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#61 TNPanther

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:33 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:35 AM

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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:38 AM

Blackberry? Raspberry?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:39 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:49 AM

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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

hey, at least its not mississippi

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 12:47 PM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:31 PM

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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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:33 PM

Which is utterly useless to 70% of Charlotte. It sure is pretty though!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:37 PM

Right, Lynx would be sweet if I didn't have to drive out of the way to get on it and if it actually went where I worked lol. I use it to go to Panthers/Bobcats/concerts though.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:40 PM

I feel that Charlotte takes me for granted.

It's going to miss me when I retire and move to the Florida Keys to live on my boat with a 3 legged bulldog named Kevin. Just wait and see.....

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:48 PM

Right, Lynx would be sweet if I didn't have to drive out of the way to get on it and if it actually went where I worked lol. I use it to go to Panthers/Bobcats/concerts though.


Aren't there plans set in stone to expand it?


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