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Atlanta is like a cannon, drawing in people from the eastern half of the US and spewing them out to the West Coast. (With a notable exception in southern CA.)

Seems like everyone is moving to Austin and no one is leaving.




Atlanta in theory: Warm weather, lots of opportunity, Big City living without the high price.

Atlanta in reality: Terrible weather, terrible traffic, terrible public transportation, mostly dull jobs and local commerce, incompetent public officials, not actually a Big City (more accurately, a sprawling collection of strip malls with some tall banks and hotels scattered about), devoid of interesting art, culture, history (Civil Rights movement excepted), architecture




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