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View Poll Results: Atlanta or San Diego?
Atlanta 121 51.05%
San Diego 116 48.95%
Voters: 237. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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People from my area think Atlanta is great, at least on these forums. People from San Diego who move to my area tend to think this area is great. I tend to think San Diego is great. Interesting how that works...anyway, San Diego is the OBVIOUS winner, unless you can't afford it. It's hard to even compare the two.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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San Diego pros: weather, ocean, proximity to skiing (compared to Atlanta)
cons: expense; traffic
Atlanta: pros: affordable
cons: traffic, weather, run-down areas, no hills, it's in the South (nuff said)

I'd only pick Atlanta if I were black and single. Otherwise it is no contest.
Explain yourself please because Atlanta is a very diverse city and isn't just for single black men....
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Old 08-05-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Well, I guess it's about perception as opposed to popular stereotype. In my opinion and others I've spoken with feel that Atlanta is very conservative, even though the city may tolerate select behaviors. I never found San Diego to be Republican dominated, that's news to me as it's my home. None of my neighbors/co-workers are Republicans.
I'm just going by the actual numbers of how people in certain areas voted in the recent elections. In the 2004 presidential and 2006 mid-term elections, a higher percentage voted Republican in San Diego, while a higher percentage voted Democrat in Atlanta.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:59 AM
 
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"Explain yourself please because Atlanta is a very diverse city and isn't just for single black men...."

Because it is flat, ugly, not near mountains, a beach, lacks any true center city (spread out nightmare). I was trying to think of a positive beyond affordability and I know some black men that rave about the availability and attractiveness of the women there. When I've been it was hard to find any redeming qualities- but I was trying to think of positives.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Atlanta is flat? Are you serious? It's probably one of the hilliest major cities in the US.

San Diego by far is the superior city. I love Atlanta and everything, but let's be serious. However, Atlanta does have a few advantages over San Diego such as a better job economy, cheaper cost of living, and historical architecture.

Nonetheless, admittedly so, it's hard to compete with perfect weather, tall mountains, sunny beaches, and palm trees.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I like San Diego MUCH better, but in the real world, ATL is far more liveable.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Atlanta is flat? Are you serious? It's probably one of the hilliest major cities in the US.
Outside the city limits maybe. Ive been to Stone Mountain, which is pretty hilly, but that was far outside the city. The view from the top showed far away hills, but the area around ATL was pretty flat.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:58 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Steve-o,

Sometimes, it's hard to be aware of how hilly the city really is because our roads run along major ridge lines--which explains the lack of a coherent street grid in Atlanta. Peachtree Street runs along the highest ridge, which is why when you approach it from the west or south, you have to go uphill for a while. Also, the neighborhoods inside to city are separated in part due to georgraphy, such as ravines and ridge lines. It's hard to notice downtown, but when you go to other parts of the city, you'll definitely see how hilly it is. The pic below is a photo of the Chattahoochee River, at the City of Atlanta/Cobb County line.



Of course there aren't any stunning mountain views as in San Diego, but in Atlanta you can still appreciate the fact that the city is situated on rolling Piedmont terrain.
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I mentioned that there were hills in ATL, but that photo you show is of a rural area, I see no signs of life in that photo, human-wise.
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: ITP
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steve-o,

I know what you mean. The picture is right in the middle of the Metro Area, however, the area along the Chattahooche is a National Recreation Area operated by the National Park Service. If you look at an aerial photo of Atlanta, you would see a lot of gaps with no development in the middle of the city because of the fact that there are a lot of creek beds and ravines that run through the middle of the city.
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