Angelica McClurkan, Atlanta, USA, 2 months ago
Hi everyone! I'll be moving from Portland to Atlanta during summer time. Could you give me suggestions about which neighborhood would be a better fit for me? Buckhead or Virginia Highlands? I love outdoor activities, walk score is important. I love to be able to walk or bike to the grocery store or coffee shops. I like good but laid-back restaurants and I have 2 daughters age 8 and 9, so parks are a must. I hope you can help me! Angelica
Michael Force , Atlanta, USA, about 1 month ago
Candler Park, Inman Park, Cabbage Town, Reynoldstown, Virginia Highlands.
Victor Diaz , Austell, USA, 2 months ago
Virginia Highlands hands down.
Buckhead is in a great location also, but lot of offices around. Traffic in Buckhead is bad during rush hours !
Natalie Fare , Atlanta, USA, 2 months ago
Why on earth would you leave Portland for Atlanta? Buckhead sincerely sucks. A bunch of phony people pretending they're rich & faces full of Botox, etc.
Old Fourth Ward is really cool, and so is Cabbage Town. Virginia Highlands too. The traffic here is a nightmare from dawn til 7:30 at night. A 15 mile commute will take you an hour & a half during rush hour- so consider that when you're deciding where to live.
The public transportation here is the worst I've ever experienced in a major city. I can't imagine not having a vehicle. The urban sprawl is comparable to LA with a train system that basically goes nowhere.
Best of luck! I've lived out here for just over a year & the cost of living is cheap, the jobs are plentiful & the people are genuine and kind. I hope you like bugs & sweating your ass off! ❤️
RickZero , Decatur, USA, about 1 month ago
Welcome. Atlanta is a city of neighborhoods: I'd get a MARTA train pass and visit Inman Park and the Krog Street Market, then walk the Beltline trail to Ponce City Market. Little 5 Points and Virginia Highland are nice, as is downtown Decatur. If enjoy the High Museum, and if you can get ride or take a bus, Stone Mountain is a change of scenery. The King Memorial is historically interesting, and I love Oakland Cemetary. Message me if you like: I can give details or maybe show you around.
Find me on FaceBook (Brandon Bachtel). I live in the downtown area and am quite adventurous. There are plenty of things to do here, not exclusive to touristy stuff. I can tell you all the great bars, concert venues, museums, and hidden gems that aren't the Georgia Aquarium or World of Coca Cola. Welcome!
Angela de Jong, Vancouver, CAN, 2 months ago
Hi guys! We're heading to Atlanta in a few weeks for a road trip and we want to rent a car. We only drive manual though, never even driven an automatic before. I'm having trouble finding a place that has the option even for renting a manual transmission, only automatic cars are listed. Does anyone know where I could possible rent a manual car?
Any advise would be appreciated!
Parikshat Sharma , Dunwoody, USA, 2 months ago
I did a bit of search but could not find any .. i am not sure if transition from Manual to automatic would be hard (i have heard always otherwise) but It was suggested that if really skeptic you could rent an automatic car and get acquainted for a few days before coming to US. Will post again if i find something. All the best
Luis Cazares , Atlanta, USA, 2 months ago
You could try in Turo.com
However, using an automatic is no problem at all, it's made to be easier.
Aditya Agarwal , Sandy Springs, USA, 2 months ago
Yes usually only drive Manual( Back home) but getting into Automatic driving is just a matter of few minutes
Juan Flores , Sandy Springs, USA, about 1 month ago
Hi Daniel, it depends if you want a good / specific spot or not. I went one month ago, I bought the ticket at the stadium ($1 USD), and I guess it was barely 30% full.
Agreed with the answer about depends on where you want to sit. However I just went to a game last week and had nose bleed section tickets. We went to the main entrance area at the very beginning of the game to grab a burger (try the holeman & finch burger!) and after finishing we just went to an entrance at lower level right field and sat in empty seats. Usher didn't even ask to see tickets. We acted like we knew where we were going and just did it. Great seats and the Braves won! If you're adventurous and brave, go for it!
Michael Paul, Detroit, USA, 2 months ago
My goal is to stay somewhere that is walkable in terms of night life. I don't mind having to walk more, Uber, or MARTA during the day to get to "touristy" things.
Should I look at Downtown? Midtown? Buckhead?
Within the area, where should I look at in terms of cross streets, specifically? For example, if Midtown is recommended I can get a place nearby the Fox Theatre, one on 7th/Peachtree, one by the Colony Sq Mall, etc. for example.
Thanks in advanced!
Amy Pursifull , Atlanta, USA, 2 months ago
Stay at The Big House on Ponce air B and B artsy and music shows there and close to everything.
Eric Shen , Atlanta, USA, 2 months ago
There are several places for night life. Midtown is probably the stereotypical scene for night life. If you draw a box bordered by the highway, Fox Theater, the east side of Piedmont Park and 17th street on the north you should have plenty of night life of all sorts (bars, clubs, concert venues, etc.), and it is easy to access MARTA. This would be my first choice for someone looking for a wide variety of options.
If you're after a more hipster vibe, Little Five (NOT Five points on the MARTA line, big difference), or East Atlanta Village offer good scenes, but it is more difficult to access via MARTA. Lots of good places to drink and some good venues for live music as well.
Decatur Square has nice restaurants, and is well suited for families and a more laid back vibe. I can't think of any clubs, but various places are good for drinks. It is fairly east of most attractions but it is served by a MARTA line.
I don't have more specific cross streets I could suggest, but I hope this helps a little.
Michael Paul , Detroit, USA, 2 months ago
Thanks for the reply. So, within the bounding box, I got down to two possible places:
* The W Midtown Hotel, which is right next to the Colony Square Mall.
* AirBnB, which is at Peachtree/4th.
I know they aren't that far apart, but just wondering which section is the better stay?