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Old Yesterday, 04:05 PM
 
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Speaking of NC, what do you all think of the Raleigh area? Considered Charlotte before but visited and it was the scariest time of my life. Three or four cars racing all doing over 100 mph on a busy highway with my child in the car, not caring if they kill themselves or others and police nowhere in sight. That's another reason I'm afraid of these large cities with heavy traffic. Charlotte was traumatizing lol. Traffic is almost non-existent here in Akron so a place with traffic issues will definitely take some getting used to.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Suburban Atlanta is a better value for what you get.
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Old Yesterday, 04:37 PM
 
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Suburban Atlanta is a better value for what you get.
When you consider cost of living and schools that's true. But I mean the place as a whole I'm not willing to sacrifice happiness or sanity (traffic, crime) for a cheap place to live.
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 PM
 
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When you consider cost of living and schools that's true. But I mean the place as a whole I'm not willing to sacrifice happiness or sanity (traffic, crime) for a cheap place to live.
Well DC has traffic and crime as well. The only thing DC has over Atlanta is more mass transit.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Well DC has traffic and crime as well. The only thing DC has over Atlanta is more mass transit.
Schools, diversity, walkable downtown, proximity to other major cities (what the OP wants), among other things are greater in the DC area than Atlanta.

Atlanta is better for some and vice versa, different strokes for different folks.
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Well DC has traffic and crime as well. The only thing DC has over Atlanta is more mass transit.
Far older, more extensive, more established neighborhoods and suburbs. Thatís obvious within city limits. And ATLs comparable suburbs to Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Old Town, Kensington/South Kensington, etc., I suppose would Decatur, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Marietta, etc. Iíd take the former pairing personally, especially for depth.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Suburban Atlanta is a better value for what you get.
Better value with the house itself, but worse sprawl and way more strip malls. I'm sure Atlanta posters will try to deflect on this and say that DMV has the same thing, but it's no comparison. DMV is probably the best example of TOD-suburbs in the U.S., but you pay for what you get.
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Old Today, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Schools, diversity, walkable downtown, proximity to other major cities (what the OP wants), among other things are greater in the DC area than Atlanta.

Atlanta is better for some and vice versa, different strokes for different folks.
Metro Atlanta is diverse, has good schools (Iíd say Cobb has better schools than PG in particular with the OP). Atlanta also has a walkable core, not as walkable as DC, but still walkable.

the difference still doesnít warrant the cost discrepancies.

Atlanta also has better higher education options if the OP plants their roots, Iíd say itís more active on the ground with non-government events as well, it is an entertainment/media/film hub.
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Old Today, 02:17 AM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo - Kensington
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Both are great, but a slight edge to DC because of its location.
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Old Today, 05:58 AM
 
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Schools, diversity, walkable downtown, proximity to other major cities (what the OP wants), among other things are greater in the DC area than Atlanta.

Atlanta is better for some and vice versa, different strokes for different folks.
Not to mention the better economy and workforce. Atlanta is ok if you are looking for affordability and newer homes, but DC is so much better because what you mentioned. There are affordable places in the area but you may have to give up on distance, good schools, or size.
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