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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   Atlanta named top moving destination in the US for 8th year in a row Just think how great it would be if it were stationary   ( ajc.com) divider line
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2018-01-23 02:58:39 PM  
Like the traffic?
 
2018-01-23 07:13:21 PM  
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2018-01-23 09:42:25 PM  
Remember to call it "Hotlanta" when you go there, because the locals LOVE that.
 
2018-01-23 09:49:43 PM  

SBinRR: Remember to call it "Hotlanta" when you go there, because the locals LOVE that.


Also, "Dirty South"
 
2018-01-23 10:07:01 PM  
Moved to Doraville in 1970, which was pretty much near the edge of civilization back then.  Left seven years later and the growth in that span was eye opening.  I went back a few months ago and the sprawl seemed unending.  You kids have fun moving there.
 
2018-01-23 10:13:49 PM  
We Full, now with Peugot coming we too full, go away it's terrible here, you'll hate it

I'm trying to stay positive, but this region needs ~$5bn in infrastructure upgrades to welcome all y'all, in both road and transit. I'm a big MARTA Stan but its rail offerings could stand to be doubled/tripled. The outer counties except Cobb (note: fark 'em) are beginning to come around on it.

Housing is also becoming a major issue just like the rest of the big cities, dammit. Plenty of boujee Gentricubes for $3k/month in the hood to choose from, not much in the way of affordable housing (I'm not even saying section 8 stuff, just working class options.) My rent has personally gone up double digit percentages year after year and we've had to move twice over seven years due to what the market is demanding for shiatholes not worth it.

/Amazon would cause more problems than it's worth. We Full. And we don't need the kind of person that kind of company attracts, our traffic is shiatty enough without a Silicon Valley techbro infestation
//Hollywood/Yallywood can stay though, good jobs and good neighbors
///Varsity is overrated, eat local
 
2018-01-23 10:47:49 PM  
Nothing much would change. Every airplane goes to or from Atlanta, so everyone goes there anyway.
 
2018-01-23 11:27:16 PM  
And this is exactly why I moved away 7 years ago.
 
2018-01-23 11:34:38 PM  
Ya know what would be cool? If Amazon chose Detroit. Or Appalachia. Or some other depressed area. Somewhere where people farking need jobs, and economic activity. They'd be farking heroes. I'd buy shiat from them I didn't need just to say, "thanks".

Won't ever happen, not when states and cities are tripping all over themselves to throw money at them. The places that need it most can't even compete.
 
2018-01-24 12:16:37 AM  

SergeantObvious: Ya know what would be cool? If Amazon chose Detroit. Or Appalachia. Or some other depressed area. Somewhere where people farking need jobs, and economic activity. They'd be farking heroes. I'd buy shiat from them I didn't need just to say, "thanks".

Won't ever happen, not when states and cities are tripping all over themselves to throw money at them. The places that need it most can't even compete.


How is Amazon supposed to get 40,000 tech employees to move to a city in Appalachia, or Detroit, when people in that industry can get a job in any number of more desirable places?

The problem isn't that a company like Amazon doesn't exist there so much as it's that a company like Amazon can't really exist there.  Not overnight, or in a reasonable time frame.  Lots of people would get priced out of the area they grew up in if you relocate to a smaller city, and even if you relocate to a rust belt city like Buffalo or Detroit, you're not going to have enough habitable housing and office space available quickly enough for the number of new residents and jobs.

That kind of rapid expansion is happening in cities like Portland and Seattle, where even 10 or 20 years ago they were relatively cheap places to live, but are now becoming quite expensive with companies like Nike, Intel, Amazon, Microsoft, etc that all grew naturally in the region.  Adding 40,000 jobs at the pace Amazon has been to an area that is already struggling would most likely hurt the poor a lot more than it would help them.

And that doesn't even solve the problem of how Amazon is supposed to recruit that many people to places that people are moving away from to begin with.
 
2018-01-24 12:54:17 AM  
I'm watching the Intervention special about the heroine epidemic just north of Atlanta, so I find this humorous.
 
2018-01-24 01:12:05 AM  

seriously.though: heroine epidemic


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2018-01-24 01:17:54 AM  

davidphogan: seriously.though: heroine epidemic

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Right when I hit add comment I realized it!
 
2018-01-24 02:38:31 AM  
*growls* Atlanta sucks.

/stay out
//go away
///you're not welcome here
 
2018-01-24 02:45:34 AM  

davidphogan: seriously.though: heroine epidemic

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"I'm dancing barefoot
Headin' for a spin
Some strange music draws me in
It makes me come up like some heroine"
 
2018-01-24 03:40:06 AM  
Cheeseface: words

I've lived in Atlanta and the metro most of my life and I agree with most of what you said.  The mass transit system should REALLY be twice the size it is and rush hour traffic is just horrible.
 
2018-01-24 07:04:16 AM  

FarkingSmurf: Cheeseface: words

I've lived in Atlanta and the metro most of my life and I agree with most of what you said.  The mass transit system should REALLY be twice the size it is and rush hour traffic is just horrible.


Cheeseface's wall o'text sums it up nicely. The Metro has grown faster than a tumor for years and the underlying structure just isn't there.

And if you think the opposition to MARTA is bad, get some of the intown NIMBY's attitudes toward bike trails (there are a couple of them hung in court) and road improvements. They have lawyers and aren't afraid to use them.
 
2018-01-24 07:16:35 AM  
Subby great image of a million double wides moving down the highway with a big sign saying ATLANTA.
 
2018-01-24 08:42:19 AM  

The Smails Kid: SBinRR: Remember to call it "Hotlanta" when you go there, because the locals LOVE that.

Also, "Dirty South"


It's the "Dirty Dirty" to locals.

Or "Alanna"

/Don't get lost driving in "Colla Par"
 
2018-01-24 09:23:57 AM  
I once had the chance to move to Atlanta, back in the 1990s, when when I analyzed it, the main reason
I liked the city was the strip clubs, and that is no basis for making such a big life decision.

I ended up staying in DC and finding my current job when the government contract I was working on
ended, and it was the best decision I ever made.

And while Atlanta itself is quite cosmopolitan, when you cross that Fulton County line, someone sure as
hell turns on the 'redneck' switch.
 
2018-01-24 09:31:44 AM  
IF (big IF) Amazon does move to metro Atlanta a better place to build its HQ would be south of Atlanta proper but close enough to the airport like Fayette and Clayton Co or far South Fulton Co off South Fulton Pkwy., where the land is still relatively cheap and MARTA can be expanded (pending voter approval which wouldn't be a problem for ClayCo or S. Fulton).

It makes no sense to drop an HQ on the already congested northside (Cobb, Sandy Springs or Dunwoody) of town.
 
2018-01-24 11:22:03 AM  
Atlanta is ok to visit, and if I had to move to the South it is probably the best option. That's not saying very much!

My immediate family tried to relocate there from NYC about 10 years ago, so my mom could be closer to her family. They pulled out all the stops to get me to go....but I would have to go first?! It was so bizarre. I'm glad I refused, because they never followed through.
 
2018-01-24 05:19:58 PM  
Good headline, subby.
 
2018-01-24 06:45:52 PM  
Yuck.
 
2018-01-24 07:25:10 PM  
Lived in Cobb County for 24 years and I just moved to Charlotte because I couldn't stand living in traffic.

We don't have rush "hour" It's more like rush day. Gridlock on all the highways begins at 7am, takes a break at 1pm to change directions and doesn't end until 7pm.
 
2018-01-24 07:59:46 PM  
I go to Atlanta several time a year for business. It's nice. I was thinking of moving down there and my buddy (who lives there) told me crime was an issue.
 
2018-01-25 04:44:29 AM  

AeAe: I go to Atlanta several time a year for business. It's nice. I was thinking of moving down there and my buddy (who lives there) told me crime was an issue.


Sounds like a legit source

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