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Old 06-23-2007, 02:33 PM
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Everyone seems to be from somewhere else and moved here for all different reasons. What's your story?
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:36 PM
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Packed up my Ford Bronce II 6 years ago and headed to Charotte from Buffalo (Detroit before that). Stayed with my dad, found a good job, loved the weather, etc so I'm staying for a while.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:12 PM
Location: The 12th State
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I moved to Huntersville about five years ago from a place that time has forgot and still has.

Huntersville in my opinion was still in its infant phase of being a new city and would be a great place for me to invest in a home to cash out the nice higher value of worth soon.

Plus I enjoy being a part of a new city (which it sort of is).
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Old 06-23-2007, 06:15 PM
Location: Asheville
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I loved everything about my hometown of upstate NY except the 5 months of hibernation every year. So after 33 winters, my wife, 2 kids and I packed and left for Florida in 1999.

Florida never felt like home to me, it was too flat, too crowded, too hot, too hurricaney, and too expensive. So after 7 years we had enough.

I have a nephew in the triangle area and he loves it, so that got us thinking about NC, however through our own research we ultimately decided on Charlotte, and then it became a question of where, we wanted to be close to but not in Charlotte, and Kannapolis just made sense for us on many levels.

We're still new here, Feb 1st we moved in and we've been very happy over all.
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Old 06-23-2007, 07:40 PM
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My wife and I are just starting our family and have lived in NY all of our lives. We wanted a change from the crowds and congestion. We had always talked of moving somewhere else, but never really did anything about it.

Then the real estate boom in the last five years hit the area and it changed the landscape of life in NY. Salary increases haven't kept pace with the increase in cost of living here, so we saw our dreams of the trade up house and discretionary income for vacations, or recreation start to slip away, as the cost of supporting a "starter house" mortgate became enough of a burden.

We researched Charlotte and found many of things we were looking for. Warmer winters, more housing for the dollar, plenty of recreational opportunities, job opportunites, easy flights back to NY to visit family, etc.

We're moving to Lake Norman this fall when our house is completed.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:44 AM
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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I am another Western NY'er. I miss the food and a little of my family. As crazy as it sound i miss the football fever and the fall season. Then I don't miss the six months of winter, my nose being frozen from all the below zero dips, chapped face and hands, my hair freezing to my frozen nose. The fact that 60 used to be a warm day and now it's not. I don't miss the rest of my family. I don't like the dead heat of th summer, it still bothers me. I don't like the fact that there is a teacher shortage, yet my husband hasn't inked a teaching contract yet. I do wish I would have moved to huntersville or out that way before it exploded with developments, now it's out of reach.

Traffic is my other rant, ofcourse, working in one of the busiest parts of Charlotte will cause this to happen. I just shake my head when I see The ambulances riding down harris blvd and theres no room for them because the road is just so packed.

I love it here. I have never lived somewhere where there is so much to do.
Beach at one end of the state and mountains at the other. Being so close to other states. I haven't had the $$ to take on too many travel opportunties but I figure my daycare expense should be gone before I'm 50, right?

Overall, my life is good. This is a great place to raise kids too. Not wearing a parka is priceless for me.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:57 AM
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We are moving in one week to Indian Trail. DH just finished college (finally) and there is little opportunity where we live and very high priced houses. We started researching new places to live and settled on Charlotte. We visited in July of '05 (I wanted to be sure DH could stand the humidity) and LOVED the area.

We are sad to leave our friends and neighbors but excited to live in NC!
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:28 AM
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I am moving in spring of 08. I currently live in the armpit of the U.S., Youngstown, Ohio. Check out it's city-data comments and you will see why i'm moving. Charlotte's worst area would be a resort here. -10 degrees in march. Murders daily. I could go on and on. I'll be moving to the ft. mill area.
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Old 06-24-2007, 08:48 AM
Location: Trinity Florida
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From NJ, wanted to simplify our lives, also need to start a new chapter in our lives, as well as its a great place to raise a family...we all love it here and have no intensions on leaving anytime soon
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:37 AM
Location: Manchester, NH
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Currently in NH and waiting on our home in Cornelius to be finished, looks like a September finish! My wife has lived here in Manchester all her life and I've lived in several states over the years. When we began talking about relocating out of NH, cold winters, outrageous housing cost and property tax, wanting to leave the area and other reasons. We settled on the Charlotte area after visiting for a week last year. NC ended up being the state we choose due to its weather, cost of housing and overall cost of living compared to where we currently live. We loved the towns north of the city and my wife is a huge NASCAR fan so the area was on the top of her list. I fell in love with the state when I was in the Marines back in early 90's and wanted to come back for years! Cornelius offered everything we where looking for and decided to jump on it!
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