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Old 11-26-2015, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Augusta would be my top Georgia city to live in, due to having a good bit of stuff but no major traffic issues like Atlanta, and not flat like Savannah, plus reasonable housing costs.

i'm not a big mall person but the Augusta mall seems like one of the most happening malls that I've been to on the east coast.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:23 AM
 
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Ok, I think a lot of people who live in smaller cities have hobbies and have active lifestyles. Your idea of active lifestyle seems to boil down to going to snazzy big city nightclubs, from what you have said on here. Most people have other hobbies such as golf or boating.

I would contend the majority of people don't need a big city night club scene to date. But there are bars in smaller cities like Macon, believe it or not.

yes because not living in a metro as big as Atlanta means you are narrow minded.

It's just a personal preference. And apparently a pretty popular personal preference given how many people here in Atlanta are transplants from smaller southern cities and towns who left for good.
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Old 11-27-2015, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Nothing wrong with a personal preference.

But you disparaged people who live in smaller cities, describe them as people with no hobbies, 'narrow minded', etc . You don't even know them. And it isn't like everybody in Atlanta is enlightened.

It is news to a lot of people who didn't grow up in a big city or don't currently live in a big city that we don't live active lives.

There are no doubt people living in Macon and Augusta and other Georgia cities who used to live in Atlanta and wanted to live in a smaller city and not deal with that traffic. It goes both ways.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Homeless
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Valdosta is the worst. No jobs Nothing to do.


Any where above Atlanta is nice.
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Nothing wrong with a personal preference.

But you disparaged people who live in smaller cities, describe them as people with no hobbies, 'narrow minded', etc . You don't even know them. And it isn't like everybody in Atlanta is enlightened.

It is news to a lot of people who didn't grow up in a big city or don't currently live in a big city that we don't live active lives.

There are no doubt people living in Macon and Augusta and other Georgia cities who used to live in Atlanta and wanted to live in a smaller city and not deal with that traffic. It goes both ways.
Spot on.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Dothan AL
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Thomasville is a nice little town with warm weather, but it is not so much Dixie.
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Old 12-09-2016, 12:53 AM
 
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1. Grovetown, Ga. Is growing worth all new and nice stores. (Outside Augusta)
2. Certain areas around Atlanta. (Just because being close to Atlanta you would always be able to find something to do.)
3. Warner Robbins . (Beautiful city that had and keeps growing)


Worst
1. Augusta. (I live there and crime had just went up and school systems stink)
2. Savannah (Crime is problem esp downtown, and river had it always smelling terrible lol)
Gibson. (Small town worth one store, grocery store 30+ miles and just a long ride to go anywhere to have fun)
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Old 12-09-2016, 07:22 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Thomasville is a nice little town with warm weather, but it is not so much Dixie.
Why do you say that?
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Old 12-09-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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5 best

1. Brookhaven
2. Buckhead
3. Vinings
4. Decatur City
5. Sandy Springs

5 worst

Anywhere there are(is) low/no career opportunities, high crime, high ignorance and/or a racially homogenous prohibitive "feeling" or culture..

Also, as a re-transplant.., Atlanta does not feel like a big city to me.. more like a part of a larger one.. Atlanta is bigger and more progressive than many surrounding areas in Georgia.. but comparing it to other big cities seems like a misnomer..

This question will likely yield highly subjective responses because what is high crime to me (for instance).. will not be seen as a big deal to someone else.. etc.. I'd say if you're looking.. highlight characteristics of a neighborhood that are important to you.. seek those out.. visit them for yourself and get a feel.. then make your decision..

Do some R&D and leg work.. before you settle..
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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5 best

1. Brookhaven
2. Buckhead
3. Vinings
4. Decatur City
5. Sandy Springs

5 worst

Anywhere there are(is) low/no career opportunities, high crime, high ignorance and/or a racially homogenous prohibitive "feeling" or culture..

Also, as a re-transplant.., Atlanta does not feel like a big city to me.. more like a part of a larger one.. Atlanta is bigger and more progressive than many surrounding areas in Georgia.. but comparing it to other big cities seems like a misnomer..

This question will likely yield highly subjective responses because what is high crime to me (for instance).. will not be seen as a big deal to someone else.. etc.. I'd say if you're looking.. highlight characteristics of a neighborhood that are important to you.. seek those out.. visit them for yourself and get a feel.. then make your decision..

Do some R&D and leg work.. before you settle..
If the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States doesn't feel like a 'big city', what does? LOL...
Also, judging from your Top 5, perhaps you should get out of Atlanta more. Start with:

Savannah and environs
The Golden Isles
Thomasville
Dahlonega
Athens
Blue Ridge
Young Harris/Hiawassee and Lake Chatuge
Lakes Rabun/Seed/Burton
Madison/Greensboro/Washington and the towns along Hwy 278 and Lake Oconee

...and go from there.
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