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Old 08-31-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Hi there:

Need some quick info on neighborhoods just outside Charlotte. Specifically Monroe, is that an ok place to stay for a night during the DNC?

Where would you absolutely not stay (what towns should we avoid)

Any quick note would be great here, I might add some more places for specific answers.

Thanks so much.

T
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Monroe is safe. There are some areas that are better than others. Downtown area is not an area that I would like to be in, but one night shouldn't be a big deal. What area of Monroe were you planning on staying in?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Hi there:

Need some quick info on neighborhoods just outside Charlotte. Specifically Monroe, is that an ok place to stay for a night during the DNC?

Where would you absolutely not stay (what towns should we avoid)

Any quick note would be great here, I might add some more places for specific answers.

Thanks so much.

T
Are you with the media? We had a thread on here that was related & apparently most of the media is staying in Gaston County & some is staying in York County, SC.
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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Monroe is safe but it's a long way, time wise, to the center of Charlotte. Hwy 74 from Monroe has a ton of stop lights. You might want to look for something closer in or on one of the interstates.
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:21 AM
 
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Monroe is a town outside of Charlotte about 30 minutes. If you stay on 74 you should be fine...There is a Hampton Inn just as you get into town that should be fine.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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Getting into Charlotte from Monroe will vary depending on what time of the day you are driving since I routinely do it on a weekly basis...

If you are traveling weekday mornings from say 7-9am or 4-6pm the traffic will be heavier.....also on Saturday afternoons is heavy because of the wknd shoppers...

All other times it will take you 30-45 minutes depending how far into Monroe you are.

If you are near Indian Trail it will take you 25-30 min or so from Monroe to Charlotte. If you are closer to downtown Monroe or closer to Wingate it will take 45 minutes to an hour.

Reason why times vary is because Monroe is pretty large..

The further you are away from 74, the nicer Monroe is......that's probably the most polite way to put it....lol
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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The corrections would be, if you are on the north side ( I believe that's the directions, opposite of downtown Monroe) the nicer it is. It has nothing to do with distance from 74, it's which side of 74 you are on. If you are closer to a street that would take you to Seacrist shortcut, that will take you to 74 much closer to uptown. It's about 19 miles from 74 to the other end of 74 on this road, but it eliminates a lot of lights and traffic. It usually takes around 40 minutes to get uptown.
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