Adam777 From UK - England, joined Oct 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 637 times:
This will be my only second message on this forum. It's pretty late (gosh - make that very late) as I have been excited and reading everyones posts. Lots of new aviation info for me and I have enjoyed it. I would like to know if there are any others in the Atlanta area and what suburb / area they live in an what the guys and gals think of where they live.
Favorite mall or shop, a nice park or their best spotting spot!
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DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 578 times:
I have been to atlanta, for 6 days only, but my aunt and uncle and cousins that live there took us to a lot of places. We went to Stone Mountain, which was neat. The only mall I went to there was Gwinnett Place Mall, in Duluth, thats where they live. I went fishing in the Chatahoochee river also. Atlanta has a great airport too. Atlanta is my second favorite city, second to Jacksonville. I wish they would make Waffle House's here in Nevada.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2472 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 560 times:
Nice city, but really more of a good place to live than a place that has a lot of attractions for the out of towner. I don't hear of too many people saying, "Let's go to Atlanta for the weekend, honey", unless they really live in the sticks. I don't mean to knock ATL, but it's more of a business town, kind of like Dallas. To me, the two are almost interchangable.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3956 posts, RR: 36 Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 545 times:
I am from atlanta, at least until next friday. Ive lived in stone mountain all my life, we sold our house and lived in snellville since last fall. My rents are moving to tallahassee. I graduated from Greater Atlanta Christian and got my all my pilots lisences out of gwinnett up through my commercial multi-engine. Ever been on top of stone mountain at night?
SKYTEAM From France, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 541 times:
Hiya, The Atlanta Metropolitan area currently has 3.5 Million people or more. Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, and is going to Skyrocket!!!!! Now if the Braves would get rid of John Rocker we would be a lot better!!!!! Traffic is hell, But its gonna be bad in all big cities.
Johnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2472 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 538 times:
Sorry, I just got back to this thread.
Really, I don't mean to knock ATL (damning by faint praise?), but Chicago, NYC, LA (yes Los Angeles), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. all strike me as places that have more character than Atlanta.
I've been to Atlanta. I've been to the airport, Buckhead, Midtown, Underground, Downtown, Stone Mountain. I'm not knocking it as a nice place to live, but to me it doesn't have it's own defining character. It doesn't have "charm".
It's just another big Sunbelt city with nice tall glass skyscrapers. It just happens to have a few more hills than Dallas or Houston. Charlotte seems to be well on its way to "charm extinction" also. Yes, it's a business town, and more power to them. Maybe that IS it's defining characteristic!
Louis From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 528 times:
Johnboy, I completely agree with you! Few cities in America -- the ones you mentioned as well as Philadelphia, Miami, Honolulu and Baltimore -- and only two in Canada -- Montreal and Quebec -- have that kind of charm and character. I guess it comes with age and those cities are generally older than the rest. Granted, I haven't been back to Atlanta in over 10 years, so I have no idea what it's like now. I've heard that it's really expanded and grown into an international business center. Still, it probably doesn't have the charm of NY, Montreal or L.A. But I guess it depends on what you look for...