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      10-20-2019, 09:29 PM   #23
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      10-21-2019, 05:59 AM   #24
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Welcome! I work right down the street from Avalon. This week sucks, but I could probably meet up next week.
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      10-21-2019, 07:35 AM   #25
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Welcome! I work right down the street from Avalon. This week sucks, but I could probably meet up next week.
Let's do it! I'll PM you my info now.
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      10-28-2019, 02:29 PM   #26
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Just a small update on my side , flying up to Atlanta on Wednesday for an interview.
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Wait, you moved from FL to Atlanta? Were you working in St. Mary's????
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      10-28-2019, 07:53 PM   #28
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Welp, the eagle has landed. Got here Thursday night, I'm all settled in.

I'm just across the street from Avalon, in a complex on Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta. Would love to hang out, make some new friends. I know next weekend is 'Trick or Drink' over here at Avalon, I was thinking about dusting off my costume from last year and heading out.
Nice burger joint there. Welcome!
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Atlanta, what a city. You'll love it there.
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There's a euro car meet at Atlanta Brewing Sunday by the way. I'm thinking about taking my 2002 up.
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Just remember, "Atlanta is an hour away from Atlanta".

It's a great town, but I found it pretty terrible if you have to work, commute, and/or travel out of Hartsfield. The traffic is just boggling. I lived in Alpharetta and my office was at GA400 and the perimeter. My drive was 11 miles. If I left at 6am, I could usually get to work by 645am. If I left at 4pm, I could get home by 430-450pm. If I delayed going into or leaving work by 15-30 minutes, my commute time increased by 20-30+ minutes. I don't mind driving so as long as I'm moving, but living in crawling ATL traffic is annoying as hell. It would take my wife 30-45 minutes to go to the post office that was 3 miles from our house. I've found the traffic in LA, Chicago, and DC to be be more acceptable than ATL traffic. I just can't handle not knowing how long it may take me to get somewhere. In ATL, getting across town might take you 30 minutes or 3 hours.

If I moved back to GA, it would be La Grange or north GA. ATL is good for visiting and terrible if you value free time. I worked with people that commuted 2-3+ hours a day. I also found it amusing that the majority I met in the area were transplants from the Northeast. Lots and lots of NY and NJ people in ATL.
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Just remember, "Atlanta is an hour away from Atlanta".

It's a great town, but I found it pretty terrible if you have to work, commute, and/or travel out of Hartsfield. The traffic is just boggling. I lived in Alpharetta and my office was at GA400 and the perimeter. My drive was 11 miles. If I left at 6am, I could usually get to work by 645am. If I left at 4pm, I could get home by 430-450pm. If I delayed going into or leaving work by 15-30 minutes, my commute time increased by 20-30+ minutes. I don't mind driving so as long as I'm moving, but living in crawling ATL traffic is annoying as hell. It would take my wife 30-45 minutes to go to the post office that was 3 miles from our house. I've found the traffic in LA, Chicago, and DC to be be more acceptable than ATL traffic. I just can't handle not knowing how long it may take me to get somewhere. In ATL, getting across town might take you 30 minutes or 3 hours.

If I moved back to GA, it would be La Grange or north GA. ATL is good for visiting and terrible if you value free time. I worked with people that commuted 2-3+ hours a day. I also found it amusing that the majority I met in the area were transplants from the Northeast. Lots and lots of NY and NJ people in ATL.
+1. On the flip side one can make some serious lifestyle concessions and have a 20-25 minute commute.

It's all about trade-offs.
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      10-29-2019, 02:16 PM   #33
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+1. On the flip side one can make some serious lifestyle concessions and have a 20-25 minute commute.

It's all about trade-offs.
Agreed. If you don't have kids and can live within walking/bike riding distance of your work and shopping/food, ATL can be pretty good.

If you change jobs and the job is only a few miles further away, it can have a dramatic impact on your commute/free time. I just couldn't get past that for a place like ATL. San Diego? Absolutely
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Just remember, "Atlanta is an hour away from Atlanta".

It's a great town, but I found it pretty terrible if you have to work, commute, and/or travel out of Hartsfield. The traffic is just boggling. I lived in Alpharetta and my office was at GA400 and the perimeter. My drive was 11 miles. If I left at 6am, I could usually get to work by 645am. If I left at 4pm, I could get home by 430-450pm. If I delayed going into or leaving work by 15-30 minutes, my commute time increased by 20-30+ minutes. I don't mind driving so as long as I'm moving, but living in crawling ATL traffic is annoying as hell. It would take my wife 30-45 minutes to go to the post office that was 3 miles from our house. I've found the traffic in LA, Chicago, and DC to be be more acceptable than ATL traffic. I just can't handle not knowing how long it may take me to get somewhere. In ATL, getting across town might take you 30 minutes or 3 hours.

If I moved back to GA, it would be La Grange or north GA. ATL is good for visiting and terrible if you value free time. I worked with people that commuted 2-3+ hours a day. I also found it amusing that the majority I met in the area were transplants from the Northeast. Lots and lots of NY and NJ people in ATL.
When we lived in Atlanta, we were just a few miles from Piedmont Park. If we decided to drive to the park after work, it would typically take us 45 minutes

We moved to Florida from Atlanta and that has been our biggest takeaway from leaving. I can get from one corner of our city to the opposite corner in about 15-20 minutes. One of my wife and I's recent discussions was what would we do if I took another job in Atlanta. We left it with we would have to live IN the city for a job in the city with a huge payout to make it worth the frustration. Or we would have to find a job somewhere towards north Georgia so we could live there (much prefer the mountains and lakes). If we went for the latter, we'd probably just keep going north and find something in Tennessee (no income tax!).

I'll always have a good heart for ATL, but I honestly cannot see myself moving back now that I've left after 30 years there.
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      11-21-2019, 04:11 PM   #35
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wanna325i and I are meeting at Barleygarden tonight for drinks if any of the local folks want to show up.
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      11-21-2019, 04:13 PM   #36
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wanna325i and I are meeting at Barleygarden tonight for drinks if any of the local folks want to show up.
Are we? I won't be there till after thanksgiving. I would love to meet you all when I moved.

Anyway, I will be driving my E92 up on Dec 1, going to stay with my friend near Alpharetta while waiting to close my house at canton.
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Are we? I won't be there till after thanksgiving. I would love to meet you all when I moved.

Anyway, I will be driving my E92 up on Dec 1, going to stay with my friend near Alpharetta while waiting to close my house at canton.
Hahaha!!! Sorry. I think I meant Chihuahua. Let us know when you get here too!
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      11-21-2019, 04:33 PM   #38
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Hahaha!!! Sorry. I think I meant Chihuahua. Let us know when you get here too!
Will do.
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