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#46 Cat

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:03 AM

Charlotte is a very clean beautiful city. It does lack the typical variety of culture you get in most big cities.
I was born here in 1981 and my god it's changed so much.


note: Charlotte isn't green in the summer? Are you kidding?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:11 AM

I have been here since 1990 living in CLT and Davidson.

Davidson was a one stoplight town and you had to drive to cornelius to buy cigarettes or mooresville to watch a movie.

Downtown charlotte shutdown at 5:00 on Fridays and nobody lived there


I've been in Charlotte since 1970. The city has progressed by leaps and bounds since then, and especially in the last 20 years. I remember when the Final Four was here and they put up all these temporary bars in downtown. I think there was one "real" bar Atlantic Seafood Co or something like that?

I've lived in Greensboro and Raleigh too and while Raleigh is pretty nice its not close to Charlotte. Greensboro, well, its a place lol.

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

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#48 Captroop

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

I love my Washington D.C. and in a lot of ways I think it has Charlotte beat...

Skylines:
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Nightlife strip:
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College campuses:
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Neighborhoods near downtown (or Uptown, in Charlotte):
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But there are definitely some things that I could live without:

Bikers everywhere who think they own the road:
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Beltway Traffic:
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Tourists:
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(I poo you not)

Panhandlers
Tourists
Crime
Rent (I'm paying $1600 for half of a 2 bed 2 bath)
Trying to find street parking on Friday or Saturday night.
Tourists
Gas ($4.50+ a gallon in D.C. proper)
TOURISTS!
And occasionally being halted for 15+ minutes as the roads are cleared for the president to plow through.

Not to mention a 1 Bed 1 Bath condo here will cost you $300-$400,000. What do apartments/Houses cost in Charlotte? I'm thinking when I'm ready to settle down with a wife and family I'd like to move somewhere that still has a big city aura, but doesn't come with a lot of the drawbacks of dense urban sprawl. Charlotte might be just be the place.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

the ocoee river is the tits tho

this!

#50 Cat

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:47 AM

Depends on where you want to live. In the city you can get a very nice two bedroom for $300,000. You can get a very nice large 4-5 bedroom, 3500 sq ft.+ all brick home, with 1/2 acre, 20 mins from downtown for around $300,000.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:48 AM

I love my Washington D.C. and in a lot of ways I think it has Charlotte beat...


As someone that got his graduate degree from Georgetown University, I can say with perfect authority that DC fuging sucks ass.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

As someone that got his graduate degree from Georgetown University, I can say with perfect authority that DC fuging sucks ass.


Well if Fire Island is your standard for excellence...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:30 AM

I have loved Charlotte since the day I moved here back in 1993 at the age of 19. You native Charlotteans will never admit this but Charlotte has grown to what it is today largely due to all us Yankees moving down here. You are welcome.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:31 AM

Your tax money, not you in particular.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:56 AM

I have loved Charlotte since the day I moved here back in 1993 at the age of 19. You native Charlotteans will never admit this but Charlotte has grown to what it is today largely due to all us Yankees moving down here. You are welcome.


Um...thanks?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

Knoxville sucks but Nashville is a pretty damn cool place.


Memphis is pretty cool too!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:08 AM

Depends on where you want to live. In the city you can get a very nice two bedroom for $300,000. You can get a very nice large 4-5 bedroom, 3500 sq ft.+ all brick home, with 1/2 acre, 20 mins from downtown for around $300,000.


That's incredible! That's a $2 Mil house here. And if you want that much land, you're driving a minimum of 45 minutes from the burbs. I know dozens of people in the area that buy houses like that for that price in West Virginia, and commute 2 hours each way to work in D.C. Commuting 20 minutes to the city from the burbs sounds amazing.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:10 AM

Cost of living is much less, but you have to remember that also includes income.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

That's incredible! That's a $2 Mil house here. And if you want that much land, you're driving a minimum of 45 minutes from the burbs. I know dozens of people in the area that buy houses like that for that price in West Virginia, and commute 2 hours each way to work in D.C. Commuting 20 minutes to the city from the burbs sounds amazing.


If you want to live in South Charlotte (popular area) you will get less land and pay maybe 100k more for your house. If you are fine with living near the college, you can get that type house starting at $250k and the southeast area starting around 300k. All are between 20-30 mins from the city. House prices are great around here imo.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:17 AM

I have loved Charlotte since the day I moved here back in 1993 at the age of 19. You native Charlotteans will never admit this but Charlotte has grown to what it is today largely due to all us Yankees moving down here. You are welcome.



I'll admit that, anyone who wouldn't is a dumb ass.


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