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View Poll Results: Charlotte or Atlanta
Charlotte (growing and good for family's better traffic better scnenery) 16 64.00%
Atlanta (more things to do better opportunities and room to grow) 9 36.00%
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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Hello, before we start this i have been to a lot of threads that were similar like Atlanta vs Charlotte and i saw a lot of people fighting over which city they think is better i dont want any of that i just want to know about the places try to compare them. Ok so anyways we have a family we want a good school in a good location that's 50% white 25% asian 25% African-American kinda diverse. We want an area with low crime nice apartments around $850. There needs to be a walmart close by to work at. Things to do and not to far from the city because i'ma city person. Since charlotte is growing i think it may become a big city compared to atlanta. My family is closer to charlotte like 6hours away they live in frederick MD. Good colleges important cause we have kids oldest is 14 so in like 5-6 years he will be going to college so i want a place that has a lot of job opportunities. If i left something off just ask thanks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The diversity you seek is difficult to find in Charlotte. If you replace Asian with Hispanic, you may have a chance but not in the best school areas. The best diverse high school is South Mecklenburg. It's a very good school if your kids are in the honors classes. 850 is rather low - you will have a hard time finding a rental in a nice area at this price. You could also check out Steel Creek area.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The question is... do you want to live in a place with "more things to do" or a place more suitable for families?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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Honestly, u could be happy in either city. Both cities are divers and have plenty to do. Atlanta is of course bigger, but you still have plenty of amenities in Charlotte. Either will work.:-)
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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NC has better colleges, Charlotte is closer to your family. Atlanta has a huge metro area, but it's alot more spread out than people realize. Charlotte metro has higher density than ATLs larger sized metro. Conversely though, the city of Charlotte is larger than ATL, with a lower density. Too me that spells that you stil get a big city feel in smaller area, but a little easier to get around when you're in the city proper.

Charlotte is growing at much higher rate than ATL as well.
Atlanta 14th for population growth in the South - Atlanta Business Chronicle
City of Atlanta population growth lags - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:24 PM
 
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I don't know about finding an apartment for a family in that price range, but Gwinnett County in metro Atlanta is very diverse and family-friendly in many areas. You won't be in the closest proximity to the city though; it's pure suburbia out there.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by fltonc12 View Post
The question is... do you want to live in a place with "more things to do" or a place more suitable for families?
Thank you for asking. I want a place that has things to do it doesn't have to have more but something cause where i live has nothing and also suitable for family. ( Montgomery AL).
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:38 PM
 
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you may want put up a similar poll/thread in the ATL forum. This being the Charlotte forum it is bound to be bias toward Charlotte for the most part.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Charlotte definitely has more things to do than Montgomery.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Why are we even talking about Montgomery? It is 1/4th the size of Charlotte.
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