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View Poll Results: Which place is better?
Atlanta 152 53.52%
New Orleans 132 46.48%
Voters: 284. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Which city would you rather live in? Which fits the amount of amenities you need? These things include:

Culture
Shopping
Restaurants
Economy
Quality of Life
Housing costs
Public Transportation
Nightlife
Art galleries
Weather
Parks
Music scene
Education
Lifestyle

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Old 05-31-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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I voted for what I thought would be the underdog but I guess it's not, LOL.

Culture: Toss up, they're different.

Shopping: Atlanta

Restaurants: New Orleans, NOLA has it's own unique food that you can't find elsewhere, Atlanta is a big city and you're bound to find whatever it is you're looking for as far as multicultural goes.

Economy: Atlanta

Quality of Life: Toss up, people portray in the media that NOLA is not livable, but you can happily live there, this one is subjective. Everyone has their opinions, and quality of life depends on their personal happiness.

Housing costs: Toss up

Public Transportation: Atlanta

Nightlife: Atlanta

Art galleries: Atlanta

Weather: Toss up, this depends on how you want to live.

Parks: Toss up, they both have some great parks.

Schools: Atlanta

Music scene: New Orleans

Education: Atlanta, isn't this the same as asking for schools?

Lifestyle: Toss up. They're different, it depends on who you are and what you prefer.
 
Old 05-31-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Culture - New Orleans
Shopping - Atlanta
Restaurants - New Orleans
Economy - Atlanta
Quality of Life - New Orleans
Housing costs - New Orleans
Public Transportation - ???
Nightlife - New Orleans
Art galleries - New Orleans
Weather - I never thought I would say this, but Atlanta is more tolerable
Parks - New Orleans
Music scene - New Orleans
Education - ???
Lifestyle - New Orleans
 
Old 05-31-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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Culture - Tossup. Do you prefer a large metro area (Atlanta), or a smaller mid-size city that is among one of the most culturally unique (New Orleans).

Shopping - Atlanta

Restaurants - For variety, Atlanta, for a unique experience, New Orleans

Economy - Atlanta has a larger and more diverse economy

Quality of Life - Too subjective. But Atlanta strikes me as being more family friendly

Housing costs - Atlanta

Public Transportation - Atlanta, BUT RTA in New Orleans is incredibly heavily used. The Canal Street and St. Charles Streetcars are not just for the tourists.

Nightlife - New Orleans. Atlanta isn't what it used to be in this regard, but we're still up there

Art galleries - New Orleans

Weather - Atlanta

Parks - Atlanta (not just city parks, but including Stone Mountain and Kennesaw Mtn Battlefield)

Music scene - Atlanta

Education - Atlanta for both K-12 and Colleges/Universities

Lifestyle - Too subjective. Depends on what exactly you want out of your city experience.
 
Old 06-02-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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I feel like so many of the other posters saying "this isn't a fair comparison"-lol. Both exceptionally great cities, but Atlanta wipes the floor with New Orleans in every category with the exception of "individuality". New Orleans takes that one without breaking a sweat!
 
Old 06-02-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Culture - New Orleans
Shopping - Atlanta
Restaurants - New Orleans
Economy - Atlanta
Quality of Life - New Orleans (kind of subjective)
Housing costs - Atlanta (New Orleans is expensive)
Public Transportation - Atlanta (only because of the heavy rail)
Nightlife - New Orleans
Art galleries - New Orleans
Weather - New Orleans for Winter and Sping, Atlanta for Fall and Summer
Parks - New Orleans
Music scene - New Orleans (Local)
Education - Unsure
Lifestyle - New Orleans (subjective though)
 
Old 06-02-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Originally Posted by WestbankNOLA View Post
Culture - New Orleans
Shopping - Atlanta
Restaurants - New Orleans
Economy - Atlanta
Quality of Life - New Orleans (kind of subjective)
Housing costs - Atlanta (New Orleans is expensive)
Public Transportation - Atlanta (only because of the heavy rail)
Nightlife - New Orleans
Art galleries - New Orleans
Weather - New Orleans for Winter and Sping, Atlanta for Fall and Summer
Parks - New Orleans
Music scene - New Orleans (Local)
Education - Unsure
Lifestyle - New Orleans (subjective though)
I do agree with the food/music. Nothing in Atlanta can touch Louisiana cuisine. As far as music is concerned, I agree with you there too. You can't get "New Orleans Bounce" in Atlanta or anywhere else except maybe Jackson MS or below. Exclusive to the New Orleans area…”drop that, shake that, pop that”…Yesssssss...lol
 
Old 06-03-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Atlanta for everything except art galleries, and food,
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:11 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Both great cities, but polar opposites, really...they couldn't be more incomparable. I could live happily in either.
BTW, I'm not sure why NOLA keeps getting the edge for art galleries. Outside of Royal Street, there's not that much there. I find great little galleries all over the metro in Atlanta.
 
Old 06-03-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
Both great cities, but polar opposites, really...they couldn't be more incomparable. I could live happily in either.
BTW, I'm not sure why NOLA keeps getting the edge for art galleries. Outside of Royal Street, there's not that much there. I find great little galleries all over the metro in Atlanta.
Don't forget the Warehouse District, Magazine St, and more scattered throughout Uptown and in other parts of the metro.
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