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Old 10-24-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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Knowing that THIS is an option in the same state.
In the interests of full disclosure, that looks more like one of the Out Islands in the Bahamas than anywhere in Florida...
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:03 PM
 
Location: caribbean island
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And by the way Native_Son, it's 2011!!! You still use the term "Yankee?" Funny...
He does but.....he doesn't know the high button shoes he still wears are the fashion rage with the fashionistas of NYC!
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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Thanks a lot everyone! I really love the heat (call me crazy), but I do. I need sunlight and heat. Here, we have three months of decent weather, and winter lasts forever. It's cold with grey skies here from September-April. Two years ago on Mother's Day, it actually snowed (yes, in May). I'm not one to complain about the heat. I've spent many summers in North Carolina as a child, my mother is from there; but I'm not very familiar with Charlotte. I've visited Jacksonville, and enjoyed it- but I would have a stronger support system in Charlotte.
Well if you feel that the heat won't bother you then I say ..give it a go !
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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This should answer your question: NY and FL are the top 2 states in which people move here to Charlotte from! We even have a name for people that move to Florida from a northern state and then back up here; they're called "halfbacks" because NC is close to half way to back to where they came from.
No need to take my word for it though because I am biased being that I am the founder of Positive Charlotte and a Realtor. Best of luck!

P.S. Us Yankees far out number southerners in Charlotte bless our hearts! lol

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Old 10-26-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: New England
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Nice pictures, but they were taken on the other side of Florida. You won't see that beautiful white sand on the Atlantic side.
Yea it's the West coast but it's still Florida, and that's my point. I could never live in JAX with the rest of the beaches being what they are. And to be frank, further South on the Atlantic side you get blue water starting around Cocoa Beach it just starts to blue up, and it gets better going South.

Heck even Destin Beach in the panhandle is pretty friggin sweet!



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In the interests of full disclosure, that looks more like one of the Out Islands in the Bahamas than anywhere in Florida...
Ah, nope. Siesta Key/Sarasota. Spent many a day there and it looks just like that.
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Old 10-26-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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People in Jacksonville prefer to be considered as part of south Georgia than Florida. It is more of a non-tourist city comared to cities further south. Insurance, trucking, and manufacturing are the major industries there and not so much tourism.

Tourism is huge in this area. Then when the "snowbirds" move down here it makes everything worse, traffic, going out for dinner, going to get lunch for lunch break.....
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Huntersville, Nc
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I lived in both these cities for a while and like them both for different reasons. If you work from home or retired, then I would prefer Jax.
JAX:
Pros: Not terribly hot summers and mild winters and driving distance to Orl, and even Miami, Atl, NO etc., Decent beaches in Jax area too.
Cons: Worse job scene, limited flights (mostly connects via Clt or Mia), limited cuisine options, not ethnically diverse, no mountains and worst of all--the oldies driving on the road and Jaguars.
CLT:
Pros: Great four seasons, mountains, good airport (I fly out almost every week), smokies or Virginia or Myrtle beach are all drive away. Better cuisine options, ethnically diverse enough (not chicago, or DC yet), friendly people (thats why I am still here), Cam Newton.
Cons: Bad job scene, no gulf coast like beaches, limited night life options or musuems or arts scene, a few bars scattered here and there and no real downtown (uptown) per se. Bobcats
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:10 PM
 
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I lived in both these cities for a while and like them both for different reasons. If you work from home or retired, then I would prefer Jax.
JAX:
Pros: Not terribly hot summers and mild winters and driving distance to Orl, and even Miami, Atl, NO etc., Decent beaches in Jax area too.
Cons: Worse job scene, limited flights (mostly connects via Clt or Mia), limited cuisine options, not ethnically diverse, no mountains and worst of all--the oldies driving on the road and Jaguars.
CLT:
Pros: Great four seasons, mountains, good airport (I fly out almost every week), smokies or Virginia or Myrtle beach are all drive away. Better cuisine options, ethnically diverse enough (not chicago, or DC yet), friendly people (thats why I am still here), Cam Newton.
Cons: Bad job scene, no gulf coast like beaches, limited night life options or musuems or arts scene, a few bars scattered here and there and no real downtown (uptown) per se. Bobcats
Not terribly hot summers? In Jacksonville? What is hot then..I'd like to know
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Huntersville, Nc
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Summer in jax is half as bad as in tampa or miami. I lived in tampa for a while too, it will steam you to .
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Summer in jax is half as bad as in tampa or miami. I lived in tampa for a while too, it will steam you to .
Its all hot
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