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View Poll Results: I live in Broward County and I am not interested in locating to Charlotte because I enjoy south Flor
You are wearing rose colored glasses down there 3 10.34%
You must be extremely wealthy and materialistic 3 10.34%
You must be really sensitive to weather that is not anything less than tropical 2 6.90%
You like rude people, constant dead traffic,people that don't speak English, and crowds. 7 24.14%
Nothing, it's almost accpetable down here, especially if you bought before the bubble 14 48.28%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:01 AM
 
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According to these forums, I am supposed to think that South Florida is hell, and if I don't think so, then I am either wearing rose colored glasses, or very very rich. I am supposed to assume that moving to a place with a lower cost of living is mutually exclusive to higher quality of life, nicer people, better schools, and cleaner air. However, based on my experiences on traveling throughout the country and into Charlotte, I actually like it when I get home in Broward County, Florida. Now, do NOT get me wrong, Charlotte is a VERY nice city with a cool downtown, aforementioned friendly people, and a booming economy. So,if I am doing well for myself in Florida, what's wrong with me for not wanting to do better somewhere else? I mean, a few years back, I HAD the choice of locating in virtually any major city, Charlotte was an option, and I picked Fort Lauderdale area. What's wrong?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Hmm, could it be your happy where you are right now? Also it could be you don't seem to let the motives of others determine your actions?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Hmm, could it be your happy where you are right now? Also it could be you don't seem to let the motives of others determine your actions?
Very realistic answer. I was really wondering if it was just me after reading some of these forums...I typically like what I see down here, but was wondering if I'm not supposed to. Don't get me wrong, Charlotte is a great city with an inventive economy (Which is something we unfortunately lack down here), but I was just curious to see if Charlotte is mutually exclusive with "Quality of life".
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Florida
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According to these forums, I am supposed to think that South Florida is hell, and if I don't think so, then I am either wearing rose colored glasses, or very very rich. I am supposed to assume that moving to a place with a lower cost of living is mutually exclusive to higher quality of life, nicer people, better schools, and cleaner air. However, based on my experiences on traveling throughout the country and into Charlotte, I actually like it when I get home in Broward County, Florida. Now, do NOT get me wrong, Charlotte is a VERY nice city with a cool downtown, aforementioned friendly people, and a booming economy. So,if I am doing well for myself in Florida, what's wrong with me for not wanting to do better somewhere else? I mean, a few years back, I HAD the choice of locating in virtually any major city, Charlotte was an option, and I picked Fort Lauderdale area. What's wrong?
There is an aire of suspicion that one in present company is sans children.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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There is an aire of suspicion that one in present company is sans children.
Who said that? Maybe I want my children to be raised in a colorblind lifestyle, which is something that I can do easily down here and can't just anywhere in the country. Maybe I would want to raise my children, not the city we live in. The poverty rate for Whites vs. other ethnic groups in Broward County is stunning equal and low. Now, I DON'T have children, but I did go through the high school system down here. It was considered a "good" district in the area, and personally, it was safe,not overly materialistic, the staff was caring and put a push on collegiate academics,and, well, it was as decent as anywhere. Also, realize we purchased before the bubble.Even if I had no children, isn't Atlanta or ANY other American city supposed to be far superior to where I am? Just my perspective.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Who said that? Maybe I want my children to be raised in a colorblind lifestyle, which is something that I can do easily down here and can't virtually anywhere else in the country. The poverty rate for Whites vs. other ethnic groups in Broward County is stunning equal; low. Also, realize we purchased before the bubble.
Did the hit dog howl? The best bet for a colorblind lifestyle is raising children 3rd culture (google it). Broward might come close, and I enjoy Broward too.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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Did the hit dog howl? The best bet for a colorblind lifestyle is raising children 3rd culture (google it). Broward might come close, and I enjoy Broward too.
I updated my post above. Very interesting about the 3rd culture.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:52 AM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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According to these forums, I am supposed to think that South Florida is hell, and if I don't think so, then I am either wearing rose colored glasses, or very very rich. I am supposed to assume that moving to a place with a lower cost of living is mutually exclusive to higher quality of life, nicer people, better schools, and cleaner air. However, based on my experiences on traveling throughout the country and into Charlotte, I actually like it when I get home in Broward County, Florida. Now, do NOT get me wrong, Charlotte is a VERY nice city with a cool downtown, aforementioned friendly people, and a booming economy. So,if I am doing well for myself in Florida, what's wrong with me for not wanting to do better somewhere else? I mean, a few years back, I HAD the choice of locating in virtually any major city, Charlotte was an option, and I picked Fort Lauderdale area. What's wrong?
Ft. Lauderdale:
My husband and I recently moved to the Triad area from Ft. Lauderdale. We didn't come because "everyone else is." It was simply a lifestyle choice. You are not crazy for wanting to stay where you are and the people that want to move are not crazy. That is as long as they do it for the right reasons and think it through.


And a consolation for me is that my son and daughter-in-law still live there so I will be visiting frequently. It is still a great place-my home for 37 years.

So don't believe everything you read. You're sane. At least as far as moving goes.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area
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Thank goodness EVERYONE doesn't want to move to one area! -different places for different people. I've heard good & bad things about South Florida just like I have about everywhere else. I live in Detroit Metro Area Michigan & although I dislike it to the umph degree there are many people here that LOVE it & would never consider leaving.
One person's heaven is another's hell. If someone is bashing some place as if everyone should agree, their not open-minded enough to pay any attention to anyway.
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Old 08-05-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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So you don't want to move to Charlotte. So what?
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