I plan to tell people I’m a political refuge (which is the truth). I’ll be working 20 miles NE of Atlanta, and I have no need to go into the city itself unless I choose to do so (kind of like my current relationship with NYC, except in Atlanta, I’ll be able to drink a big gulp. While carrying.)
I know quite a few people at our Atlanta location already, and I’ve visited the area a few times over the years. I had a choice between Tampa & Atlanta, and I went with my gut - the people I know from Atlanta are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Great people, my husband loves grits, I love biscuits, and I’m determined to learn to slow my pace down & smell the roses. I know the traffic is like the 7th circle of hell, so I plan to choose my home carefully. I also know that some areas have serious crime issues, so I’m going to be careful to select a neighborhood with a lower crime rate, surrounded by neighborhoods with lower crime rates (to slow down the creep). Where I live on Long Island, I have MS13 gang members living down the street from me. So I think I’m good....
Consider the area around Roswell. Personally, I love it. Buford is a little more rural. I can’t recommend Lawrenceville, even though I used to live there.
Well grab you a big gulp, and get ye to a Chik Fillet.
Enjoy the new life.
Despite what you might be told..having a NASCAR number tattoo is completely voluntary...
I know that area a little bit. My ex-girlfriend's from Gwinnett County. That area is alright, but a little too big city/suburbia for my tastes. Some areas are sketchy like Norcross but I wouldn't put it in the category of South Atlanta.
The mountains north of there are great and be sure to visit them. It reminds me of my old home in North Michigan with different accents. That's a high compliment from me.