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Old 11-09-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I remember reading recently that Atlanta was one of the hardest hit housing markets in the country. So you can probably get a great deal if you're looking to buy down there, but I don't think the job market or economy are very good.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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PLEASE READ

I moved to Atlanta and Asian I will tell you where to go (John's Creek):

The right hand side of this map is all INDIAN (mostly south (telgus!) not north (north indians are all on left side) ) and ASIANS.
http://portal.fultonschools.org/depa...iewHS_1213.pdf


Why are the indians and asians here? I will tell you:

http://portal.fultonschools.org/Scho..._northview.pdf

40% Asian!!!!!!

If you are in IT and know Java/J2EE or Glassfish/Websphere/Weblogic you are set.

Drive around and you can see the old aunties/uncles walking outside after dinner. These are all upper/middle class people not the idiot straight from India joker types you see on Newark ave in Jersey City that spit their pawn leaves and curse.

Yes the housing market crashed and now is the time to buy for crazy deals (use the attendance map above to find where to buy your house)

Great place to live, screw NJ and the sky high taxes, traffic and housing costs.



Just to get an idea that its not all one race in Northview have a peek: http://www.northviewhigh.com/images/theeye/




Just wished I moved here sooner is my only regret (now 41 years old)
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/62...17911057_zpid/
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/39...16037165_zpid/
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60...14659054_zpid/

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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I live in Atlanta, GA now (Sandy Springs) but lived in Edgewater, NJ for a few years as well.

Cost of living in Atlanta is much cheaper, I would estimate a $50,000 salary here would be almost equivalent to a $100,000 salary up there. The property taxes are much cheaper (I paid around $1500 more per year on my similarly priced condo up there). I have a 4200 sq ft house now (5br 3.5ba) and my old condo up there costed more and was about 1100 sq ft (2br 2ba). The HOA fee on the house is like $50 a month, the condo was over $500 a month. There's also hidden costs, in New Jersey when I would want to go to the city I would have to pay $8 (back then, it's $12 now) to cross the GWB or Lincoln Tunnel each way (even more expensive if I wanted to pay for ferry & cab fees). Sure, Atlanta's downtown / midtown / atlantic station area isn't as extensive as New York City but you can get plenty of entertainment in Atlanta and surrounding areas (Buckhead). A Korean BBQ restaurant in NY I would order the short ribs and in NY / NJ that would cost upwards of $30 but in Atlanta it would be around $14. Everything all adds up if you really calculate it.

You can't really compare MOMA (NY) to the High Museum of Art (Atlanta) but I'm not the type of person who really enjoys art anyways. Besides, how many times are you really going to go to the museum? I do like a few musicals and the Fox theater has decent shows but can't compete with Broadway of course. Night Clubs in NY & Atlanta, very similar from my experience though.

I'm a bachelor so I don't know much about the schooling systems, I'm sure NJ is better overall but there's districts around Atlanta that have very good schools as well.

Job market, I run my own business so I don't know what to tell you there besides the fact that all my friends have jobs and are happy.

Weather, Atlanta wins hands down but the summer can get very humid.

Friendliness of People, Atlanta wins hands down. People are much more courteous and friendly here compared to up there and that goes a long way in my book.

One thing I really miss is going down to Atlantic City for the weekend, there's Cherokee Casino (2.5 hour drive) or Biloxi (45 minute flight) but it's not the same.

Overall, I would say I'm much more happier in Atlanta than I was in New Jersey. I'm actually making more money here than I was up there so maybe that has some factor into it too but even if I wasn't, I think I would be happier here. The pace of life is slower, there's a more relaxed and peaceful vibe, and much less stress. Some of my friends who also lived up north and moved down here tell me the exact same thing.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Ugh, don't do Atlanta. Been there and made that mistake. NJ is expensive, but Atlanta is cheap for a reason.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: GA
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Ugh, don't do Atlanta. Been there and made that mistake. NJ is expensive, but Atlanta is cheap for a reason.
please share the reason
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:00 PM
 
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Hi I am from Atlanta going to move into NJ. Atlanta is a beautiful, spacious place to live in. Alpharetta has lots of Indians and the school are considered too good there. My friends who have moved to Nj are warning me NJ is not the place you will enjoy after living in Atlanta 1) weather is beautiful here, we have summer but it's just like NJ probably we have summer for a little long time , winters is really cold, we have good amt of rain. 2) good and wide roads here 3) schools are good here 4) u can get for your money here 5) upgraded spacious homes unlike NJ!! 6) courteous people!

Wish me luck guys so that I don't miss Atlanta so much while I am in NJ. I am already misding����
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:35 AM
 
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Hi I am from Atlanta going to move into NJ. Atlanta is a beautiful, spacious place to live in. Alpharetta has lots of Indians and the school are considered too good there. My friends who have moved to Nj are warning me NJ is not the place you will enjoy after living in Atlanta 1) weather is beautiful here, we have summer but it's just like NJ probably we have summer for a little long time , winters is really cold, we have good amt of rain. 2) good and wide roads here 3) schools are good here 4) u can get for your money here 5) upgraded spacious homes unlike NJ!! 6) courteous people!

Wish me luck guys so that I don't miss Atlanta so much while I am in NJ. I am already misding����
True, NJ does have 0 upgraded spacious homes.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Randolph, NJ
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Hi I am from Atlanta going to move into NJ. Atlanta is a beautiful, spacious place to live in. Alpharetta has lots of Indians and the school are considered too good there. My friends who have moved to Nj are warning me NJ is not the place you will enjoy after living in Atlanta 1) weather is beautiful here, we have summer but it's just like NJ probably we have summer for a little long time , winters is really cold, we have good amt of rain. 2) good and wide roads here 3) schools are good here 4) u can get for your money here 5) upgraded spacious homes unlike NJ!! 6) courteous people!

Wish me luck guys so that I don't miss Atlanta so much while I am in NJ. I am already misding����

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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I am so used to the ridiculous prices in NYC/Northern NJ area, that looking at listings like this makes me want to move.
I don't know, what do you need almost a 4k house for? How much would it cost to heat & cool it, keep it clean and maintain it? I would be more interested in what you can do outside the house. Are there places to walk to? Are there good playgrounds for kids where they can make friends? Good libraries, parks, pick your own farms, good grocery stores selling fresh produce and other activities? Accessible without driving in traffic for 40 minutes?


Not sure I agree about the weather in Atlanta. I was there many years ago now in April and it was unbearably hot and humid. I have an impression that most people stay inside in air conditioning in this weather. I would miserable in those conditions...
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