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Old 10-18-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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Impressions:
Friendly people
Awesome skyline
Great suburbs-Matthews, Monroe, Pineville, Lake Norman area & Mint Hill
Light rail
Inner city renovations-condos
Trees, Trees, Trees
Nice mix of shopping centers


Other Impression;
Area around Charlotte airport-Wilkerson Ave. Visitors first impression
Streets turn into interstate without notice
Street lane turn into turning lanes without notice
Restaurant-food>so so


PS: I love Asheville, this is the gem of North Carolina.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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[quote=imaterry78259;5749374]Impressions:
Friendly people
Awesome skyline
Great suburbs-Matthews, Monroe, Pineville, Lake Norman area & Mint Hill
Light rail
Inner city renovations-condos
Trees, Trees, Trees
Nice mix of shopping centers
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Sounds like we get a passing grade!

I like San Antonio alot as well. The Riverwalk is a wonderful area, the Alamo provides a step into Texas history right there in the middle of town, the Alamodome has great concert sound too (saw the Eagles "Hell Freezes Over" tour there).
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Impressions:
Other Impression;
Area around Charlotte airport-Wilkerson Ave. Visitors first impression

Street lane turn into turning lanes without notice
I will admit, Wilkinson Blvd is NOT a good first impression at all.

As for the street lane turning into a turn lane, that is one of my biggest pet peeves and I remember when I first moved to Charlotte for the first time in 1995 lanes would all of a sudden become turn lanes and it used to annoy me to no end. I would always be in the wrong lane where I was forced to turn since I couldn't get back over.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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BTW, I would love to visit San Antonio. I also like your empressions. I'm sure it will be useful to those who would like to learn more about Charlotte and possibly move here.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: South Charlotte
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I love San Antonio! We just moved from Texas (Dallas area) 2 weeks ago. I agree with most of what you've said regarding Charlotte. Definitely not as good mexican/tex mex and, I know I'll get hit for this one, but not as good bbq either.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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The BBQ didn't live up to its name. Maybe Charlotte is the wrong city to taste the famous NC bbq
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Creative Loafing just published an article about BBQ in Charlotte:

Eating high on the hog in Charlotte | Charlotte | Food & Drink | Cover Story
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Wesley Chapel
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The BBQ didn't live up to its name. Maybe Charlotte is the wrong city to taste the famous NC bbq
There's no really good BBQ in Charlotte. Greg's in Matthews is the closest you find, it's OK. Shelby, Lexington, Salisbury are where you'll find the Q close to Charlotte. Texans don't know anything about good Q, BBQ is smoked pork, Texans think it's cow... Cows make good steak or roast beef, but NOT Q.

Ron
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Old 10-19-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Creative Loafing just published an article about BBQ in Charlotte:

Eating high on the hog in Charlotte | Charlotte | Food & Drink | Cover Story
Yes, I can't get over how cheap the restaurants are in Charlotte. I hope the citizens there realize that.
I was also impressed with the Rea road area. SA is twice the size of Charlotte but does not have light rail yet.
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