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Some of you guys take Charlotte for granted

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The people who hate on Charlotte are typically:

1. Jealous Triangle residents trying to pretend Raleigh has 10% of Charlotte's swag, and

2. Brooklyn Bully

I was actually a Triangle resident (Cary) for 8 years back in my childhood. The place is absolutely gorgeous. Moved to Memphis in 2003 and have missed it ever since. However, I agree that the Raleigh/Durham area does not have swag. Charlotte is much more of a city, whereas Raleigh is kind of a downtown surrounded by suburbs and research parks. From what I've heard (keep in mind I lived there as a child so I wouldn't know) the nightlife in Raleigh is nonexistent.

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Charlotte is a great city. Anyone who says otherwise is jelly

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As far as the comparisons to Seattle no, Charlotte is not a city with a metro of 4 million.

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But its cool to compare it to Knoxville's metro of under 850k?

Seattle has very populated suburbs. The city itself has a population lower than Charlotte's.

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Knoxville sucks but Nashville is a pretty damn cool place.

Memphis is pretty cool too!

I actually agree with Nashville being a really cool place. Probably the lone bright spot in Tennessee.

I live in Memphis when I'm not at school, and I can say with perfect authority that it sucks absolute balls. Not as bad and fugly as Knoxville, but there's something about being robbed at gunpoint that isn't very fun. At least we have Beale St. and FedEx though. Graceland sucks ass.

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But its cool to compare it to Knoxville's metro of under 850k?

Seattle has very populated suburbs. The city itself has a population lower than Charlotte's.

You actually have a good point. Knoxville's metro isn't that large at all. The city itself only has 180k or something like that if I'm correct. I actually consider it to be a large town more than anything, but that's because I hate it with a passion.

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If you are talking about city propers, Charlotte is almost 2x as big as Atlanta. Population numbers are always deceiving.

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To me the worst part of Charlotte is work traffic and more so the lack of optional transportation. I know there is a bus line, but most people live outside of Charlotte, and the park and ride could be OK if you are going uptown but not really helpful for other places you work. Granted it's not as bad as other cities, but I remember reading that Charlotte is the #1 gas guzzling city in America, because of nonexistent other options. Maybe one day when 74 work is done, 485 finished (and 485 at 85) it'll be better, but who knows. Our city grew up too fast, therefore we're lagging behind on other things, but all in due time.

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My drive to work from my house is 15 mins. But I agree we really need other transportation options. It's going to get worst before it gets better.

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