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Old 10-11-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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"Perimeter Center" is a very Midwestern-sounding name. Michigan and Minnesota have plenty of city names ending in "Center." I like it.
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I think the ATP thing is just silly. To me, the area that is centered around I-285 from about Cumberland to Sandy Springs has always been "Perimeter" and the rest of the area West, South and East just kind of bleed into one another.

I suppose it's because the border areas the city of Atlanta shares with Cobb and Sandy Springs has a more contentious history of land disputes, annexation fears, etc.
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Old 10-12-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I think the ATP thing is just silly. To me, the area that is centered around I-285 from about Cumberland to Sandy Springs has always been "Perimeter" and the rest of the area West, South and East just kind of bleed into one another.

I suppose it's because the border areas the city of Atlanta shares with Cobb and Sandy Springs has a more contentious history of land disputes, annexation fears, etc.
I totally agree.

Also, I think it is an attempt by some to make an area(s) more relevant, and keep pace with what's happening "Intown". Really ITP describes what is inside I-285 and therefore closest to the city center. Being close to the heart of Atlanta and all it has to offer is the real value of being ITP. Every major city has their version of ITP, and to me ATP is a sad effort on the part of some to be associated with the momentum of Atlanta's city center.

I suspect in a few years we'll have ITB (Inside the Beltline). Then those ITP, but not ITB will feel left out too.

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I have arbitrarily considered Tucker 'Intown' for quite some time.
Really? A lot of ITP isn't even considered Intown. Tucker is totally a nice place, but geographically and culturally it's an inner suburb at most. Forgive me if I sound elitist, but as an Atlanta resident (ITB I might add), I, in no way, consider Tucker as being Intown.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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I totally agree.

Also, I think it is an attempt by some to make an area(s) more relevant, and keep pace with what's happening "Intown". Really ITP describes what is inside I-285 and therefore closest to the city center. Being close to the heart of Atlanta and all it has to offer is the real value of being ITP. Every major city has their version of ITP, and to me ATP is a sad effort on the part of some to be associated with the momentum of Atlanta's city center.

I suspect in a few years we'll have ITB (Inside the Beltline). Then those ITP, but not ITB will feel left out too.


Really? A lot of ITP isn't even considered Intown. Tucker is totally a nice place, but geographically and culturally it's an inner suburb at most. Forgive me if I sound elitist, but as an Atlanta resident (ITB I might add), I, in no way, consider Tucker as being Intown.
That's true. Tucker is a suburb. You can drive from Tucker to downtown in under 30 minutes and it is ITP. <shrug>

lol--ITB. That should be interesting.
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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That's true. Tucker is a suburb. You can drive from Tucker to downtown in under 30 minutes and it is ITP. <shrug>
Tucker is a lovely area, but I don't see where it is ITP either? Tucker is not an incorporated city (it's unincorporated Dekalb County), so its boarders are a bit ambiguous. If any part of Tucker's ambiguous border crosses ITP it's a sliver at most. And Northlake is not in Tucker. The Northlake area is also unincorporated Dekalb County, but has an Atlanta address.

Again, nothing against Tucker. If Tucker was a girl named Tuckeretta I'd ask her out (even though she isn't ITP).

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Old 10-12-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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Tucker is a lovely area, but I don't see where it is ITP either? Tucker is not an incorporated city (it's unincorporated Dekalb County), so its boarders are a bit ambiguous. If any part of Tucker's ambiguous border crosses ITP it's a sliver at most. And Northlake is not in Tucker. The Northlake area is also unincorporated Dekalb County, but has an Atlanta address.

Again, nothing against Tucker. If Tucker was a girl named Tuckeretta I'd ask her out (even though she isn't ITP).

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I don't know what else to say. I'm located at N. Druid Hills/Briarcliff--in many discussions this area is 'ITP'. I personally don't think of it as really 'Intown'--very close to VA Highland which perhaps is where Intown begins.
Tucker is about 10 minutes further east.

lol--
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:20 PM
 
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Tucker is totally intown compared to, say, Grayson, Hiram or Sharpsburg.
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Tucker is a lovely area, but I don't see where it is ITP either? Tucker is not an incorporated city (it's unincorporated Dekalb County), so its boarders are a bit ambiguous. If any part of Tucker's ambiguous border crosses ITP it's a sliver at most. And Northlake is not in Tucker. The Northlake area is also unincorporated Dekalb County, but has an Atlanta address.

Again, nothing against Tucker. If Tucker was a girl named Tuckeretta I'd ask her out (even though she isn't ITP).

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Actually, the Northlake Mall area does have a Tucker address. Atlanta 30345 begins just west of the Northlake commercial district.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:02 AM
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I don't know what else to say. I'm located at N. Druid Hills/Briarcliff--in many discussions this area is 'ITP'. I personally don't think of it as really 'Intown'--very close to VA Highland which perhaps is where Intown begins.
Tucker is about 10 minutes further east.

lol--
I'd like to hear/read those discussions.


I've lived in Tucker a long time. ITP = Inside The Perimeter. Virtually all of Tucker is outside the perimeter...or you could accurately say, ATP, At The Perimeter.

Nobody I've met in Tucker thinks of it as intown, even those of us who wish it were. It's hard enough to get people to admit to the obvious fact that it's a close-in suburb.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:10 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'd like to hear/read those discussions.


I've lived in Tucker a long time. ITP = Inside The Perimeter. Virtually all of Tucker is outside the perimeter...or you could accurately say, ATP, At The Perimeter.

Nobody I've met in Tucker thinks of it as intown, even those of us who wish it were. It's hard enough to get people to admit to the obvious fact that it's a close-in suburb.
I think that TAH was referring to her own neighborhood (North Druid Hills) as ITP in that instance...not Tucker.
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