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Old 03-12-2007, 03:53 PM
 
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To answer an earlier question, I'm originally from the Columbus area of Ohio, but have lived in Georgia (not ATL) the last 2 years doing a grad school type program. I'm not really into the party scene, I'm more interested in classy, sophisticated bars/restaurants/events -- is there any of that in Charlotte? I'm considering Atlanta as well b/c I have some friends from school there, but I've heard mixed things about it, (mainly that it's really fun, but has horrible traffic and crime) but I like the diversity and excitemet of a larger city. I'm interested in Charlotte b/c I think it has an excellent location, nice weather, and seems to be like a toned-down version of Atlanta. Haha I don't know, I'll be visiting the city in a few weeks for a school-related function, so I guess I'll see for myself
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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OK guys-- I am also a young professional and am heavily involved in several YP groups in Charlotte. The truth is that Charlotte is DRIPPING with 20 and 30-somethings who are young, professional, and cultured. I cannot tell you how many wine clubs, arts clubs, networking groups, etc. exist here. Plus there are a lot of bars, clubs, dancing, live music of different genres....this is certainly a place for young professionals. Everyone is moving here because there are JOBS here! Here's a Charlotte Observer article about the arts groups that was in last week's paper:

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/observer/entertainment/16815799.htm (broken link)

I don't know why the forum puts the URL tags around it, but copy and paste from "http" to the end of "htm" and put in your browser to see article....
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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OMG!!!! IN my 20s I was raising my kids and never went to bars or clubs unless my work friends dragged me LOL And now I am in my ,LOL,late early thirties...did you like that? and we are still raising the kids, 1st born getting ready to be a teen and youngest is 11, You guys make me feel 80 and kicking!!! ;( I am too tired when I get home from work to party and I have nver had a beer. Loves mountains, not even a green beer!!!(or three)
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:48 AM
 
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OMG!!!! IN my 20s I was raising my kids and never went to bars or clubs unless my work friends dragged me LOL And now I am in my ,LOL,late early thirties...did you like that? and we are still raising the kids, 1st born getting ready to be a teen and youngest is 11, You guys make me feel 80 and kicking!!! ;( I am too tired when I get home from work to party and I have nver had a beer. Loves mountains, not even a green beer!!!(or three)
I am only 31, and I find that the majority of B of A, Wachovia, and other young professionals are not looking to have families until they are well into their 30s. So as the article states, these artsy YP groups are perfect for us (people 24-35): a blend of culture, socializing, and uptown nightlife.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC area
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go to www.engagecharlotte.com
this is the new site for the Young Professionals Group in Charlotte. Part of the Charlotte Chamber.
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Old 03-14-2007, 11:39 AM
 
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Default Mid 20's and I call it home!

I am a Charlotte Native, lived here most of my 27 years. I also lived in Atlanta for about 3 years.

My thoughts on Charlotte for single people--

Charlotte is a growing city, and alot of the growth comes from young working professionals. There is no shortage of Nightlife here. The clubs here are very similar to any big city club. We have a ton of social events, festivals, social clubs, you name it we have one. Their is a bar on every good street and we love coffee too. The coolest thing I enjoy is our uptown, thats our urban area. You can live, work, and play there. Within a few blocks you can find bank headquarters ( BofA, Wachovia ect), museums, art galleries, bars, and clubs. I know a few people who have moved there and sold their cars. Uptown is trendy. We have lots of great old neighborhoods as well. With those we have some mid century modern homes that have been renovated and we even have an Arts District. We call it NODA, thats short for North Davidson st. Check out the www.CLN.com Charlotte site. Thats our hip news paper, its a great way to find out about the culture here.

I liked Atlanta, you can do anything, anytime there. But really how often do you want to go to a wine and cheese place at 4 am? That was the big difference I noticed moving back.

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Old 03-14-2007, 01:45 PM
 
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go to www.engagecharlotte.com
this is the new site for the Young Professionals Group in Charlotte. Part of the Charlotte Chamber.
Hey recruiter: do you have to be a chamber member to get involved with this group?

And what kind of recruiter are you? Sorry, being nosey on that question.
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