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Old 01-05-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Do you think Charlotte is similar to Atlanta, or is it just comparing apples to oranges??

 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: caribbean island
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Yep, broccoli to sweet potatoe pie.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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not at all similar.....
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Do you think Charlotte is similar to Atlanta, or is it just comparing apples to oranges??
Nope, not at all alike.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:23 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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not at all similar.....
What he said.

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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I live in metro-Atlanta, but currently work in Charlotte (stay in Charlotte during the week and some weekends). Atlanta and Charlotte are not alike. Charlotte is more like a big town and Atlanta a city. Charlotte is newer and cleaner and has less crime, but not much to do compared to Atlanta. Also, Charlotte has a tons of cheap vinyl houses, where metro Atlanta neighborhoods and subdivisions are 100% better. Charlotte home prices, however, have held up better until recently where they are at 4.1 decline (Atlanta's at 10%). In the long run, I think there are areas of Charlotte that are going to seriously suffer for two reason: declining schools and cheap houses that already look like section homes - IMO. TOO MANY VINYL HUTS!!!!!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Uptown
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Absolutely NOTHING alike.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
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no
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Do you think Charlotte is similar to Atlanta, or is it just comparing apples to oranges??
I wish they were more similar, but they aren't even close. Charlotte has atleast 20 to 30 years to go before it looks and feels like present day Atlanta. Many Charlotteans believe the fact that these two cities are not similar makes Charlotte better than Atlanta. I tend to think the opposite. Charlotte could really use more urban planning inside and outside of uptown the way how Atlanta has done. Charlotte should also look towards Atlanta for lessons on what to do and what not to do more often than Charlotte currently does.

I have said it in Atlanta's forums and I will say it here as well. I love Charlotte, but Atlanta makes Charlotte look like Mayberry. It is what it is. I wish it wasn't true.

The only reason why these two cities are ever compared is because (outside of Florida) Atlanta and Charlotte are the two largest metros in the South. I consider DC to be more mid-Atlantic than southern BTW. Nationally, Charlotte is about the 25th largest metro in the country and Atlanta is around number 10. These are based on CSA populations; not MSA's which are smaller.

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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I have said it in Atlanta's forums and I will say it here as well. I love Charlotte, but Atlanta makes Charlotte look like Mayberry. It is what it is. I wish it wasn't true.
I like Mayberry. Much better place to raise kids, IMO!

Seriously, it's been a while since I've been to Atlanta. I have family and friends there, and I chose Charlotte over for a few different reasons: Charlotte is more diverse, smaller, not as much traffic, more family friendly. There are those that say Charlotte is a little Atlanta or wants to be Atlanta when it "grows up." For all the reasons I've mentioned, I hope it never does.
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