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Old 01-18-2013, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Winters arent bad- Well, this is my first winter in Charlotte, so I can't say too much.
It's January... we just had 75 degree temps and you just witnessed and emergency snow warning. You can say whatever you want.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Well, Charlotte has pro sports (not just nascar) but there a lot of places that meet your criteria (Atlanta, Columbia, Triad, Triangle, etc). Although Charleston is historic and urban, you'll definitely have a more of "big" city (diversity) experience in Charlotte and access to other places (via interstate, airport, etc), whereas, Charleston is kind of remote and off the beaten path.
OP is complaining about traffic in Charleston so you suggest Atlanta? :-)

I would think either Charlotte or the Triangle (as long as he/she likes hockey) would satisfy most of the OP's requirements.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Charlotte traffic is laughable outside of the bottle neck around the Concord area or whatever nightmare exit that is up by the Lake.

I think the driving habits and **** poor handling of traffic after a fender bender are bigger concerns than traffic jams. Most of the time the delay is 15 minutes... not a big problem IMO.

I sat in traffic for 2 hours trying to get from Peidmont Park to Stone Mountain in Atlanta... yuck
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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OP is complaining about traffic in Charleston so you suggest Atlanta? :-)

I would think either Charlotte or the Triangle (as long as he/she likes hockey) would satisfy most of the OP's requirements.
Good point, as much I enjoy Atlanta and DC, I can't bring myself to deal with the traffic....just isn't worth the hassle at this stage of the game. Each time a visit those metro areas my first instinct is to brace yourself fool, relax....release, it'll all be over in a few days.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I have relatives in Charleston and I agree with the OP. If you don't like high humidity with your heat, Charlotte is a better choice. Charleston is on the other side of the line where things grow including lots of bugs, etc, that won't make it in Charlotte because it's just cold enough here to kill them off in the winter.

IMO, living in a tourist town also gets old pretty fast. My relatives there call them tourons.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill SC
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I love living in Charlotte...but CAN'T WAIT to move to Charleston one day!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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I lived in Charleston for 4 Years during the college years.. I predict you would be let down here unless your trying to just focus on home/family life which Charlotte scores very highly on. You may miss the laid back coastal community feel of Charleston. There is far less to do here and you will find yourself planning weekend trips back to charleston or to Asheville on the weekends.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Charlotte traffic is laughable outside of the bottle neck around the Concord area or whatever nightmare exit that is up by the Lake.

I think the driving habits and **** poor handling of traffic after a fender bender are bigger concerns than traffic jams. Most of the time the delay is 15 minutes... not a big problem IMO.

I sat in traffic for 2 hours trying to get from Peidmont Park to Stone Mountain in Atlanta... yuck
I know Charlotte traffic is always a nightmare, but there's definitely more traffic congestion than around Concord and the lake.


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I lived in Charleston for 4 Years during the college years.. I predict you would be let down here unless your trying to just focus on home/family life which Charlotte scores very highly on. You may miss the laid back coastal community feel of Charleston. There is far less to do here and you will find yourself planning weekend trips back to charleston or to Asheville on the weekends.
Not true.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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Traffic is getting worse here by the year. I recommend not moving.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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I know Charlotte traffic is always a nightmare, but there's definitely more traffic congestion than around Concord and the lake.
I'm talking about 77N.. anytime I head out of town in the afternoon it's an extra hour due to the congestion.

I've never felt as though Charlotte traffic is a nightmare. I haven't spent hours in traffic or had to give up on a trip due to traffic.
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