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Old 04-16-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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I live only a 1 hour and 30 mins from Atl
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Old 04-16-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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Ok I will check Charlotte out this summer.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:08 PM
 
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The Charlotte metro area is smaller than Atlanta. Atlanta is bigger for jobs and entertainment. Charlotte is big on nascar and Billy Graham.
Growing up in North Carolina, Atlanta was the place to shop and go for entertainment; Charlotte not so much.
Clearly here this girls have no clue about cities there is only one mall in atlanta and there is 3 in Charlotte.There is more resturants entertainment clubs and nightlife atlanta pop is only about 300,000 city proper size and Charlotte is about550,00 city proper wise Charlotte is twice the size as Atl and twice the fun.She is just a little girl who have not got out of her city.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Clearly here this girls have no clue about cities there is only one mall in atlanta and there is 3 in Charlotte.There is more resturants entertainment clubs and nightlife atlanta pop is only about 300,000 city proper size and Charlotte is about550,00 city proper wise Charlotte is twice the size as Atl and twice the fun.She is just a little girl who have not got out of her city.
Could you at least not act like an obvious troll? And even if you're only talking about the cities proper, you're still wrong: Charlotte has two malls in the city limits (South Park, Northlake) and so does Atlanta (Lenox, Phipps Plaza). And Atlanta easily has more of everything than Charlotte...you should just go away.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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In some ways, yes. Many of the Metrolina's planning and development cues are compared to those of Atlanta when it went through its rapid postwar boom period.

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No Charlotte is bigger than atlanta and has more jobs and entertainment
In terms of the populations of city limits, (the City of) Charlotte has more people than (the City of) Atlanta. In addition, the city of Charlotte's land area is bigger than Atlanta's. However, city those measurements are not a good indicator of the influence and clout a city has. Sacramento has more people than Atlanta, but would you honestly conclude that because of that, Sacramento is more influential and powerful than Atlanta? City limits are arbitrary and vary from state to state; I bet you that North Carolina and Georgia have different annexation laws. It is naive at best, dishonest at worst to base a city's importance or position in the world solely on its municipal population.

In global rankings, a better indicator of a city's influence from a population standpoint would be the size of the urban agglomeration (or "urban area" as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau). In this field, Atlanta is larger than Charlotte, with its ~4 million person urban area being larger than Charlotte's ~1.2 million person urban area. Expanding the definition to include the Census Bureau's metropolitan area definitions yields 5.2 million for Atlanta, but 2.3 for Charlotte.

Also, I am not sure what you mean by "more jobs and entertainment". It is true that over the last few years Charlotte has been adding jobs at a much quicker pace than Atlanta. Atlanta and Charlotte are both regional economic hubs and were both hit quite hard in the 2008 economic crash, but most economic analysts and firms from GaWC to Foreign Policy to The Economist place Charlotte two or three tiers below Atlanta in terms of the overall size and global importance of each city's economy. Also, it's not like Atlanta is static or flat in terms of job growth, either; it's growing as well. To base the dynamics and size of economies solely on the back of job growth is intellectually dishonest.

As for entertainment, I don't understand where you're coming from. Both cities host two or more professional sports teams. Both have aquariums. Atlanta has a zoo, and one is in the planning stages in Charlotte. Both have iconic museums. Both have art museums. Both have performing arts centers and theaters. Both have growing nightlife districts. Both have arts and music festivals. Both have auto racing circuits. However, Atlanta has more visitors, more conventions, more venues, more options. I fail to see how Charlotte has "more entertainment", in fact, I don't believe for a second that is true at all.

Whether or not a city is "better" for oneself ultimately boils down to personal preference, and indeed, there are people (such as you) who personally prefer Charlotte over Atlanta. That's fine, and I'm not seeking to change your opinion. But let's not automatically assume that Charlotte is better from an empirical standpoint because it is "bigger" (only by two arbitrary criteria that vary from state to state), has "more jobs" (in terms of job growth, technically correct but both cities are growing), and has "more entertainment" (false).

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Old 04-16-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Omg! not another freakin Atlanta and Charlotte thread comparison, their is already like a thousand threads on this.
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Old 04-16-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Me myself enjoy atlanta it is a beautiful city.As of the other guy coolkid 335 was just hating on atlanta
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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The city center of Atlanta feels nothing like Charlotte...only the suburbs do. People draw comparisons to the cities a lot, but I just feel like Atlanta has more unique neighborhoods and just a more trendy feeling city period.
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Old 04-16-2015, 08:54 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Clearly here this girls have no clue about cities there is only one mall in atlanta and there is 3 in Charlotte.There is more resturants entertainment clubs and nightlife atlanta pop is only about 300,000 city proper size and Charlotte is about550,00 city proper wise Charlotte is twice the size as Atl and twice the fun.She is just a little girl who have not got out of her city.
Mathman is that you???
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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