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Old 03-16-2007, 08:14 PM
 
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I've spent the last month researching everything Charlotte. Looks like a great place to live, so I've scheduled a visit. Charlotte sounds so wonderful, in fact, that I'm afraid to discover something that will be a "deal-breaker." Honestly, I've wracked my brain and I can't come up with any real deal-breakers (if I can get over that nasty-looking wolf spider....) but does Charlotte have some hills? I visited Ohio recently, and I was really surprised by how flat it was. I'm not looking for San Francisco, but an occasional change of scenery is nice!
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Old 03-17-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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We are in the "Piedmont" (meaning rolling hills) region of NC. So, yes we have some hills, especially the farther west you go from Charlotte. As a matter of fact, in a suburban county west of Charlotte (Gaston Co.), there are two "mountains"; Crowder's Mnt. (has a SP/hiking/rock climbing) and Kings Mnt. The farther east and south you go, the flatter it gets. It's a little bit of variety!
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Old 03-17-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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Fantastic! Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The highest point in Mecklenburg County is 890 feet above sea level. One mile east of the old Brockenbrough Airport. The former airport was located on the grounds of the Metrolina Fairgrounds, adjacent to the southwest side of the racetrack.
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Mostly flat, a few rolling hills as described above but these are 20 to 30 minutes from Charlotte. There are very few places in Charlotte with a over view (except some lake view). Funny thing is that most are not that great as they have a power line, smoke stack or other eye sore in the view. If you like urban sprawl you will like the view. If you want unspoiled views of mountains, nature or something scenic forgaddaboutit.....
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Mount Holly, NC
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Charlotte proper is so developed the terrain has been flattened out by parking lots and housing developments. Out here in Gaston Co. we have not only Crowders mountain (600-700 ft or so from the base I think) but little mountains like Spencer Mountain, Cramer Mountain as well. Some of the roads are a bit winding and sloping.
I like the feel of it. Being from FL originally I've seen FLAT, and this area isn't flat though its a far cry from the foothills and mountain region of NC.
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