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Old 09-10-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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My opinion on Charlotte is that it doesn't want to be Southern. I don't want to bash the city- but its a very plastic, soul-less city. Its like Northern Virginia in many ways. No character or soul.

Richmond and other southern cities have a distinctive charm and are very unique while Charlotte is just kind of a boom town.

Northerners are all over the South, and they want to live here. I say let them. They bring money in.
For every rude Yankee I've met, there are 10 nice ones.


Charlotte is really kind of bland in many respects.

 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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My opinion on Charlotte is that it doesn't want to be Southern. I don't want to bash the city- but its a very plastic, soul-less city. Its like Northern Virginia in many ways. No character or soul.

Richmond and other southern cities have a distinctive charm and are very unique while Charlotte is just kind of a boom town.

Northerners are all over the South, and they want to live here. I say let them. They bring money in.

Charlotte is really bland.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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HAHA AWESOME!

As for vasinger-- well, guess you should be glad you don't live here then, eh? I don't have great things to say about Richmond, but I'm not going over to your board with my thoughts as my thoughts as a non-resident are not really applicable and may not be accurate, right?
 
Old 09-10-2007, 01:55 PM
 
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forgive the ignorance...but as someone that intends on relocating to Charlotte in the near future, I can't help but notice the northerners or transplants versus the southerners or locals. Is this the general atmosphere there? North vs. South?
 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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forgive the ignorance...but as someone that intends on relocating to Charlotte in the near future, I can't help but notice the northerners or transplants versus the southerners or locals. Is this the general atmosphere there? North vs. South?
Naw, it really isn't. Natives marry transplants and vice versa, natives have transplant friends and vice versa. Actually, most people get along pretty well. I am engaged to a southerner, my manager is from Nashville and just married an Italian guy from WNY.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Naw, it really isn't. Natives marry transplants and vice versa, natives have transplant friends and vice versa. Actually, most people get along pretty well. I am engaged to a southerner, my manager is from Nashville and just married an Italian guy from WNY.
Oh my goodness! Reality....what will we do?
 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:23 PM
 
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I think the big difference is those southerners did not drive up your housing prices to make places that were affordable one year out-of-reach 18 months later. Also, I doubt they bellyached ad nauseum as to why you all did not have pig pickin's and sweet tea or Harris Teeters instead of Wegmans.
mmm,pig pickin's.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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My uncle in Detroit had a pig picking every year until one year he got drunk and passed out and all the meat went bad.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:29 PM
 
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My opinion on Charlotte is that it doesn't want to be Southern. I don't want to bash the city- but its a very plastic, soul-less city. Its like Northern Virginia in many ways. No character or soul.
Alexandria has a LOT of character.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Around here, everything is a status thing- from the size of your house, the size of your car, right down to who has more CD's or DVD's and I can't take it anymore.
You aren't going to escape that in Charlotte - especially not South Charlotte.
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