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Old 03-04-2009, 06:54 PM
 
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I am moving to Charlotte next week (from NYC) and everyone keeps asking me if I am ready for a slower paced life.....but im not sure what that means.....transplants what has been your experiences since moving to Charlotte?

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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I think I would roll up in a ball and die if I had lived in Manhattan and then suddenly found myself here. But that is just me.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:02 PM
 
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LOL Manhattan's cool since I commute there everyday I try to avoid it on weekends.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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You will be fine here. It will be an adjustment. I am a native and love NYC!! You will think the silence is deafening at first . . . but it is really pretty here. Spring will be beautiful. Charlotte is known as the "City of Trees." Everything blooms and it really is lovely.

Just not the choices for entertainment, of course . . . but you will be fine. We have a lot of folks move here from NY. In fact, we tease that we are the Sixth Burrough these days.

WELCOME!
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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lol thanks....im sure spring is lovely but my allergies wont think so (note to self stock up on clariton)
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I was born in NY and went to college in NYC. I moved to NJ in 1986 and to NC in 2006. It's an adjustment. At times its not always easy, especially when you first arrive. My best advice to you is to be patient with yourself. There are tons of things to do in Charlotte. The weather is great and there is so much to appreciate. I didn't feel this way at first, but its great living here! I wish you the best of luck in your new home!
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Please note that Charlotte is not dead. I moved here at age 40 and wanted a slower pace. Charlotte offers me plenty of things to do, clubs, bar-lounges, amusement among other things. The atmosphere is very diverse and you will find that there are fun things to do. If I was younger than 30, I may find it difficult unless you are very quiet and not into the nightlife.
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Old 03-04-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Some got six month some got one solid. But me and my buddies all got lifetime here
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I'll put it to you this way: When I've visited New Jersey and New York, they serve as reminders as to just how far I've fallen. I couldn't even begin to tell you how badly I get smoked driving the Turnpike or Parkway, me being the same guy who was able to keep up with, and sometimes even pass, every car on the highway. I used to be able to walk up to a red light around Times Square on a Saturday evening, look at the mass of humanity about to cross the other way, and mentally put myself in a zone looking for a blitz. Now I'd look at it with more than a bit of dread ("how the f*** am I gonna get through all of these people?!?!?"). Nowadays I find myself getting more pissed off at the person trying to hurry someone up on a grocery line as opposed to the actual person holding everything up. It's all gradual and you won't really notice it until you actually go back to visit. You'll find yourself wondering how you were able to keep up in the first place.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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Moving from Manhattan to Westchester County would be considered an adjustment in "pace"...what's your point?
Not to sound condescending, but if you don't realize that you're in for a change of pace, when you're moving out of Manhattan to anywhere, you may be making the wrong move.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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stmaarten: this isnt the first time I have moved from NYC to somewhere else so I am not afraid of change oh to be perfectly clear I am from Queens completely different borough.....my POINT was to get the views of others that have made the move and their experiences living in Charlotte or the South period
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