| oh_so_moody wrote:|
Atlanta.Gwinnett county has great schools.
If ur coming from the midwest, you'll love Atlanta. Its fast enough ti appeal to your big city desires but people are still friendly.
Don't do anywhere in FL.
NASHVILLE is okay but can be boring at times but they have three HBCU so there are educated and successful blacks and good schools.
Those are the only two places I'd look in the true south.
If you're open to TX, everyone I know has moved to Dallas and loved it. I'd consider Dallas if I leave Atlanta.
its gotten a lot bigger, though. from what i know, there isn't too much for younger ppl to do, though. there are a lot of great bars, though. there's a lot of free things to do in the summer. downside is that is when all the tourists come and they are usually annoying, rude and pushy
as far as schools, it depends on where you go. they have a GREAT magnet school system that you can get into. along w/ those HBCUs, there are a lot of other colleges there (belmont, vandy, trevecca) and colleges usually have great programs that can benefit children at a low cost (tsu has a sports camp every yr) or even free.
the downtown library is amazing.
its also really diverse and more liberal than you would think a southern city might be, mainly b/c of the transplants.
choose carefully where you live and make sure that you know if its in a flood zone or not. it rains a lot there and the lowlying areas flood so easily, so if you are buying, def. get flood insurance (it is separate from home insurance).
eta: the sales tax is really high there (9.25 when i lived there, it may have gone up) but there is no income tax.
and price depends on where you live. some places in east/north nashville are becoming gentrified and so the price is going up. areas around the universities are pretty high. in south nashville, the prices are lower.
Edited by Ladybird0724 - Jul 27 2013 at 2:19pm