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Old 12-23-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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Right...fortunately...

If Austin could, it would be like Atlanta in a heartbeat. It can't - so it won't.
Why would it want to? Austin would presumably prefer to be someplace like Portland, Denver or the like. Atlanta is similar to Dallas and Houston- boring strip mall hell.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Right...fortunately...

If Austin could, it would be like Atlanta in a heartbeat. It can't - so it won't.

It dosen't want to be. trust me, if anything....Atlanta should be taking some pointers from Austin.
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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The next San Francisco, maybe. I've always thought Austin had a similar vibe, albeit on a smaller scale.
That vibe is gone once you leave the core of the city.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Austin is a lot more "Texan" than most people realize (or Austinites care to admit). People complain about the sprawl and strip-malls of Houston and Dallas, but Austin is just as bad.
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Austin would presumably prefer to be someplace like Portland, Denver or the like. Atlanta is similar to Dallas and Houston- boring strip mall hell.
Obviously you didn't see my post.

And I take it you haven't lived in, let alone visited any of these.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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It dosen't want to be. trust me, if anything....Atlanta should be taking some pointers from Austin.
Like what? I'm just curious.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Obviously you didn't see my post.

And I take it you haven't lived in, let alone visited any of these.
You would be wrong, but that's ok. Never lived in Austin, but lived in Dallas and Hotlanta. I'd rank them in order: Austin, Dallas and Atlanta last. Not a huge fan of any except Austin, but I prefer the West Coast thank you very much.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Like what? I'm just curious.
How to create a vibrant downtown area.
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Austin is better than Atlanta
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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Austin is better than Atlanta
You ALL know this from your frequent visits to Atlanta? Or from hearsay and perception? I'm pretty sure it's the latter...

Atlanta is twice the city Austin will EVER be...in every way - good and bad. Austin is not at the forefront of anyone's thoughts when they think of American cities...or even Texas cities.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Houston
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You ALL know this from your frequent visits to Atlanta? Or from hearsay and perception? I'm pretty sure it's the latter...

Atlanta is twice the city Austin will EVER be...in every way - good and bad. Austin is not at the forefront of anyone's thoughts when they think of American cities...or even Texas cities.
I've never been to Atlanta but I go to austin at least once a month and It's an amazing city. I've also heard great things about Atlanta from my mom and a coworker who visited there but from what they have told me I don't think I would enjoy it much.
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