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Old 05-22-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Again, thats the inner city and not a full representation of ATL..............You really did go to the worst parts except for Lennox Mall.
Underground is not what it was 20 years ago and imo should be shut down. People who live in ATL don't even go there with the exception of NY Eve maybe.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:41 PM
 
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Be that as it may, I was never so happy as when I heard, "We are now making our final approach into San Antonio."

Be it ever so humble.... You know the rest, lol!
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I think what M2 provided was a fair assessment of what he saw. I didn't see anything where he misrepresented the area he described. AAMOF, IMO he was fairly generous in what he said. That's not to say Atlanta is "lousy", but their DT could really use some work, just as ours could - but they've also got a lot more homeless, which brings its' own set of challenges to any area.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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they also have a larger population than we do.

I like our downtown better simply for the Riverwalk. Hard to top that.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:30 AM
 
Location: At the Root
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Apples and oranges. The Atlanta area has a population of over 5 million, while San Antonio is just barely like, what, 1.5 or 2 million? The homelessness issue is a mighty small price to pay for all that Atlanta offers.

Downtown is not the central attraction of the area. I wonder how much time majormax spent in Midtown.

Everything ain't for everyone. San Antonio may have the rich historical architecture, culture, and food, but Atlanta has everything else I need in a city that I could never get in SA. The trees alone make it a more desirable place. In my opinion, things are definitely much greener on the other side.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Now Now C Brown,
I remember living in Atlanta during a drought that was what a couple years and we could walk over the lakes that had dried up, lakes that people used to take their boats in and not just little ponds.

Hill Country here is beautiful in comparison.

But yes, apples to oranges. Both cities have great, albeit different, things to offer.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:44 AM
 
Location: At the Root
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Now Now C Brown,
I remember living in Atlanta during a drought that was what a couple years and we could walk over the lakes that had dried up, lakes that people used to take their boats in and not just little ponds.

Hill Country here is beautiful in comparison.

But yes, apples to oranges. Both cities have great, albeit different, things to offer.
Yes I remember Atlanta's drought, but San Antonio is having one of its own right now. I guess everyone gets their turn (lol).

I love the Hill Country too, but it doesn't have Georgia's trees, though.

But yeah, very different cities. A more balanced comparison would be San Antonio to Charlotte or Nashville.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I've heard Atlanta frequently compared to Dallas in that it is a relatively "new" city. SA is not, and I like that. More character.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: At the Root
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I've heard Atlanta frequently compared to Dallas in that it is a relatively "new" city. SA is not, and I like that. More character.
Atlanta doesn't have the unique history and relic architecture San Antonio does, but there's plenty of character to be found in the city's older neighborhoods.

Outside of SA's historical districts, things get bland pretty quickly.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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SA really is a great place. I threw three darts at a map when I was 19 and landed on Buffalo, NY, New Orleans, LA and SA, TX...I chose here because I had been here once before, and it took my breath away! Now living and traveling are NOT the same at all...but I packed up my few belongings and hopped on a Greyhound. I've been here 11yrs and consider this place my home.

Would be cool if we had a hockey team though, I left Columbus OH when we just got the Blue Jackets there..
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