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Old 04-05-2013, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Headed South
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But your location says Midtown Atlanta?

Honestly, Midtown Atlanta actually fits your needs really well. Philly is a great city too, however. A lot of it would come down to weather, I imagine.

I put that there when I was visiting........the reason why I started this thread was because of my last visit. I was very impressed with Midtown, that I just knew it would be my new home..........but Philly has so many cool areas too.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Tough call. Different cities, but alike in some date. Im happy in one, could be happy in the other, I think. IMO one thing they have in common is that unlike NYC, San Francisco, Boston et al it takes these cities a little time to reveal their gifts.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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I'd go for Philly, especially with no schools to worry about. It's going to be the next big relocation destination.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Headed South
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Tough call. Different cities, but alike in some date. Im happy in one, could be happy in the other, I think. IMO one thing they have in common is that unlike NYC, San Francisco, Boston et al it takes these cities a little time to reveal their gifts.

Yes, great points. I think that's the beauty of them. Everything isn't like....BAM.....in your face.


It is a very good position to be in. I want to ensure I select the right place because that's where my last move will be until the graveyard.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Headed South
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I'd go for Philly, especially with no schools to worry about. It's going to be the next big relocation destination.

Really? Any proof? not that I don't trust you but if there was a article written, I'd love to read it.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Really? Any proof? not that I don't trust you but if there was a article written, I'd love to read it.
Philadelphia is on a massive turn around. It's changing so rapidly. Entire neighborhoods have been rebuilt that they are completely unrecognizable from just 5 years ago.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:12 PM
 
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Philly because you're much closer to NYC, D.C., and Boston....really cool cities. Atlanta, you're really not close to anything interesting except Savannah and maybe the Florida beaches.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Really? Any proof? not that I don't trust you but if there was a article written, I'd love to read it.
Nah, no direct proof, although many NYers who are getting priced out and don't want to do the down-South thing are choosing Philly. With Boston, NYC and DC gentrifying to the point middle-income people, new grads and artists can no longer afford it, Philly is becoming an attractive option for many. Really, there's only Philly & Baltimore left on the northern half of the Eastern Seaboard, and Philly's revitalization is much further along than BMore.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I would have to say Philly. I grew up in the Philadelphia metro and have been to Atlanta twice. Although I do like Atlanta, my heart is always going to be in the Northeast (OK, so I'm admittedly biased). Atlanta lacks the diversity of Philly, and outside of the Atlanta metro, there really isn't much going on. Philly feels more cultured and there is much more to do. Plus, NYC, Baltimore, DC, and Atlantic City are all short drives away (no more than three hours for either). The Poconos are also a short drive away. Lastly, because Philly is more diverse and has a deeper culture, the food scene is much better.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Philly, proximity to other major cities. The city is alot of more bustling and alive.
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