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Old 08-30-2013, 12:45 AM
 
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Where should I go to Kansas city or Charlotte. I'm leaving Sarasota FL (thank god) but here is my problem.

I am 25. I'm country drive big trucks like to hunt fish and boat. (thats kind of why I'm leaning to NC the big lake is nice right around as well) I have a two year AA degree with a deans list graduate award. I'm good with computers but not enough to be like an IT guy for a big compant and if I had the money i'd go back to school full time for becoming an MRI tech. My parents will be in Kansas so its nice to be away. Is there a lot for young people in Charlotte? What about Kansas City over land park? Where would I get more house/well really studio for my money? I eventually want to be in the lake norman area anyway but I just dont know how the jobs are around there plus I need to know if there are many women my age I'm 25 and are the preppy country ect? Is there any towns near lake norman and charlottle that I could get a cheap cabin monthly with some land?

Any help is useful it would be great if someone has lived in both. PS I dont care about winters I hate heat the cold I can deal with
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:25 AM
 
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Where should I go to Kansas city or Charlotte. I'm leaving Sarasota FL (thank god) but here is my problem.

I am 25. I'm country drive big trucks like to hunt fish and boat. (thats kind of why I'm leaning to NC the big lake is nice right around as well) I have a two year AA degree with a deans list graduate award. I'm good with computers but not enough to be like an IT guy for a big compant and if I had the money i'd go back to school full time for becoming an MRI tech. My parents will be in Kansas so its nice to be away. Is there a lot for young people in Charlotte? What about Kansas City over land park? Where would I get more house/well really studio for my money? I eventually want to be in the lake norman area anyway but I just dont know how the jobs are around there plus I need to know if there are many women my age I'm 25 and are the preppy country ect? Is there any towns near lake norman and charlottle that I could get a cheap cabin monthly with some land?

Any help is useful it would be great if someone has lived in both. PS I dont care about winters I hate heat the cold I can deal with
Kansas City is more historical, so if that interests you, I'd go with Kansas City. Charlotte is more of the newer cities. I'm around the same age as you and have found plenty of things to do. The country lifestyle doesn't interest me, however.

I'm pretty sure Charlotte has a lower cost of living.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:35 AM
 
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I was disappointed with Lake Norman when we arrived because so little of it is accessible to the general public. I suppose if you do have a boat, you can get out in it and that would be fine. But most of the shoreline seems to be lined with millian dollar mansions.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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I was going to say that Lake Norman isn't exactly country fishing etc. I would go with Kansas City being that you have family out there. I wish I had more family near me.
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:01 PM
 
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Lake Wylie area sounds more your style. You could look at the very southern section of Wylie near the Rock Hill area (India Hook area, maybe even Tega Cay). Cheaper cost of living, plenty to do, and only 20-30min from downtown CLT if you need the city experience for a night.

Rock Hill and surrounding SC area has a much more country feel than CLT proper and definitely more Lake Norman.

Plus Lake Wylie is much more a relaxed "fishing lake" than Lake Norman
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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I've lived in both areas. I don't know the current statistics, but at one time Overland Park, KS was one of the wealthiest areas in the country. I used to live one city over in Shawnee, KS. I also lived in both Kansas Cities. I've now been in Charlotte for about 3 months.

Pound for pound, you'll find housing cheaper in KS. However, everything is much more spread out and is fairly land locked. There is some urban/night life in Kansas City, MO (a short drive from Overland Park, KS) but if that is important to you, you'll find more nightlife in Charlotte. The Kansas City area is really family oriented so most people 25 and older will most likely be married. If you don't plan on getting married any time soon or just don't want to get married, you will stick out a little so be prepared for that.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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You need to check into where you can get a job.

You've posted here several times wanting city and country. Pick one.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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Charlotte does not offer a city lifestyle. It's suburban. The heart of Uptown is more like White Plains, NY or Stamford, Ct than it's like Boston.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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Charlotte does not offer a city lifestyle. It's suburban. The heart of Uptown is more like White Plains, NY or Stamford, Ct than it's like Boston.


Please try to wrap your head around this. Most people in this country do not identify row houses, midrises, & high rises as the characteristics of a city.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Please try to wrap your head around this. Most people in this country do not identify row houses, midrises, & high rises as the characteristics of a city.
Look at his other posts: http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...archid=6405196
He's a troll. Let's not feed him.
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