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View Poll Results: Atlanta or Detroit?
Atlanta 104 63.41%
Detroit 60 36.59%
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Detroit is slowly redeveloping, which is exciting. I'm much more enthused about what's happening to recreate and restore Detroit, than any happenings in Atlanta

 
Old 11-01-2014, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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I choose Atlanta Hands Down, Detroit is a ghetto place, but Detroit is biggest Metro

African-American:

Detroit: 82.7%

Atlanta 54%

I'm Black
Most of Metro Detroit is not ghetto. And if you think Atlanta doesn't have ghetto areas or people as well? lmao hahahaha .
 
Old 11-01-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Most of Metro Detroit is not ghetto. And if you think Atlanta doesn't have ghetto areas or people as well? lmao hahahaha .
but most of Detroit is ghetto. suburbs are very nice. but there are very little areas in Detroit where a hopping urban vibe can be found, if any at all. granted, they probably had the biggest economic decline any american has ever experienced. the bright side though is that the decline is coming to an end, or has ended and now an economic incline is gearing up.
 
Old 11-01-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Detroit is slowly redeveloping, which is exciting. I'm much more enthused about what's happening to recreate and restore Detroit, than any happenings in Atlanta
Just curious: what happenings in Atlanta are you even aware of?
 
Old 11-01-2014, 10:44 PM
 
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Atlanta is all marketing and no substance, a city surrounded by a state and region that is still fighting the Civil War. No.
Atlanta has plenty of substance, but I agree with you that state politics is rather regressive. The state of Georgia is really Atlanta's biggest hindrance.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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but most of Detroit is ghetto. suburbs are very nice. but there are very little areas in Detroit where a hopping urban vibe can be found, if any at all. granted, they probably had the biggest economic decline any american has ever experienced. the bright side though is that the decline is coming to an end, or has ended and now an economic incline is gearing up.
If were going by metro area then I will say it again, most of Detroit is not ghetto. Both cities have many inner city areas, in Detroit it just happens to be mostly in the city, with Atlanta being more spread out there are bad areas in the city and there are quite a few bad suburbs as well. Not to mention the obvious decline that Detroit has suffered.

And what do you mean by "urban vibe"? Even though some neighborhoods in Detroit are very blighted and have little to nothing in them, most Detroit neighborhoods are similar to south and west Chicago (I've spent plenty of time in Chicago). Although the public transportation sucks for a city of it's size, before I had a car there was always places to go within walking distance unlike what the news would lead you to believe.

Your right at the end, the decline has slowed down from the great recession. The yuppie neighborhoods are more popular than I can ever remember now, hopefully this is the start of a true turnaround.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta is all marketing and no substance, a city surrounded by a state and region that is still fighting the Civil War. No.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. People in California are so dumb when it comes to understanding the South and what's really going on down here.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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Just curious: what happenings in Atlanta are you even aware of?
I'm aware of the Dome's renovation, the Streetcar project, and Marta's expansion....also a few other I'm having trouble remembering at the moment. Why do you ask?
 
Old 11-02-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I'm aware of the Dome's renovation, the Streetcar project, and Marta's expansion....also a few other I'm having trouble remembering at the moment. Why do you ask?
Because usually people who say what you said aren't really aware of most of the transformative projects recently completed, planned, or underway in Atlanta. Our best example of that is the Beltline, which has been called the best smart growth project in the country. I'm definitely rooting for Detroit, but from what I've seen thus far, what's happening there mainly consists of small- to mid-scale redevelopment projects, some jobs moving from the suburbs to the city, and light rail being built. I don't necessarily see what's as excitable about those things than the developments in Atlanta, except the fact that they are happening in Detroit perhaps?

And as a note of correction, the GA Dome isn't being renovated; a completely new one is being built and the old one will be demolished. Also MARTA isn't expanding at the moment, but there are plans to do so.
 
Old 11-02-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I will always favor Atlanta but I hate to see what has happened in Detroit. The failure of the Big Three automakers is not just Detroit's but America's loss. It has even affected Atlanta. When the Hapeville, Ford plant shut down I think it was a big blow to the South Side. I know a lot of poor families on that side of town were transformed to middle class families by the plant and many of them went back to being poor after it's closing. The closing of GM Doraville had a similar affect on the Northeast which I think help bring down area's reaching all the way into Gwinnet and the Gwinnett Place Mall.
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