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Old 06-29-2010, 10:19 AM
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Thanks for your feedback everyone! I was leaning towards ATL while my spouse is leaning towards Charlotte. It seems like the job and social scene offer a little bit more in Atlanta, no disrespect to Charlotte.

I'm pursuing a career in commercial real estate development, although I'm somewhat flexible with my job options as long as I'm able to provide a decent lifestyle for my family. I have a background in HR, marketing, and mortgage banking.

Considering the job market, if we decide to move, it probably won't be for at least 2 years unless an opportunity opens up that really justifies it. In the meantime, still weighing the options.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:55 PM
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Originally Posted by staywarm2 View Post
Be sure to check out which state/city has highter taxes. That can make a big difference to you.
On this you will find that NC has an overall higher tax rate than Georgia, this has even increased more with the election of Purdue as Gov., in NC.
Income tax in NC is baseline 7%, Georgia 6%.
City of Charlotte will bring higher Real Estate cost by about 5% and though Fulton County can choke a horse and make you feel like your in Jersey with their millage rate on property taxes, Mecklenburg County and the City of Charlotte is even higher, less water costs of course.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by gony View Post
I live in Charlotte, originally from New York City. There really is nothing to do in Charlotte, I am 51 yrs old and is bored out of my mind. My 32 year old son hate to vist me here. There is little to no night life, not much culturally to do. I found that although people are friendly, the keep to themselves. As for the job market, IT SUCKS! After 9 years in Charlotte, Im leaving to go to Atlanta. Housing is great, for your price range you can get a great big house, however, Charlotte job market does not pay well. Jobs are hard to find. And, for the last 2 years, Charlotte have been laying off teachers. Schools are OK, but if you are not really ready to sit in your back yard and be still, Charlotte is not the place.
It's ironic, that as you're moving to Atlanta, as I am reading the posts comparing the two cities because of my plans to move to Charlotte. My husband is really sold on it, so I've been doing some research so that I have some idea of what he's imposing, and what this move could mean for us. We're in our late 40s, and are concerned about the job market. Your post was helpful. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:34 AM
Location: Atlanta
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Charlotte is an oversized suburd....if all of Cobb was one city....it would be Charlotte....except there are more things to do in Cobb...smh
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