I've heard a lot of stories about dealing with the effects of the riots in urban areas, and the general hate level and annoyances. I gotta ask, other than family ties, what's the appeal exactly? Family ties? A job you can't find elsewhere? Metro Atlanta is already about 47% transplants from other states. Any perceived or real income advantages back in NY are more than wiped away by a higher cost of living and higher taxes. Gas is $2.63/gal here now. About 50 cents/gallon less than The Bronx. Energy is cheaper. Food is cheaper. Why do you put up with this? The pastrami? Brooklyn NY Most expensive home on zillow under $500,000 Built 1930. $336/sq foot. White 48% Black 34% Latino 19% Foreign born residents 37.4% LINK to listing http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/961-E-48th-St-Brooklyn-NY-11203/30656732_zpid/ Swanky! Blue Ridge, GA 98.6% white 1.4% other Most expensive home under $500K on zillow LINK to listing http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/160-Doyle-Carder-Pkwy-Blue-Ridge-GA-30513/2106385555_zpid/ 5 acres, $135/sq foot, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3679 square feet Young Harris, GA $399,000 4 br, 4 ba 3750 sq ft, $107/sq ft 3.4 acres LINK to listing http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5729-Pine-Crest-Rd-Young-Harris-GA-30582/105407484_zpid/ Young Harris is 96.5% white. Population is 94% "white collar". 30.26% of adults have a college degree. 10.6% telecommute. If you want something closer in (1 hour or less commute to anywhere in Atlanta if you can avoid the traffic) Canton, GA 90% white, including 22% Hispanic $500,000 home here. LINK to listing http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/303-Ewelle-Ct-Canton-GA-30115/68123716_zpid/ 5 br, 5 ba, 3803 sq ft, 1.3 acres $131/sq foot FIVE CAR GARAGE .