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Old 02-25-2007, 08:23 AM
 
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Particularly the Charlotte and Raleigh suburbs...Does it still look green? Or do the grass, trees, etc all turn an ugly shade of brown like they do in MA? We saw it in the fall and expect to go back this spring, but were wondering how the winters look.
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:34 AM
 
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No, its not green in winter. Like anywhere it depends on what you looking at. If its a stand of pine trees it will be green. Oaks, no leaves.
Still, no where in the south is the ugly shade of brown that the NE is.....
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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Being from Ma, the biggest difference is that there is no sand and salt on the roads to make it dirty brown, no slush (that last for more than a day or two) and weeks like week last week where it hoverd in the high 60's all week. Some lawns stay green year round but bermuda grass turns tan, leaves fall, annuals die.
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:53 AM
 
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I can’t wait to move to Charlotte, I live in MD and I am watching a storm move in and we have sleet. Yuck! Warm weather does not bother me but the cold whether sucks. I grew up in FL and I am not used to the cold even though I have been away from there for about 7 yrs now. I work at a golf course that stays open all year round so needless to say I am ready for a change. There were a total of 16 golfers in the month of February but we had to be here from 7:30 to 5:00 every day. So I am pulling my hair out. But it gave me time to research the move to Charlotte! lol
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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I'm leaving PGH in two weeks to move to Charlotte and I told my husband if I every complain that it is too hot, remind me how I had to chisel 1/4" of ice off my car, how I almost broke my a-- on the ice, how I went to bed with 5 layers of clothes on because it was -6 outside and how badly cabin fever sets in during February. Thank god for cocktails - that's all I have to say!
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:06 PM
 
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LMBO about the cocktails.

Today in Northern GA we were outside in our backyard...the kids were playing in the sandbox and in the yard. I was in short sleeves, both kids were without coats on. My daughter was even in a skort! It was 62 degrees.

It had rained earlier, but was beautiful by lunchtime (I understand Charlotte had the storms this afternoon).

Ahhhh gotta love spring in the south From a former Upstate NY-er, this is pure heaven!

Come on down guys!

Anita
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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anita-how are you doing? where in upsate ny- i am in utica
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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Its not that hot in Charlotte. Move to MS or LA or AL for a summer.....
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:57 PM
 
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Hey there x-ray!

I'm good! I grew up in Rochester! I moved after college because, well, there weren't any jobs in NY at the time (early 90's). As any self respecting, unemployed, former college student would, I decided to move home! My folks had already relocated to NC my senior year, so I moved it South, got a job, met my hubby, and the rest as they say is history.

Never looked back. Not once LOL. So I totally understand everyone wanting out of the NY/NJ area!!

How's the house hunting coming? Do you have yours on the market yet?

Anita
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Old 02-25-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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Its not that hot in Charlotte. Move to MS or LA or AL for a summer.....
Yeah, that's the point I have tried to make on this board lots of times. After growing up in Louisiana I NEVER feel the summer is too hot or unbearable here in Charlotte. Until you've lived in the deep south you really don't know what humidity is
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