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Old 06-10-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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In my opinion, Charlotte is a very nice city with beautiful residential areas, a nice downtown and friendly people. It's surrounding areas are generally very pretty as well.
I agree. I just would not call it urban.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: West Midtown Atlanta
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Charlotte? Where is that? Isn't that in Virginia or something?

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Yes
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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Charlotte is awesome and it should be a an excellent complement to Atlanta in the years to come. A rising tide raises all boats, and Lord knows the south can use it!

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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Atlanta is just a larger version of Charlotte. Neither are real cities like NY, SF or Boston.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta is just a larger version of Charlotte. Neither are real cities like NY, SF or Boston.
Of course they aren't.

Everyone knows they are really just cardboard "cut-outs" of cities.

The millions of people that reside in both are also imaginary.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:07 AM
 
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They're both massive suburbs. Anyone who thinks that Atl or Clt has a vibrant downtown like NY, Boston or SF is delusional. Also, unlike NY, Atl and Clt have no serious museums. In fact, they don't even have shopping streets. Like the suburbs that they are, both cities' shopping is concentrated in malls that one drives to.
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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They're both massive suburbs. Anyone who thinks that Atl or Clt has a vibrant downtown like NY, Boston or SF is delusional. Also, unlike NY, Atl and Clt have no serious museums. In fact, they don't even have shopping streets. Like the suburbs that they are, both cities' shopping is concentrated in malls that one drives to.
Apparently what Atlanta and Charlotte also lack is effete snobbery.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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Atlanta and Charlotte offer nice, low cost living for families. That's their draw. Anyone who wants a true urban experience would not live in either city.

My point simply addresses those who suggest that Atlanta is "more of a city" than Charlotte. It's not. Like Charlotte, it's an overgrown suburb (excluding the slums that both cities have).

It's not snobbery to recognize the truth.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They're both massive suburbs. Anyone who thinks that Atl or Clt has a vibrant downtown like NY, Boston or SF is delusional. Also, unlike NY, Atl and Clt have no serious museums. In fact, they don't even have shopping streets. Like the suburbs that they are, both cities' shopping is concentrated in malls that one drives to.
As it is also delustional to even attempt to compare Atlanta or Charlotte to the downtowns of NY, Boston or SF.

I don't see anyone else besides you that even suggests such a thing.
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