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Old 01-13-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Buckhead is not "way more" urban than SouthPark. Urbanity is more than having a few rail/bus stops and a bunch of highrises.

 
Old 01-13-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Buckhead is not "way more" urban than SouthPark. Urbanity is more than having a few rail/bus stops and a bunch of highrises.

It is its more walkable than south park you have to drive to everything in southpark, the hot part about buckhead is that it is serviced by 4 train stations. which helps with urban appeal and makes it more serviceable to people who dont drive and who dont wanna drive with the traffic.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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It is its more walkable than south park you have to drive to everything in southpark, the hot part about buckhead is that it is serviced by 4 train stations. which helps with urban appeal and makes it more serviceable to people who dont drive and who dont wanna drive with the traffic.
When Buckhead had the little club district, I would say it was walkable. But since that went away, I wouldn't consider Buckhead walkable at all. Have you ever walked from Lenox to Phipps? I have. Its like walking from South Park to Morrison. A bunch of parking lots and busy roads. And between what points would you ride a train in Buckhead? In other words, where would you be going that it would be convienant to catch the train, and still be in Buckhead, not leaving to go to Midtown or Downtown?
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^What he said.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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As a newcomer to Charlotte from NY, Atlanta, in my view, is vastly superior.

It has a zoo, a natural history museum, a far better art museum, a better opera, symphony and ballet.

It also has much better stores and hotels.

In addition, it's generally a few degrees warmer, and on many days, it's 5 to 7 degrees warmer than Charlotte is in the winter.

For a New Yorker who was looking for a cheaper, easier life, I jumped the gun and came here, yet Atlanta also is cheap. In fact, its suburbs not only have nicer homes overall but the land is hillier and more wooded.

Charlotte is nice and is better than most mid-size cities (e.g., Pittsburg, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Orlando, etc.), but Atlanta is definitely better in my opinion.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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As a newcomer to Charlotte from NY, Atlanta, in my view, is vastly superior.

It has a zoo, a natural history museum, a far better art museum, a better opera, symphony and ballet.

It also has much better stores and hotels.

In addition, it's generally a few degrees warmer, and on many days, it's 5 to 7 degrees warmer than Charlotte is in the winter.

For a New Yorker who was looking for a cheaper, easier life, I jumped the gun and came here, yet Atlanta also is cheap. In fact, its suburbs not only have nicer homes overall but the land is hillier and more wooded.

Charlotte is nice and is better than most mid-size cities (e.g., Pittsburg, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Orlando, etc.), but Atlanta is definitely better in my opinion.
How did you discover all this wonderful stuff about ATL and still jump the gun and end up in the wrong place?
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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While I was living in NY, I always thought Atl. was a joke. People would call it "Hotlanta" and act as if it's a real city (i.e., NY, Boston, DC, Phillly, SF, etc.). I would laugh and had no interest in visiting, although I did go two times for work trips in the late '90s.

After moving here, however, I took weekend trips to Atlanta and realized that while it's not a real city from a New Yorker's perspective, it's more so than Clt. is. As I noted, if you want to take your kids to the zoo, you don't have to drive 90 miles to do so.

Anyway, Charlotte is nice too, and it's a very cheap place to live which is nice.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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Obviously Atlanta is going to offer more than Charlotte; I don't think anyone is disputing that, so the question of which city is "superior" was never a question. It was about how the two cities compare, taking that significant size difference into account.
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Sorry. I misunderstood the topic.

In light of your clarification, I think that the two cities are similar. A comparison is how Philadelphia is like a little cousin to NY. Although NY has way more to offer (although Philly is very underrated and is one of the best US cities), the two cities have a lot in common albeit on different scales.

Similarly, Clt. and Atl. are new cities in the same region that have been transformed by people relocating in search of a better/easier life.

Atl. has far more in common with Clt. than it does with the Northeastern metros of similar size (i.e., Philly, Boston and DC).
 
Old 01-13-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Sorry. I misunderstood the topic.

In light of your clarification, I think that the two cities are similar. A comparison is how Philadelphia is like a little cousin to NY. Although NY has way more to offer (although Philly is very underrated and is one of the best US cities), the two cities have a lot in common albeit on different scales.

Similarly, Clt. and Atl. are new cities in the same region that have been transformed by people relocating in search of a better/easier life.

Atl. has far more in common with Clt. than it does with the Northeastern metros of similar size (i.e., Philly, Boston and DC).
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