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Old 02-10-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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We are happily and successfully raising children in interior Charlotte over here! College educated, professionals with families, believe it it not. But it's kinda nice with the stigma, it keeps away the bigots, morons and know-it-alls.
Yep... I have no desire to live further away from the city and if we moved it would be closer to downtown.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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If the irresponsible city council and mayor continue to spend tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave, they are going to turn Charlotte into another St. Louis or Detroit. i.e. Everyone who is productive in society will move outside the city.
I agree, but think it will be more like Cleveland and our Ballantyne area will become its own city.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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I agree, but think it will be more like Cleveland and our Ballantyne area will become its own city.
If council didn't "spend money like drunken sailors" there would be no Ballantyne.

Irony loller.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Inactive Account
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Ballantyne paid inpact fees to get sewer service and roads laid out there. But I'm sure if they split off, a good chunk of Charlotte's debt would come along with it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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I was actually expecting some good to come from his election, but all I see is a coming career politician who wants to stick it to the taxpayers to pay for his folly trolley (street car) and ante up our tax dollars to provide corporate welfare to a one-percenter who owns a billion dollar NFL franchise.

He and most members of the City Council are tone deaf to problems with the economy and his constituents ability to put bread on their table, a roof over their head (property tax increases), keep the lights on (thank you Duke Power), buy gas to get to work (thank you Mr. Obama for energy policies that are making us less energy dependent and costing jobs and using corn for fuel competing against corn for food), get a drink of water (water and sewer rates), food taxes (added to the ridiculous rates we pay now) and on and on and on.

Then, what does he have to worry about? When election time roles around, the well informed electorate will put him right back in City Hall.

As to the topic - In five years, much less 10, I see Charlotte is an economic mess along the lines of a Detroit or other major cities that have been poorly managed because once the pols get elected, they think they see a blank check and tax the working class and retired folks on fixed income to the point they have to sell and move out (which some are doing today). Crime will be a much bigger problem than it is today because the courts pander to criminals and judges are more interested in being social workers than holding punks responsible for their actions of robbing, assaulting, raping or killing people.

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Old 02-10-2013, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Cleveland? Detroit? lol.... how about Pittsburgh since that's where I'm from? Actually... that's probably a good comparison. Pittsburgh lost steel just like Charlotte lost textile and now they have become a tech and healthcare hotspot. They are investing in subways and building condos and transforming old buildings into lofts. The only problem is the weather.. and Charlotte has beautiful weather already. Its probably why so many friends and family are moving from PA to Charlotte.

I'm sorry but a lot of the people predicting gloom ALWAYS predict gloom with every move this city makes. How is Charlotte so popular if its constantly spiralling downwards?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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Cleveland? Detroit? lol.... how about Pittsburgh since that's where I'm from? Actually... that's probably a good comparison. Pittsburgh lost steel just like Charlotte lost textile and now they have become a tech and healthcare hotspot. They are investing in subways and building condos and transforming old buildings into lofts. The only problem is the weather.. and Charlotte has beautiful weather already. Its probably why so many friends and family are moving from PA to Charlotte.

I'm sorry but a lot of the people predicting gloom ALWAYS predict gloom with every move this city makes. How is Charlotte so popular if its constantly spiralling downwards?
Hopefully in 10 years all the haters in the city and on this forum will be gone!!
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Hopefully in 10 years all the haters in the city and on this forum will be gone!!
Most of them are already living outside city limits to begin with...lol. I'm joking.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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In ten years, I hope to see Charlotte in my rear view mirror! Hopefully, retirement will happen by then and we will migrate back towards living at the shore.

As far as the area here, I think Charlotte will continue to develop and maintain its position as a viable city on the east coast. While it will probably won't rival Atlanta or the large cities of the northeast, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Charlotte, for the most part, offers a nice variety of things to do and at a nice level of living comfort.
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Charlotte again!!
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Most of them are already living outside city limits to begin with...lol. I'm joking.
You are right lol!
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