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Old 07-21-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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So do a lot of people move into North Carolina, but keep/get SC license plates? I see them everywhere. I know we are close to the boarder, but the number of SC license plates I see north of Charlotte at all hours of the morning and night seems off.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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You would be surprised the people who travel from the upstate to work in the greater Charlotte area.

Your can't legally ride on SC plates if you reside in NC.

On the flip side, in SC there a TON of either NC or Ohio plates. Just people out and about.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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You would be amazed at how close we are to SC. When I first moved here I rented a furnished apartment for 1 month in Fort Mill(Regent Park) and was always in Charlotte. The Carolina Place Mall was only a 3 minute drive for me. When I see people post about Huntersville or Mooresville etc...... im like that is way too far away from me. I think this board should include York county posts as well.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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You would be amazed at how close we are to SC. When I first moved here I rented a furnished apartment for 1 month in Fort Mill(Regent Park) and was always in Charlotte. The Carolina Place Mall was only a 3 minute drive for me. When I see people post about Huntersville or Mooresville etc...... im like that is way too far away from me. I think this board should include York county posts as well.
I know Charlotte is practically on the SC boarder. I was thinking more about all the cars I see all the way up in Huntersville. Its seems pretty far from the boarder to have so many SC license plates at all hours.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Mooresville is only a 30 minute drive from Fort Mill, SC. York County is just another suburb of Charlotte and we cross the border to do business in the entire Charlotte metro area. I'm in Charlotte more than Fort Mill due to work and shopping! But I own my home in Fort Mill and kid's in school in Fort Mill. It's the best of both worlds.

It's not some big conspiracy, just the freedom of interstate travel and commerce. NC gets my income tax dollars and a lot of my shopping dollars to trade off not getting any tag fee from me.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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You would be amazed at how close we are to SC. When I first moved here I rented a furnished apartment for 1 month in Fort Mill(Regent Park) and was always in Charlotte. The Carolina Place Mall was only a 3 minute drive for me. When I see people post about Huntersville or Mooresville etc...... im like that is way too far away from me. I think this board should include York county posts as well.
The only way to get from Regent Park to CP Mall in 3 minutes is by helicopter or driving double the speed limit. I've driven it at a least 2 dozen times using different routes, since I worked near the mall and had clients near Regent Park. It's 3+ miles no matter how you drive it. Since we know you'd never speed, you must own a helicopter.
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Old 07-21-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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The only way to get from Regent Park to CP Mall in 3 minutes is by helicopter or driving double the speed limit. I've driven it at a least 2 dozen times using different routes, since I worked near the mall and had clients near Regent Park. It's 3+ miles no matter how you drive it. Since we know you'd never speed, you must own a helicopter.

Actually I just put the address of where I stayed at in Fort Mill and the address of CP Mall into google maps and got directions and it is showing total distance of 2.4 miles. The Fort Mill address I put in was actually the OFFICE address for the apartments I stayed in and I was actually closer to the Mall so I would estimate distance to be closer to 2 miles.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:32 PM
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I live in SC. NC is two miles east of my house (Union County) and five miles north of my house (Meck County). I work and play in NC but love the low taxes of SC!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Not to mention, York County has grown like crazy. The population back in 1990 was around 150,000. Today, it's surpassed 220,000. With cities like Charlotte and Gastonia being so close, it just makes sense for a lot of people to cross the borders frequently. My hometown in SC was closer to Gastonia than Rock Hill, so we often crossed the border to shop or to eat something besides Hardee's, McDonald's and Subway (I'm not from Fort Mill )
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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I guess I just thought it was weird to see cars with SC license plates at 7am getting on the interstate to head into Charlotte (unless they started work up there at 6am and head into Charlotte for work related business?) I was just curious.
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