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    Jan 23, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    Recently I posted a question regarding a potential job offer in Atlanta. It looks like we are going to move forward and I am currently in salary negotiation. I'm very excited, having visited Atlanta several times while I was stationed in Pensacola, FL.

    Just to clarify, the position is in Kennesaw, just off 75, not Alpharetta, as I had erroneously posted, and I will be searching for an apt. in Midtown.

    So, regarding the commute out of the city in the morning and returning in the evening, how scared should I be. Sorry to beat a dead horse, but this is a big decision on my part.

    Hope this works out because if I'm forced to remain in New Jersey one more year, I swear I'll drive my car into a telephone pole.

    Mike
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:09 AM GMT
    Agreed. I can't think of any redeeming qualities of NJ rush hour and I'll take Atlanta over Trenton any day.
  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    If you want to live in Midtown and Work in Kennesaw, the biggest thing you need to consider is that living expenses in Midtown are 150% of comparable housing in Kennesaw. And you will be paid on a Kennesaw Living expense, unless you can be a shrewd negotiator. Also, you'd thing that a commute out of the city would be better than one into the city. This is not necessarily so. But if you have few friends already, and plan to immerse yourself in the gay culture in Atlanta, your stuck with Midtown.
  • vj2004t

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Well hope you get it all worked out Marta (Electric tram) is great as long as you dont live out to far. It was sorta a racial thing for them not to expand it out further to keep undesirable out .I lived there for 11 years and really miss to this day.Wish you the best...icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:35 AM GMT

    The commute won't overwhelm you. I have a place at 3376 Peachtree Road (across from Lenox Mall) and a satellite office in Marietta. If you are careful how you use the surface streets to get to 75, it's a 20 minute comute from 3376 to Marietta.

    Keep in mind, the time goes down the closer you are located to 75. Anything in Kennesaw set back off 75 is more diccicult to reach.

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    Expenses aren't a big concern. Hell, I've been in Hawaii for the past 4 months and still managed to pay off a load of debt. Plus, the new job offers a competitive salary and relocation package. Besides my student loans, what the hell else am I going to do with my income, put my cats through college?
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    Mike not all of NJ sucks! We have beaches, mountains, farms and living in northern NJ is pretty damn nice if you can afford to live here. As you said for you $$$$ it's not a problem.icon_idea.gif
  • Aquanerd

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    Jan 24, 2009 1:53 AM GMT
    `If your not worried about expenses then get to midtown ASAP. There is a glut of high rise Condos and Lofts (if that's your interest.) Google Atlanta high rise, and you'll love the values compared to Hawaii.
  • JohnG16775

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    Jan 24, 2009 2:12 AM GMT
    My home town, I was born there and went to Pharmacy School in downtown and I had a blast living there. I wish I was there right now and will be back next week.
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    Jan 24, 2009 2:27 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidMike not all of NJ sucks! We have beaches, mountains, farms and living in northern NJ is pretty damn nice if you can afford to live here. As you said for you $$$$ it's not a problem.icon_idea.gif


    I'm aware of what NJ has. That's why I'm moving. For the record, I never said "NJ sucks". Your words, not mine.
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    Jan 24, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    The commute shouldn't be that bad since most of the traffic will be coming into the city.

    I like the Kennesaw area, and wouldn't mind living there. I was briefly in school at Kennesaw State.
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    Jan 24, 2009 1:10 PM GMT
    Agreed...Been to ATL many times and love it. Your commute should be contraflow and basically your only tough spots will be in getting over to I-75...Although my God I have seen how rain fuks up the Connector BIG TIME! You should be able to get a good deal on prices in midtown now - way overbuilt. Is the Spire still selling??
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    Spire, or something like it, would be great. Nothing big or fancy required. Think I'll rent first, then buy later.
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    Jan 26, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    Mike - it is in a good area..I watched it being built the many times I have been there. Sorry to have u leave Jersey though!
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    Jan 26, 2009 7:04 PM GMT
    mikes39 saidHey guys,


    So, regarding the commute out of the city in the morning and returning in the evening, how scared should I be.

    Mike


    Welcome to Atlanta! (hopefully) icon_smile.gif

    You will be doing a reverse-commute, which makes a big difference in that stretch of highway. However, your biggest factor will be your work hours. If you can arrange to start work at 7:30 (for example) you will have a much lighter commute that if you start at 8:30.
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    Mar 05, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    I live in mid town and go to KSU.. The commute is not bad at all. In the morning everyone is going the opposite way toward downtown and the same coming back home.