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Old 12-27-2015, 12:34 PM
 
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DonMattingly, I would bet anything that you never go to museums, symphonies, operas, ballets, libraries, or even attended a local university. You seem to have a complex about being in a city that is much better than where you came from, and it wasn't supposed to be. It is a common occurrence. Furthermore, I don't thing you are sophisticated and feel that you are in above your head living here. Just a guess. I guess our football team sucks too? LOL!!

 
Old 12-27-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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You're wrong, Dick Rawson.

Don't be so insecure about Charlotte's cultural backwater status. If it weren't such a backwater, Moynihan, Montag, and Lynch would be willing to live here.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Respectfully, there's nothing sophisticated about Charlotte. It doesn't have great museums, symphonies, operas, ballets, universities, or libraries. It doesn't even have interesting, historic neighborhoods like the West Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, or Society Hill.

People don't move to Charlotte for an urban experience. They come because it's cheap and has good weather compared to Ohio, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Syracuse, etc. In fact, those cities (except for Pittsburgh) are cultural vacuums.
Well, Don, there's nothing respectful about any of your posts with any of your screen names. They follow along in the same condescending manner of the insults that I've heard from blue-collar NYers for decades in the Philadelphia metro, where the comeback to the insults is "Why did you come down here?" So, why did you come down?

By the way, don't think for one minute that I believe for one second that you see any redeeming qualities in Society Hill, the grandfather of gentrification in this country.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 03:29 PM
 
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Don, don't be so defensive and frustrated. It is likely that you wouldn't have friend or have dates in any other city either. Seriously, I have lived in many more places than you, and I have never been anywhere that I couldn't enjoy. I is all about motivation and having enough intelligence to appreciate and enjoy the current citywide developments right in front of you. Sophisticated people enjoy watching a great city emerging being part of it. I have even heard this philosophy from people from New York City.


I might add that Charlotte doesn't have historic neighborhoods as the city is not an old city like NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Charleston, or Savannah, and the other very old port cities of America. At the time of the Civil War, Charlotte's population was the same as Belmont's present day population. We are in the same situation as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, and other sun belt cities in regards to historic sections and being mew cities. An intelligent, sophisticated person would have understood this.

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Old 12-28-2015, 07:54 AM
 
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I have lots of friends, Dick. Conservative, Sourhern Evangelicals love Jews.

PS: Since Charlotte, Atlanta, Phoenix, Dallas, etc are so new, they don't feel remotely urban. Dallas and Houston, though, unlike Charlotte, etc have relatively good museums, etc because they have many very wealthy residents that underwrite them. Charlotte does not and never will.

Conservative evangelical southerners? that doesn't sound too "sophisticated"


I'm assuming you're poor? So what connections do you have to the Charlotte region?
 
Old 12-28-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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Conservative evangelical southerners? that doesn't sound too "sophisticated"


I'm assuming you're poor? So what connections do you have to the Charlotte region?
He had moved to Charlotte at one point because someone told him it was the second coming of NYC, and for some reason he believed it but was disappointed when he got here and realized that wasn't the case.
 
Old 12-28-2015, 08:41 AM
 
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Respectfully, there's nothing sophisticated about Charlotte. It doesn't have great museums, symphonies, operas, ballets, universities, or libraries. It doesn't even have interesting, historic neighborhoods like the West Village, SoHo, TriBeCa, Georgetown, Beacon Hill, or Society Hill.

People don't move to Charlotte for an urban experience. They come because it's cheap and has good weather compared to Ohio, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Syracuse, etc. In fact, those cities (except for Pittsburgh) are cultural vacuums.
Charlotte seems much like the rest of NC, only more populated with more things. Still the people seem more civilized, which is what I think many on here are trying to argue.
 
Old 12-28-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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Charlotte is sophisticated in the sense it gives its residents one of the highest qualities of life to be found on this planet. Cheaper than many major U.S. cities, more spacious, less stressful, plenty of amenities, clean, modern, polite and friendly people for the most part, currently developing so that more "urban"-type lifestyles can be accommodated, great international airport, etc.

Is Charlotte perfect? No. But it's pretty darn decent.

As for the lack of historical neighborhoods with charm, that is absolutely true but at least Charlotte is within day trip distance of Winston-Salem (Old Salem, Downtown Arts District, Reynolda, etc.) and Asheville. Charleston and Savannah (two of the best historical cities to visit in the entire country) are only 3-4 hours away as well, easily doable for a weekend trip.
 
Old 12-28-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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Charlotte is sophisticated in the sense it gives its residents one of the highest qualities of life to be found on this planet. Cheaper than many major U.S. cities, more spacious, less stressful, plenty of amenities, clean, modern, polite and friendly people for the most part, currently developing so that more "urban"-type lifestyles can be accommodated, great international airport, etc.

Is Charlotte perfect? No. But it's pretty darn decent.

As for the lack of historical neighborhoods with charm, that is absolutely true but at least Charlotte is within day trip distance of Winston-Salem (Old Salem, Downtown Arts District, Reynolda, etc.) and Asheville. Charleston and Savannah (two of the best historical cities to visit in the entire country) are only 3-4 hours away as well, easily doable for a weekend trip.

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I don't know how some of you posters define charm, but Charlotte has it. How old does a neighborhood need to be to be considered "historic"?

You're not looking in the right places if you're missing it. You certainly don't need to drive 3 hours.
 
Old 12-28-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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4th ward says hi.

Friends of Fourth Ward - Charlotte, NC


Dilworth says hi.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEefYjAuXAs


Elizabeth says hi.

https://www.elizabethcommunity.com/


Wilmore says hi.

Living in Historic Wilmore & South End - Home


I don't know how some of you posters define charm, but Charlotte has it. How old does a neighborhood need to be to be considered "historic"?

You're not looking in the right places if you're missing it. You certainly don't need to drive 3 hours.
Those are nice neighborhoods, but let's face it, all of them pale in comparison to Old Salem, Downtown Asheville with its Art Deco, and especially the historic districts of Charleston and Savannah. Streetcar suburbs are not that special when there are many of them in the U.S. I was thinking about including them in my post but to be honest Charlotte's strength is not charming, historic neighborhoods. The city is sophisticated in many other ways though.
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