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Atlanta 49 31.21%
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Paris( France)
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Which is the better city for A interracial couple ( black and white) ?

 
Old 01-04-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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If money wasn't an issue, I'd pick L.A. in a heartbeat. More things to do, diversity, nightlife,etc.
Saying if money wasn't an issue isn't really fair imo. Money is a major issue, if not "the" issue in where most people choose to live. I suppose if I had enough money to where money wasn't an issue in living in L.A., I could live just about anywhere and be happy. I bet Detroit is a pretty awesome place to be if you're independantly wealthy and have a huge house with a private police force to guard it. Life in L.A. sucks for those who live there because they have to work like dogs for the privelage of sending their kids to drug, gang-infested schools and live in a concrete jungle of smog and ugliness. I suppose if the question were framed: what city would you rather spend a week or two in visiting its most desirable areas, I might pick L.A. Otherwise, I'll stick with Atlanta.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Saying if money wasn't an issue isn't really fair imo. Money is a major issue, if not "the" issue in where most people choose to live. I suppose if I had enough money to where money wasn't an issue in living in L.A., I could live just about anywhere and be happy. I bet Detroit is a pretty awesome place to be if you're independantly wealthy and have a huge house with a private police force to guard it. Life in L.A. sucks for those who live there because they have to work like dogs for the privelage of sending their kids to drug, gang-infested schools and live in a concrete jungle of smog and ugliness. I suppose if the question were framed: what city would you rather spend a week or two in visiting its most desirable areas, I might pick L.A. Otherwise, I'll stick with Atlanta.
Being poor sucks in any city. Living in a poor area of Atlanta means drugs, bad schools, gangs, and ghettos just like it does in a poor area of Los Angeles. Atlanta has its share of crime and gangs too, and a higher murder rate than L.A. You can't compare Atlanta and its suburbs to just the city limits of Los Angeles. You would have to compare city limits to city limits or metro to metro. If you include L.A. Metro, you bring beach cities, suburbs, Orange County, Ventura County, etc... into the mix.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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You can't compare a smaller metro area to Megapolis like LA
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Saying if money wasn't an issue isn't really fair imo. Money is a major issue, if not "the" issue in where most people choose to live. I suppose if I had enough money to where money wasn't an issue in living in L.A., I could live just about anywhere and be happy. I bet Detroit is a pretty awesome place to be if you're independantly wealthy and have a huge house with a private police force to guard it. Life in L.A. sucks for those who live there because they have to work like dogs for the privelage of sending their kids to drug, gang-infested schools and live in a concrete jungle of smog and ugliness. I suppose if the question were framed: what city would you rather spend a week or two in visiting its most desirable areas, I might pick L.A. Otherwise, I'll stick with Atlanta.
ok, I still pick L.A.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:30 PM
 
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LA. It's the far more interesting city of the two.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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[quote=WestCobb;6833749]I have lived in both areas, and I have to pick Atlanta. I think L.A. has one of the highest cost-of-living ratios for what you get in the nation. Conversely, Atlanta has one of the lowest. With its high crime, clogged roads, polluted air and terrible schools, most areas of L.A. are barely habitable. It's crazy to me that people pay top dollar to live that way. [quote]

And all these things you say aren't present in Atlanta. Your crazy.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 06:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I belive L.A. a great city. Sure it had its bad times but what city hasen't e.g. Chicago
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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[quote=UrbanityRules;6838989][quote=WestCobb;6833749]I have lived in both areas, and I have to pick Atlanta. I think L.A. has one of the highest cost-of-living ratios for what you get in the nation. Conversely, Atlanta has one of the lowest. With its high crime, clogged roads, polluted air and terrible schools, most areas of L.A. are barely habitable. It's crazy to me that people pay top dollar to live that way.
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And all these things you say aren't present in Atlanta. Your crazy.
Sure Atlanta has some of these things but the big difference is with the amount of money I make I can afford to live in a neighborhood in Atlanta with no gangs, a moderate amount of crime and a decent school. Even with a much better paying job in L.A. I still couldn't afford those things.

Both have horrible traffic but you can avoid it in both towns by picking an intown neighborhood with many amenities near by. Both have pollution and both have a lot of really lousy schools.

Now if I had a huge income L.A. would have alot more to offer than if I were rich living in Atlanta but I'm not rich so that's really irrelevant.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Sure Atlanta has some of these things but the big difference is with the amount of money I make I can afford to live in a neighborhood in Atlanta with no gangs, a moderate amount of crime and a decent school. Even with a much better paying job in L.A. I still couldn't afford those things.

Both have horrible traffic but you can avoid it in both towns by picking an intown neighborhood with many amenities near by. Both have pollution and both have a lot of really lousy schools.

Now if I had a huge income L.A. would have alot more to offer than if I were rich living in Atlanta but I'm not rich so that's really irrelevant.
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