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Old 10-14-2013, 11:11 PM
 
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The problem is that there are areas of LI where you're as isolated (or more) than you'd be in many areas of the entire metro here. LI is not NYC - and when you get far enough East it's a flat out ride to the city - a traffic clogged mess... with terrible mass transit.
Seriously. I've only been to Long Island once (West Islip), but talk about isolated! 1 hour+ to get to NYC, and then you have to basically go through NYC while fighting traffic and paying through the nose in tolls if you want to go anywhere else.
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The OP is clearly over exaggerating about majority of the post.

It's your fault you moved to NC expecting New York.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Less complaining, more packing up your stuff and heading back north please! :P
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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So Waxhaw isn't the middle of nowhere. But you can see it from there.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Lets cut to the chase. The OP lived in a quiet, middle class area on Long Island. Conveniently located to everything. Schools, Shopping, highways, churches, etc were...at most...5 minutes from my house. It was very nice not having to drive forever to reach my local post office or library.
I obviously made 2 mistakes. One was coming onto CDF while I was doing my research and asking questions. I didn't realize that it would later be thrown back in my face. Thanks to those who obviously have nothing better to do than research my posts from last year and then quote me. Really?? Don't you have some fabulous Charlotte nightlife to partake in?!
Second, I purchased a house in an isolated area of Union County. It truly is 15-20 minutes from everything! Except for the cows...they are down the road and to the left.
Thanks again Y'all!
bingo...
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Seriously. I've only been to Long Island once (West Islip), but talk about isolated! 1 hour+ to get to NYC, and then you have to basically go through NYC while fighting traffic and paying through the nose in tolls if you want to go anywhere else.
Eastern Long Island used to be potato farms. My father worked for one of the major agricultural chemical companies & had to go there a few times a year for decades. He always complained about driving through the NYC mess & how remote it was.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Lets cut to the chase. The OP lived in a quiet, middle class area on Long Island. Conveniently located to everything. Schools, Shopping, highways, churches, etc were...at most...5 minutes from my house. It was very nice not having to drive forever to reach my local post office or library.
I obviously made 2 mistakes. One was coming onto CDF while I was doing my research and asking questions. I didn't realize that it would later be thrown back in my face. Thanks to those who obviously have nothing better to do than research my posts from last year and then quote me. Really?? Don't you have some fabulous Charlotte nightlife to partake in?!
Second, I purchased a house in an isolated area of Union County. It truly is 15-20 minutes from everything! Except for the cows...they are down the road and to the left.
Thanks again Y'all!
City Data provides opinions.. There is a contingent who will recommend Union County to people who have jobs in Gastonia. A map is your friend. It's your fault, not the realtor's, if you bought in a remote area. My guess is that you saw those cows before you bought.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Mars
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I could not resist but omment on this thread

First off to the OP, dont worry about people writing harsh here. They always do it!! Don'e encourage them

You took 1 year to decide the right place to move. You took 6 months to decide the community to live in. You must have made few trips before buying the house. You moved in July/August of this year to the place you thought is your dream house.

But with in 2 months you are fed up? I dont get it. To me it seems like you were forced to move for whatever the reason.

Give it at least 1 year and you will see the difference. 15 minute drive is not a big deal, slow moving fast food is not a big deal. You need to relax and enjoy the life.

It looks like you need "RAT RACE" life. If you ask me , Union County has a good paced life. You just need to adjust and take some time. If you dont like it after a year you should move back.

I had lived my 12 good years of life in the 4the most populous city in the world. I spent 4 hours commuting everyday and had the miserable time of my life during my 20s. I dont have regrets here.

"Bless My Heart" !!
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Lets cut to the chase. The OP lived in a quiet, middle class area on Long Island. Conveniently located to everything. Schools, Shopping, highways, churches, etc were...at most...5 minutes from my house. It was very nice not having to drive forever to reach my local post office or library.
I obviously made 2 mistakes. One was coming onto CDF while I was doing my research and asking questions. I didn't realize that it would later be thrown back in my face. Thanks to those who obviously have nothing better to do than research my posts from last year and then quote me. Really?? Don't you have some fabulous Charlotte nightlife to partake in?!
Second, I purchased a house in an isolated area of Union County. It truly is 15-20 minutes from everything! Except for the cows...they are down the road and to the left.
Thanks again Y'all!
MovingLItoNC: I am soooo serious . . . please consider putting your present home on the market and buying in S. Charlotte. One of my friends, who is from Long Island, has a son attending Charlotte Catholic HS and she just mentioned to me recently that she is considering moving (she is also outside of the Charlotte city limits) to S. Charlotte, as she believes she would be so much happier here. She remarked about the quiet, private neighborhoods and said she had not even CONSIDERED an older home in S. Charlotte b/c she was fixated on a NEW HOME after putting up with an older home when living on LI. She said she had no idea that there were beautiful all brick homes on half an acre tucked all around S. Charlotte. She said - "I would only be MINUTES from the school! And Shopping! And Restaurants! And groceries!" I would add - and pharmacies, PO, FedEx, Medical, Veterinary, etc etc.

I know moving is a big hassle. But honestly - which is better? The inconvenience of moving or the continuation of your disappointment and homesickness? PLEASE consider this solution.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:59 PM
 
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It's funny seeing the exact same threads with the exact same comments year, after year, after year. This thread could very well be from 2006. Person from (NY, NJ, FL, MI, OH, PA) moves to (Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, Pineville, Mint Hill, Fort Mill, Union County) doesn't like it cause it's not fast paced enough or convenient enough or cold enough or whatever.
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