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Old 01-03-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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You know that is an exaggeration. Look at it on google maps.
I don't care what Google maps says....I've been there, on the ground. What I stated is NOT and exaggeration, it's my experience that night.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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I don't care what Google maps says....I've been there, on the ground. What I stated is NOT and exaggeration, it's my experience that night.

I totally agree with you, it is extremely overrated, nothing to do........
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Charlotte in population and other areas is Atlanta circa 1970.

At that point (and still today) Atlanta strived and still is working on being a city on the level of any of the NE and other traditional larger cities.

The growth patterns of Atlanta and related patterns have weakened Atlanta's ability to truly be a world class city.

Yes Atlanta has more older buildings than Charlotte, but so what?

It still has nothing on even Buffalo and Buffalo still probably can hold its own culturally with Atlanta. Culture takes DECADES to mature.

Atlanta is still working on it, so naturally Charlotte has a ways to go.

Atlanta has had 50 years to be the #1 business center for the South. Outside of anything drastic, that won't change any time soon.

However, of all of the other SE cities, Charlotte is quickly becoming a true business center and is also an air hub... also located in state with broad higher education investment and research investment.

These cities are two different to compare, but Charlotte is on a level where its ability to be a HQ city and overall smart choice for a business exists. Other amenities vary.

There is no true king of the South when considers the significance of S FL and also Houston and DFW for that matter.

It's all BS anyway. All of these cities have something to offer and all have issues of their own.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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I love Atlanta (soooo much more to do), but it's residential real estate sucks in comparison to Charlotte.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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You cannot even compare the two cities, apples to oranges. But, you couldn't pay me to live in Atlanta. I have absolutely no desire to drive an hour in my car, just to get to downtown Atlanta from the burbs. I am relocating to CLT, and while I know it may not have everything I want, I feel it's a good place for me at this time in my life. Especially traffic wise
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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I totally agree with you, it is extremely overrated, nothing to do........
And yet, Charlotte is attracting and retaining more young professionals than Atlanta….

U.S. Metro Area Net Migration of people age 25-34, years 2008-2010

#10. Charlotte +2,999

#23. Atlanta +942

Story Link: Migration to metro areas - The Washington Post
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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And yet, Charlotte is attracting and retaining more young professionals than Atlanta….

U.S. Metro Area Net Migration of people age 25-34, years 2008-2010

#10. Charlotte +2,999

#23. Atlanta +942

Story Link: Migration to metro areas - The Washington Post
This a difference of 2,000 people? Seriously, this should not have been posted. I understand you love Charlotte (I like it too) but Atlanta metro is 3 times size of Charlotte metro.

Last edited by mrdkb; 01-03-2012 at 02:32 PM..
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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This a difference of 2,000 people? Seriously, this should not have been posted. I understand you love Charlotte (I like it too) but Atlanta metro is 3 times size of Charlotte metro.

Right and like someone said earlier it lacks our history, economic and cultural diversity, institutions of higher learning and size.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Carolina Blue, remember I only post facts such as the fact that Atlanta residential real estate sucks in comparison to Charlotte. And when I say sucks I mean values (equity) not construction quality (that's another story as I hate all the vinyl in Charlotte)
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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This a difference of 2,000 people? Seriously, this should not have been posted. I understand you love Charlotte (I like it too) but Atlanta metro is 3 times size of Charlotte metro.
Which is why Atlanta should have a much higher # than Charlotte.


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Right and like someone said earlier it lacks our history, economic and cultural diversity, institutions of higher learning and size.

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lacks our history
because when one thinks of American cities and history, Atlanta comes to mind...

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economic and cultural diversity
It's just more of it, not more diverse. Maybe somewhat more diverse, not enough to cling to though.
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institutions of higher learning
Yes Ga Tech and Emory. Atlanta does have 2 notably higher level universities which is more than Charlotte can say though NC overall offers a lot more than GA in this area.

Once again I have to say this *****ing contest is silly. Atlanta is bigger and offer more of ___ whatever___ because of that. But we're talking about 2 metros of size so it doesn't matter all that much.

Atlanta can't compare to Chicago, but that doesn't mean it can't compete with Chicago and other truly large cities in areas.
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