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View Poll Results: Which city is most faith and family centered, outdoorsy, and has the best schools and suburbs?
Atlanta, GA 18 28.57%
Denver, CO 28 44.44%
Kansas City, MO 7 11.11%
St. Louis, MO 10 15.87%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-15-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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I think surburban Atlanta would rank highest in almost all of these categories. Especially 1,2,and 3. In category 4 Denver might edge Atlanta out but there are tons spots north of atlanta for hiking, camping, fishing, etc. and most are beautiful.

Many Surburbs of Atlanta also score high on #5. I wouldn't rank Atlanta very high on 6 yet but it is better than most think and improving fast (one example a huge new symphony center being built).

All the rest are high too including Latino prescence. Except some would argue that Atlanta is not a good sports town because 1. The local pro teams haven't done very well except the Braves (and not them either lately). 2. Lots of transplants live there who don't support the local teams. 3. College sports (especially football) are probably more popular in the South than pro (fanatic college fans). Many northern transplants don't like that since pro sports rule where they're from.

Oh yeah, and you definitely won't get much snow there but seasons pretty well rounded otherwise.
And you get tornadoes!!
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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And you get tornadoes!!
Barring the freak event that just occurred I think Atlanta is safer when it comes to tornados than anywhere in MO.
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Fact is any place has the chance of a natural disaster. It's just something you can't avoid.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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STLCards said it all! Saint Louie for me!
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Old 03-16-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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Barring the freak event that just occurred I think Atlanta is safer when it comes to tornados than anywhere in MO.
In fact, Atlanta's weather is one of it's biggest draws! It's very mild. St. Louis, on the other hand......not so much. And we get tornadoes.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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In fact, Atlanta's weather is one of it's biggest draws! It's very mild. St. Louis, on the other hand......not so much. And we get tornadoes.
Good heavens, Atlanta is dreadful in the summer! I just read an hysterical essay about the weather, written by a native, puzzling over why tourists come visit in the summer.
Broiling hot, and humidity off the charts. almost as bad as Florida.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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St Louis also has the very real threat of serious floods with the Mighty Mississippi River. Something Atlanta definitely doesn't have to worry about too much.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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St Louis also has the very real threat of serious floods with the Mighty Mississippi River. Something Atlanta definitely doesn't have to worry about too much.
LOL, quite the opposite! How is the situation with Lake Lanier? Havent heard much about the drought lately....
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, MO
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St Louis also has the very real threat of serious floods with the Mighty Mississippi River. Something Atlanta definitely doesn't have to worry about too much.
....Galounger says as St. Louis just went under a flood watch because of expected rainfall near 4 inches in by Tuesday morning. lol. Yeah...you're right. I live in Chesterfield which is one of the areas in the STL metro which got hit the hardest with the '92/'93 floods. This suburb essentially rose in what was the aftermath of that flooding. Unfortunately, due to heavy snow totals this winter, they are expecting more flooding this spring....
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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St. Louis is at risk of floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes.

And Atlanta is at risk for hurricanes (although probably not as much as Florida). Any place you go will have danger. It's just something you learn to deal with. Pick your poison.

My little town has had 2 tornadoes since 2003 but neither were deadly (f5 and f3) and neither actually came close to my house. We've never felt an earthquake, although it did flood in 1993. It gets awfully hot in the summer and below freezing in the winter. Sometimes the weather is miserable.

But I wouldn't trade it. I like the peace and quiet of the country, the surprise in the weather, and the rolling hills with flatland just to the south.

What are you going to do? You deal with risk and be prepared. I'm glad I've never had to watch the weather and decide when the evacuate from a hurricane and when I can go back to see what's left of my home and my neighborhood.
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