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Old 04-11-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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hi. i am an african american female with children and a husband. Is atlanta a good city for someone in the human resource field? also where is the best neighborhood to live thats diverse with good school district. any info on atlanta would be good. if i dont relocate to atlanta, we were thinking about dallas or houston. which do you think would be the best for someone in the human resource field, and a registered nurse? thanks
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Hi dee I think ATL is a good place to go but everyone and anybody is going there. I have been to Dallas, houston and ATL and I like Dallas TX the best. I think in your field you wouldn't have a problem finding a job in Atlanta but you would love Dallas and the homes are beautiful and cheap!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:45 PM
 
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Default What's your price range...?

That really narrows it down for us. There are lots of places in ATL that meet your needs but they have different price points.
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:05 PM
 
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Get a job first...

The economy in ATL has been hit with the slowdown and Delta will be doing layoffs soon.
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Old 04-28-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: South Fulton,Georgia
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Lastminutemom is right... get a job first.. but the RN should have a problem its the human resources field that might be umemployed for a minute
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Old 04-29-2008, 05:41 AM
 
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I would not move to the Atlanta area. We lived here 20 years ago and moved back 2 years ago and wish we didn't! It may be cheaper to live than other large areas, but the progress here with the roads and mass transit is pitiful. Go to Houston or Dallas areas--have lived in both areas. There is something to be said about the money being there and the progress--the GDOT is backwards and corrupt. Look at Flower Mound, TX, Allen, TX, Spring, TX.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: ITP
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I love living in Atlanta and I believe the city has a lot of opportunity. I especially love living inside of the city. However, the economy here is actually slowing--which hasn't really happened here over the past 20 years--but like everything else, it will probably bounce back.

I've never been to Houston, but I love Dallas. It's very similar to Atlanta, and according to some of those whom have lived in both metros, it reminds them of Atlanta in the 90s with its booming job market, reasonable housing prices, and massive investment in infrastructure improvements in expansion. The state, local, and regional governments here in Georgia, on the other hand, are shooting themselves in the foot by not investing in transportation improvements such as expanding public transport and building needed roads.

To sum it up, you really can't go wrong with either--but from the way things have been going lately in both areas--Dallas seems to be heading down the more sustainable route. Good luck!
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Old 04-29-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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I don't see why Atlanta wouldn't be good for HR. There are a lot of large companies with big offices here, including Suntrust, Coca Cola, Bellsouth, Wachovia, Home Depot, Weather Channel, Borland, Bank of America, etc. There are also a ton of mid-size and small companies and recruitment agencies.

Homes are cheaper in Dallas, so it all depends on what your price range is and how many jobs are available. You'll probably get about the same percentage appreciation in either city.

You may also want to look at Charlotte. It's growing quickly.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Default Good luck

you guys should be fine
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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In all honesty, I have lived in Atlanta for almost 7 years. I am originally from St. Louis. I grew up in St. Peters and my parents live in South City. I would definitely do a lot of research before moving here. I live in Metro Atlanta, in a very suburb like area, and the atmosphere has changed drastically, in the last few years. The crime rate is horrible and the public schools are ALL overcrowded. The traffic is bad, because everyone commutes. I sound full of negativity, but I am just being honest. Please research it. Let me know if you need any help. I can be objective, I promise. Good luck!!

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