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Old 01-29-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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The quality of life in Columbus is lightyears of ahead of Macon. One can't help but notice.[/quote]

Explain please
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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I see claims about an enviable quality of life in Columbus, but see nothing about why it's wonderful except the mention of a mall. Some say it is an outdoor mall and others seem to be saying that that description is stretching the truth in a favorable dimension, but to my way of thinking there's more to making a great quality of life than a mall.

So for those of us who are considering Columbus, tell us what makes the quality of life so good there. Most of the talk on this thread borders on "mine is bigger than yours," which isn't particularly helpful or informative.

What is the state of the arts in Columbus? How much art, architecture, dance and music is to be found there? Is there an emphasis on art in the schools or just one musty dead museum stuck in a side street somewhere?

How about food culture? Is there a variety of ethnic cuisines, classical cuisine, new American and traditional southern home cooking? Are high quality, fresh ingredients readily available for home cooking? And if I need bulghur wheat to make tabouleh or some oxtail to braise, am I going to have to mail order it or drive to Atlanta to buy it?

What is the environment like? Do the people value clean water and air? Is curbside recycling available? Are there good venues for outdoor activities like fishing, water skiing, climbing, hiking, camping?


Tell us about employment, the cost of living, cultural opportunities, sports and entertainment. "Nanny, nanny, nanny, my town is better" isn't helpful.
Thank you. I couldn't have said it better myself!
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:27 AM
 
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I see claims about an enviable quality of life in Columbus, but see nothing about why it's wonderful except the mention of a mall. Some say it is an outdoor mall and others seem to be saying that that description is stretching the truth in a favorable dimension, but to my way of thinking there's more to making a great quality of life than a mall.

So for those of us who are considering Columbus, tell us what makes the quality of life so good there. Most of the talk on this thread borders on "mine is bigger than yours," which isn't particularly helpful or informative.

What is the state of the arts in Columbus? How much art, architecture, dance and music is to be found there? Is there an emphasis on art in the schools or just one musty dead museum stuck in a side street somewhere?

How about food culture? Is there a variety of ethnic cuisines, classical cuisine, new American and traditional southern home cooking? Are high quality, fresh ingredients readily available for home cooking? And if I need bulghur wheat to make tabouleh or some oxtail to braise, am I going to have to mail order it or drive to Atlanta to buy it?

What is the environment like? Do the people value clean water and air? Is curbside recycling available? Are there good venues for outdoor activities like fishing, water skiing, climbing, hiking, camping?


Tell us about employment, the cost of living, cultural opportunities, sports and entertainment. "Nanny, nanny, nanny, my town is better" isn't helpful.
Good post.
Some folks just can't handle the truth I guess.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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Good post.
Some folks just can't handle the truth I guess.

Not only do I like the quality of life....So those others that ranked Columbus as the 4th highest place for families....


Only other Cities in Georgia that were ranked were : Atlanta at 61, and Augusta at 85.


If i'm not allowed an opinion on this board, could someone let me know! I didn't ask with city felt more like a city, or which one had this or that, I said which one I liked better and I said Columbus...Do I need to break it down more

Better neighborhoods: Columbus
Better interstates: Macon
Better schools for my kids: Columbus
Better Mall: Columbus mall is smaller, Macon has some empty stores: TIE
Better Universities: Macon
Better government: Columbus....seems to have a sense of direction


I also think its so funny when someone on here post something about Macon and all of the Maconites come out very agressive and offensive

And for the yerocal guy..... I guess you didn't want to read the article on why Columbus was ranked so high as being a great place to raise a family. I didn't make up the article, but everytime someone gives their opinion on Macon, I notice that it really makes you upset. I certainly know which city is better for my family and apparently so does people who ranks cities!!!

Get over it already!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Not only do I like the quality of life....So those others that ranked Columbus as the 4th highest place for families....


Only other Cities in Georgia that were ranked were : Atlanta at 61, and Augusta at 85.


If i'm not allowed an opinion on this board, could someone let me know! I didn't ask with city felt more like a city, or which one had this or that, I said which one I liked better and I said Columbus...Do I need to break it down more

Better neighborhoods: Columbus
Better interstates: Macon
Better schools for my kids: Columbus
Better Mall: Columbus mall is smaller, Macon has some empty stores: TIE
Better Universities: Macon
Better government: Columbus....seems to have a sense of direction


I also think its so funny when someone on here post something about Macon and all of the Maconites come out very agressive and offensive

And for the yerocal guy..... I guess you didn't want to read the article on why Columbus was ranked so high as being a great place to raise a family. I didn't make up the article, but everytime someone gives their opinion on Macon, I notice that it really makes you upset. I certainly know which city is better for my family and apparently so does people who ranks cities!!!

Get over it already!!
I respect your opinion. I am curious, however, as to the article you are referring to; Can you place a link or give the site address to this article? Frankly, I'm surprised Savannah didn't make the list.
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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I respect your opinion. I am curious, however, as to the article you are referring to; Can you place a link or give the site address to this article? Frankly, I'm surprised Savannah didn't make the list.

http://www.bestlifeonline.com/cms/publish/family-fatherhood/The_100_Best_Places_to_Raise_a_Family.shtml


Sure here's the link!!! Take a look!!!
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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It's funny, because if Columbus actually had a decent sized mall, great interstate access, a skyline and a compact-urban setting like Macon, they would certainly mention it to boost their town, but when Maconites do it, it's pointless.

LOL...sure.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Closer than you think!
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It's funny, because if Columbus actually had a decent sized mall, great interstate access, a skyline and a compact-urban setting like Macon, they would certainly mention it to boost their town, but when Maconites do it, it's pointless.

LOL...sure.

LOL...So you think Macon has a skyline.....thats interesting....you people are so funny!! Atlanta has a skyline and that's really it in Georgia. I don't think I would consider another city in Georgia has a real skyline....and if I was to choose a city with a skyline...it would be Savannah or Augusta.

I like Columbus just the way it is...I lived in both, Macon longer and people in Macon think that they live in a city and Columbus is the country. How funny, there's no bid difference other than Columbus government is more organized and has nicer neighborhoods.
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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LOL...So you think Macon has a skyline.....thats interesting....you people are so funny!! Atlanta has a skyline and that's really it in Georgia. I don't think I would consider another city in Georgia has a real skyline....and if I was to choose a city with a skyline...it would be Savannah or Augusta.

I like Columbus just the way it is...I lived in both, Macon longer and people in Macon think that they live in a city and Columbus is the country. How funny, there's no bid difference other than Columbus government is more organized and has nicer neighborhoods.

I think you have been smoking something a little too strong....
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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LOL...So you think Macon has a skyline.....thats interesting....you people are so funny!! Atlanta has a skyline and that's really it in Georgia. I don't think I would consider another city in Georgia has a real skyline....and if I was to choose a city with a skyline...it would be Savannah or Augusta.

I like Columbus just the way it is...I lived in both, Macon longer and people in Macon think that they live in a city and Columbus is the country. How funny, there's no bid difference other than Columbus government is more organized and has nicer neighborhoods.
I must respectfully disagree with you on Atlanta having the only skyline in GA. Of course, there are other parts of Atlanta such as Sandy Springs that have impressive skylines too. Macon does in fact have a decent skyline for its size. Augusta as well. And yes, Savannah has one too. Finally, Columbus. I couldn't leave Columbus out. Albeit small, (they're all pretty small compared to ATL) Columbus has one too. We must factor in populations to support mid and high rises though. You can't just have a 5-600 footer in a city with 200K. (especially when that 200K is metro) ..thats for the record btw.
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