This article creates the impression that those in the northern suburbs are affluent and we all live there as a result of "white flight". I live in the northern suburbs because I can't afford to live in a comparable place in town! I would gladly move to midtown this weekend if I could find a place that wasn't either tiny or falling apart within my price range! Instead, I pay a mortgage on a 2400 sq ft home that's less than 10 years old, and I drive into Atlanta for all my entertainment and culture needs, because it's what I can afford to do. Look around you next time you are dining at an in-town restaurant. The couple next to you very likely lives way OTP, and we're not all rubes & rednecks.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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