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Old 06-19-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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Take out a full page add in the charlotte Observer and have 5 or 10 prominent citizens with their pictures telling everyone just how much southern charm visitors will find here..That should do it.Glad to help
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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I don't know why but people seem to think Charlotte is more like a northeastern city because of uptown but it still has southern charm and it's nothing like cities in the North and once you relax for a moment you will be reminded that you are in a city in the South. It bugs me when people say it has more in common with the North because of the skyscrapers and people from different states but it has a town feel like other cities in the South and there are even some natives with southern accents. It even has a hot, southern summer.
There isn't a city in the south/bible belt built like a northeastern big city. Charleston, Richmond and New Orleans all possess architecture and urban areas that resemble up norf cities. Most other bible belt/southern cities high growth occurred/is ocurring during a different era, so the architecture and urban fabric reflects that.

I do like that word "relax" because that what you can do down here, some like it, some don't.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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1. Says who?
2. What?
3. 2am? It's a state law, like most other states/cities..
-> Last Call (booze) by State and City
4. It's the bible belt....that includes a lot of cities/states but why generalize on Charlotte which in fact is one of the more "liberal" mid-size metros in the south.
5. Uptown's space will eventually be absorbed one day..
6. What?
7. Nashville, Austin, Jacksonville, etc don't have light rail...Charlotte is well ahead of it's peers in this category.
8. What? This isn't Vegas or New Orleans...kind of normal activity, smilar to the rest of the country.
9. What?
10. Genious
lol.. I did the same thing but after the 3rd "what?" I deleted it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Plaza Midwood has a great BBQ spot...

I have no idea if fried pickles is "southern cuisine"... but it's distinct to the region and weird things like that add to the charm of a city in the south.
okay.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill, SC
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I think there are two different versions of Southern. There is the New South and the Old South. Charlotte, Raleigh, and Nashville are examples of the New South. Columbia, Mobile, and Jackson are the Old South. Spend any amount of time in these cities and you can easily tell the difference. However, I think both sets are Southern...just different.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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I think there are two different versions of Southern. There is the New South and the Old South. Charlotte, Raleigh, and Nashville are examples of the New South. Columbia, Mobile, and Jackson are the Old South. Spend any amount of time in these cities and you can easily tell the difference. However, I think both sets are Southern...just different.
I agree. I think Charlotte has been labeled as a city of the new south. The city has a "newness," progressive vibe to it. Charlotte does not come across as a historical city, even though this city dates back in history when all the major players in the south were under 20,000 in population.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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7. Nashville, Austin, Jacksonville, etc don't have light rail...Charlotte is well ahead of it's peers in this category.
They do have passenger rail.

Jacksonville has an elevated downtown passenger rail system that was built years before Charlotte had one. Nashville has the Music Star Commuter Rail that opened before Lynx. Austin has Capital MetroRail. It's a hybrid commuter rail/light rail system but which operates like a light rail within the city center and commuter rail outside of the downtown district. It covers more territory than the Lynx Blue line and Blue line extension combined.

I would not not say that Charlotte is "well ahead" of it's peers. It's about the same as these peers. Charlotte is well behind Minneapolis & Salt Lake City which started their LRTs about the same time.

Austin MetroRail.


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Old 06-20-2013, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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I would not not say that Charlotte is "well ahead" of it's peers. It's about the same as these peers.
They're not even peers.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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They're not even peers.
True. In regards to urban experience, I'd put Austin & Nashville ahead of Charlotte. Both benefit greatly from their music scene which CLT can not and will not ever match.

I'd say that Charlotte is closest to Jacksonville. I haven't been to Jacksonville in a while, but last time I was there I noticed that downtown, much like Charlotte is a place to go to work, to go drinking, then everyone leaves and goes home to the suburbs. Jacksonville's big plus is the beach.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Finally in Charlotte!
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True. In regards to urban experience, I'd put Austin & Nashville ahead of Charlotte. Both benefit greatly from their music scene which CLT can not and will not ever match.

I'd say that Charlotte is closest to Jacksonville. I haven't been to Jacksonville in a while, but last time I was there I noticed that downtown, much like Charlotte is a place to go to work, to go drinking, then everyone leaves and goes home to the suburbs. Jacksonville's big plus is the beach.
They're not even peers as in Charlotte would come slightly above Austin, Nashville, and Jacksonville.
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