Turn Off Ads?
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 28

Thread: Moving to Atlanta in July

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,447

    Moving to Atlanta in July

    Hey RZers,

    We're moving to Atlanta in July for jobs at Emory University. Just recently took a trip there for the first time and found a place to rent. Very excited for the move, actually -- it seems like a fantastic city from what I can tell so far.

    Anyway, I'm interested in any and all advice, suggestions, tips, comments, or wisdom you can offer about moving to Atlanta -- either here or via PM. The weather shouldn't be too much of a shock since we are living in Miami right now, but other than that we really don't know what to expect.

    And, of course, if you happen to live nearby in Georgia, I would absolutely love to meet up to watch the Reds some time when they are in town. I would imagine it can get kinda lonely heading to Braves home games if you aren't in good company.

    Cheers,

    RedEye
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

  2. #2
    A Little to the Left Redsfaithful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Bexley, OH
    Posts
    7,469

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    If you don't already play, take up tennis. I found it to be a great way to meet people, and it's a huge part of social life in Atlanta.
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
    --Oscar Wilde

  3. Likes:

    RedEye (05-29-2013)

  4. #3
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,447

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfaithful View Post
    If you don't already play, take up tennis. I found it to be a great way to meet people, and it's a huge part of social life in Atlanta.
    Interesting. You are the second person now to mention this to me. Thanks! I did play in high school, so maybe I'll re-string the old Precision and get out there on the court.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

  5. #4
    Danger is my business! oneupper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Back in Florida
    Posts
    8,158

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    South Florida will miss you, RedEye!
    "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky, dangerous animals and you know it."

    http://dalmady.blogspot.com

  6. Likes:

    RedEye (05-29-2013)

  7. #5
    Member 15fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    5,518

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    PM me with some of your info (age? kids? interests?) and I'll get you square with some 411 on the 404 in the next day or two.

  8. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  9. #6
    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Posts
    10,592

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    Hey RZers,

    We're moving to Atlanta in July for jobs at Emory University. Just recently took a trip there for the first time and found a place to rent. Very excited for the move, actually -- it seems like a fantastic city from what I can tell so far.

    Anyway, I'm interested in any and all advice, suggestions, tips, comments, or wisdom you can offer about moving to Atlanta -- either here or via PM. The weather shouldn't be too much of a shock since we are living in Miami right now, but other than that we really don't know what to expect.

    And, of course, if you happen to live nearby in Georgia, I would absolutely love to meet up to watch the Reds some time when they are in town. I would imagine it can get kinda lonely heading to Braves home games if you aren't in good company.

    Cheers,

    RedEye

    You probably already have heard this, but if you can avoid 75, 85, 285 and 400 at rush hour, DO SO!

    Midtown is a nice place for kids or to take a family. Piedmont Park is especially serene. In fact, they're bringing back a thing called "Screen on the Green" to the park this year where once a week during the summer, they play a movie for everyone to watch.

    Downtown, be sure to check out Underground Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola. There's a Six Flags off Interstate 20 a few miles west of town if you're into amusement parks.

    If you go to a Braves' game, I've found that it's a little better for parking if you go over to Centennial Park. I've always had better luck getting out of there after games.

    And last but not least, it's a beautiful city... especially at sunset. The view from my last apartment rooftop a few years ago:

    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

  10. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  11. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    539

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July


  12. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  13. #8
    Member medford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    2,083

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    spend a warm summer day shooting the hooch!!!

  14. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  15. #9
    Member Tom Servo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    7,852

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Stay away from Badstreet, Atlanta GA. It's the baddest street in the whole USA.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

  16. Likes:

    Joseph (07-18-2013), Raisor (06-04-2013), RedEye (06-05-2013)

  17. #10
    RaisorZone Raisor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Charlotte, Nc
    Posts
    15,225

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    As you already found a place to live this may come to late, but since you are working at Emory you need to live near campus. Atlanta traffic has earned everything you've ever heard about it.

    I'd recommend the Virginia Highlands area. Lots of good small places to eat, great nightlife.

    If you want to be in the burbs, highly recommend Peachtree City. Commute would be bad, but it's the best place to live in the metro area.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

  18. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  19. #11
    Member medford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    2,083

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    virginia highlands is nice, I'll agree w/ that. Don't know how far away this is, but the area around ogelthorpe is nice as well.

  20. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  21. #12
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    43,276

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Yeah if you are working in Decatur stay inside the loop... or you will live in your car

  22. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  23. #13
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,447
    Fantastic! Thanks so much for all the info, everyone!

    Is there a contingent of Reds or Bengals fans in ATL? Would love to find some folks to watch games with.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

  24. #14
    Member 15fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    5,518

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Been here since 1995, we live within a few miles of Emory, and our daughter is over there regularly for sports camps, swim meets, etc.

    If that's where you're working, then long-term, you want to live Emory/Decatur/Druid Hills/Lake Claire/Candler Park/Inman Park/Morningside.

    Let me know if you have kids, or if K-12 schools are going to be on the horizon. We have a 9 year old, so we're pretty familiar with the various school options. I can also speak to a variety of the kiddo sports & activities in the area.

    I'll go ahead and throw out some of the restaurants and watering holes that you should put on your To Do list: Antico Pizza, Fox Brothers BBQ, The Brickstore, Community BBQ, Rathbun's, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Restaurant Eugene, Canoe, The Optimist, & JCT Kitchen.

    Other institutions that you should check out include the Vortex, the Varsity (eat, have massive digestive distress, and never do it again, but say you've been), Fatt Matt's Rib Shack, & Fellini's Pizza.

    If you're here for the 4th of July, the Peachtree Road Race 10K is quite a spectacle. 60,000 runners (world's largest 10k), and the entire course is lined with spectators. Even if you're not a runner, you should plan on doing it. Join the Atlanta Track Club for preferential entry (the lottery always happens in mid-March and it fills up literally within 24-48 hours), and try to get yourself a qualifying time so that you can get out in one of the earlier groups.

    The Beltline is a work in progress, but it's going to be a decent step towards addressing the dearth of biking/running/walking spaces in the city. Piedmont Park is great. Plenty of people in this part of town also head out to Stone Mountain for biking, running, etc.

    Also, understand that most of the people who live here are not originally from here. College football is hands down king in this part of the world. I grew up in Ohio, so I'm biased towards the Big 10/11/whatever, but having been to a couple of SEC games, I can say that SEC football is an unparalleled experience.

    When you're ready to get away, the north GA mountains are 2-ish hours away, Asheville NC is a little further. Reynolds Plantation & Lake Oconee is a good option if you need a quick boating / golfing fix. Skip Lake Lanier. It's a freaking zoo.

    Most importantly, know that the Reds make their only trip of the year here July 11-14. In the summer, you want to sit along the 3rd base side, as that's the side of the stadium that falls into the shade as the sun sinks. First base / RF gets the brunt of the late afternoon sun, and that's not at all pleasant. Afternoon games can be particularly brutal.

    Good luck with the move, and let me know if you need any other recommendations.

  25. Likes:

    RedEye (06-05-2013)

  26. #15
    No half measures, Walter RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    8,447

    Re: Moving to Atlanta in July

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post
    Been here since 1995, we live within a few miles of Emory, and our daughter is over there regularly for sports camps, swim meets, etc.

    If that's where you're working, then long-term, you want to live Emory/Decatur/Druid Hills/Lake Claire/Candler Park/Inman Park/Morningside.

    Let me know if you have kids, or if K-12 schools are going to be on the horizon. We have a 9 year old, so we're pretty familiar with the various school options. I can also speak to a variety of the kiddo sports & activities in the area.

    I'll go ahead and throw out some of the restaurants and watering holes that you should put on your To Do list: Antico Pizza, Fox Brothers BBQ, The Brickstore, Community BBQ, Rathbun's, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Restaurant Eugene, Canoe, The Optimist, & JCT Kitchen.

    Other institutions that you should check out include the Vortex, the Varsity (eat, have massive digestive distress, and never do it again, but say you've been), Fatt Matt's Rib Shack, & Fellini's Pizza.

    If you're here for the 4th of July, the Peachtree Road Race 10K is quite a spectacle. 60,000 runners (world's largest 10k), and the entire course is lined with spectators. Even if you're not a runner, you should plan on doing it. Join the Atlanta Track Club for preferential entry (the lottery always happens in mid-March and it fills up literally within 24-48 hours), and try to get yourself a qualifying time so that you can get out in one of the earlier groups.

    The Beltline is a work in progress, but it's going to be a decent step towards addressing the dearth of biking/running/walking spaces in the city. Piedmont Park is great. Plenty of people in this part of town also head out to Stone Mountain for biking, running, etc.

    Also, understand that most of the people who live here are not originally from here. College football is hands down king in this part of the world. I grew up in Ohio, so I'm biased towards the Big 10/11/whatever, but having been to a couple of SEC games, I can say that SEC football is an unparalleled experience.

    When you're ready to get away, the north GA mountains are 2-ish hours away, Asheville NC is a little further. Reynolds Plantation & Lake Oconee is a good option if you need a quick boating / golfing fix. Skip Lake Lanier. It's a freaking zoo.

    Most importantly, know that the Reds make their only trip of the year here July 11-14. In the summer, you want to sit along the 3rd base side, as that's the side of the stadium that falls into the shade as the sun sinks. First base / RF gets the brunt of the late afternoon sun, and that's not at all pleasant. Afternoon games can be particularly brutal.

    Good luck with the move, and let me know if you need any other recommendations.
    Great info. I meant to PM you actually, but you beat me to the punch. Thanks!

    We have a four year-old son, so schools have been an emphasis for us, but it has been difficult to get a rental in our target district -- City of Decatur -- which we hear is the best overall. Since we couldn't get that, we ended up renting a place for next year in Druid Hills, about three blocks from Emory where we are both working. Since my son won't be in kindergarten until the following year, we're not too worried just yet, but just in case we want to stay put for the next year, he'll be at Fernbank Elementary, which we've heard is not the best, but decent enough.

    Looking forward to the move. It seems like a great city.
    Last edited by RedEye; 06-06-2013 at 12:12 AM.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25