckhead's living.

Any suggestions. Hampton is too rural.. Also I am not having any luck with the local realtors, there too busy and most are not dependable.... Can you help with that. Looking for a townhome with garage 2 3 bedrooms. Craiglist is bogus...
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