rayiner wrote:Aqualibrium wrote:rayiner wrote:The "just do Philly bro" thing is a bit questionable. Philadelphia is a 29 mile commute along I-95 from Wilmington. Unless Philly and Wilmington have no traffic, it's going to be a 40+ minute commute from downtown to downtown. And I-95 an get insanely backed up on certain days. Sure you can live in the 'burbs in-between, but do you really want to live in the 'burbs as a young professional?
Paul Hastings is in Bank of America Plaza, right across the interstate from Georgia Tech's campus. I used to live right by there. There are apartments within walking distance of the building, and you're less than a 5 minute drive to anything in midtown. Or, if you insist on commuting by car, it's right off I-85 so you can live in Buckhead and be at work in 10 minutes.
Underselling Atlanta's traffic problems just a bit eh...
Atlanta has bad traffic, but 85 is reasonably clear in the morning for the short hop down from buckhead to midtown. The traffic problem is more for the millions of people who commute in the larger metro area. Even then it's highly asymmetrical. My reverse commute from buckhead to gwinett up 85 was a breeze.
This is true. Atlanta is the only place I've ever been where rush hour traffic is backed up in the burbs and clears up when you get downtown. If you're a young associate, there really isn't a reason to live in the places where the traffic's the worst.