One of the most underrated cities in the U.S. Every City likes to claim they are unique, but we are the only ones that I feel, are truly unique. Before all the yuppie transplant outsiders came in, we were a cross between a small town and a big city, which was awesome. However, when the 96' olympics came, we started to sell out and lose a bit of that charm we are known for. Unlike all other major cities in the u.s. we are the only city that is actually equally spread out as far as things to see and do. Our whole culture does not reside in or rely on our downtown area, but rather multiple area that are linked to the down town area. There is something for everyone here. As well as throughout the state of Georgia, unlike most states, we don't need a lone city to make our state looks appealing and great.
1. Little Five Points a quirky part of town where hippies and goths and all things ecentic reside
2. Virgina highlands a place where rich suburbanites hang
3. midtown/buckhead, great shops and pubs, a place where anybody who's anybody frequent.
3. Downtown, mianly a business area, so not a lot of cultural things down here, but where a lot of rich history resides (if they aren't selling out and tearing them down in the name of tourism), MLK Center, Margret Mitchell house, wooddruff arts/ the high, the fox, cenntenial olympic park, grant park, the cylorama,Georgia Aquarium, CNN building as well as a host of eating places, both affordable and expensive to taste.
We also have one of the world's biggest, busiest and best airports in the world
Although I don't like the direction Atlanta is turning in now, I liked it better when only natives were living here, I still love Atlanta and my heart is here. You'll NEVER get bored here because there's something to see or do at every corner. I take pride in the eccentic people to come out of this beautiful city, because they represent just out eccentric our little city is and how different we really are (or atleast were) from every other city in the u.s. You have to have lived here for a number of years to understand our charm. Those who don't are just jealous and have an inferiority complex about their own birth place, that they have to knock Atlanta down in order to elevate the status of their own city.
Anyone who says that you get shot in college park, is obviously not from Atlanta and is either white or lame, or both. It's college park, good grief, not oakland, ca!! Y'all must come straight out of hicksville if you think college park is dangerous.
Oh and by the way, while all y'all hatin on A-town, please believe there must be something special about this place for everybody to keep coming here to live.... I mean really you can get an affordable lifestyle anywhere besides Atlanta, but you know this is where it's at, so don't hate.
"I like how everything is so spread out in Atlanta, it forces you to discover hidden treasures in the city, as opposed to talking a sidewalk down to the local pizza or cheesesteak joint"
"Cultures are defined by the city of Atlanta, Atlanta is not defined by the cultures that reside here"
p1: so where ae you from?
p1: really? what are you, like only one of two locals left??