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Old 08-08-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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I'm lookn to move to Charlotte from Pittsburgh. Can somebody please let me know what sides of Charlotte I should stay away from.. HELPP!!!
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I'm lookn to move to Charlotte from Pittsburgh. Can somebody please let me know what sides of Charlotte I should stay away from.. HELPP!!!
Sorry Mike, it's just not that simple.

First of all, what part of the city or metro will you be working in?

Secondly, what is your budget for housing?
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Where will you be working?
Have you been here yet?
If not why is Charlotte on your radar?
Will you be renting or buying?
Are you married or single? Do you have children?
Do you prefer public or private schools?
Do you have pets?
Do you want or need a yard?
Do you have a car? or need public transportation?
Do you prefer bustling activity or calm and quiet?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL- For NOW
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I'll be honest....

Stay out of the east side of Charlotte, most of the west side of Charlotte. South charlotte is decent and some parts like Meyers park and dilworth ate more upscale. The garden district on the west side of downtown is ok, but if you want NICE I'd just go out to the north to places like Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius etc. the Lake Norman area seems to fit about everyone no matter what your situation, there's a little something for everyone but not too much trouble to worry about.

If you turn on the local news and hear about a shooting, robbery, rape etc.... It's probably talking about east Charlotte (PROVIDENCE RD AREA) or west of downtown or possible in university city(north east Charlotte) but I've spent a lot of time in university city, I think it's more riff raff than anything. I'm not scared to hang out there.

Concord is a decent town to live, Id stay west of I85 though. The city of concord is pretty scetchy... Sorry if I offended anyone, just my personal opinions on all of the above
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I'll be honest....

Stay out of the east side of Charlotte, most of the west side of Charlotte. South charlotte is decent and some parts like Meyers park and dilworth ate more upscale. The garden district on the west side of downtown is ok, but if you want NICE I'd just go out to the north to places like Huntersville, Davidson, Cornelius etc. the Lake Norman area seems to fit about everyone no matter what your situation, there's a little something for everyone but not too much trouble to worry about.

If you turn on the local news and hear about a shooting, robbery, rape etc.... It's probably talking about east Charlotte (PROVIDENCE RD AREA) or west of downtown or possible in university city(north east Charlotte) but I've spent a lot of time in university city, I think it's more riff raff than anything. I'm not scared to hang out there.

Concord is a decent town to live, Id stay west of I85 though. The city of concord is pretty scetchy... Sorry if I offended anyone, just my personal opinions on all of the above

hmmm.... I know you were trying to be helpful, but it is clear you either don't live in Charlotte, or have only been here a very short time.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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We absolutely love the Steele Creek area which is a little ways out of Charlotte Uptown but withing city limits. Very Safe (IMO), and it has easy access to the main highways leading into Charlotte.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Hi everyone! My name is Jill and I am a single mother of two ages 15 and 10. I am also looking to relocate from Pittsburgh to Charlotte next year. I'm just trying to get an idea of what areas would be good for me and my girls. I'm currently working on my BA in Legal Studies and going to continue on to law school. So a good area that's not too far from a college would be great. Any pointers?
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi everyone! My name is Jill and I am a single mother of two ages 15 and 10. I am also looking to relocate from Pittsburgh to Charlotte next year. I'm just trying to get an idea of what areas would be good for me and my girls. I'm currently working on my BA in Legal Studies and going to continue on to law school. So a good area that's not too far from a college would be great. Any pointers?
Hi Jill Can you tell us what your budget for housing will be?
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:42 AM
 
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hmmm.... I know you were trying to be helpful, but it is clear you either don't live in Charlotte, or have only been here a very short time.
Because........

I don't disagree per se (no idea) but specifics would be helpful.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Because........

I don't disagree per se (no idea) but specifics would be helpful.
Becauseeeee.......

He made too many inaccurate statements.

In fact, everything he said was just plain wrong, but I was trying to be polite in my earlier post
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