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Old 01-25-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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She was lucky if her pay went up in ATL, if I was to move back to ATL I will lose around 16% of my salary because of the cost of living. I am confused, it seems like you say she will be disappointed if she move to ATL. Also, I am young black professional and I moved from Atl to South Florida and I do not regret it. Believe me, its a lot of young professionals in South Florida it is just more diverse which is a good thing..
Again, failure to read.

No, my wife was not lucky, she seems to be the norm. I can give you numerous examples of people moving to Atlanta doing better. I'm talking about professionals, not blue collar workers. I think your confusion comes from you not understanding what I said. I don't see where I said she'd regret staying in Atlanta. On the contrary, she'd regret leaving Atlanta for South Florida, especially making what she does. Aside from the water, what else is there for her? (according to her post).

(I'm not trying to be rude, but "It's a lot of young professionals" does not make grammatical sense. "There are many young professionals in South Florida" would be the correct way to say it.) Just trying to help.

I'm glad things are working out for you. Again, many young black professionals leaving South Florida for NC, TX, GA, TN, Central and North Florida is not make believe. It's a fact.

I will give you points for diversity, but it also exists in Atlanta. There's plenty of diversity there as well. I live in both places. I know. In Castleberry Hill, alone, I have Asian, white, black, old, and young neighbors. Many are from elsewhere too.

The OP needs to check the place for herself, ask around and see what works for her. We're all giving her our 2 cents, and it's leaning towards her staying in Atlanta.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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Happy to see this post. I'm a 40-year old single black female considering a move from Detroit to Atlanta or Miami. I love Atlanta because of its large, professional black population, its milder weather and its big city feel with a touch of southern charm. I love Miami because of its diverse culture, great weather and most of all the beaches; but, I don't much about life for black professionals. For those of you who say no to South Florida, please expound on your reasons why. Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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Again, failure to read.

No, my wife was not lucky, she seems to be the norm. I can give you numerous examples of people moving to Atlanta doing better. I'm talking about professionals, not blue collar workers. I think your confusion comes from you not understanding what I said. I don't see where I said she'd regret staying in Atlanta. On the contrary, she'd regret leaving Atlanta for South Florida, especially making what she does. Aside from the water, what else is there for her? (according to her post).

(I'm not trying to be rude, but "It's a lot of young professionals" does not make grammatical sense. "There are many young professionals in South Florida" would be the correct way to say it.) Just trying to help.

I'm glad things are working out for you. Again, many young black professionals leaving South Florida for NC, TX, GA, TN, Central and North Florida is not make believe. It's a fact.

I will give you points for diversity, but it also exists in Atlanta. There's plenty of diversity there as well. I live in both places. I know. In Castleberry Hill, alone, I have Asian, white, black, old, and young neighbors. Many are from elsewhere too.

The OP needs to check the place for herself, ask around and see what works for her. We're all giving her our 2 cents, and it's leaning towards her staying in Atlanta.

You are right, people from the states that you mention is also leaving those states. I am from Georgia and I know 3 other people that is from GA that works with me in the Finance field. Same with North Florida. I have a friend that went to college with me from Texas and he lives in Miami now. If someone is able to move to a different area, why not? A change of scenery is good. I am also glad to see that you have enough time on your hand to correct sentences on a forum..
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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You are right, people from the states that you mention is also leaving those states. I am from Georgia and I know 3 other people that is from GA that works with me in the Finance field. Same with North Florida. I have a friend that went to college with me from Texas and he lives in Miami now. If someone is able to move to a different area, why not? A change of scenery is good. I am also glad to see that you have enough time on your hand to correct sentences on a forum..
Again, your three examples are a drop in the bucket. That's nothing compared to those leaving. Try refuting that. You gave me a few examples, while stats show the total opposite. Don't get me wrong, you will always have people moving down here, but these numbers are minuscule compared to those who leave.

(We're specifically talking about black professionals and middle class blacks)

Another question for you: How many of them stay in Miami for long? longer than say 5 years?

Man, oh man, we have to work on your diction. (It's not time that I have to correct you, I'm asking myself how you got a gig in the finance field with that English..maybe Miami is for you after all. , since English is not the first language. You're cracking me up. )
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:01 PM
 
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Again, your three examples are a drop in the bucket. That's nothing compared to those leaving. Try refuting that. You gave me a few examples, while stats show the total opposite. Don't get me wrong, you will always have people moving down here, but these numbers are minuscule compared to those who leave.

(We're specifically talking about black professionals and middle class blacks)

Another question for you: How many of them stay in Miami for long? longer than say 5 years?

Man, oh man, we have to work on your diction. (It's not time that I have to correct you, I'm asking myself how you got a gig in the finance field with that English..maybe Miami is for you after all. , since English is not the first language. You're cracking me up. )
The three coworkers left GA about and has currently lived down here atleast 10 years. They are professional middle class blacks. Please dont insult me if I do not insult you. Lets act like adults. I am not trying to speak proper english its just a forum (not that serious).
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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The three coworkers left GA about and have currently lived down here atleast 10 years. They are professional middle class blacks. Please dont insult me if I do not insult you. Lets act like adults. I am not trying to speak proper english its just a forum (not that serious).

There we go again. I'm not insulting you. You're doing it to yourself. But let's get back to the topic.

Like I said, you only tell us of 3 people. That's not too convincing if you ask me. 3 people versus stats showing thousands over the years is nothing in comparison.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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There we go again. I'm not insulting you. You're doing it to yourself. But let's get back to the topic.

Like I said, you only tell us of 3 people. That's not too convincing if you ask me. 3 people versus stats showing thousands over the years is nothing in comparison.

OK I am talking about people I know personally.. I do not know everyone in South Florida. I also do not know everyone in ATL even though that is where I am from. But we can get back on topic and the topic was finding a place in Tampa or Miami for single black female... In tampa you should check out New Tampa, downtown area or westshore area. I think you have an idea of the areas in Miami...
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
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I agree with MisterNY. Men and women lie, but numbers don’t. Sorry md911, I’m just not convinced that S. Florida is a great place for middle class blacks. To be more specific, it’s not for the young, single, poppin’ black woman with no kids and planning on making friends or dating men that come from similar backgrounds. Depending on how sociable you are, it can actually be quite nightmarish. LOL I’m not assuming that one is looking to surround themselves with nothing but black people, but people of all races (including your own) that you can generally relate to. Unfortunately, there just aren’t that many middle class blacks here in comparison to other states so it’s hard to find at least some black people with your same interests (that don’t keep to themselves). I do believe that if you have a black middle class family and a little cash stashed away for the “American Dream”…that MAYBE it would be more enjoyable.. But even then, your kids really won’t grow up down here seeing very many upwardly mobile black people in their neighborhoods, schools, and common environments but mostly just the ones in the ghetto. How fun is that? Aside from all of that, there are STILL better places to live with so much more to offer socially, educationally, and economically. I play nice so no offense from me as well, but to be honest, whether it’s "just a forum" or not, the bad grammar doesn’t really help your “pro-lots of black professionals” argument as it provides a little irony to your statements. Half of good philosophy is good grammar.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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I'm so glad to see that everyone is giving me such good advice on the subject. However, I'm going to agree that majority of my friends and family are suggesting that Orlando and Tampa just might be the spot for me. However, I'm going into a new direction and thinking about Pheonix, AZ instead. I'm sure Miami is where I want to be (already learning spanish) but as far as income, living arrangements and leisure...it might not work for me. I visited my cousin that lives in Miami Beach. Although her apartment was nice, it was terribly small. I've always been a believer of getting bang for your bucks and there is no way possible I can see that living in Miami.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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I'm so glad to see that everyone is giving me such good advice on the subject. However, I'm going to agree that majority of my friends and family are suggesting that Orlando and Tampa just might be the spot for me. However, I'm going into a new direction and thinking about Pheonix, AZ instead. I'm sure Miami is where I want to be (already learning spanish) but as far as income, living arrangements and leisure...it might not work for me. I visited my cousin that lives in Miami Beach. Although her apartment was nice, it was terribly small. I've always been a believer of getting bang for your bucks and there is no way possible I can see that living in Miami.

I'm happy for you (glad you took our advice). I Hope everything works out for you in Phoenix.
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