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Visit to Atlanta

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Visit to Atlanta

We are looking to rent a house in the Atlanta area in April-2007. We have rented houses/villas in the past in Florida. We are looking for a nice, safe community. We have rented using VRBO in the past. Any suggestions on comminities and/or web site for this trip.

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It would help if you gave some ideas as to what type of neighborhood you are looking for. I can make recommendations as to which neighborhoods might fit your bill, but other than VRBO I don't know of any rental agencies. Do you want to be close to any particular landmark? Do you need to be near school or work? Are you looking for something suburban or something in town? Do you need access to public transit? Do you want to be in a pedestrian area with shops and restaurants in walking distance? Will you have a car?

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JATALNTA - We will be visiting Atlanta for the first time. Interested in visiting CNN - Coke plant - Downtown Atlanta. Not sure if we need a car or not? Would like to stay close to this area, but in a nice development. Thanks for any help!

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Those two attractions are downtown, and it would probably take you a couple of hours to see each. Generally, downtown is comprised of business people and students, and when they go home for the day there isn't much going on. There are always some conventioners around, flockgin to the Hard Rock Cafe, but it's not really an area where too many Atlanta residents congregate. It's more active on weekends when a lot of people can be found in Centennial Park and around the aquarium. However, there are not many restaurants downtown and it's not really the best residential area, mainly because there are not many residents and some portions are not the safest at night (lots of panhandlers and homeless in this area).

Downtown is easily accessible by MARTA, so you can go there to visit CNN, the aquarium, World of Coke (although a new WOC is under construction and the old one does not get the best reviews), Centennial Park, etc.

My suggestion would be to look for a condo in midtown if you're interested in an urban area. It is very populated and has lots of restaurants and shopping. Midtown also had Piedmont Park, the High Museum, the Fox Theater, the Margaret Mitchell House. It is also accessible by MARTA, and central to most of the areas you would want to visit, such as Buckhead, the Virginia Highlands, Emory, Inman Park, Candler Park, Atlantic Station. If you want an actual house in a neighborhood, then the areas I just listed (Buckhead...Atlantic Station) would be good ideas, as well as Morningside, Ansley Park, Brookwood, Peachtree Hills, Garden Hills. I'm sure there are many more but those are the nicer neighborhoods intown that come to mind.

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JAtlanta - Thanks for all your help. We certainly will take your suggestions and look for a place in Midtown.

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