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View Poll Results: Which city?
Athens, GA 27 72.97%
Tuscaloosa, AL 10 27.03%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-11-2015, 08:50 AM
 
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Downtown
Nightlife
Shopping
Architecture
History
Dining
Outdoors
Crime
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Are you kidding, Athens all the way.

Downtown--ATHENS
Nightlife-ATHENS
Shopping-ATHENS
Architecture-ATHENS
History-ATHENS
Dining-ATHENS
Outdoors-ATHENS
Crime-TUSCALOOSA
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Both Tuscaloosa and Auburn are experiencing more growth than Athens in terms of population and they could possibly be slightly ahead in job growth.

Downtown-Athens
Nightlife- T Town
Shopping- Tie
Architecture- Athens
History- T Town's history is more interesting.
Dining- Slight edge to Athens
Outdoors- Tie
Crime -slight edge to Athens.

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Old 09-11-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Athens, and it's not even close.

Also, even though Athens alone destroys Tuscaloosa, its proximity to Atlanta gives it even more of a boost.
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Old 09-11-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Both Tuscaloosa and Auburn are experiencing more growth than Athens in terms of population and they could possibly be slightly ahead in job growth.

Downtown-Athens
Nightlife- T Town
Shopping- Tie
Architecture- Athens
History- T Town's history is more interesting.
Dining- Slight edge to Athens
Outdoors- Tie
Crime -slight edge to Athens.
Are you for real?? Nightlife in Athens is famous, not Tuscaloosa, history is definitely more interesting in Athens, dining is way above Tuscaloosa, more outdoor things to do, one hour at most from the Blue Ridge. etc, etc.

Downtown Athens is home to award-winning restaurants including The Last Resort, Farm 255, and Weaver D's. Five & Ten, a high class expensive restaurant is known for the famous chef, Hugh Acheson, who was named Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation[2] and also on Top Chef: Masters (season 3). Other notable restaurants include East West Bistro, The Porterhouse Grill and De Palmas. There are a variety of eating options, ranging from higher-priced luxury dining, chain restaurants, ethnic food restaurants, and inexpensive bar food.[3] The streets, particularly on Thursday through Saturday, are filled with people and cars late into the night. Popular bars are on every street corner, including Magnolia's, Allgood, Blue Sky, Silver Dollar, General Beauregard's, Walker's Pub, Boars Head, Sandbar and Trapeze. There are around 80 bars in Athens. In recent years, nightlife for this demographic has been concentrated in the neighborhood's rapidly changing "West End", the area between Lumpkin and Pulaski Streets. Nightlife catering to a more mainstream college-age demographic remains in the eastern part of the neighborhood, especially along Broad and Clayton Streets. During the day, visitors of all ages can find a reason to visit Downtown Athens. I have been to all of these establishments. Tuscaloosa cannot hold a candle to Athens in any form or fashion, SORRY.


Shopping

Locally- owned fashion boutiques line the streets, including Encore, Heery's and Cheeky Peach that all include designer brand names. Catering to the city's diverse populations, vintage shops like Agora and Cillies host a variety of items. Many of these outlets reflect Athens's status as a university town and a small liberal city. In particular, independent music stores such as the world-famous Wuxtry Records and alternative shops are found along Clayton Street, as well as the Georgia Bulldogs fan shop known as The Red Zone.

Link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downtown_Athens_(Georgia)
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Old 09-11-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Athens is (home to) the cesspool of the South, so Tuscaloosa by default.

#THWG

- skbl17
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I think Athens wins on all the upscale progressive stuff. Tuscaloosa seems better as far as getting around. Seems more spread out than Athens which seems really cramped in the downtown campus area.
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Old 09-12-2015, 10:29 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I think Athens wins on all the upscale progressive stuff. Tuscaloosa seems better as far as getting around. Seems more spread out than Athens which seems really cramped in the downtown campus area.
Having more things available in a human scaled and walkable environment that doesn't necessitate the use of a car, like downtown Athens and surrounding neighborhoods, makes it easier to get around.
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Having more things available in a human scaled and walkable environment that doesn't necessitate the use of a car, like downtown Athens and surrounding neighborhoods, makes it easier to get around.
Its funny on this board when you hear that sprawled out is a positive more than density?????
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Old 09-14-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Having more things available in a human scaled and walkable environment that doesn't necessitate the use of a car, like downtown Athens and surrounding neighborhoods, makes it easier to get around.
Walking up and down those hills doesn't make it easier to get around.

When I was there I worked out of Lampkin Hall. Uphill in three directions.
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