Communes in Atlanta, GA? (1 Viewer)

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Hi everybody,

my husband and I are moving from France to Atlanta, GA in early September and will live there for a year. We are looking for communal living areas that we could join in the city. We are currently living with 13 other people in a big house where we work collectively on different projects and would love to find something similar in the US.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks!
 
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Pretty sure most communes you will find are the ones that are actually just shitty apartment scams that have been rephrased to appeal to younger professionals.
 

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Don't listen to that guy, I get what he's saying but theres actually a lot of really great things going on in Atlanta, communal and otherwise. I can put you in touch with somebody who could lead you in the right direction.
 

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Well I mean, one of those is basically just a small apartment for almost 1500 a month. I've seen these pop up, more often around Athens and Savannah, you really need to watch out.
 

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@blank I agree totally - that sample 'communal residence' above looks like a bad deal dressed up in a whole lotta fancy bullshit.... and it looks nothing like any commune I've ever been to - usually it's everyone living together in one big shared property, not lots of individual expensive apartments - and absolutely no mention of the meetings every 5 minutes to discuss 'issues' that happen in most housing co-ops ! it's basically a property speculators idea of a commune !
 

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Greetings and welcome! Tell us more: a 1-year gig in Atlanta - what's it all about? My agenda being I may be in Atlanta September visiting my uncle (retired, divorced - a doctor of music, he taught at Université Grenoble Alpes) and he might be willing to house a couple for a year...
 
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Thank you all for your answers!

Don't listen to that guy, I get what he's saying but theres actually a lot of really great things going on in Atlanta, communal and otherwise. I can put you in touch with somebody who could lead you in the right direction.
Thanks, I would really appreciate it if you could put me in touch with the people you know!

I know of some through friends. There has been a recent reestablishment of communal living in Atlanta. Check these out.
Thanks for these websites, I will definitely check them out! If there are friends you could get me in touch with that'd be great!

Greetings and welcome! Tell us more: a 1-year gig in Atlanta - what's it all about? My agenda being I may be in Atlanta September visiting my uncle (retired, divorced - a doctor of music, he taught at Université Grenoble Alpes) and he might be willing to house a couple for a year...
Hi Juan! I'll be in Atlanta for a year as a Fulbright scholar to do field study. I'm a PhD candidate working on the return migration of African-Americans to the SOuth of the country ans more particularly in Atlanta. Please let me know about your uncle! My husband and I were looking for communes but we are open to different options too!
 

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That's great - his ex-wife was at Emory, but she didn't get tenure (world-class soprano). Anyway, she moved to Boston, but he stayed on in Atlanta. I contacted him yesterday asking if he's down for a September visit from his favorite nephew & he said yes so I'm working on it
 
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That's great - his ex-wife was at Emory, but she didn't get tenure (world-class soprano). Anyway, she moved to Boston, but he stayed on in Atlanta. I contacted him yesterday asking if he's down for a September visit from his favorite nephew & he said yes so I'm working on it
Great, than you so much!
 

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