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Old 10-19-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Why are there *so many people from the North here in Charlotte? Other than the reasons explained to me on The Charlotte John Blog...which made me laugh.

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Lots of people have moved here due to jobs along with a lower cost of living. However the droves that have moved here have made competition for full and part-time jobs more fierce.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Lots of people have moved here due to jobs along with a lower cost of living. However the droves that have moved here have made competition for full and part-time jobs more fierce.
Then why do so many of them knock the city? I mean, if you don't like Charlotte then why not move back to the North? If it is because of jobs, then perhaps you should be more grateful for the region that actually provides job instead of bragging about a city that was booming decades ago.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:01 AM
 
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Agreed- I work with a lot of transplants that have moved here that do complain about how theres nothing to do here and how things are much higher here than they thought. They also complain about the crime as well. But I also think that because the area affords them the luxury of owning a home, that trumps most of their complaints.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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Why are there *so many people from the North here in Charlotte? Other than the reasons explained to me on The Charlotte John Blog...which made me laugh.
Its no different than asking why do so many retirees move to Arizona or Florida or certain places...

There are many attractive things about Charlotte and the vicinity.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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Generalizations and prejudice work both ways... it's never a good idea to speak as if stereotypes are the only reality. This "Northerner" and the ones I know here love Charlotte.

Don't believe every internet tough guy.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Agreed- I work with a lot of transplants that have moved here that do complain about how theres nothing to do here and how things are much higher here than they thought. They also complain about the crime as well. But I also think that because the area affords them the luxury of owning a home, that trumps most of their complaints.
To be honest, anyone that says "there's nothing to do" is a moron. Why would anyone say that? What isn't there to do according to them? Do these people ever go out and look for things to do? Mind blowing how ignorant peole can be. Fortunately, I haven't heard anyone say this. I guess the more intelligent people are, the more they can appreciate what is available. Boy, we really get some winners don't we?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:20 AM
 
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We get tired of the Northeast winter, but still want some seasons !!
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Yea, perhaps I'm hanging around the wrong crowd. I think Charlotte is awesome. The addition of baseball in Uptown is going to be really cool. There is a lot of stuff out there for people to do in Charlotte. I started reading blogs long ago...in the Observe, etc...to figure out what's going on. I think the people here have personality and are nice. The Charlotte John blogger is pretty hilarious and lives in Uptown, so for us city dwellers it proves there's lots to do without having to drive. [url=http://www.thecharlottejohn.com]The Charlotte John - Charlotte John Blog[/url]
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Are you john blogger? lol...

anyways, most people who complain about Charlotte were probably transferred here or followed someone else here.
Every person I know who moved here loves it... and when I meet someone who doesn't like it, more times than not, they tend to not like a lot of things.
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