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Old 03-30-2012, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by rcsteiner View Post
Yep, MN has stupid traffic lights, too. And the ones they've installed here in Cobb recently are quite smart. Not coordinated, but they are looking at it.

You make some good points, and Atlanta has a lot going for it. Now, if only real estate prices would settle down and start going UP again. I love love love my house down here, but I hate having negative equity.
RE is still sucking major wind here in MN too RC. Been in my house since 2003 and will probably have negative equity for quite some time.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by southernsmoke View Post
LOL. I never knew how good I had it until I spent 5 minutes sitting at a red left turn light in Minnesota while the non-turning light was green and there was no oncoming traffic (get rid of useless left turn red lights!).

As a broader matter, a lot of stereotypes have some truth to them, both about Atlanta and Minneapolis (as well as other places), especially if you are looking for things that will confirm the stereotype. But a lot of the stereotype is at least exaggerated.

Furthermore, the thing that I really took issue with was the potshot at education (as well as the implied assertion that Minnesota's state government is a model of functional government). I took issue with the self-righteous statement about educating poor students because such statements oversimplify a complex issue.
Good points. Education is hit or miss. I know around where I am in Cobb County there are some excellent schools, but also some undeniably horrible ones. To lump all education into on broad under-performing category is not right. One thing which immediately struck me about the region was the emphasis on schools in relation to where your home is. In Minnesota you hardly had to worry about a bad school district. Around Atlanta you can have huge swings in value because your home is in a 'poor' district.

Main issue now is the 'rents have to try and sell their house... sigh.....
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