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California Bay Area Vs Atlanta

Discussion in 'Indians in Georgia' started by Positivity02, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Positivity02

    Positivity02 Silver IL'ite

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    Hi,

    We currently live in bay area. We have an option to move to Atlanta in some months or we can continue to stay to back in Cali.
    Major benefit I see in moving is that rents seems lesser in Atlanta and here in our area it is increasing at an exorbitant rate. Later if we want to buy a home, Atlanta looks attainable whereas here its almost a million for similar home.
    Most of the info I have is from online and I would like to hear from ppl living in Atlanta/moved from Cali to Atlanta regarding these things,
    1. Cost of living
    2. Weather
    3. Schools
    4. Indian population
    Please add if you can think of something more.
    Thanks.
     
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  2. Ranchu

    Ranchu Local Champion Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    From comparison , I'd say its much better than Cali.
    I've been to cali for vacations and for work <1 week at a time>.
    If you are in a career plan of switching companies every 1 or 2 years for a cut throat progression, this is not your city. Here life is peaceful, people are content.
    If you have job security and happy with your savings , you are welcome to atlanta.

    1. Cost of living is much cheaper ; but your salary is also scaled down due to that. Overall your savings will be the same.
    I would not recommend using this as a comparison metric

    2. weather is fantastic. Summers go to 105F , hot like Chennai , south-india. Winters are cold upto 30F . May be 1 day of snow. thats it.

    3. Schools are fantastic , you have options of charter or private schools too. which are affordable. You can check rankings and pick the right county for your choice.

    4 . There are 8 temples within 5 miles of where I live.
    We have 3 stores that have lot of native foods being imported.
    sample of a store : Lakshmi Florist - Home
    There are Chinmaya Balavihar , Krishna's bagavatam classes , Global mall has all indian dance / instruments classes. Huge amount of desi population out here .

    Besides these , you have consider the quality of life :
    Roads are fantastic.
    malls for every need in every exit.
    Low on population for the size of city; due to this you get to see lot of greenery around, abundance of water, huge area for houses <if you plan to buy ; ranges 500K for a 6 bedroom house with basement> .
     

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