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Old 06-12-2017, 03:26 PM
 
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Whitewater Center is in the forbidden area though.
I get your point in that that poster is generalizing, but actually they only called out inside 485 which the Whitewater Center is not.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:58 PM
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Thanks all for the responses, most appreciated. Not date yet but could be soon. To answer UDcc123 kids are not a factor (really excellent itinerary BTW as is CLT4's).

We would rent a 2BR or 3BR for a year or so and if the job works out, look to set deeper roots. We're not big drinkers but like to dine out often and to see live music.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I can't speak to the other areas, but in South Charlotte, the following 3 shopping centers all have live music on Friday & Saturday nights: Stonecrest, Blakeney, Promenade on Providence. Blakeney's usually the most attended, with Stonecrest in 2nd. The town of Matthews also has Food Truck Fridays on every other Friday with live music and a beer garden.
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Old 06-13-2017, 07:30 AM
 
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Some other music venues you might want to check out:

The Fillmore:
Fillmore Charlotte

McGlohon Theater:
McGLOHON THEATER at Spirit Square | Blumenthal Performing Arts

Music Factory:
Home – AvidXchangeMusicFactory

The Evening Muse:
The Evening Muse

Neighborhood Theatre:
Neighborhood Theatre

Some areas you might want to check out to live include Cotswold, Dilworth, Elizabeth, South End, South Park, Chantilly, Plaza Midwood, University City, Matthews, Arboretum, Ballantyne, Belmont, NC. All depends on what you are looking for in a neighborhood, your budget for the size you want, and how close you want to be to town.
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Old 06-15-2017, 06:10 PM
 
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If you don't mind a jog down to Pineville, you can find some pretty good German food at the Waldhorn Restaurant. Their Sunday brunch buffet is worth a stop.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:19 AM
 
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I did not realize that uptown was dead on weekends. What is the measuring stick? Manhatten, downtown Chicago, maybe San Francisco? While uptown may not measure up to some larger cities, is it fair to call it dead? I think uptown would probably measure up pretty well with metros of similar size such as Orlando, Indy, Nashville. But that is just my opinion and I could be wrong. I would recommend to visitors to check out uptown on weekends and decide for themselves.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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It doesn't measure up to Nashville, but Nashville (and New Orleans) is unique in that regard
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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Sorry. We're from the Northeast. Compared to NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC, etc...Uptown is quiet. When you can find all-day weekend garage parking in the center of a city for $5-10, it's not "hopping". It's not a bad thing...just not a bustling metropolis on the weekend.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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I did not realize that uptown was dead on weekends. What is the measuring stick? Manhatten, downtown Chicago, maybe San Francisco? While uptown may not measure up to some larger cities, is it fair to call it dead? I think uptown would probably measure up pretty well with metros of similar size such as Orlando, Indy, Nashville. But that is just my opinion and I could be wrong. I would recommend to visitors to check out uptown on weekends and decide for themselves.

I think this refrain might be most likely to come with those who haven't been downtown in 5-10 years. You're right that there is a ton to do now. Everytime I get uptown I leave feeling like "wow I need to do that more often" as growing up here in the 80's and 90's there wasn't as much to do. Not the case anymore!

Another tip for anyone with a bank of america checking account or credit card - the first weekend of every month extends FREE museum access to those with accounts. A nice perk that is worth taking advantage of if you have time to kill and qualify.
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Old 07-09-2017, 10:45 PM
 
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Baltimore? I have been to Baltimore. I am not so sure of that.
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