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Old 03-28-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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Hi y'all -

I'm strongly considering a move this summer and Charlotte is on my short list. Currently, I'm living in Louisville, Kentucky. I love it, but I've been here for three years and I think it may be time for a change. I'm 32-year-old woman, single, and I have a large dog. So, tell me about Charlotte -

Is it a dog friendly city? Are there a good number of parks? What's the food-scene like (i.e. are there a good number of local restaurants, farmer's markets, microbreweries, etc)? Is it transplant friendly - meaning, are there ways to find a niche and get involved in the community? Are there lots of festivals and other things to do? How's the dating scene? What areas would be best to look to move? I like urban areas that have culture but are also safe.


Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I've been in Charlotte for 11 years...moved from NY actually. I've spent lots of time in Louisville for work, dining, drinking, running, hopping from site to site and loved Louisville very much, and can say Charlotte is as good and better. I would actually accept moving to Louisviille if work necessitated. Be forewarned, you might run into much more NY/NJ people than in Louisville, as they are terrified of the concept of "Kentucky" but got word that "North Carolina" is OK. Just be prepared for that. My wife is a New Yorker and thought the capital of Kentucky was Tennessee!
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Old 03-29-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Thanks for your reply! I absolutely love Louisville - the festivals, food and music scene, culture, the fact that it's not huge but it's not tiny. It's a nice fit. But I'm a speech pathologist and am able to find a job most anywhere - so I think change is in order. I'm glad you know both cities well enough to compare That makes me feel better about looking into Charlotte. And I lived in FL for a while - so I'm used to NY/NJ folks.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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And yes - the Charlotte area is very dog friendly!
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Are dogs allowed on patios? In Louisville most outdoor seating allows you to bring your dog. Even some bars that don't sell food allow dogs inside.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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Are dogs allowed on patios? In Louisville most outdoor seating allows you to bring your dog. Even some bars that don't sell food allow dogs inside.
Depends on the restaurant, but mostly yes.

One neat event for pet owners is each season the baseball team has a bring your dog to the game night. Fun event for dog owners.

There is an upcoming dog "Bark in the Park" festival that is fun.
Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival Presented by Purina and Harris Teeter

There are several dog parks around town, but I prefer the greenways and neighborhood walks for the dog as the parks are sometimes overcrowded. Generally, Charlotte is dog friendly and I see it only improving over time.
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Old 03-29-2016, 11:39 AM
 
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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OP: I'm a 33 year old woman, single (no dog, though ) and contemplating a move to Charlotte this summer as well. I've gotten nothing but positive feedback on the idea!
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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OP: I'm a 33 year old woman, single (no dog, though ) and contemplating a move to Charlotte this summer as well. I've gotten nothing but positive feedback on the idea!
See my previous post!
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Old 03-29-2016, 04:30 PM
 
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If you like bigots and bible thumpers, NC's your place!

We legislate hate!

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