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Old 09-27-2016, 08:31 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Yep, moved here in early '07 and love it.


The city is great, not too big, not too small. Plenty of stuff to do, but you don't have to plan your day around driving across town.


This is now home - we have zero plans of relocating, ever.
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Old 09-28-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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I think most of the time, it's what you make it. No place is for everyone. But I do think it's a trend that so many in our society have the "Grass is Greener" fever and develop unrealistic expectations wherever they go. Or make unfair comparisons. Or they expect the new city to miraculously be some life changing experience for them; a utopia of some sort. It's many things that it could be. Just my observation. But I love the Charlotte area and it greatly "inspires" (whatever that means in this case, lol). Hope they find the right place for hem someday.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:24 AM
 
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I think most of the time, it's what you make it. No place is for everyone. But I do think it's a trend that so many in our society have the "Grass is Greener" fever and develop unrealistic expectations wherever they go. Or make unfair comparisons. Or they expect the new city to miraculously be some life changing experience for them; a utopia of some sort. It's many things that it could be. Just my observation. But I love the Charlotte area and it greatly "inspires" (whatever that means in this case, lol). Hope they find the right place for hem someday.
In all fairness, you don't live in Charlotte, or even a Charlotte suburb. You live in a satellite city that happens to be included in the MSA.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:47 PM
 
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I have a few loved ones in Charlotte, and they all seem to be lukewarm on the city. They have decent careers and live in nice neighborhoods, but none seem inspired by the city, It's just a place to live and work, for them. To be clear, they don't DISLIKE it. These are professionals with agency and mobility, so they could leave, but inertia seems to be keeping them there.

I want it to be clear, that I'm not trolling here. I'm just wondering if the people I know are anomalies.
What exactly do you mean by 'inspired'?
Gastonia is becoming a suburb of Charlotte, just as Huntersville, Davidson, Rock Hill, etc are.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:29 PM
 
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In all fairness, you don't live in Charlotte, or even a Charlotte suburb. You live in a satellite city that happens to be included in the MSA.
Dead wrong, my friend. I've studied metros and their rankings since 1985. I hate to disappoint you, but the mere definition of a suburb ("........ or a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city") makes Gastonia, Rock Hill, Huntersville, Concord, Mooresville, etc., etc. etc. suburbs. There's a lot more detail that I could go into in these definitions and the practical applications of the reasons that formulate the definitions, but I'm not going to argue with you about it. The bickering back and forth that I see on here between various posters that go on and on, with this lust for "being right", gets a bit silly. I'm assuming that was the motivation for your post, given that it seemed to come out of nowhere.....and a misguided post at that. It's the only thing I can figure. I'm dropping the mic on this one, lol.
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:23 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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In all fairness, you don't live in Charlotte, or even a Charlotte suburb. You live in a satellite city that happens to be included in the MSA.
What makes you think that Gastonia is not a suburb of Charlotte?
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:09 AM
 
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What makes you think that Gastonia is not a suburb of Charlotte?
Because it's an industrial town that developed on its own. I'm not interested someone living in Newark's take on NYC or someone in Naperville's take on Chicago.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Because it's an industrial town that developed on its own. I'm not interested someone living in Newark's take on NYC or someone in Naperville's take on Chicago.
OK, then apparently you don't want to hear from people in Concord, Monroe, or Rock Hill, either. You should have been upfront about that.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:07 PM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Because it's an industrial town that developed on its own. I'm not interested someone living in Newark's take on NYC or someone in Naperville's take on Chicago.


Where do you live? I'm betting it's further away from CLT than Gastonia?
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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Towns that were started separately can become suburbs through growth. There was a time when many of Charlotte's neighborhoods were considered suburbs.
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