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Old 01-12-2011, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buckhead
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Atlanta is a great move for anyone. Keep in mind that this IS the deep south, so that old southern mindset (in regard to progressiveness, intellects, culture, and racial issues) is still existent albeit a dying breed. There is def something about atlanta and its ppl that attracts folks from all back grounds of life and from all over the world. This city has a real foward ambitious attitude that has allowed it to thrive in an otherwise hostile environment for forward thinking concepts.

Traffic is a real hassle, but even carless you can still manage to make your way around town fairly well (unless you want to go to the burbs.......get a car lol). Marta is not door to door, but will take you to the essentials in town.

Also, Atl is a city for black socialites......and some can misconstrue this as snobby, cliquish, or stuck up, but be yourself and DO make friends.....your connections are everything to unlocking the treasures of Atlanta- be it a job, a record deal (EVERYONE here SWEARS they rap or make beats or know SOMEONE in the music/entertainment industry lol), housing, etc.

Also, speaking of the entertainment industry, Atlanta is the media hub for the greater SE United States, as well as the current hub of the Urban music scene. If your goin for a job in that direction, this would be a GREAT move for you.

My advice, come visit for a few weeks and get familiar with Atlanta. Its about the same physical size as DC, with a similar feel and layout. Go around town and see it for yourself.

Also, Atl is the place to be for the black yuppie crowd (young, fly, black, urban, and professional.....and urban is NOT synonymous as ghetto lol). There is honestly NO place in America, at least that Ive seen where you can thrive as a young upwardly mobile AA and maintain the cost of living that Atl has.

But beware....this IS the south....outside of 285 lies redneckville....ugh.....and all that comes with that territory.

Why dont you also consider Dekalb Co? Its just east of the city proper and is ranked as the No.2 county with affluent AA in the 120k tax bracket and above. The houses are reasonable, and it is truly "Black Suburbia" in every sense of the word lol.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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But beware....this IS the south....outside of 285 lies redneckville....ugh.....and all that comes with that territory.
Yep ... Vinings and the Perimeter are just teeming with rednecks...

*Sigh*

Oh wait. Vinings is ITP. That makes it okay.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:15 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Atlanta is a great move for anyone. Keep in mind that this IS the deep south, so that old southern mindset (in regard to progressiveness, intellects, culture, and racial issues) is still existent albeit a dying breed. There is def something about atlanta and its ppl that attracts folks from all back grounds of life and from all over the world. This city has a real foward ambitious attitude that has allowed it to thrive in an otherwise hostile environment for forward thinking concepts.

Traffic is a real hassle, but even carless you can still manage to make your way around town fairly well (unless you want to go to the burbs.......get a car lol). Marta is not door to door, but will take you to the essentials in town.

Also, Atl is a city for black socialites......and some can misconstrue this as snobby, cliquish, or stuck up, but be yourself and DO make friends.....your connections are everything to unlocking the treasures of Atlanta- be it a job, a record deal (EVERYONE here SWEARS they rap or make beats or know SOMEONE in the music/entertainment industry lol), housing, etc.

Also, speaking of the entertainment industry, Atlanta is the media hub for the greater SE United States, as well as the current hub of the Urban music scene. If your goin for a job in that direction, this would be a GREAT move for you.

My advice, come visit for a few weeks and get familiar with Atlanta. Its about the same physical size as DC, with a similar feel and layout. Go around town and see it for yourself.

Also, Atl is the place to be for the black yuppie crowd (young, fly, black, urban, and professional.....and urban is NOT synonymous as ghetto lol). There is honestly NO place in America, at least that Ive seen where you can thrive as a young upwardly mobile AA and maintain the cost of living that Atl has.

But beware....this IS the south....outside of 285 lies redneckville....ugh.....and all that comes with that territory.

Why dont you also consider Dekalb Co? Its just east of the city proper and is ranked as the No.2 county with affluent AA in the 120k tax bracket and above. The houses are reasonable, and it is truly "Black Suburbia" in every sense of the word lol.
This is in every state in America

The same can be said for every city in America. The western suburbs of DC, NYC (Long Island, Staten Island), Chicago (North Chicago), etc
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:00 PM
 
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It is not. Stop moving to Atlanta unless you have a trade, license, and skills. Or a job for sure.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:16 PM
 
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It is not. Stop moving to Atlanta unless you have job for sure.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:34 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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My advice, come visit for a few weeks and get familiar with Atlanta. Its about the same physical size as DC, with a similar feel and layout. Go around town and see it for yourself.
I have to disagree here. DC is a planned lowrise city and is denser throughout than Atlanta. Atlanta has much more height than DC, having three highrise clusters within the city.
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