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Old 06-06-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I live in the NYC metro area and looking to relocate for cheaper COL and less hectic living. My main focus right now is ATL, and it seems like a good fit, but I wanna have more options to choose from plus it slightly bothers me that ATL is in the deep south and could be a big adjustment. I'm looking for diverse, cheaper cities, metros 2 million+ that are on the come up with decent economy and 4 seasons. I like a good nightlife, in particular hip hop clubs and events. Cities in the Midwest come to mind, but I am not too sure where to look.
Atlanta or Houston.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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is atl kinda like miami in a sense that its in the south, but not too southern or not?
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:55 AM
 
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is atl kinda like miami in a sense that its in the south, but not too southern or not?
You can't compare Atlanta to Miami they are totally different cities.

Now Atlanta to Tallahassee would be a much better comparison, culturally speaking.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You can't compare Atlanta to Miami they are totally different cities.

Now Atlanta to Tallahassee would be a much better comparison, culturally speaking.
so how strong is the southern culture in atl? is it a big culture shock to someone from the NE?
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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The culture shock in Atlanta wouldn't be too bad. It is still a very big city, with lots of transplants so it's not overbearingly southern. Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver perhaps. Also Nashville might fit the OP's criteria also Indianpolis. Austin would except it isnt cheap and is not very diverse, but it is a very pretty city.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: NJ
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interestingly atl has the highest global city rank from all these, alpha-
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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so how strong is the southern culture in atl? is it a big culture shock to someone from the NE?
I live in NYC and I've been ATL a few times. The culture shock is not as big as you think, especially since you're already used to driving. There are so many transplants from the Northeast now that you are more likely to run into somebody on the streets of ATL that's from Philly, New York, or Newark than an actual Atlanta native. The biggest differences I notice between NYC and ATL is obviously the southern accent of some of the locals, the food (breakfast diners and chicken/BBQ joints are a staple in ATL vs. NY pizza and chinese food), how spread out everything is, and the fact that people refer to license plates as "tags" and police officers as "sherrifs". Sounds like ATL is the best bet for you.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I live in NYC and I've been ATL a few times. The culture shock is not as big as you think, especially since you're already used to driving. There are so many transplants from the Northeast now that you are more likely to run into somebody on the streets of ATL that's from Philly, New York, or Newark than an actual Atlanta native. The biggest differences I notice between NYC and ATL is obviously the southern accent of some of the locals, the food (breakfast diners and chicken/BBQ joints are a staple in ATL vs. NY pizza and chinese food), how spread out everything is, and the fact that people refer to license plates as "tags" and police officers as "sherrifs". Sounds like ATL is the best bet for you.
ok, cool
i used to live on the west coast so sprawl doesn't bother me at all, just the southern aspect
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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interestingly atl has the highest global city rank from all these, alpha-
Its because of its airport which is one of the busiest in the world.

Atlanta is still no match for Houston's diversity & culture. There are far more Fortune 500 companies & consulates located in Houston than Atlanta.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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Its because of its airport which is one of the busiest in the world.

Atlanta is still no match for Houston's diversity & culture. There are far more Fortune 500 companies & consulates located in Houston than Atlanta.
thats cool, but i dont like the climate and the landscape there plus atl seems more progressive
and i doubt that the airport alone causes these ratings
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