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Old 06-22-2017, 10:20 AM
 
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Economy is known to be better in Texas than the rest of the country. Atlanta has a lot of corporate jobs and has a good economy for business people with MBA's and experience. I hear Atlanta has a really high employment and a huge disparity between the super rich and the middle class, you could make that case for any city but in Atlanta is seems to be growing faster.
Atlanta is not Miami, but Atlanta is definitely better for degreed white-collar professionals. There are better options out there for those without degrees/blue-collar workers.
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Old 06-22-2017, 11:29 AM
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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I'm going to look into Orlando a little more. The only thing that worried me about Orlando was the over bearing possibility of the Disney presence, and the crime. How is the racial diversity there? I like to be around some of everyone.
I don't live there, but I have friends from home that have moved down there and LOVE it because a lot of things are newer, growing economy, and apparently it has a great food scene. Don't know much about crime, but I can assume it's diverse because it is a big city with a lot of people moving there.

As for the Disney presence, I would assume that would only really apply to the immediate area surrounding Disney, because Disney itself isn't actually in Orlando, it's almost a solid 45 mins/hour to the airport.
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Atl has been struggle after struggle, problem after problem. Pros: The cost of living, credit doesn't determine if you will have a place to live or a car to drive. Cons: Jobs too competitive and based off of networking. Pay is very low for expectations on the job. People care more about networking/socialization before getting to the money or succeeding. Lack of diversity. Poor state, every service is utilized to capacity. Nobody here really cares about you, service workers are indifferent because they've heard everything a thousand times. This city is also pretty lazy, everything closes early. People take forever to service you. School systems suck. Nightlife is too much of a focus here. Restaurants and places to hang out are mostly for couples and date nights. More bars, strip clubs lounges than things to do with families and children. Ghetto all over, even if the neighborhood looks nice. People are too jealous here and do anything to get your job position. City infrastructure sucks. You spend a lot of time in a car and put a lot of mileage on it. You have to ride the expressway everywhere and its almost impossible to not use gps here since the city isn't a grid like shape where streets go all the way through. A 5min ride here is 8miles of driving compared to suburbs in Chicago, a 5min ride is less than a mile away. The hills wear and tear your tires really quickly and so does the cold humidity at night, hoto and humid at 4pm mess with the air pressure in your tires. You spend a lot of money on new tires. Police are super petty here. Anything you do out here they need 10 forms of verification to prove identity because scamming is so big here. It makes simple things like picking up money, cashing a check, opening an account somewhere, applying for something or requesting service really difficult. Many people that are customer service workers aren't helpful here. ATL really isn't what people hype it up to be.
I am sorry, but based on what you described here, I highly suspect moving to a new locale isn't going to solve any your problems.
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