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Old 02-26-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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The decision to call it uptown was made in 1987

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I said 15-20 years ago...I was close.

It was 21 years ago then.

I moved here in 1991 and worked Uptown and they were calling it Uptown back then.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Well calling Huntersville....Hunterville would be incorrect. That could be a completely different town.

We should set up a poll with current location in the area and what you call Downtown/Uptown and how long you have been here.

I wonder if S. Charlotte people called it uptown 15 years ago?
Actually, we did. I don't think it's been called "downtown" for at over 20 years. Additionally, it makes more sense to me to call it "uptown" because it does sit at a higher elevation than the surrounding area. There are several vantage points around the city that as you approach it you can see how it sits higher than everything around it. Geez, take a breakfast break and all heck breaks out
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Actually, we did. I don't think it's been called "downtown" for at over 20 years. Additionally, it makes more sense to me to call it "uptown" because it does sit at a higher elevation than the surrounding area. There are several vantage points around the city that as you approach it you can see how it sits higher than everything around it. Geez, take a breakfast break and all heck breaks out
We LOVE you loves...and see what happens when you walk away for even just a short while!

PLEASE be on stanby at all times...lol!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We LOVE you loves...and see what happens when you walk away for even just a short while!

PLEASE be on stanby at all times...lol!
hahahahaha, I will do my duty and try to never again abandon my post!

So, just wondering, has anyone besides me thought "uptown" is a better name for the city since it does seem to sit higher up than the surrounding area?
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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hahahahaha, I will do my duty and try to never again abandon my post!

So, just wondering, has anyone besides me thought "uptown" is a better name for the city since it does seem to sit higher up than the surrounding area?
YES...especially if you are coming in from Wilkinson Blvd from the West. Use to be a great place to watch fireworks until they moved them to Memorial Stadium. You can tell that Uptwon is perched up on a knoll.

I am sure the same thing applies from other approaches too!
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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So what is Waxhaw?
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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So what is Waxhaw?
A little town in the neighboring county of about 3000 people, approximately 25 miles from uptown Charlotte.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Thanks LovesMountains. Would you consider it North, south.. apologies for my ignorance.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Thanks LovesMountains. Would you consider it North, south.. apologies for my ignorance.
It is southeast of uptown Charlotte (closer to the east coast if you are trying to get a mental image)
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Thanks LovesMountains. Would you consider it North, south.. apologies for my ignorance.
It's also a different county (Union).
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