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Old 11-13-2016, 01:04 PM
 
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:06 PM
 
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I keep hearing that Jacksonville, Florida is the most bestest town that ever was. Look into it.
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:22 PM
 
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Too many good ones to have a "best". Some of the ones who really do well in publications and rankings over the last 10 years or so (consistency). In no particular order:

Atlanta
Charlotte
Dallas
Houston
Nashville
Charleston, SC
Charlottesville, VA
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Old 11-13-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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From my personal opinion, i would choose Atlanta bar none.
Great weather considering the other major southern cities
Beautiful area....lots of trees and close to smoky mountains and not that far from the coast
Strong economics
Great Schools: Emory, Gtech, U of Georgia, SCAD( for art, architecture, film)
Cheap flights to both domestic and international destinations
great cost of living
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Old 11-19-2016, 03:58 AM
 
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Take Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami as the general best cities to live in the South.

Shopping: All have great shopping with Houston and Dallas getting more flagship stores, but Miami and Atlanta not far behind

Quality of life: that's kind of a broad spectrum so I won't really go into that

Jobs: Probably all except Miami

Weather: I'd honestly put Atlanta as the winner here. Houston and Miami get hurricanes. Atlanta is the least humid and warm, but still warm enough.

Things to do in surrounding area: If you mean away from the city, Id have to say all except Atlanta. Miami is the winner and has the keys nearby as well as the closest to Orlando and all their theme parks. Houston nearby has San Antonio's theme parks (not Orlando but a lower caliber version), casino gambling in Lake Charles area, Austin fairly nearby as well.

Houston is by far the most culturally diverse city, so that gives it the international feel and food, etc. Dallas and Atlanta are known for being clean and organized, etc. Miami has beautiful beaches and is the Latin America and Caribbean hub.

Its apparent that you are not familiar with the Atlanta region. Atlanta is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Within a hour drive you can be among the waterfalls,go hiking,white water rafting on several rivers and lakes.
Several historic towns where civil War battles were fought,Gold mining towns and vacation mountain resorts are there with beautiful views..

Closer in theirs Stone Mountain,Six Flags,and Whitewater amusement parks and there also one at Stone Mountain park as well.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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From my personal opinion, i would choose Atlanta bar none.
Great weather considering the other major southern cities
Beautiful area....lots of trees and close to smoky mountains and not that far from the coast
Strong economics
Great Schools: Emory, Gtech, U of Georgia, SCAD( for art, architecture, film)
Cheap flights to both domestic and international destinations
great cost of living
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Its apparent that you are not familiar with the Atlanta region. Atlanta is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Within a hour drive you can be among the waterfalls,go hiking,white water rafting on several rivers and lakes.
Several historic towns where civil War battles were fought,Gold mining towns and vacation mountain resorts are there with beautiful views..

Closer in theirs Stone Mountain,Six Flags,and Whitewater amusement parks and there also one at Stone Mountain park as well.
I agree 100%, Atlanta is a great place to start/grow a career and offers so much to do yet is affordable unlike similarly attractive cities.
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Old 11-19-2016, 09:56 AM
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Location: Ontario
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I keep hearing that Jacksonville, Florida is the most bestest town that ever was. Look into it.
Yes, JAX.

I like Savannah too
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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Its apparent that you are not familiar with the Atlanta region. Atlanta is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Within a hour drive you can be among the waterfalls,go hiking,white water rafting on several rivers and lakes.
Several historic towns where civil War battles were fought,Gold mining towns and vacation mountain resorts are there with beautiful views..

Closer in theirs Stone Mountain,Six Flags,and Whitewater amusement parks and there also one at Stone Mountain park as well.
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I agree 100%, Atlanta is a great place to start/grow a career and offers so much to do yet is affordable unlike similarly attractive cities.
Yeah I was surprised that he said Atlanta has less to do than Houston, Dallas, and Miami when it comes to surrounding areas. Are you kidding me? It's literally an hour away from the mountains(45 minutes if you live in the northern part of the metro)...you have things like Six Flags, Stone Mountain national park, interesting little mountain towns like Helen or Dahlonega, Lake Lanier,the Chattahoochee River, charming downtown suburbs like Decatur or Marietta, vibrant college town of Athens, a lot of hiking, etc.
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Old 11-21-2016, 06:39 AM
 
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Yeah I was surprised that he said Atlanta has less to do than Houston, Dallas, and Miami when it comes to surrounding areas. Are you kidding me? It's literally an hour away from the mountains(45 minutes if you live in the northern part of the metro)...you have things like Six Flags, Stone Mountain national park, interesting little mountain towns like Helen or Dahlonega, Lake Lanier,the Chattahoochee River, charming downtown suburbs like Decatur or Marietta, vibrant college town of Athens, a lot of hiking, etc.
It seems that he meant in terms of large surrounding cities.
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Old 11-21-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: 352
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Depends on what size you want:

Mega-city: Atlanta
Large city: Charlotte
Mid-size city: Charleston
Small city: Thats a tough one.
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