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Old 05-21-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I want to stress how crucial it is that you DO NOT MOVE HERE without having a job first. A 3 month window will not cut it in Charlotte as the job market here is extremely poor right now. It can take six months-1 year or more to find employment here.
Agreed.

 
Old 05-21-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: East Bay
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The other cities we are considering are: Atlanta, Tampa, Phoenix, Austin, Nashville, or Portland. I am looking to start my own business(which is a combination of event management, health education, and website design). The business includes setting up a lot of 5k races.
I moved from Charlotte to Phoenix, and I've never looked back (except for the CD Forum ). Not only is there a ton more to do, but it's a more diverse, libertarian population, a great foodie town, and you don't need to be affiliated with a church or synagogue to have a robust social life. On the other hand, the state government in AZ is the laughingstock of the nation. And desert life isn't for everyone.

If you don't have kids (Charlotte is a great family town), Phoenix has sooo much more to offer. As well it should -- it's the sixth largest city in the country. My opinion. YMMV.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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For the most part yes, Charlotte is boring. It's a conservative banking town that closes at 2am. The uptown area is microscopic compared to any real city, but there are suburbs and chain restaurants as far as the eye can see. People come here to settle down and have kids, not to have fun.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Lol some people act like going to Wal Mart is all there is to do in Charlotte. It's no NYC or Chi-town, but some people should really get out more.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Lol some people act like going to Wal Mart is all there is to do in Charlotte. It's no NYC or Chi-town, but some people should really get out more.
I agree. Party spots and bar-hopping are easy to here.
 
Old 05-21-2012, 11:05 PM
 
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I agree. Party spots and bar-hopping are easy to here.
Not everyone wants to hang out at sports bars and pretentious clubs with bro-dogs.
 
Old 05-22-2012, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It's not San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Atlanta, Miami, LA, Seattle, Portland, San Antonio, Austin or even Denver...

but then again it's not Fargo or Wichita... it's fairly decent and fun if you make your homework.
 
Old 05-22-2012, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Boring people are bored people

Personally, I am never bored, no matter where I am
Well, not everyone has the same kinds of base interests that can be intellectually stimulated by their very identical surroundings. Some of us require things that change, improve, and certainly must always be learning new things. If it were not for computers, I am not sure what I would do!

To the other poster that listed all those theaters...my bad. I was only referring to the only theater that actually shows professional shows not amateur ones. Most city people are used to rows of theaters that are showing different Broadway shows from which to choose.

To my friend Big: I have heard that a "good time" can be had at a minor league baseball park. My reference was not only to the fact that there is only minor league baseball here (which, in my opinion, is not worth going to) but the fact that it is a feeder team to the White Sox. No self-respecting Cubs fan would go within 10 feet of there. It just isn't done!

And, to the other friend that said that things to be done cost lots of $$$. Not at all. Most museums in the cities are free and offer unlimited perusing for those that are captivated by the exhibit. Viewing the architecture is also free and you can follow different architects and see their work; some of which is over 100 years old, by going to different neighbourhoods. You can go to the different neighbourhoods and experience a trip to another part of the world...for free. I really could go on & on.

But, others are correct, Charlotte is NOT Chicago. It doesn't need to be. However, if you are a city person that is looking to relocate and really does not have any idea of what a Southern city would be like; it is helpful to know that things that you may well have enjoyed in Chicago are not available here. I know that was a big part of my culture shock moving to the south. In a similar manner, when I am on the Chicago forum and I see someone that is moving there from somewhere down here, I give the warning that the things that they may have enjoyed and taken for granted down here will not be available there. That is what this forum is for, isn't it?
 
Old 05-22-2012, 06:04 AM
 
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Who is the weirdo who sent me an anonymous message about this subject? You have serious issues if you are that passionate about this subject. Get out more, for real. That is so awkward.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Boring people are bored people

Personally, I am never bored, no matter where I am
Well said.

Since moving here a few years back, we have never found ourselves "bored". We have made a lot of friends and always have options for things to do in our free time. Sometimes we're a little lazy and want an occasional day of doing nothing, but we never feel like we have nothing to do.

Also, I like being located in between Asheville, Raleigh and Atlanta - all are places where we sometimes take weekend trips to do things in those places as well.
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