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Old 11-19-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: West Metro Atlanta
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I can't believe that you guys actually dragged this thread back on topic! That was quite impressive. I go to bed, everything goes to hell and makes it all the way back in 4 pages - all while I was sleeping...

Can we all agree that Charlotte is in a league with cities like Nashville, Tampa, Indianapolis, Austin, Cleveland, etc.? And can we all agree that Atlanta is in a league with cities like D.C., Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston, etc.? So there is no need to compare a city from one league with a city from the other unless it is to help make a moving decision.

Atlanta has like four of Charlotte's skylines and has more to offer of everything...because it's a much bigger city. That's just the way things are in a bigger city. If for some reason we started comparing Charlotte to Columbia it would be the same deal - Charlotte has like four of Columbia's skyline and has more to offer of everything...because it's a much bigger city.
Yes, Atlanta has more to offer of everything than Charlotte, including crime !!

 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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I can't believe that you guys actually dragged this thread back on topic! That was quite impressive. I go to bed, everything goes to hell and makes it all the way back in 4 pages - all while I was sleeping...

Can we all agree that Charlotte is in a league with cities like Nashville, Tampa, Indianapolis, Austin, Cleveland, etc.? And can we all agree that Atlanta is in a league with cities like D.C., Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Houston, etc.? So there is no need to compare a city from one league with a city from the other unless it is to help make a moving decision.

Atlanta has like four of Charlotte's skylines and has more to offer of everything...because it's a much bigger city. That's just the way things are in a bigger city. If for some reason we started comparing Charlotte to Columbia it would be the same deal - Charlotte has like four of Columbia's skyline and has more to offer of everything...because it's a much bigger city.
Columbia and Charlotte won't be in the same class in 20 years or less. Atlanta and Charlotte will. That is why we compare them. Don't be mad, be glad!!!
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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To me "World Class" is something very different looking than Charlotte and Atlanta. Size is not the issue because I think pre-Katrina New Orleans is closer to "World Class" looking than Atlanta. What Atlanta has built is an extremely large metro. You guys have gotten this confused with being an extremely large city or world class cosmopolitan city. New York has 9 million people and 400 sq/mi of land. Atlanta's csa is 5.6 million and over 9,000 sq/mi of land. Charlotte's csa is 2.3 million and over 5,000 sq/mi of land. Which city is Atlanta closer to huh?
Now you're comparing Atlanta's metro - which is 8,000 square miles, not 9,000 - to NYC's city limits? The NYC metro is 6,700 square miles...and again, why would you compare the two? ANY U.S. city is going to look puny compared to NYC, so don't bring up NYC again...it's silly and no one will take you seriously.

The Charlotte CSA is only 5,000 sq.mi.? That's not the information I'm reading...there are 17 counties in Charlotte's CSA, and a lot more than 5,000 sq.mi. It seems you like to manipulate the numbers to support your arguments, but then that's just false information and, again, makes people question your credibility.

As far as a world-class city, the "look" of a city doesn't make or break its world-class status. Whatever your opinion on Atlanta's ranking as world-class, the city is recognized by name around the world and is home to a long list of international companies, organizations, and more than 60 consular corps. Atlanta hosted the world's most recognizeable athletic competition and has the busiest airport in the world. Atlanta is home to all four professional sports teams plus WNBA, USL soccer and arena football teams...in addition to world class universities. It is the home of some of the nations most recognizeable corporate headquarters and brands and media outlets. Atlanta is the center of a Catholic province that includes Charlotte, and is the see of the Episcopal Diocese and Greek Orthodox Metropolis. It is the religious regional headquarters for the Lutheran Church, the Salvation Army, and United Church of Christ. Atlanta has one of the largest Jewish communities in the U.S. and is home to over 35 mosques. I'll stop there...if Atlanta doesn't look world-class to you, you haven't looked closely enough.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:39 PM
 
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Yes, Atlanta has more to offer of everything than Charlotte, including crime !!
Wow, great comeback. No one has heard that one before...
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Columbia and Charlotte won't be in the same class in 20 years or less. Atlanta and Charlotte will. That is why we compare them. Don't be mad, be glad!!!
Charlotte will still be in the same peer group its in right now...and so will Atlanta, and so will Columbia. They will just all be larger.

God, they STILL don't get it.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Charlotte will still be in the same peer group its in right now...and so will Atlanta, and so will Columbia. They will just all be larger.

God, they STILL don't get it.
What would make this debate more productive would be a list of things that can be done in Atlanta that can't be done in Charlotte. Outside of the obvious (sporting events), you guys really need to tell potential new comers what Atlanta offers that Charlotte doesn't. Telling people about a vast sprawling metro of 6 million people is not appealing to a new comer that might be from a city (not metro) of 6 million or more.
 
Old 11-19-2008, 01:59 PM
 
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What would make this debate more productive would be a list of things that can be done in Atlanta that can't be done in Charlotte. Outside of the obvious (sporting events), you guys really need to tell potential new comers what Atlanta offers that Charlotte doesn't. Telling people about a vast sprawling metro of 6 million people is not appealing to a new comer that might be from a city (not metro) of 6 million or more.
Who needs to tell anyone? They are obviously finding out for themselves, because they are coming in droves...
 
Old 11-19-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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What would make this debate more productive would be a list of things that can be done in Atlanta that can't be done in Charlotte. Outside of the obvious (sporting events), you guys really need to tell potential new comers what Atlanta offers that Charlotte doesn't. Telling people about a vast sprawling metro of 6 million people is not appealing to a new comer that might be from a city (not metro) of 6 million or more.
Actually you can do the same things in New York that you can do in Atlanta.Cities are cities.There are historical and cultural things that make them different but for the most part you can do most of the same things everywhere.I guess the answer has more to do with the frequency,the quality,quanity and reputation.Its pretty much just a matter of "more OF".Generally speaking,someone moving to Charlotte will move there because they want a slower pace.The Op said himself that he liked Columbus,OH.In that case he would probably like Charlotte better because its a smaller version of Atlanta.Someone wanting to from a city more likely would only move to Charlotte to live in its suburbs.Atlanta has both attractions.No one from Boston will move to Charlotte for a "big city" experience as they are more likely to find in Atlanta.Atlanta intown area is the fastest growing in the nation(thats the city).
 
Old 11-19-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Columbia and Charlotte won't be in the same class in 20 years or less. Atlanta and Charlotte will. That is why we compare them. Don't be mad, be glad!!!

And Atlanta will grow to become more like chicago and many northeastern citys Atlantas growth has not slowed down we are prepared to get another 700ft building in midtown known as the Mandarin Oriental
 
Old 11-19-2008, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Yes, Atlanta has more to offer of everything than Charlotte, including crime !!
Ive noticed that on every thread dealing with anything remotely about Atlanta.You ALWAYS have something negative to say.You live in Newnan?Thats not even Atlanta.
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