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Old 01-18-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have lived in Charlotte for 11 years, I am interested in moving, I have a degree in Workforce Education and Development. I am a 40 year old single black woman looking for a change and challenge. Charlotte is nice, but really crowded and overrated. I am looking for small towm with a big town attitude
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:35 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I have lived in Charlotte for 11 years, I am interested in moving, I have a degree in Workforce Education and Development. I am a 40 year old single black woman looking for a change and challenge. Charlotte is nice, but really crowded and overrated. I am looking for small towm with a big town attitude
Greensboro has become my favorite city in this state.
I live in Huntersville so I am very familiar with the challenges you face in Charlotte and I grew up in the Triad.
Reason Greensboro is my favorite is
People. Majority of the people are still friendly North Carolina born and bred.
The downtown is lively and vibrant yet still has that classic southern town charm.
Wide selection of places to shop and eat also you can find chain or mom and pop type places.
Traffic is a cake walk compare to Charlotte. The road infrasture is way ahead in my opinion to other metro areas of this state.
If you ever get bored with Greensboro hanging out in Winston Salem is only 15 minutes away and not to far from Raliegh.
You can get alot more house and land than where you are coming from.
I can notice a differnce in each area attitudes and Greensboro is most friendly in comparison.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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I think Greensboro or Winston-Salem could be good for you. Both cities have that urban vibe if you dont really want to leave city life all together. They are half the size of Charlotte and dont have the headaches that are associated with big cities. Its a nice fit because the Triad is centrally between Charlotte and Raleigh so you dont have to travel far should you need to go to either Charlotte or Raleigh. Even if you dont want to live in Greensboro or Winston-Salem proper there are dozens of smaller communities that surround those cities. If you are choosing between Greensboro and Winston-Salem I guess it depends on your lifestyle. Winston-Salem is a little smaller than Greensboro but Winston's downtown looks more like a big city and has more jobs in the downtown area. Thats reflective of Winston's past which at one time was the largest city in North Carolina. Winston is a very artsy communities. Greensboro has more restaraunt options, shopping and entertainment options and has a much more vibrant downtown nightlife which caters to the young 18-25 crowd and the sophisticated 30+ age crowd. Greensboro has many parks and it also a slow pace city thats great for families. Greensboro has that small town and big city vibe going on. Personally I like Greensboro because it seems to just have more options and the people are really friendly. The city is becoming more and more progressive as the city just recently elected its first African-American Mayor Yvonne Johnson. Yvonne is also the first black mayor of any of the Triad's big cities.

But like I said it depends on your lifestlye and where you plan to work. Most people like to live as close to their job as possible. But my recomendation based on what the city has to offer is Greensboro.

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Old 01-18-2008, 12:06 PM
 
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Thanks for sharing. I don't see any questions in your post, so I'm assuming that you are just saying "Hello!"? Welcome to the forum.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Thanks for sharing. I don't see any questions in your post, so I'm assuming that you are just saying "Hello!"? Welcome to the forum.
Think shes asking which towns might fit her best!

None of our small towns have a big town 'feel'- at least none that I can think of. But most are convenient to larger areas such as raleigh or durham, so going there for dinner or a show or something wouldnt be much of a journey...
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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Agreed. I can't speak for Wake County, but in Orange and Chatham counties, Hillsborough, Chapel Hill & Carrboro, and Pittsboro all offer a small town feel with great access to amenities. Depending on your price point and what you're looking for, you should have great choice. Each of these towns offers a lot of diversity, too. :-)
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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I'd recommend you try Durham. I've always been impressed with how cosmopolitan it is for a place its size. It also have a large number of African-American professionals, including many elected officials. Its a very unique place.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I have lived in Charlotte for 11 years, I am interested in moving, I have a degree in Workforce Education and Development. I am a 40 year old single black woman looking for a change and challenge. Charlotte is nice, but really crowded and overrated. I am looking for small towm with a big town attitude
Think twice about moving. I have left Charlotte 2 times and always come back. Last time I moved to the TRIAD and stayed 18 months and could not wait to get back to Charlotte.

The TRIAD is a geat area, but doesn't offer anything like Charlotte. You can't even compare the 2.

Charlotte does have head aches but what large city doesn't. Charlotte really offers something for everyone. There are definately more professional african americans in Charlotte than the Triad!

Good luck with your decision, but think twice!
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