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OT: Anyone from the Atlanta area?


zeronyne

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Sorry for the OT post...I hope you will indulge a longtime Lowdowner. :)

 

So does anyone here live in Atlanta? If you do, could you give me a rundown of the cost of living, traffic, and music venues there? I may be spending a LOT of time there in the near future, and I'd like to know what I'm getting into.

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I used to live in the 404 but that was a long time ago.

 

When I go back to visit now the traffic can be as bad as LA. Not all the roads connect -- "you can't get there from here" -- so if your road is buggered there's nothing you can do.

 

There are plenty of cost of living calculators online. For example, one says a $50K salary in Chicago is equivalent to $41,630 in Atlanta (mostly because housing and transportation cost a lot less way down yonder).

 

With almost 4.3M in the metro Atlanta area I'm sure there are plenty of music venues. For example, I see the Atlanta Jazz Festival is still an annual event at Piedmont Park.

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Wife has family there and I've visited several times, but can't be very helpful on your questions. It's a young city (having been burned to the ground by the Yanks during that unpleasantness 150 years ago) and has a lot of young people who live there these days. Big corporate center for the South, and, of course Coke. The Coke Museum is pretty cool. I'm not a fan of their product, but the museum is an interesting history of advertising and American culture.
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