I have not visited the campus, but I assume that it is much like VCU in Richmond...or most colleges in the middle of the downtown area of a city. But, I'd rather be there in an urban setting than at Penn State in a completely rural setting with nothing to do... I've actually only driven through Atlanta, so questions about where and where not to live are the most important, I believe. (at least, right now). I won't be able to afford $1200, and will be bringing my car, so I assume I'll be driving. Is there a decent mass transit system in place in Atlanta? Do you recommend using it? I've heard traffic in Atlanta is absurd, and frankly is the only thing that worries me about the city...but considering all the other pluses, is something I'm willing to deal with.
I wish they'd let me in already. Anyone familiar with property prices on a townhome/condo style place in the Atlanta metro or nice suburban areas? I'd hate to throw away $1,000 in rent, and have saved enough so I can afford a reasonable down payment.
I'll look up Dunwoody and Brookhaven...in the meantime, are there any other suggestions of nice (but relatively cheap) neighborhoods?(traffic will suck, but I'll be fine. I lived near DC for 2 years, and then lived in Southern California for 2 years too, not to mention Philly traffic isn't that great either...it just lets me know I'll need to bring all my CD's to listen to on the drive)