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Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:47 pm

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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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:51 pm

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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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:59 pm

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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:09 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:36 pm

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!
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:59 pm

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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:16 pm

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.

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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:25 pm

"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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:00 pm

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
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:16 pm

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]
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:19 pm

All three have had mayors indicited for criminal wrong doing.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:11 pm

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


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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:58 pm

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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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:42 am

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.

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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:14 am

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

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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 7:23 am

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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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:19 am

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!
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:00 pm

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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:02 pm

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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 12:11 pm

I do not reccomend Laurdedale at all. But I do reccomend it before Atlanta. I think you should go with your first choice Miami.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:11 pm

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.
 
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Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:33 pm

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.

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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:12 pm

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.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 2:24 pm

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.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:30 pm

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 in Florida but mainly in central parts away from the coast.

Jasepl: Miami is close to everything. Trust me Miami had more to do than New York. Why do all those New Yorkers move down here. Sure it is the cold but there is more to it. You are 3 hours from Key West! 55 Minute plane ride from all the Bahahamas. Or ferry durring the winter. You are 50 miles from the fishing scuba capital of the world Bimi. You ae 15 miles fromt he Florida Everglades and 30 miles from one of the Largest Nartural Coral Reefs in the World. You are 30 flight on WN or 4 hour drive from Orlando 2 hours from Ft. Myers 5 Hours to Tampa 5 Hours to Daytona or the Space Center. Or you can find alot to do in all the great things in Miami. And you can always find a cheap $79 one flight to LA or JFK with Jet Blue. Miami is really becoming the melting pot of the United States. Dont worry about spanish on South Beach or Ft. Laurderdale either. Traffic is going to be horrible and weather is not that great and crime is not great either but the rest makes up for it.
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Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:57 am

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 surgical-appliance and sex-fetishist obsessions, takes the American melting pot past the boil. It represents pretty much everything the religious right hates.

Sounds delicious!
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:14 am

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 you make a good decsion. Have fun making it  Smile.
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Flymia

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:46 am

Hey man, I hope everything goes good down their. I am hoping the storm will turn to the north and miss us!

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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:53 am

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 where I could live.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:58 am

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 and we will just have to wait and see here in South Florida. Its been a while since a big storm like this came close to MIA.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:23 pm

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 last week: 1. Miami 2. DC 3. Atlanta

From what he's heard recently though, it looks fairly certain he's going to end up in DC. Don't know how I would feel about living in DC for a year, were I in his place.

That having been said, I have a feeling I'm not going to have to worry about where he does end up - let's just say that after said bizarre week-end, it looks increasingly less likely that we will last much longer. It's funny. I anticipate doom, and it comes. True to form, this time doesn't look much different...  Sad
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:33 pm

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 the place. BTW - someone should tell that sector of the Florida market that seems to think everything Cuban is hip that Cuban food sucks. Sucks bad.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:14 pm

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. You can't go wrong with DC.

With regards to Miami...

...people who say "you need to speak Spanish" either don't know anything about Miami or are bitter about living here in the past. Yes, Spanish is a part of our everyday lives in Miami, and you will hear it and see it everywhere, and everybody speaks it, but the idea that it is nessecary is ridiculous, because everybody speaks English too, just not always as their first language. Speaking Spanish doesn't hurt (and if one lives in Miami for a few months, they are bound to pick it up), but is by all means not needed.
...the nightlife in Miami is amazing, considered one of the world's best, and if your friend is into nightlife, he'll love it here. South Beach is just one giant, amazing adult playground. And there are other areas too...Park West in downtown, Fort Lauderdale, and Coconut Grove.
...beautiful (not dirty) beaches. South Beach ranks as one of the world's top beaches.
...beautiful people.
...More than half the city was born outside the USA. Some people hate that fact, but I love it. It's what makes Miami what it is...there are a lot of unique cultural neighbourhoods to visit, like Little Havana and Little Buenos Aires, my two favourite. And it is not just limited to Latin cultures, we have a very large European community (especially Turks, Italians, Spaniards, and French) and a large Caribbean community (notably Haitians, Bahamians, and Jamaicans).
...if your friend is on a budget, stick with Atlanta. Miami is an extremely expensive city to live in, especially real estate. It's cost of living is one of the highest in the world.
...the city's culture, a fusion of European and Latin American, is one of the best parts. Miamians are very relaxed people, for the most part liberal, and love to socialize.
...you'll find rude people, you'll find nice people. It is no different than Atlanta or DC.
...the weather rocks 10 months a year. The weather sucks in July and August. Though weather is a matter of opinion.
...lots of sidewalk cafes, especially in South Beach. I love sidewalk cafes.
...public transportation is improving (Miamians approved a sales tax hike to pay for, among other things, 700 new buses and 88 miles of more rail), but it has a while to go.
...traffic sucks. Though if you live in the city, like I do, you don't deal with it.
...many Miamians are, well, shallow and materialistic. So are many New Yorkers and Angelinos...it's a city thing. I don't mind the least.
...South Beach rocks, but Miami is not all about South Beach. There are a lot of other hip neighbourhoods to check out. The Upper East Side, for example, named one of America's five hottest zip codes (33137) five years in a row. Wynwood, the Design District, downtown Coral Cables, downtown's Club Row, Fort Lauderdale's Las Olas.
...Miami's crime rate is lower than Atlanta's and lower than DC's. It is still high, and Miami still has the same big city crime problems that all city's are going to face. Although Miami also has one of America's fastest declining crime rates.

Just my two cents, take it for what its worth.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:24 pm

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 Miami, then you'll be living in a cookie cutter house, driving for hours on I-95, never walking anywhere and going to a shitload of malls, you'll go to South Beach twice, where you'll blow your entire salary. Nightlife is good though, probably the best out of the three. But, I hated my year there with a passion. The weather sucks half of the year, hot humid and thunderstorms every day in the summer, forget about doing anything outside, although in winter it is real nice, just be prepared to run the AC 24-7 for the other 7 months out of the year. Be prepared for $300.00/month electricity bills (I kid you not) for doing that.

Atlanta - nice city, much more cosmopolitan than its detractors think and it is close to the Appalachians. Doesn't seem to get as disgusting weather wise as the rest of the South, even snows on occasion. if its short term, coming from India, you may select this because it is the most "American" of the three.

DC - the one that feels like a real city, you can take the Metro instead of driving, it's a walkers paradise, it is true a lot of the work is government, but frankly, even though Conservative Republicans are in power, those conservative republicans like to party. I lived there in my twenties at the height of the Reagan years, and believe me it was party, and sex and drugs central. Then we all went to work nursing our hangovers and STDs trying to bring morality back to America  Wink/being sarcastic. I hear that has sort of cooled down, but it's still the most urban of cities, and close to Baltimore, Philly, New York, the Shenandoahs, etc., etc.

Probably the most multi cultural too, while Miami is extremely Hispanic, DC has a bit of everything.

For me, I'd choose to live here above the other two.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:04 am

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 as well, because I haven't even been to Atlanta or DC. But I liked Miami enough in the week I spent there and that's what I recommended to him. In fact, that's what he put down as his first preference too.

Unfortunately though, it's ultimately not up to him to decide. What he can decide is whether or not he wants to relocate to another country, once he's been told the likely cities he would be in.

As far as expenses are concerned, I doubt it will be a problem. He's being given a house and a car. And an obscene amount of money on top of that! Actually, that's the onlly reason he said yes in the first place - the money's just too much to pass up!

That said, it looks almost certain he's going to be living in DC, or the DC area at least. So much for my plans of visiting him in Miami and having a grand old time!
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:12 pm

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 much for my plans for living it up in Miami  Sad.

Although, I wouldn't have ended up visiting him in Miami either, should he have been there, since the doom did come and we're pretty-much done.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:13 pm

Not bad! I think he will enjoy it in DC. You should definitely go and visit.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:21 pm

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, so it's not like I'm writing it off completely - might turn out to be a lovely place. It's just that I haven't ever got good vibes from cities that exist for the sole purpose of being a national capital and I've got no reason to imagine DC's any different.

As for visiting, well, what's the point now?
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:32 pm

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's a very historical experience.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:42 pm

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 capital cities. It's a very historical experience.

I do too - but that depends on the capital city. Paris, London, Cairo and Berlin, for example are amazing cities that I love and could visit again and again. But those cities where being the national capital is their sole raison d'etre - Delhi, Canberra, Ottawa and Bonn come to mind - it's a whole other matter.
 
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC?

Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:26 am

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 a center of African American culture from food to the arts to politics. Unfortunately, this city is almost as expensive as New York now, and there are still tracts of numbingly boring neighborhoods that have nothing going for them.
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RE: Which Is Best: Atlanta, Miami Or Washington DC

Fri Sep 17, 2004 10:25 am

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 weather overall-- especially in Spring and fall.

Miami is hotttt, (weatherwise) but there is not much diversity.... esp compared to DC and ATL. Its beautiful, but I dont think I would want to live there. Its a place to be seen, and it doesnt have the business / work presteige that DC has. Working in DC has a certain air of prestiege that no other city, save NYC (MAYBE) has....

just my 2 cents

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