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Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?  
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Just found out this morning that the boyfriend's going to go to America for work for 9 to 12 months. Looks like he will be in one of 3 cities: Atlanta, Miami or Washington DC. He has to indicate his preference to HR and then they will decide where he ends up.

We're both thinking Miami would be the best and probably most fun of the 3, but never having been to the other two, we figured we shouldn't just knock them.

So, what do you'll say? Which one should he pick?

Keep in mind that wherever he does end up, might affect me too. In case we last until he leaves (which I doubt, but anyway), I might just have to change my mind and make a trip over there to visit for a couple of weeks.

Seriously, I'd really like to hear all about these cities...

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21637 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5423 times:

I've only been to Washington DC, so I can't comment about the other two, but to me DC seems like a very business-oriented place. There wasn't too much excitement (i.e. nightlife) going on. Maybe I was in the wrong areas, but that's the way it seemed.

However, DC is a very pretty city.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5416 times:

Personally I think all three suck.
If I had to make the choice, I'd pick D.C. because at least it gets some snow in the winter.

Atlanta - No matter how hard they try to be a world class city, it's still a Southern town in an a$$backwards state.
There are some nice people there but that's about it.

Miami - Great place to visit. That's about it.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5405 times:

DC for business opportunities and culture.

Miami for party life, good weather, and beaches

Atlanta for four full seasons, southern hospitality, cheap big city prices, and the pretty good nightlife compared to DC.


User currently offlineMark777300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5386 times:

I lived in Miami for a number of years, and I have visited both Atlanta and DC numerous times. In my opinion, Atlanta might be the best choice. It has a very good quality of life, prices are very low (i.e. gas, rent, food, taxes). DC is a bit more expensive but a nice city, especially the suburbs in Virginia. I have absolutely nothing kind to say about Miami. It's more of a hell hole in my eyes. Weather, nice??? If you say that daily afternoon thunderstorms along with 90 degree 100% humidty heat good weather, than you can have it. The job situation in Miami is hiddeous, traffic is a nightmare where ever you go, everything in price is shooting up to the moon. My parents live there and so does my wife's entire family, and I regularly have to travel down there for obvious reasons, and the more I see it, the more I'm convinced that I made the right descision to leave. The people are even less to be desired. If you go to Miami, make sure that you can speak spanish 99% of the times because the people down there won't give a rats behind of where you come from and what language you speak. If you don't speak their language, then you're out of luck. Don't even get me started with their education system!

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5384 times:

Having been to DC and Miami, I think that you should pick DC, even though Miami has a climate similar to Mumbai. Washington has a more presitgious air to it and the federal dominated areas of the city are stunning.

Miami has a party atmosphere. I'd be reluctant to send my girlfriend there, even though she isnt the cheating type, but be forewarned...Miami Beach has a large gay scene, and if your guy-friend is alone there for too long.... Laugh out loud.

I don't want to comment much on Atlanta since I've never been there but I would say that it is probably the most conservative out of the three cities, and once you drive out of the city, you'd be in the real Georgia.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5375 times:

I say Atlanta. Over the last 10 years Atlanta has evolved into a world class city (despite what some say) especially after the 1996 Olympic Games. Atlanta is a modern and progressive city that grows larger everyday. I am proud to be from Atlanta and hope to be back their in the near future.

Miami is pretty cool to. I enjoy going to Miami (Especially when the Canes are playing). Miami gets a bad name but like any large city their are good parts and bad parts. An above user said when you get outside the Atlanta Metro Area its real Georgia. Well, When you get outside the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach Metro Area your in "real Florida" which is backwards and as redneck as any state I've been in.

I've never been to DC but I hope to go sometime soon.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5371 times:

"Well, When you get outside the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach Metro Area your in "real Florida" which is backwards and as redneck as any state I've been in."

True. Although I've found that staying close to the turnpike has kept out-of-staters away from that riff-raff. It's almost like the thread where the Germans explained the Autobhans that connected West Berlin to West Germany.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5369 times:

Delta767300ER:
Sorry I didn't mean to beat up on your city that bad.
My cousin Terry lives there and she is a total bitch and I have a misrable time everythime I go down there!  Pissed

Atlanta isn't all that bad afer all.
You, Hartsfieldboy, Jimmy Carter, Cynthia McKinney and Outkast lives there.

Did you know that Too $hort (rapper) moved from Oakland, CA to Atlanta?
There must be something special down there I haven seen yet.  Big grin



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5361 times:

Thanks guys... Clearly the 3 cities are very different from each other. Unfortunately, he doesn't get to choose which one he wants to be in. He can just state a preference, and then the evil HR people will decide.

Of course, I'm trying hard to not be selfish... But I can't help thinking that Miami will be the most fun. As I said before, IF we last - and I'm not holding my breath - I might make a trip over for a couple of weeks. And at least from my point of view, fun is always more important when you're on holiday! Also, for the boyfriend, it's going to be a relatively short-term thing. It's not like he's moving there permanently or anything. These offices don't have staff who are able to do what he can, so they need to get people from outside who can tide them over for a few months.

More seriously, thanks! And keep opinions coming. It's always better to have multiple points of view before deciding anything.


User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

I don't want to comment much on Atlanta since I've never been there but I would say that it is probably the most conservative out of the three cities...

Yes, it's obvious you've never been here. The metro area is quite progressive-minded, and the Midtown area is predominately gay (or at least seemingly so.)

Keep in mind that DC is Republican World Headquarters, if that tells you anything!  Smile





[Edited 2004-08-31 13:16:53]

User currently offlineN6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

All three have had mayors indicited for criminal wrong doing.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5343 times:

Jasepl:

As a fellow brother, I'm here to tell you, there's no question: MIAMI/FT. LAUDERDALE! Trust me on this one....  Big grin





An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

I would take Miami or DC. Atlanta I really dont see being a very nice city unless you want to live in the Suburbs and commute everyday. DC is nice since the gov is there. Great Northeast type city.
But of course I have to say Miami. It has alot of diversity. It is a very urban modern city and every day you have something to do. You dont have to worry about snow. Only thing we get down here are some Small tornados and Hurricanes but the Hurricane season is ending in NOV. Traffic is bad but DC and Atlanta is just as bad too. If you live on Miami Beach traffic is not bad at all. Many job openings in Miami for International Banking. Miami is a great city I would really suggest going there. It is more expensive than Atlanta and probably DC though but all cities like NYC LA London SEA are like that. Miami is a great city and I would highly reccomend it. If not than go to DC. If you have any other question feel free to ask or e-mail me at Pilot54563@aol.com



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User currently offlineVaman From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5318 times:

I live in atlanta. The city is a great place to settle down. Midtown, buckhead, vinings would be your best bet. There is a big gay population in atlanta and IN and around the city, there is a conservative, but fairly accepting crowd. BEWARE! Do not leave the city or go into the actual city of atlanta, both could get you either beaten and severly harrassed, and the actual city has the third highest homicide rate in country. The affluent areas mentioned before have very very little crime and are truly classy. I'm ready to get out of the town for a while. Atlanta would be 5000 times better if it weren't surroudned by georgia and while it is REALLY nice to leave, it is a stable place to come back to. However, as soon as i can, i'll probably leave for an extended period.

L


User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

I live in Atlanta now. I've been to Miami more times than I can count. Never visited the nations capital...

Hands down, the best city is...

Washington  Big grin

B


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5309 times:
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I would take DC if at all possible, MIA is not my cup of tea and ATL is just way to crowded and do not see that changing anytime soon.


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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Thanks again guys!

I must add here though that coming from a very expensive, traffic-ridden, diverse and crazy city, many things about these three places sound quite familiar!

TWFirst, I've almost been sold on Miami from before posting this topic, but that was for selfish reasons only!

There's still a couple of days to go until he has to send them his preference, so keep them coming!


User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5282 times:

Jasepl:

Girl, I'm tellin ya, there aint no doubt about it!  Big grin

And if Frances wipes it off the map, you'll get a good deal on a house! Personally, I would live in Lauderdale.... OK, I could probably deal with South Beach, but Lauderdale would be first choice.



An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4125 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

You know Jasepl,

DC might be better for a traffic standpoint...its one of the most confusing cities to drive around in. And I hear Boston is too.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineFlymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5278 times:

I do not reccomend Laurdedale at all. But I do reccomend it before Atlanta. I think you should go with your first choice Miami.


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

If it were up to me, I'd already be in Miami-South Beach, Lauderdale or the general area at least! Of all the cities I have been to in America (and that's not very many, but still), Miami is my absolute favourite. Of course, I've never had to actually live in any of them, so my point of view is completely different. Unfortunately, I don't have any say in the decision,  Sad, so I'm going to have to be all objective and supportive, etc, etc...

One thing I forgot to mention is that since he's not moving there, he doesn't have to worry about getting a place to stay. His company will provide him with an apartment and a car. Schools and kids obviously aren't an issue.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

LOL, Dont worry about it Superfly. I'm sorry to hear that your cousin's a bitch! Your right about some good people are from ATL  Big thumbs up. I didnt hear about Too $hort moving to Atlanta. I read something where Atlanta has more single girls per thousand than any other city in the U.S.  Smile


Vaman, I have been in the city of Atlanta thousands of times and have never got harassed or beaten. The areas that I wouldnt venture in would be south of downtown around East Point and College Park.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5261 times:

If you want a city with culture, good restaurants, smart people (of all political persuasions), the ability to walk to work, a pretty good gay nightlife, then DC is the best package. Atlanta is a vibrant town with friendlier people, but its so spread out - you need a car to go get a quart of milk. Miami is the most exciting, if you plan on living in South Beach because the rest of the city sucks big time. But to me, Miami is a great place to visit, not live in. Plus, if you live in DC, New York is but a 4 hour car drive away, and Miami is a $ 150 RT plane ride away. Fly out on a Friday night and return Sunday night and Miami will always stay exciting and fresh. However, if your bf really had a say in the matter, tell him to choose New York. There is nothing like it, and by the time he gets there all the Republicans will have gone. And don't believe what people say about New Yorkers - they're friendlier than most people you will meet anywhere else.

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

He would rather be in Chicago (he went to university nearby, most of his friends live there and so knows the city fairly well) or New York (many of his friends are in NY and so is his brother). Problem is, it's only the offices in these 3 cities that need his skills at the moment. The others either don't have the need, or are adequately staffed to meet the demand.

25 Flymia : Delta767300ER: Really if you stay on the east coast or West Coast of Florida you wont hit many bad red nexk hicks in till you hit GA. There are alot i
26 Jasepl : Was looking up some "guides" on Miami and came across this description: Mi-yammi! The extraordinary city, with its Judeo-Cubano population, its mix of
27 Post contains images Flymia : Miami Area Is great! DC is very nice too! Only bad thing is the weather. Soon I will have to prepare for the Hurricane. Going to start tommarrow. Hope
28 Delta767300ER : Hey man, I hope everything goes good down their. I am hoping the storm will turn to the north and miss us! -Delta767300ER
29 BOEING747-700 : MIAMI, that is the best place in the USA. I love it there, South Beach, plenty of things to do, its hot all year, its amazing. I love MIA. That is whe
30 Flymia : Yea Delta767300ER: We are just waiting and hoping it turns North. But than it hits SC. Right now I wish the best for the good neighbors of the Bahamas
31 Post contains images Jasepl : I've been occupied for the last few days (after a really bizarre week-end), but here's an update on the situation: He did give them his preference las
32 Ryanb741 : I didn't rate Miami, then again I don't speak Spanish...... As for American cities with AMERICANS in them (not wannabe latino wide boys) then DC is th
33 MAH4546 : Well, I would chose Miami, but I'm biased. I can't stand Atlanta, I really dislike that place, so I would never reccomend it. I love Washington, D.C.
34 Post contains images Csavel : Well I've lived in DC and South Florida (Ft. Lauderdale) and have been to Atlanta, and I think I'd pick DC. If you are not wealthy and beautiful in Mi
35 Jasepl : Mark and Csavel... Thanks for your views. I generally agree that Miami will be graet as a place to live in temporarily. Of course, my views are biased
36 Post contains images Jasepl : Okay then, it's officialy been confirmed: It's DC. Pood bastard wanted Chicago Miami or New York and he will end up in DC for a year. Oh well. And so
37 Mdsh00 : Not bad! I think he will enjoy it in DC. You should definitely go and visit.
38 Jasepl : Not bad! I think he will enjoy it in DC. You should definitely go and visit. I'm sure he will be just fine in DC. Besides, I've never even been there,
39 Mdsh00 : As for visiting, well, what's the point now? Oh shit. Sorry, I didn't read that last part...my bad. For some reason I like visiting capital cities. It
40 Jasepl : Oh shit. Sorry, I didn't read that last part...my bad Don't worry about! Besides, it's completely my fault this time! For some reason I like visiting
41 Jaysit : DC isnt just an administrative capital. Its also got some of the best museums in the world, excellent performance arts, and a rich history. Also, its
42 AA777 : DC is an awesome city. It has tons of diversity that you wont find in ATL and MIA. Excellent restaurants, club life is good, if you are over 21. Good
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