Honestly I expected to be robbed by gunpoint within weeks of being here. I expected something truly awful. Sure there are places one ought not be after dark but I don’t really feel any less safe than I did in West Charlotte… well maybe those parts of East Oakland. heh. I was just suprised at how nice it is on the whole. Downtown and Lake Merrit are pretty neat too.over 3 years ago
Let me honest when I was in school I HATEDAUGUSTA. I’ve lived there since I was 2, and I’m turning 23 in Feb. I couldn’t wait to leave for college… unfortunately I went to Ga. Southern. in Statesboro which is like Hephzibah with a walmart
Where I then went to visit Savannah quite often, which is like downtown Augusta…everywhere. I still don’t get the whole Savannah thing in comparison to Augusta.
I’ve gone to Atlanta a few times, and honestly for a large city they’ve really got a lot of urban planning to do. I prefer NYC and Charlotte, not neccesarily b/c of things to do… there’s more in Atl. than Charlotte but b/c the public transportation actually goes to the outskirts of the metropolitan.
…and now I live in Macon. And let me tell you, it’s true I want to leave Georgia but until I do. I AM RUNNING, not walking back to Augusta. I miss the Asian markets (the closest one here is in warner robins about 30min away and there’s only 2, come on!), the ballet, opera, the hangouts, the golf courses, the flea market, downtown, even the mall, heh even the people.
But hey that’s just my opinion, I’m sure some people are thinking I’m insane for dissing atlanta the way I do.over 4 years ago