I hate to contradict you. Some transplants do thrive in The South. You were kidding when you referred to te Atlanta area as Deep South, were you not?I'm not trying to be negative... Atlanta is a fabulous modern city. But are you familiar with the weather? It's by no means the worst in the South but you'll have 6 months of the year that are uncomfortable, especially for a Brit. And 3 or 4 months will be nearly intolerable.
How about 95 degrees heat and 95% humidity?
I can guarantee you that nowhere in the U.K., not even in all of Europe, has anything even close to the heat and humidity of the American deep south.
But if you know this type of climate and are comfortable with it then it could be a great move.
I know a number of expats living in Atlanta and most seem to love it. As others in this thread have mentioned, it can get hot in the summer, but it is not unbearable. I'd actually expected it to be much worse than it actually is. It rarely hits 100 degrees Farenheit, but it is quite common to peak in the low-to-mid 90's during July and August.Hi there,
I am thinking of moving my family and myself to Atlanta/Georgia.
How are the schools in Atlanta, which one would you recommend (kids 7&8)?
How is the cost of living in Atlanta?
Which neighbourhoods are the best for a family?
I don't live in Atlanta but I do live in GA (about two hours from Atlanta) and have lived my whole life in the south.
Yes, the weather is as someone above described. Our summer temps reach to 99 and above degrees, the humidity is enough to want to kill yourself, and our winters are just as cold. It's the reason I'm moving to England because my poor English fiance would roast to death.
I consider the sates like Alabama, Georgia, SC, NC, TN, and Florida the "deep south."
Atlanta is a great city to visit, see the sites, go to the aquarium and such, but to live in.. .eh. The traffic is horrible. When I go to visit the sites, I always use the MARTA to get around. No way am I dirving in Atlanta traffic. I would consider a town not so much in the heart of Atlanta. It's not a bad city but ti does have its rough points, as does any city.
I wish you all the best!