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#41 SCP

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 10:57 PM

Much like college, where you live and what you get out of it is usually all up to the individual.


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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:15 PM

Are you talking about vegetation?
The green in Charlotte doesn't last long enough. It gets burned out in the summer and stays grey all winter.
....this coming from a guy whose last two duty stations were in Germany and Washington State. Returning to Germany from Iraq will give you green overload. So much green its nauseating. And Washington is the Evergreen State.

Your opinion is based off personal experiences. Charlotte is a great atmosphere for business. But entertainment and culture? Mmmmm not so much.

Yes there are things to do. But once you come to the realization of small things - for example, a single day ticket to Carowinds costs more than a single day ticket to the Magic Kingdom- you start thinking "really, Charlotte? Really?"

It just depends how you personally look at things.




Charlotte wasn't built in a day Belding.....

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:28 PM

Charlotte wasn't built in a day Belding.....


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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:44 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

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 07:49 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

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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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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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But there are definitely some things that I could live without:

Bikers everywhere who think they own the road:
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Tourists:
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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!

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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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