Atlanta is a great city to move to for a better life; but at the same time it can be boring as fuck! You have to spend money to have fun here U know like: going to the club, going to the movies, and going to Six Flags & carnivals & shit. People don't know how to go out & just chill down here without spending big money or gettin high all day. Now when it get cold down here the whole city shut down U can just forget it just go in the house & go on myspace or sumem. Aight, now that I got dat off my chest lemme break down the countiies in the ATL area. Atlanta is one of da few cities wit GHETTO suburbs I didn't even know dat was possible. Most of Atlanta has nice neighborhoods fulla criminals so looks can be deceiving (lol did I spell dat right?)

Atlanta "Zones" are originally from the Atlanta Police Department but people still use these Zone numbers even when there out of jurisdiction and are enforced by Dekalb Police or sumem. They represent what side of Atlanta your from. So I'm gonna break em down and give yall sum example cities so U can get a understanding of the Zone areas.

Zone 1
West Atlanta
Bankhead, Cascade

Zone 2
North Atlanta
Buckhead,North Fulton (everything north of Downtown & Midtown dats Zone 5), Parts of Cobb County (EX. Marietta, Smyrna)

Zone 3
Southeast Atlanta
East Point, College Park, Parts of Clayton County (EX. Riverdale, Forest Park)

Zone 4
Southwest Atlanta
Adamsville, S.W.A.T.S.

Zone 5
Downtown-Midtown
Where all da big buildings & arenas at

Zone 6
East Atlanta
Eastside, Parts of Dekalb (EX. Decatur, Ellenwood area)

Cherokee: Racist ass fuck. So far away it shouldn't even be considered Atlanta but I had to let yall know its racist.

Clayton: LOL stay away! One of da smaller counties but the ghetto quality of people make up for the small quanity. Forest Park, Riverdale, Lovejoy, Conley, Rex, Morrow, Jonesboro....parts of College Park & Ellenwood. Competing with Dekalb County for the best looking but most dangerous county award; Clayco aint nuntn to play with. Houses are so cheap because of the chaos dat goes on. Clayton County got the worst school district down here. Dont let sweet lil city names like Lovejoy fool U. Niggas crazy ova dere.

Cobb: Very segregated. Cobb County still got sum racist white trash (Marietta Police & CCPD) & dey hate the fact dat we taking ova! U got cities like Marietta (Da May) wit real rich areas in East Cobb & sum real rough lookin areas in West Marietta (U can be driving down a nice street & make one little turn & get robbed) for example: the historic Marietta Square looks real nice but not too far behind it is the old Black neighborhood of Lemon Street infested wit drugs & hella hookers. Crime has gon up a lot in Marietta in da little time I been down here. White people slowly moving out. There are white parts of Cobb like Powder Springs & Kennesaw but not for long cause niggas slowly takin ova. Den U got cities like Smyrna (Lil Mexico), Austell (sumem like a extension of cities half of Austell next 2 Marietta & da oda half by Mableton),& Mableton (Mostly black but few white trash with Confederate flags but it obviously aint keepin niggas away so give it up) its close 2 Bankhead on da Fulton County border. U also got Vinings (Buckhead in Cobb) near Smyrna.

Dekalb: Got rich parts like Dunwoody & Chamblee, the rest middle class & hood. I'm proud to say dat lots of rich minorities live here. Dekalb County got sum of da prettiest hoods U eva seen it don't look bad like New York. Den U got gutta places like Glenwood....& alotta woods Kirkwood, Ellenwood, Edgewood.....Decatur where its greata, Stone Mountain, Avondale, Lithonia, Tucker, Panthersville, Redan, Druid Hills, Scottdale, Clarkston, Mcafee...too many to name shawdi.

Douglas: Touches Cobb & Fulton County. Has up & coming cities like Douglasville & country parts like Villa Rica. Lithia Springs is pretty much Austell but in Douglas County.

Fulton: Where da actual city of Atlanta is. Now U got like 3 parts of Fulton: North, South, and like inside 285/the middle of it. North is the rich side with cities like Roswell, Sandy Springs, & Alpharetta where Whitney Houston & Usher got houses. The middle part got Buckhead, Downtown, gay ass Midtown (trust me, shit Atlanta got alotta outrageous gay people overall its some gay dude dat be skatin all da time ova here), and the notorious West Side of Atlanta from Bankhead 2 S.W.A.T.S. (SoufWest Atlanta, where the movies Beauty Shop & Crackheads Gone Wild was filmed), & cities like East Point dat got alotta black people but SURPRISINGLY is a very nice place 2 live, U also have workin class cities like Hapeville where da first Chik-Fil-A is (DEY GOT BURGERS!). Den South Fulton got parts of College Park & like 3 up & coming cities dat you might of neva even heard of like Palmetto & it seem like everybody dat live ova dere go to Creekside High School so dey probably gon be building anotha school ova dere soon.

Gwinnett: Mostly white but has Mexican hoods. Dey tryna keep it White by making up laws but people are moving here anyway. The cities dat are close to Dekalb County have alotta black people but the further away U go the more White & country it is. Gwinnett County also has some great High School sports teams. Has nice cities like Norcross & Lilburn. They're building alotta stuff there too & with cheap houses it's da place to move right now.

Henry: "Tryna rep da ATL when ya from Henry County!" Southside Mafia of Clayton County, line from "Duck When We Bust" (Crime Mob Diss). Dat was how people felt about Henry County not too long ago, but because of the rising crime rate in places like Stockbridge (Glockbridge) ATLiens are slowly letting Henry County dudes rep da A. On dat note the ATL Area is slowly spreading as areas gain enough respect to be considered Atlanta with counties like Rockdale,Fayette, Paulding & etc. slowly on da rise.
How far is Atlanta from here? Well what part of Atlanta do U wanna go the part in Fulton, Cobb, or Dekalb?
by Yahhhhhhh!bitch!yahhhhhhhh! April 05, 2007
A city with lots of rich people in the north end, and lots of ghetto types in the south end. Also lots of traffic, new economy jobs, and Coca-cola.
Hey, wanna goto Atl for some work? Sure!
Hey, I went south of the train tracks and got a bullet in the ass!
by Adam the magnificant April 29, 2004
Atlanta is a small city. When most people referance Atlanta they mean to referance metro Atlanta which would include the suburbs. Only 400,000 people live within Atlanta city limits while 4 million people live in the suburbs. So, as you might expect, living in the burbs is not a status symbol in Atlanta because just about everyone does. Atlanta is the capital of the south as the cultural, business, and spiritual center hub. Here is a breakdown of Atlanta and her suburbs:

ATLANTA:
Buckhead(Uptown): This is the wealthiest community of the metro area. Most of the people that hail from Buckhead grew up in million dollar mansions and went to an elite Buckhead private school. It's an unspoken rule that if you have money and you live inside Atlanta, you shouldn't subject your kids to the horrors of public schools. High class shopping(Versace, Lois Vuitton, Gucci, Armani, etc.) can be found at Lenox or Phipps, two huge malls right accross the street from eachother. This district is also home to the city's best dining options, along with the best night spots. Buckhead is also the center of Atlanta's amazingly large Black gay community. Most Black gays are DL and "straight acting" so most people cant identify them. If you are woman looking for a Black man in Atanta you might wanna shy away from Buckhead because most likely you would end up being your man's cover. 30327 is a purely sickly wealthy residential community in West Buckhead and was rated the most affluent zip code in the southeast.The kids that grow up in 30327 have no concept of reality whatsoever.

Midtown: Midtown has some great restaurants but is known for two things...Piedmont Park(Atlants's largest and nicest park) and being the hub of Atlanta's large gay community. Because Atlanta was invaded by Northerners and Westerners(its hard as hell to find a native Atlantan), people here are very progressive and all races and lifestyles are respected.

Downtown: Boring...but home to many coporate headquaters and tourist attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, Grant Park, the CNN Center, Centenial Olympic Park, the MLK Center, etc. Also home to Georgia State University. Not many people actually live downtown.

South of Downtown: The ghetto. The gated campuses of Morehouse and Spelman are the only nice attrations on the southside of ATlanta. Notice I did not mention Clark Atlanta because that school is ghetto as hell, but many take pride in that fact.

THE BURBS:
Sandy Springs: A recently incorporated city just north of Buckhead. Most of the residents are rich as hell. Most of the kids go to private school. Hispanics stay along Roswell Road in apartments but the new mayor, Eva Galambos, has already vowed to tear down alot of the run down apartments along Roswell road and turn then into condos to"prtect the image of the city". If that happens Sandy Springs will become the richest city in Georgia.

Cobb County: Cobb County is largely white and mostly middle class. East Cobb is the richest area where homes dont exist at prices beneath 500,000 dollars. South Cobb is Black but still middle class, although you wouldnt know it by the way many of the kids act in cities like Smyrna and Mableton. Most everyone in the county stays in homes that are priced from the 200s to the 400s. The exception of course are those that reside in East Cobb where most live in homes around 800-900,000 dollars.

Gwinnett: Diverse!!! Like every race on Earth lives in Gwinnett County and the people of Gwinnett are very proud of that. Gwinnett is also economically diverse. You have your dirt poor areas like Norcross where the Mexicans live and your upper middle class areas like the Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth where the rich white people live. Everything in ATlanta is self segregated according to class and race. Get used to it. Blacks live everywhere in Gwinnett County and so do the Asians. Most of Gwinnett aint so well off though. You'll be hard pressed to find whole communities of wealthy residents.

North Fulton: Home to Alpharetta and Roswell. Alpharetta is a city full of rich people. Poor people dont exist there. Its almost entirely white. A large number of Atlanta celebrities live in Alpharetta's score of country clubs including Usher, Whitney Houston, and Ludacris. Roswell is a middle class city...average suburbia.

Dekalb County: Segregated. And thats the way the whites and the Blacks prefer it. The white people live in the northern half and the Black people live on the southside of the county. Dunwoody is the prize community of the northern part. It has great public schools and beautiful homes. It also has a huge Jewish population. Decatur is a wanna be ghetto city that has nice homes with thuggish inhabitants. Lithonia and parts of Stone Mountain are rich as hell. And these areas are almost all Black.

Clayton County: Ghetto as hell. Home prices dont rise above 250K and crime abounds. A reason why claiming you are from an ATlanta suburb doesnt mean shit.

South Fulton: The Cascade neighborhood is famous for being home to ATlanta's Black old money. Every Atlanta Black mayor has lived there. And this includes Shirley Franklin. Cascade is wealthy and its all Black. You name a civil rights leader from ATlanta and they probably own a home in Cascade. Most of their children go to Woodward Academy. Sandtown is an upper middle class Black community just south of Cascade and the rest of south Fulton is country as hell.

Forsyth: Dangerous for Black people.

More wealthy Atlata Asians live in zip 30097 in Northeast Fulton than anywhere else. Hispanics are in every part of the city but the heart of the Hispanic communtiy is along Buford Highway, Atlanta's International Corridor. Please note that things are segregated much more along class lines than racial lines.
"Why is everything so segregated in ATlanta?"
"Because everyone in Atanta is obsessed with money!!"
by atlanta-native September 14, 2006
the urban sprawl capital of the world
Person driving through Atlanta exurbs: does this shit ever end? Why the hell would anyone want to live out here?

Atlanta resident: Because it has "great schools" (to get away from black people), and so they can afford to live in a 4000 sq ft house.
by Peculiar Paul December 29, 2009
The most liberal progressive city in the South. The seat of Black economic, cultural and political power in America. Also the birthplace of crunk music/hip hop (Lil' Jon, Usher, Yin Yang Twins, Ludacris, T.I., Bonecrusher, Outkast, Goodie Mob, etc.) Also tied with Miami for the hottest nightclubs and girls in the South. Interracial dating haven. Kinky sex mecca for conventioners.
Beautiful skyline. Almost total population migrated from somewhere else.
"Man I went to visit my cousin in Atlanta, I didn't want to leave."

"Damn dude, every rapper on TV is from ATL."
by T. May 31, 2005
-The Capitol of Georgia
-Home of Coca Cola, the 1996 Olympics, a shitload of traffic and Hartsfield Airport
-Where Georgia's McMansion-suburbanites claim to live
-The only place in the world where on December 23rd one can ice skate outdoors and then go play in the fountain at Centennial Park
"Are you going to Atlanta for Christmas?"
"Don't remind me."
by holly December 23, 2003
Without a doubt The Crunkest City, the Most Chill City, the Most Awesome City, my home, I love it and everyone in it and everything about it. No other definitions even come close to the true definition of the A, a place like no other and anyone who has ever lived there knows exactly what i'm talking about. Smoke One!
-"Man, I just got back from Atlanta and I've been coughing ever since!"

-"Yeah, I heard they had a lot of smog in Atlanta."

-"Well whatever you want to call it, I've never smoked so much weed in my life!"

by rachel herman November 07, 2005
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?
me: Atlanta
p1: really? what are you, like only one of two locals left??
by Atlanta-Navtie January 16, 2006

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