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Old 01-31-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Well everyone my family and I have been thinking about the move for a while and we have made our decision ,we will be in Charlotte with-in the next 3-6 months
I know some people might think Charleston is better but Im looking forward to the change.
I will be starting an electrical apprenticeship with the NJATC when we make the move.My wife and I have been to Charlotte a number of times due to her meetings with Barbizon and have fallen in love with the city,I was amazed how clean it was for a bigger city
Cant wait to check out the white water park as well!!!
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Glad to see everyone is as happy as I amJ/J
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Good luck on your move. We love it here too. Let us know if we can answer any questions for you.
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Old 01-31-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Well let me ask you this...How are the mountains that are like two hours away?
Thats one of the reasons we are looking to move there.Its nice haveing the beach but we dont even go much,not our thing.
But it will be nice to live 2 hours from the mountains and still 3 hours from the beach.
Is there good skiing there for some first timers?
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I live in Concord and it takes us about 2h/15m or so to get to Asheville and 2.5h to get to Boone. Boone has a nice ski resort for first-timers. My wife went to college there and loved it. You can get on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. about 1h/20m north of here off of I-77, which we love to do.
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Thanks for the info

We are comming up this weekend and we might take the extra time to check it out
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Old 01-31-2008, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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If you want to get on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. from Charlotte, get on I-77 north. Get off at exit 83 (Elkin/Hwy. 21) and that will take you to the Pkwy. Enjoy!
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Matthews
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You can get to Boone under 2 hours by taking 77N to exit 65, follow this road west until it ends, take a right on Hwy 115, take this to 421. I always get there under 2 hours (and I have saved the thread for speeding tickets). More common route now is 85 to 321N, but this always takes longer due to construction and Blowing Rock traffic. But it is more scenic. I like going up 421 route to get there sooner and coming back 321 to catch sunset.
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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I would have been happy moving to Charleston from Florida. I love the historic district and fishing the local rivers, etc. My wife definately decided on Charlotte because of the size, amenities, international airport, liklihood of hurricanes, and vast selection of neighborhoods. Both cities definately have their pluses, and a choice depends on what lifestyle one chooses. Charlotte his big, charleston is quaint and growing. Actually, I have lived in both places previously.
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Old 02-04-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Funny thing, I am a Charleston native but, can't imagine living there right now. Moved here from Atlanta over 5 years ago and love it. Just the right distance from home, too, when I want to get some 'blue crabs"!!!!!!!!

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