Atlanta, Georgia 

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Atlanta buildings and cars. - 11/3/2019
There are big buildings and cars everywhere. I drove through there on the back of a bus and its people seem to be mostly negroes, orientals and mexican latinos walking around. It is hot and there are many bugs. They have many barbeque meat eating places and country sounding music. I saw a parade where the men had no clothes on and the women all had very short hair. I do not know why they had this Read More

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Atlanta getting worse - 7/7/2019
I have lived in Atlanta for 30 years and plan to leave soon. Atlanta was good when I first came here but has declined into an over-crowded, hyper-fast-paced, expensive, congested nightmare. People are rushing everywhere. They are stressed out, rushing to get somewhere fast. The frustration index in high, and people seem increasingly angry about the declining livability here. On the positive side, business is bustling, and the job market is very good. Lots of job opportunities for professionals and high tech. But it all comes with a price. Real estate prices have skyrocketed, and many people have to keep moving farther out to find affordable prices, so commutes are horrendous, and businesses do not know what telecommute means. I’ve had enough and am looking forward to getting Read More

It calls itself a city. - 4/27/2019
Hot, humid, with some of the heaviest traffic in the United States, cultural life meager, modest public transportation, parks in scarce supply, a great big suburb calling itself a Read More

Atlanta Great Place to Live - 1/6/2019
Atlanta is an incredibly exciting and very progressive city. Having lived all over the world myself, I believe it is among the best. You need not compare it to other metros because it is unique all to itself. It is where urban and nature combine best.

Don't bother with the suburbs-- would you move to the Bronx or Newark? Intown Atlanta has it all. Forget about the southern or conservative distorted images/ news coverage. Those are about suburban places in Georgia, not the city.

Atlanta has the largest and best arts community-- of every kind-- from D.C. to L.A.
It has fantastic restaurants and some of the most beautiful neighborhoods, many having a high walk score.

And, the city's burgeoning tech industry is expected to soon be the nation's 4th largest, according to Read More

Population growth is destroying Atlanta metro - 12/27/2018
The Atlanta metro area is being ravaged by absurdly fast population growth. I don't even believe the official statistics at this point. I know this is a cliched thing to say, but it's undeniably true. The northern Atlanta suburbs used to be excellent places to live -- well forested, safe neighborhoods, modestly-priced housing, competitive public schools, a population composed almost exclusively of professionals and families, etc. Massive population growth coupled with the redistribution of undesirables from the inner city to the suburbs (as a result of gentrification) has slowly deteriorated all of the aforementioned desirable traits. You pretty much have to live 1.5+ hours north of Atlanta in Forsyth County to find public schools that aren't hopelessly overcrowded.

It may not for whatever reason be reflected in the official statistics because of cover-ups, under-reporting and what have you, but petty crime and all the accompanying ugliness that comes with it has Read More

My home for life - 11/9/2018
I've lived all over the Atlanta metro area from McDonough on the southside to Loganville on the east side to Lawrenceville & now Lula on the far north side. I used to travel for work and had the chance to visit several major cities all over the US and Canada. Outside of possibly Calgary there is nowhere else I'd rather live. First of all the traffic is as bad as they say that's the downside, but the positives far outweigh the inconvenience, especially in the suburbs. There are world class restaurants, scenic hiking trails, any kind of music you could be into, and access to cheap airfare when you want to get away thanks to the busiest airport in the world. I'd say this city is best enjoyed by a younger demographic, under 50 at least that still has the energy to fight through the traffic and take advantage of the active lifestyle that makes the city fun. The suburbs have excellent school systems with a wide variety of communities from all over the world. Gwinnett county has had a Read More

Great city - 8/28/2018
Great city. I live in Alpharetta. Great and family friendly subdivisions. Great schools. Lots of businesses and professionals in the area. Low crime rate. Low property taxes. Nice weather. Summer can be hot but mild winters. Beautiful landscaping and nature. Diversed with a lot of international cultural events and Read More

Great city - 8/28/2018
Great city. I live in Alpharetta. Great and family friendly subdivisions. Low crime rate. Low taxes, great schools, lots of businesses and professionals in the area. Good weather and lots of beautiful landscaping and nature. Easy commute to stores. Diversed with a lot of international cultural events and Read More

No straight roads. - 8/1/2018
I have had the pleasure of living in 11 different states which now includes GA. These have all been major cities. I have also visited an additional 29 states over the years. My impression of the GA and Atlanta is not good. The people are GREAT, the geography sucks. No straight roads, and lots of neighborshoods that don't connect. The folks in charge of planning never planned on traffic, and how to deal with it. I have noticed that people are impatient in all things. The poverty level is the biggest hurdle to a better quality of life. The best solution to poverty is higher education, greater number of folks with degrees raise the economy for everyone.
My degree is in Geography with a focus on cities. I love to live in a place that has diversity in the population. The lack of disposable income in the population of the Atlanta and metroplex area is a product of education. Read More

The "A" is NOT all that it's cracked up to be!! - 6/5/2018
The "A" is NOT all that it's cracked up to be!! Why? Cost of living, auto insurance, traffic, drivers, people, roads, pay, lenox mall, transit, buckhead, atmosphere, weather, activities and food/service - +

Cost of living - without sounding harsh.....IT IS OFF THE CHAIN HIGH!! Sure you can live in South Atlanta, Mabelton, Austell or other "high crime" low income areas and pay under $900 but you won't be a white person living there!! For affordable and safe housing, you will pay over $1400 for a 500 square foot studio, yes a studio!! All the new apartments that have gone up over the past two years, a one bedroom WILL run you $1500-1900 for a basic 600 sq foot apt. or if you are adventurous and want to live in midtown or buckhead, that could be a lot more!! So yes growth is great but when they don't pay folks, the cost of living is WAY to high!! Now, yes you can live 30 miles away and pay almost $1200 but then tack of ware and tare of your car, gas, more frequent oil Read More

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