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Old 03-26-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Charlotte is off the beaten path for sure!! It's isolated.. saying charlotte is central to Atlanta and Washigton DC is like saying Peru,NY is central to New york city and Montreal.. lol
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Charlotte is off the beaten path for sure!! It's isolated.. saying charlotte is central to Atlanta and Washigton DC is like saying Peru,NY is central to New york city and Montreal.. lol
Charlotte in a lot of ways is more central than Texas. I have driven across that state many times and unless you are going to Houston, Austin or San Antonio there is not much within an easy drive. It is an easy drive to ATL or DC and a short flight to NY. We have also flown to CA a couple of times and it isn't that bad of a flight.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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We moved here from Houston. We lived in Clear Lake area for about 10 years. Houston does offer many things to do. But their climate only has two seasons. I love seeing a real spring and fall again in Charlotte area. The best thing about Houston is the business climate and employment is good. However my vote is for the Carolinas hands down.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Charlotte is off the beaten path for sure!! It's isolated.. saying charlotte is central to Atlanta and Washigton DC is like saying Peru,NY is central to New york city and Montreal.. lol
I did not say Charlotte is "central to Atlanta or Washington DC". I said it is perfectly situated between the two along major interstates - which it is Calling Charlotte "isolated" is like calling Dallas isolated - just ridiculous.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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I-85 and I-77 are the two interstates that cross paths in Charlotte. The interstates themselves are off the beaten path, so it's not question that Charlotte is, as well.As a truck driver, I travelled I-95 hundreds of times, yet I've never been on I-77, norI-85.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I-85 and I-77 are the two interstates that cross paths in Charlotte. The interstates themselves are off the beaten path, so it's not question that Charlotte is, as well.As a truck driver, I travelled I-95 hundreds of times, yet I've never been on I-77, norI-85.
I85 is a pretty major trucker route for loads heading down south to Atlanta and beyond from the northeast. Of course you pick it up off of I95, which THANK GOD is no where near Charlotte. You can't pay me to drive I95 - the congestion from D.C. on up to New York is just disgusting and the drivers are very aggressive. Anyway, not sure how you missed being on I85 as a trucker - but believe me it's a busy one too. I personally prefer I77 for my route north until I pick up I81. In addition, I77 intersects with I40 just north of Charlotte, which I'm sure you would agree is a another major interstate since it goes all the way to the west coast
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:47 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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those answers are very helpful, thanks. Just like that, I crossed Houston off my list,and now it's Dallas and Charlotte. I think Dallas can be quite brown also, though.Particularly in the winter. Is Charlotte dead and brown in the winter?
Dallas is much more brown than Houston. There is less rainfall and they're prone to drought. Everything turns brown in the winter. Prone to ice storms, unlike Houston. Houston is much more green, has lots of little waterways, and is near a bay and beaches. Dallas is land-locked. It also has higher crime than Houston. Houston has just as much, if not more in arts/culture, than Dallas. I would pick Houston over Dallas anyday, and I think the reason many outsiders wouldn't would be based primarily on (often incorrect) stereotypes and portrayals by the media.
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Old 03-27-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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Charlotte off the beaten path? That's a new one on me. Anyone who has ever driven 85 through the Carolinas would have a hard time understanding that! Not to mention Charlotte Douglas airport is one of the WORLD'S busiest airports (11th or 12th? I think). Anyone who thinks Dallas or Houston(or Denver, for that matter) is more closely connected to the rest of the nation should look at a map...
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:53 PM
 
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I don't know if you've visited both areas, but Houston is very spread out. It is a drive going anywhere. If you plan to live in Houston, you need to seek housing in an area near your employment if at all possible. Houston is not as pretty, but does offer a pretty good cost of living (housing epecially). The property taxes can get up to 4%, but imagine buying a 3500 sq. ft. home for a litte over $200,000. Most of the jobs in Houston are good paying jobs. The airport there is huge, you should not have any problems getting a decent flight out of there. However, Charlotte is prettier. More scenery, closer to the beaches and to other great cities (Atlanta, Myrtle Bch., DC, N. Virginia, and to FL). In my opinion, NC also has better colleges/universities that TX. Charlotte has more of a change in season that also brings a natural beauty (changing leaves)in comparison to Houston with mostly humid weather all year long. The people in Houston are really friendly and the food is great! Good luck with your decision. I am in the same situation. Both cities have a lot to offer, but I am more settled on Charlotte b/c my family is in S. FL which will allow me to be closer to them for holidays.
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