NYC transplant - here a little of a month and really loving it... inspired by Eric's editorial about "driving crazy" living car-less in Atlanta and…
Thanks Eric for a very timely editorial... could not fit my situation more as an Atlanta newbie... I just relocated from NYC which of course is the model city for living without a car... it may have its share of other problems but the public transit and taxi system are excellent.
Anyway, when I accepted this transfer with my company, there were two camps. One telling me over again that I was crazy... "you are moving to the South, you will need a car damnit!" and the other camp who said, okay, give it a try it may work... Well, it has been one month and so far so good. I live in Sandy Springs and have a 5 minute walk to work (7 if I'm dragging a little), there are a decent amount of shops, restaurants all within walking distance. Now, granted as one post mentioned, when I go to Publix it is hard to really stock up because who wants to walk even a short distance in this heat with multiple bags. So I find already that I am making several trips per week to pick up a few things at a time.
There are several malls within walking distance and I can easily call a taxi if I have a lot of packages and don't feel like walking. Now, look I am committed to my job and a one year lease at this apartment, I know it will not always been easy. Eventually, I will want to start exploring the rest of Atlanta outside my cozy world of Sandy Springs. I have a MARTA station about a 10 mins walk and will definitely try to make the most of it.
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