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Old 01-24-2017, 05:02 AM
 
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I'm curious what you people think. I've been to Charlotte last month, it was nice. I live in Baltimore and as far as location-wise I think Baltimore is perfect, LOCATION-WISE. It's 4 hours from NYC, 1 hour from DC, 2 hours from Philly, and other cities in WV, DE, NJ, VA, etc. Location-wise, it is PERFECT. I wonder what southern cities would you consider PERFECT, location-wise. Is Charlotte one of them?
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Charlotte is pretty centrally located. 3.5 hours to ATL, 2.5hrs to the Triangle(Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), 3-4hrs to the beach(Myrtle, Charleston, or Wilmington, NC), 3hrs to the mountains, located on 2 interstates 85 and 77, and only 90 minutes to the Triad, Greenville, SC, or Columbia SC.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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Charlotte probably has the best location out of all major cities in the Southern Atlantic states in terms of proximity to a variety of other cities and popular destinations. Pumbaa pretty much nailed it.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:04 AM
 
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Location-wise in what way? I don't understand what you're looking for.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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Location-wise in what way? I don't understand what you're looking for.
I think the OP is trying to say that they think Baltimore is perfect for them in that it's centrally located to NYC, 1 hour from DC, 2 hours from Philly, and other cities in WV, DE, NJ, VA, etc.


Charlotte is centrally located to the mountains, beach, ATL, Charleston etc...
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:29 AM
 
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Almost everywhere is "centrally located" based on someone's subjective set of criteria. The premise makes no sense.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Using my personal subjective set of criteria I would agree with Pumbaa's assessment of Charlotte's location.

We have relatives that live in Baltimore and they would say Charlotte is more spread out, not as concentrated as Baltimore. Charlotte still allows for proximity to Beaches, Mountains, etc. Not as much proximity to big city atmosphere as Baltimore.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:00 AM
 
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Almost everywhere is "centrally located" based on someone's subjective set of criteria. The premise makes no sense.
I think it's obvious that the OP was talking about a location that's within close proximity to other cities based on the example of Baltimore he gave. Throw in proximity to beaches and mountains and an argument for Charlotte can easily be made.
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:14 AM
 
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What about Tampa? You've got New Orleans, Atlanta, Orlando, Key West, Miami, all closer than Charlotte. PERFECT.


Stupid question btw.
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Old 01-25-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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What about Tampa? You've got New Orleans, Atlanta, Orlando, Key West, Miami, all closer than Charlotte. PERFECT.
Tampa only has close proximity to the other large FL cities. Atlanta is about 6 hours away, Key West is 7 hours away, and New Orleans is over 9 hours away.

You may think it's a silly question, but I've always thought Charlotte's location--centrally located to the Carolinas, roughly equidistant to the mountains and the coast, and within easy driving distance of other regional cities--was a major plus, especially compared to other Piedmont cities. For instance, you can get to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge a little faster from Charlotte than Atlanta, and Charlotte is practically the same exact distance from Savannah as Atlanta and of course, there are other coastal locales in even closer proximity.
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