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Old 04-02-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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My advice would be to go buy one of those Rand McNally or ADP maps of metro Atlanta, and take some time to study it. The roads down here do not make any sense, but by studying the maps you can get an idea of the layout in your area. You may also be surprised to find some back ways to get to places that you thought were father away. I have lived here for 9 years and still don't go anywhere without my ADP metro Atlanta map.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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Yea thanks everyone...I found a few places. I don't have GPS. I have an older ride.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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My advice would be to go buy one of those Rand McNally or ADP maps of metro Atlanta, and take some time to study it. The roads down here do not make any sense, but by studying the maps you can get an idea of the layout in your area. You may also be surprised to find some back ways to get to places that you thought were father away. I have lived here for 9 years and still don't go anywhere without my ADP metro Atlanta map.
Cool ohio but how would that show me where Krogers or Walmart is? That's like a basic street map right?
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Well I just moved here to Atlanta Saturday night. At this moment I am still putting my apartment together. I know this may be a dumb question....by I really don't know where to start. I live in Clayton County near Riverdale Road. What can I use to find the nearest grocery store and Walmart and etc?? I guess my question is what the best way to locate place near me. Ive been driving and driving and driving. Some kind people tried to give me directions, but I just keep getting lost. If you were new to a city what would you use to locate what you need?
Oh, come on, it's easy. Just turn right on Peachtree and then left on the next Peachtree and then right on the next Peachtree. It'll take you straight to wherever you need to go. Memorizing street names is a breeze when they're all the same.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Metropolis, USA
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LOL I only saw 2 so far man.
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Old 04-02-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Cool ohio but how would that show me where Krogers or Walmart is? That's like a basic street map right?
Yeah, it obviously won't show you where the stores are, but if you want to learn your way around get to different parts of the city, parks, etc., a map in your car is indispensible. Granted, I am kind of a dork and study maps anyway, but looking at the "big picture" on a larger map allows to get a sense of how the city is laid out. Learning my way around Detroit was much easier - everything was on a grid!
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Both of them are on Highway 85.
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Go straight to Circuit City and ask them to demonstrate the Magellan GPS for you...I love mine, and it was a lifesaver when I was in DC last month.
It is voice activated and will give you the nearest everything...I was craving a corned beef sandwich and it guided me to the nearest deli no problem.
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