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Old 01-11-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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I am thinking about moving to Charlotte, and already have a place in mind.

I am tired of Florida, and want to relocate. It gets so hot, and muddy during the summer. I also have a list of other reasons I want to get out of Florida, and do not want to make the wrong move.

I also do not tolerate very cold weather, and do not own heavy duty winter clothes.

I am a middle aged Black lady, and live a very peaceful life. I am not into parties, and do not have extra money to spend on outings. I am in the poor category, and have very little money.

I appreciate your inputs positive, and negative about Charlotte.

I need to make a decision soon, and thank you all in advance.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I wouldn't come without a job. You'd def need a wardrobe upgrade if you are moving here from Florida for the winters at least. We don't get really cold weather, generally, but as we saw last week, temps in the single digits are possible and do happen from time to time. Either way it's colder than Florida.

Have you considered Atlanta?
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:05 AM
 
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I wouldn't come without a job. You'd def need a wardrobe upgrade if you are moving here from Florida for the winters at least. We don't get really cold weather, generally, but as we saw last week, temps in the single digits are possible and do happen from time to time. Either way it's colder than Florida.

Have you considered Atlanta?
It can get just as cold in Atlanta. It got down to 5 degrees in Atlanta on Tuesday. The high only made it to 24. I'm sure she'll be able to find some sort of job wherever she goes, but she should have a friend she can stay with to help her get on her feet until she lands a job, if there's not already one awaiting her.

She should also wait until the spring, after the threat of any cold weather passes. Then a few months down the road buy a few cold weather items before winter arrives again. She wouldn't need that much, just a few items -- a coat, a couple sturdy shirts and pairs of slacks -- as there aren't that many cold days.

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:26 AM
 
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NC taxes you on everything including income, which FL doesn't. I don't know what type of income you have so check it out at Individual.

I will say that Florida, Central/North Florida especially, is cheaper to live in on a fixed income than Charlotte. I would check out SC.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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It can get just as cold in Atlanta. It got down to 5 degrees in Atlanta on Tuesday. The high only made it to 24. I'm sure she'll be able to find some sort of job wherever she goes, but she should have a friend she can stay with to help her get on her feet until she lands a job, if there's not already one awaiting her.

She should also wait until the spring, after the threat of any cold weather passes. Then a few months down the road buy a few cold weather items before winter arrives again. She wouldn't need that much, just a few items -- a coat, a couple sturdy shirts and pairs of slacks -- as there aren't that many cold days.
You're assuming I made the comment about Atlanta because of the weather.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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You're assuming I made the comment about Atlanta because of the weather.
Yes, because you were talking about how Charlotte is colder than Florida and would require a wardrobe upgrade, then in the very next sentence said "Have you considered Atlanta?"
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Most people that are running away from something don't find it by moving to a new city.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:09 AM
 
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maybe check out savannah, charleston or columbia. These cities are warmer in the winter time
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Old 01-26-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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Thank you for the helpful comments, and I really appreciate all of you.

I am going to check out the other three places, and Atlanta is a no for me. I would consider some other places, and I am looking for a slower pace. I do not want to be in 100% country, but am looking for a city between country and city.

Please keep the comments coming, and I need them. I am sensitive to extreme cold, and heat. I can tolerate dry heat, and the humidity is unbearable in Florida.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:45 PM
 
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I agree. No job lined up don't make that move. That goes for moving ANYWHERE.
But also I would look into SC before Charlotte for some of those things that you are looking for.
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