- Paperback: 152 pages
- Publisher: Voyager Media, Incorporated; 1 edition (February 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780996607995
- ISBN-13: 978-0996607995
- ASIN: 0996607994
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #980,629 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.75 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Moving to Atlanta: The Un-Tourist Guide Paperback – February 4, 2016
|New from||Used from|
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
A native of Dayton, Ohio, Anne Wainscott-Sargent moved to Atlanta in 1998. She is a writer, blogger and strategic storyteller specializing in the tech, publishing and education sectors. An avid history buff and movie-goer, she loves following Atlanta’s growing film industry, connecting with other writers in the Atlanta area, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Chattahoochee River’s many bicycle paths. She and her husband live in suburban Atlanta with their two children. She hopes to finish her first novel, a work of historical fiction, in 2016. Visit Anne’s consulting website at: http://annewainscott.com/writing-consulting-services/ or her blog at: http://annewainscott.com/blog/ Connect with her on Twitter @annewainscott
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-8 of 9 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It also includes lots of stuff on fun things to do with the kids. All in all, a most helpful book.
As a novelist I use guide books of locations all the time. In cases where I have not been able to visit a city, these guide books give me a wealth of information about places where my novels are located, whether they be in the U.S., Europe, Asia, or South America. Since several of my books are set in Atlanta, Georgia, I am always researching details and facts about this city. As a consequence, I use many guide books about Atlanta, and without a doubt, “Moving to Atlanta” is the best I’ve read. The author includes numerous details of Atlanta, including weather, housing, schools, restaurants, a geographic guide, traffic patterns, television stations, things to do, cultural information, entertainment, community organizations, farmers markets, festivals, and countless other items too numerous to mention. I also found the photos and charts of the area very useful. If you are moving to Atlanta, or already live here (as I do), I can highly recommend this book.
I particularly appreciated a couple of aspects of the book: the attention to neighborhoods outside as well as inside the perimeter, and interviews with people actually living in them. Reading a first-hand account of a resident allows for a much better feel of an area.
Of course, reading about it and living in a new city are not the same, so the advice to rent for a year before settling on buying a property is the wisest route to settling. Take the time to assess the (horrible) traffic patterns and how to make them work for your lifestyle.
Well done, Anne Wainscott-Sargent!
The book also offer some sweet 'insider' tips. For example, who knew living east of your workplace on the northside of town is an absolute no-no due to traffic congestion/patterns? Or that a particular app can help newcomers overcome Atlanta's frustrating habit of having streets change names for no apparent reason?
Perhaps the best aspect of the book is its in-depth descriptions of neighborhoods both inside and beyond the Perimeter. This is what most people moving want and need -- a clear understanding of 'hoods so they can quickly narrow their selection not just to what they can afford but also what fits their lifestyle.
That does open up the only minor carp I might have with the book -- which is organization issues. Those neighborhoods are listed alphabetically, which means to get a good understanding of what's right for you, you may have to read ALL of them. I wondered whether it might have been more helpful to cluster the neighborhoods under categories -- Best for Young Families, Best for Hipsters, Best for Retirees, etc etc. And the overall organization of the book might merit some rethink. Although history, and Atlanta's prominence as a film site, might be interesting to some, I'm not sure people moving to the area want or need that info before the nice data on moving companies, cost of living, etc. Having an 'Oh and if you're interested' section in the back with the more historical info might work better.
That said, there is so much GOOD and HELPFUL data here one would need hours to compile on one's own, any quibbles would be minor. At first I wondered if the book were funded by the Chamber of Commerce, it glowed so much about the city. But then, lo and behold, I came upon a couple of paragraphs that did a good job of saying, "Ya' know, in this category, Atlanta doesn't do that great." So it is anything but a puff piece.
All in all, a great guide for those who think Atlanta may soon be the next place they call home.