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Old 07-31-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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Hello,

I want to move to Charlotte. I am currently living in NYC and I want a change. But I am too spoiled by all the culture, shoppping, events, and nightlife NYC has to offer. I am originally from a small town in the coastal plains of NC, but i dont see myself going back there, I need to be in the city. Can Charlotte offer the sames things that I am spoiled to in NYC???? I am also a young adult, so I want to be able to finish college down there and live in an area with affordable rent. What are some good inexpensive colleges and areas to rent apartments?? I would love for the area to be mix, but predominantly black residents and still be close to a lot of things.

Your responses will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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Old 07-31-2007, 08:44 AM
 
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Hello,

I want to move to Charlotte. I am currently living in NYC and I want a change. But I am too spoiled by all the culture, shoppping, events, and nightlife NYC has to offer. I am originally from a small town in the coastal plains of NC, but i dont see myself going back there, I need to be in the city. Can Charlotte offer the sames things that I am spoiled to in NYC???? I am also a young adult, so I want to be able to finish college down there and live in an area with affordable rent. What are some good inexpensive colleges and areas to rent apartments?? I would love for the area to be mix, but predominantly black residents and still be close to a lot of things.

Your responses will be greatly appreciated, thanks.

Since you are so "spoiled" by NYC, I am not sure you would think Charlotte is the place for you after you got here. Charlotte has A LOT going for it, but you will only find the things you love about NYC in NYC. If however you want to come here with an open mind to a slower pace of life and no bars open until dawn you might just like it. Look to pay at least $650 a month for rent (more if you want a two bedroom), though you could live in a "predominantly black" area and pay far less - though I wouldn't recommend it - unless you like living in a dangerous area.

The University of NC-Charlotte is located here and would be a great place for you to check out, there are many different degree programs offered there. You would need to establish residency for one year first though or have to pay out of state tuition rates. You could live among other college students in the University City area, or look to live closer to uptown for nightlife, concerts, NBA or NFL games, museums, restaurants ect... Neighborhoods near uptown to look for online are Plaza Midwood, Chantilly or Elizabeth.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Huntersville, NC Cedarfield Subdivision
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For a "Small" City Charlotte has it all. I am a transplant from Los Angeles and found this to be a better fit. If we want to go to the city, museums, galleries, theater, sporting events, Etc we can for just an afternoon or evening. It take a weekend to go anywhere in LA because of the traffic and crowds. We love it here and there seems to be a lot going on. Rent is affordable and first time home buying is closer to having than anywhere else.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:29 AM
 
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I want to let everyone know that I am not trying to find another NYC, I'll I want to know is am I going to be bored or can i actually find things to do to keep myself occupied as a single, young-woman. I like the fact that is smaller and most of all in the south where it is more peaceful.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I'm also from NY, although a little older than you. You should be fine with a little bit of research you will be able to find plenty of entertainment to fit your needs. However remember everything shuts down at 2 AM and not 4 AM like NY. PUBLICATIONS
The Charlotte Post thecharlottepost.com/
Pride Magazine pridemagazine.net/
Sotac Magazine sotacmag.com/

EVENT WEBSITES
alwaysintheknow.com/itk/
adolphshiver.com/
ajentertainmentinc.com
CharlotteVibe.com
cuzncity.com
executiveent.com
goodlookentertainment.com
goodpeoples.com/
innercircleevents.com
thesoulmovement.com

RESTAURANTS
THE COFFEE CUP coffeecupsoul.com/
THE HOUSE OF JAZZ thehouseofjazz.net/
MERT’S mertsuptown.com
SIMMONS FOURTH WARD RESTAURANT, 516 N. Graham St., Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 334-6640
Addie's Jamaican Cuisine, 3116 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, 704-331-0047
Anntony's Caribbean Café anntonys.com/
Austin's Caribbean Cuisine (Take out only), 345 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, 704-331-8778
The Caribbean Hut, 9609 N Tryon St., Charlotte, 28262, (704) 593-0030
Charleston House charlestonhouseontheplaza.com/
The Chicken Box Café, 3726 N Tryon St, Charlotte, 28206, (704) 566-6000
Down to the Bone, 7945 N Tryon St., Charlotte, 28262, (704) 548-1616
Golden Krust goldenkrustbakery.com/
Jaimama Restaurant & Bar, 1626 East Blvd, Charlotte, 28203, (704) 358-8188
The Jazz Café thejazzcafenc.com
Junior’s Chicken & Waffles, 9311 JW Clay Blvd at N. Tryon, Charlotte, 28262, (704) 503-3335
KokoMo’s Coffeehouse kokomoscoffee.com/
La'wan's Soul Food Restaurant, 7705 S Tryon St Ste C, Charlotte, NC 28217-3310, (704) 665-7225
Mama's Caribbean Grill, 1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, (704) 375-8414
Madison Saints Paradise South Cafeteria 2812 Beatties Ford Road at I-85, 704-887-7206
Outer Bounds Sports Bar & Grill obsportsbar.com/home.html

RADIO STATIONS
92.7 FM – Old School (Tom Joyner & Wendy Williams shows)
101.9 FM – Old School (Steve Harvey & Michael Baisden shows)
97.9 FM – Hip Hop
96.1 FM – Hip Hop
100.9 FM – Gospel
88.9 FM – Jazz

CLUBS
THE HOUSE OF JAZZ The House of Jazz
TIME LOUNGE www.timecharlotte.com
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:09 PM
 
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Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17
JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL OF THE CAROLINAS
Independence Park – 300 Hawthorne Lane
Welcome to Juneteenth

July 21, 2007
CHARLOTTE CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL
Marshall Park – Martin Luther King Blvd.
Menu Design 8

August 11th & 12th 2007
CHARLOTTE LITERARY FESTIVAL
Marshall Park – Martin Luther King Blvd.
Charlotte Literary Festival

Saturday August, 18th
EBONY BLACK FAMILY REUNION TOUR
Eastover Park – 2730 Randolph Rd
The 2007 Ebony Black Family Reunion Tour - The Summer's Freshest Tour

Saturday September, 1st
SUMMER SOUL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Eastover Park – 2730 Randolph Rd
Entertainment- Corporate. weddings, special events

September – dates TBD
SUNSET JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sunset Jazz Festival

And some nice day trips…

July 30 through August 4, 2007
NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL
Winston-Salem, NC
National Black Theatre Festival Home Page

August 24, 25 & 26
GOOMBAY! FESTIVAL
Asheville, NC
Goombay Festival
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:05 AM
 
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Awesome Information Harding. I will definitely be using this as I plan my next trip to Charlotte. Thanks for posting.

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I'm also from NY, although a little older than you. You should be fine with a little bit of research you will be able to find plenty of entertainment to fit your needs. However remember everything shuts down at 2 AM and not 4 AM like NY. PUBLICATIONS
The Charlotte Post thecharlottepost.com/
Pride Magazine pridemagazine.net/
Sotac Magazine sotacmag.com/

EVENT WEBSITES
alwaysintheknow.com/itk/
adolphshiver.com/
ajentertainmentinc.com
CharlotteVibe.com
cuzncity.com
executiveent.com
goodlookentertainment.com
goodpeoples.com/
innercircleevents.com
thesoulmovement.com

RESTAURANTS
THE COFFEE CUP coffeecupsoul.com/
THE HOUSE OF JAZZ thehouseofjazz.net/
MERT’S mertsuptown.com
SIMMONS FOURTH WARD RESTAURANT, 516 N. Graham St., Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 334-6640
Addie's Jamaican Cuisine, 3116 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, 704-331-0047
Anntony's Caribbean Café anntonys.com/
Austin's Caribbean Cuisine (Take out only), 345 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, 704-331-8778
The Caribbean Hut, 9609 N Tryon St., Charlotte, 28262, (704) 593-0030
Charleston House charlestonhouseontheplaza.com/
The Chicken Box Café, 3726 N Tryon St, Charlotte, 28206, (704) 566-6000
Down to the Bone, 7945 N Tryon St., Charlotte, 28262, (704) 548-1616
Golden Krust goldenkrustbakery.com/
Jaimama Restaurant & Bar, 1626 East Blvd, Charlotte, 28203, (704) 358-8188
The Jazz Café thejazzcafenc.com
Junior’s Chicken & Waffles, 9311 JW Clay Blvd at N. Tryon, Charlotte, 28262, (704) 503-3335
KokoMo’s Coffeehouse kokomoscoffee.com/
La'wan's Soul Food Restaurant, 7705 S Tryon St Ste C, Charlotte, NC 28217-3310, (704) 665-7225
Mama's Caribbean Grill, 1504 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, (704) 375-8414
Madison Saints Paradise South Cafeteria 2812 Beatties Ford Road at I-85, 704-887-7206
Outer Bounds Sports Bar & Grill obsportsbar.com/home.html

RADIO STATIONS
92.7 FM – Old School (Tom Joyner & Wendy Williams shows)
101.9 FM – Old School (Steve Harvey & Michael Baisden shows)
97.9 FM – Hip Hop
96.1 FM – Hip Hop
100.9 FM – Gospel
88.9 FM – Jazz

CLUBS
THE HOUSE OF JAZZ The House of Jazz
TIME LOUNGE www.timecharlotte.com
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:39 AM
 
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Hello all,
I am a bit confused. I was under the impression that Charlotte was a fairly diverse city, but reviewing this topic I see someone noted that black neighborhoods in Charlotte are considered dangerous. Is this accurate? Is this how most feel about predominately “black” communities in Charlotte?
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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No. That's not the case. There are many predominantely black areas, or subdivisions ( I live in such one) which are not dangerous. Though some predominately black areas are in fact high crime areas it is primarily the result of it being low income and Not because it is predominiately black. I don't think the poster meant it the way it sounded.
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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I agree with you too, tetrust7. When I read the danger part of living in a black
neighborhoods, I was like is that what people think of living in a black neighborhoods. But we have to remember that most people never see the nice parts of black neighborhoods because our nice parts are usually past the bad. Once they see the bad they assume all of it is bad. So please experience it before you judge. Not all blacks live in impoverished, dangerous neighborhoods.
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