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Old 01-07-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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Hello all,

I currently live in NYC and have been offered a position in Charlotte. I've done research online and checked on the various threads, but had some specific questions that hopefully people can assist with.

I will be visiting Charlotte for the 1st time this weekend to check out the area to see if I would be content living here, apartments, etc. If I moved here, I'd prefer the uptown area (I'm a single 33 year old) as it seems like the best area for nightlife, everything, etc. What would you recommend in terms of things to check out, places that I should go, etc? Also, should mention that my job would be with TIAA-Cref (8500 Andrew Carnegie Center). Would that be a long commute based on traffic? The Yahoo map only lists it as being about 8 miles.

Thank you all for any suggestions/comments that you might have.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Hello all,

I currently live in NYC and have been offered a position in Charlotte. I've done research online and checked on the various threads, but had some specific questions that hopefully people can assist with.

I will be visiting Charlotte for the 1st time this weekend to check out the area to see if I would be content living here, apartments, etc. If I moved here, I'd prefer the uptown area (I'm a single 33 year old) as it seems like the best area for nightlife, everything, etc. What would you recommend in terms of things to check out, places that I should go, etc? Also, should mention that my job would be with TIAA-Cref (8500 Andrew Carnegie Center). Would that be a long commute based on traffic? The Yahoo map only lists it as being about 8 miles.

Thank you all for any suggestions/comments that you might have.
Well, congrats on moving to a pretty nice place to live

Living in uptown might really work for you because you'd basically be going against traffic during morning and evening rush hour to get to work and home. Expect uptown to be pretty tame compared to NYC, but it is still nice with some fun things to do. How much can you spend on rent?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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Ideally, up to $1200 a month.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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Ideally, up to $1200 a month.
You'll have some great choices in and around uptown in that price range. Will you have a car, or will you have to rely on the buses?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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A car since I've been told that no buses go to that area for work as it's a campus). Approximately how long would the commute be with traffic each way? More than 45 minutes each way? The Yahoo maps show uptown as being about 8 miles from the work office.

Thank you for your comments. Very helpful so far
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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Just to name a few!
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Old 01-07-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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A car since I've been told that no buses go to that area for work as it's a campus). Approximately how long would the commute be with traffic each way? More than 45 minutes each way? The Yahoo maps show uptown as being about 8 miles from the work office.

Thank you for your comments. Very helpful so far
Can't believe there are no buses going there, you want to double check that. Buses go to most of the big business campuses all over the city as far as I know. Check out CATS - Charlotte Area Transit System - our buses are very nice, clean and safe If you drove to work it's only 8 miles and you'd be going mostly against traffic you should be there in about 25 minutes tops I'd say.

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Old 01-10-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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If you are a young family with kids you migh consider Brookhaven (a John Wieland Homes development) in South Charlotte/Union County. There are about 12 neighbors that work at TCreff) and nice 25-30 min. commute via new I-485 (goes opposite rush traffic)
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