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As the title suggests, I am moving to Atlanta soon. I have read neighborhood descriptions on Atlanta's convention and visitor's bureau site, but obviously those type of places will speak highly of all the neighborhoods. I am hoping to get a little more of an accurate description from some locals.

I will work downtown. I have a car and would like to live within a 15 min drive. I am open to using public transportation to get to work. I've been told to live within "Atlanta-proper". I don't want to have to get on a highway to get to work.

I am 28, single, and looking for an "artsy" neighborhood. I like hole-in-the-wall restaurants and bars....not trendy, uppity wine bars.

Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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