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View Poll Results: Atlanta or San Diego?
Atlanta 120 50.85%
San Diego 116 49.15%
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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There are some parts in the city limits of Atlanta that look country as hell. It's density is barely around 4k so yeah, it's pathetic and I'm ashamed for Atlanta.
Density Queen.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:32 PM
 
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There are some parts in the city limits of Atlanta that look country as hell. It's density is barely around 4k so yeah, it's pathetic and I'm ashamed for Atlanta.
I agree, Atlanta has many positives but urban is not one of them.

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Density Queen.
Lol, it's an opinion. For people who enjoy urban cities there are only 7 cities that are urban. 7 is being nice its really less than that honestly.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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What did I say about Atlanta that is false? It has suburbs that don't have sidewalks and some of them start to look rural. I didn't say they were. And yes Atlanta's urban area is getting closer and closer to Alabama. It is.
Atlanta is a lot bigger than San Diego.Its suburban are is very widespread but within the 5 core counties its not as rural as you seem to suggest.
Atlanta sprawl ended within the earlier part f the decade.The city of Atlanta had one of the largest increase of people moving into its city core and for the first time in decades the city is growing faster than the suburbs.
The End of Atlanta's Sprawl | Planetizen
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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^ I disagree. Both of these cities have similar downtowns for size and amenities. As for the larger part I'm assuming you are speaking of the metro. Atlanta is larger on paper because San Diego does not have a CSA. The CSA of LA (Orange County) touches San Diego county. South of San Diego county is Mexico. So, San Diego can't have a true CSA. Their true CSA is well over 5 million and I would estimate in the 5.5 million range. So, do not be fooled by the 3.2 million MSA because its larger.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:16 PM
 
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I agree, Atlanta has many positives but urban is not one of them.



Lol, it's an opinion. For people who enjoy urban cities there are only 7 cities that are urban. 7 is being nice its really less than that honestly.
With him its more than a opinion. Its more of a obsession.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Atlanta is a lot bigger than San Diego.Its suburban are is very widespread but within the 5 core counties its not as rural as you seem to suggest.
Atlanta sprawl ended within the earlier part f the decade.The city of Atlanta had one of the largest increase of people moving into its city core and for the first time in decades the city is growing faster than the suburbs.
The End of Atlanta's Sprawl | Planetizen
I didn't mean to sound like one of those CD Urban elitists lol I was just mentioning one of the big things that I noticed about Atlanta which was some of the suburbs don't have a lot of sidewalks. I never really saw that before so I said it "started to look rural" lol Maybe it was all the trees.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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I didn't mean to sound like one of those CD Urban elitists lol I was just mentioning one of the big things that I noticed about Atlanta which was some of the suburbs don't have a lot of sidewalks. I never really saw that before so I said it "started to look rural" lol Maybe it was all the trees.
Well the difference in topography is quite different between the two cities.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:45 AM
 
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Now that it's 2016 a lot has changed since I first started this thread. Me and my wife are actually considering moving back to San Diego when I retire from the Navy next year. Safety is a big concern, and like many cities dealing with the Ferguson Effect, Atlanta's crime rate is going back up. My wife especially has a negative perception of Atlanta with all the thuggish looking people. My views and tastes have changed in the last 10 years as well. San Diego has changed. I visited there earlier this year and seen how much Downtown has grown and become more urban. The airport has expanded and has more direct international flights, particularly one to Tokyo where I plan to travel often (if I can't live there). Atlanta has become very expensive to fly out of, on Delta. The housing costs in Atlanta are almost comparable to SD, at least in an area I'd like to live (averaging at $300K for a 2 BR/2 bath 1000 Sq ft condo). I still prefer the climate of Atlanta (4 seasons but with mild winters), and I prefer the hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia and the Smokies in TN/NC over the Cuyamaca/Julian area. I still love Julian though, especially the apple pies. If I lived in San Diego, I could travel to either Tokyo or Atlanta since I'll be kind of in between those two places. It's also easier to travel around Mexico. Plus it's only 2 hours from L.A.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:17 PM
 
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i think this is funny, you site the weather as san diego's cons. Except san diego has just about the most PERFECT weather in the country hands down. The area's you are talking about in the desert are far off distant suburbs like santee or escondido.
Precisely. San Diego on the first big west swell is like heaven on Earth:
Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Big Rock, Windansea, La Jolla Cove, Scripps, Drainpipe, South Peak, North Peak, Torrey Pines, 5th Street, 10th Street, 15th Street, Seaside Reef, Cardiff Reef, Pipes, Swamis, Ponto. The rest of North County was a wasteland we skipped for the 5 to Lowers. Pick your poison.

Atlanta; a hella lot of traffic, the signs of the fall of the Western world, the coming great extinction and not much else.
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Old 10-11-2016, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Atlanta. Has a lot more to do. And is in close proximity to flights to Miami, Caribbean, NYC, and Chicago in only a few hours. San Diegos is just a boring military town with a beach.
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