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Old 10-13-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Murica
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I think Charlotte is headed in the same place as ATL. I actually moved just out of Charlotte from Dekalb County GA in 1993. With northern migration it's going to inflate the local economy and bring franchises and wealthy artisan independents to replace existing businesses.. Expect the continuing transition of social convention too..
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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The problem is that most people in this area do not care for franchises. They are more into the small momma poppa businesses. Lots of northerners come here and open small businesses and unfortunately, many fail. So many bars changes names numerous times. The uniqueness they think they are adding to the economy isn't usually unique at all. And too often, doing something like they do it up north doesn't produce desired results down here. We love those wonderful European corporations that relocate here making our flights from the airport to international destinations more secure and the addition of great ethnic restaurants to accommodate the foreign population living her (20 percent in Charlotte). It is great that Charlotte is such a huge destination for people from everywhere. Most of the northerners I meet are newly retired and move here to enjoy a much better quality of life at a much more affordable price. Oh yea, and the weather is great too. I have no problem with the Chinese making a huge footprint here.

Atlanta is a large, less organized Charlotte. Traffic there is a nightmare 24/7, but it is a great city. Preference totally depends on whether one prefers a big city or a super big city.
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Old 10-16-2015, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Murica
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The problem is that most people in this area do not care for franchises. They are more into the small momma poppa businesses. Lots of northerners come here and open small businesses and unfortunately, many fail. So many bars changes names numerous times. The uniqueness they think they are adding to the economy isn't usually unique at all. And too often, doing something like they do it up north doesn't produce desired results down here. We love those wonderful European corporations that relocate here making our flights from the airport to international destinations more secure and the addition of great ethnic restaurants to accommodate the foreign population living her (20 percent in Charlotte). It is great that Charlotte is such a huge destination for people from everywhere. Most of the northerners I meet are newly retired and move here to enjoy a much better quality of life at a much more affordable price. Oh yea, and the weather is great too. I have no problem with the Chinese making a huge footprint here.

Atlanta is a large, less organized Charlotte. Traffic there is a nightmare 24/7, but it is a great city. Preference totally depends on whether one prefers a big city or a super big city.
Believe it or not up till the mid 90s most people knew each-other in ATL. I lived in Dakalb around Brookhaven which was nothing but families at the time. Now literally every place I knew is extremely expensive development or commercial..

With region-transformation rates of around 8 years people who don't want any of that will not have a choice within the century..

It's really up to people who sale their land to the developers though.. If they don't like the town you can't do anything about it..
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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Yes. You should everyone is going to promote there city so your really aren't going to get a balanced answer. In Atlanta forum people will give you pros and cons
Actually, I'm not interested in the promotion of one city over the other in the normal sense. I love big cities. I've always liked the amount of amenities and events that occur in large cities. However, as I get a little older I'm starting to see the benefits of a mid size city. I'm wondering whether anyone looked at both cities decided to choose Charlotte for the same reasons I would choose Charlotte, but then discover that Charlotte lacked something that they could only get from a larger city. I am in no way asking for people to slam Charlotte and promote Atlanta or vice versa.
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Old 10-31-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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I've lived in both Dallas and Atlanta, Atlanta was too big for me and I know that sounds kinda weird considering how big Dallas is. Also, if you aren't happy in Dallas, i doubt you'll be happy in Charlotte unless your issue involves weather, or the people, which it sounds like it doesn't. I keep seeing you talk about cost of living and jobs, North carolina has a 6% state income tax, vs Texas, which has none. If you make anything over 100k, which it sounds like you do, that's a big pill to swallow. The only thing that will be cheaper is property taxes.
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Old 11-05-2015, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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Oh God let this thread die.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Oh God let this thread die.
Believe it or not, it's a pretty civil thread. Most people in this thread who chose to live in Charlotte instead of Atlanta mainly say it's because Charlotte's smaller size is more manageable and the traffic is more bearable. Can't really argue with that.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:23 AM
 
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In summary, Charlotte is an easy place to live very comfortably with all of the amenities. "We got it all."
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Old 11-09-2015, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Murica
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Oh God let this thread die.
God forbid people not be young urban professional..
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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When people say they move to a city because of traffic, to me that's a temporary fix, esp when a city like Charlotte is growing. Traffic will only get worse and if Charlotte is like a "mini" Atlanta, people commute from the burbs into the city, and won't allow transit into their communities....
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