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Old 03-29-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: long island, ny
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Are there ANY people moving to Charlotte this year or next, who are NOT from NJ or NY??

Please?!?

I feel as though Union County is turning into "Little New Jersey"...ugh!
Looks like you want to close the door on everyone after you move to NC in the summer. Sounds pretty selfish to me. Make sure you let your new NY and NJ neighbors know how you feel.

 
Old 03-29-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I moved from NJ and honestly, I never "forced" anything on anyone. I go to work, am polite to my co-workers and everyone I've come in contact with. I've had no problem with people being polite to me as well. I go about my daily living no differently than I did up in NJ. That being said, I'm not a southerner and that will be evident after I speak a few sentences.

I live here for now and I quietly go about my business. I have not destroyed anything nor do I intend to. However, the bottom line still remains, I could embrace the lifestyle and the people, but I'm still a transplant.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Wantagh to Waxhaw
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Driving on the LIE, NJT, Mass Tpke, Garden State Pkwy, Merrit Pkway, Hutchinson, Over ANY of the major bridges, etc. is stressful for many reasons, the main one being RUDE PEOPLE.
I agree with what you are saying KD, but I take 485 to 77, leave at 9 am, to avoid traffic, and that is no picnic either. Let's face it there is traffic near every city, and rude people that go along with it, (Southern or Northern, East or West!). Some people make hand gestures or yell out there window, some people go home and kick the dog, personally I take it out when I POST!
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: North Jersey
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Ya know, it's somewhat amusing when someone asserts "generalizations aren't fair, but"... and then proceeds to slam an entire group of people based on... generalizations!

This summer, my very soft spoken self, my generous, giving, and actively involved in the PTA wife, and our sensitive-beyond belief and animal loving daughter are relocating to Charlotte from NJ. If by chance we end up as neighbors, we promise to try not to ruin things. Really...we're not that bad. I dare say we're actually quite nice (by any standards, not "for Northeasterners")

But the accent? We'll work on it, but that will take some time...
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Ah mike u can buy the house next door to me, and we call ALL WORK ON our accents..LOL...I will say this, im leaving a beautiful 3600 sq ft house inground pool etc in upscale neighborhood, so what does ignorant comment come from regarding taking CLASSY and turning in into where we came from.....with an attitude like that well u may as well stay where ever u live, because thousands of people move for alot of reasons....
 
Old 03-29-2007, 10:42 AM
 
Location: in a house
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It's an "ugh" for many reasons.

Yes, I'm aware that people are moving here from other places...I was being sarcastic in my original post....sort of.

I'm moving to Charlotte from this summer, and I'm a little iffy about the over-abundance of "northerners" (specifically, New Jerseyans and New Yorkers) moving to Charlotte. One of the main reasons I want to move to CLT is the "southern hospitality" and laid-back charm the city has. My parents' families are originally from New Jersey and New York, and my husband is originally from Philly. Although I grew up in the mid-west, I've spent a lot of time in NJ, NY and Philly over the years, visiting other family members who still live in those places. So I am very familiar with the way people are in the north east. Suffice it to say that my parents and husband left NJ, NY and PA years ago for numerous reasons, including general (bad) attitudes of "north-easterners." Now, I realize that generalizations aren't fair, and that not everyone from NJ, NY and PA are loud-mouthed, obnoxious whiners with unpleasant, strong accents and corrupt morals, but stereotypes do exist for a reason, and no one can intelligently argue that. I just hope that when I get to Charlotte, my neighbors and co-workers are nice, friendly people, who embrace that "southern hospitality" mentality, and I don't end up feeling like I've moved to "Little New Jersey."

It would be such a shame if the over-abundance of north-easterners turn a beautiful, classy community into a city similar to the the one(s) they left.

Just my two cents...
So......you're not even here yet, but are coming from NJ for whatever reason (doesn't sound like a job move), but you aren't like all the other NJ people, so you don't want to be near them.....
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Default Exactly what I was talking about...

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Ah mike u can buy the house next door to me, and we call ALL WORK ON our accents..LOL...I will say this, im leaving a beautiful 3600 sq ft house inground pool etc in upscale neighborhood, so what does ignorant comment come from regarding taking CLASSY and turning in into where we came from.....with an attitude like that well u may as well stay where ever u live, because thousands of people move for alot of reasons....

NJmom just proved one of my previous comments, perfectly. For some reason it seems that many NJ'ans and NY'ers believe that class directly corresponds with house size and material possessions. Those things may relate to "social class" (as in lower-, middle-, upper-), but they have nothing to do with the adjective "class," which is the "class" I was talking about in my previous post. Unfortunately, this is why I'm afraid that Charlotte, which until recently has remained a truly classy city, will start to go down the tubes once all the NJ/NJ transplants have finished shoving their way in and changing things to mimic the environments they came from.

Sorry, NJmom, but a big house, pool, "upscale neighborhood", or fancy car do not even come close to signifying that someone has class. It simply means they have some dough to spend on material things....which is not related to class in any way. Class is something that is inherent. It certainly cannot be purchased or owned. It's a quality of elegance and grace. You're just either classy or you are not. You have proven which category you fall under...a truly classy person wouldn't call themselves "classy" because they have a big house and a pool. It's almost laughable.

It seems as though many northeasterners feel that class is something that can be bought. It's just so unfortunate that so many others will eventually abolish Charlotte's true southern charm and class, to make room for their McMansions and SUV's. So, so sad.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Default Not coming from NJ...

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So......you're not even here yet, but are coming from NJ for whatever reason (doesn't sound like a job move), but you aren't like all the other NJ people, so you don't want to be near them.....

You misread my post. I'm not coming from NJ. I'm coming from the midwest. My parents are originally from NJ and NY, but moved to the midwest long ago.

Couldn't pay me to live in NJ...
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Charlotte North Carolina
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And to answer your question, yes I am coming from the non-rich part of Connecticut and unlike many tranplants, I am looking forward to meshing with the existing way of life in NC, not instead trying to force my existing habits and way of life onto southerners. I am looking forward to experiencing something new. I dont understand why so many people are moving somewhere completely different than where they are from but refuse to change. I think its not fair to the natives, whether or not the natives are too nice to admit it, I will speak for them..its fuc*ed up and when I move there I will have no part in the destruction of what is/was already there. Maybe some of the rude tranplants who seem to hate it there so much will start to move back and reverse the process. Doubtful but hey one can hope

As a transplanted Northerner( Farifield County of all places LOL) we love it here and came here to be part of a community. It may surprise people but some of us from the north don't like it there for the same reasons.We fled our neighborhood because it was being taken over by people from Manhattan. They turned our community into a litte NYC and we didn't like it.
Having been born in Greenwich Ct ( I consider that almost a birth defect LOL)I love it here becuase it reminds me of they wat Connecticut use to be. When people were friendly, kids sold raffle tickets nad neighborhoods had pot luck suppers and yard sales, just with a sweeter accent and far better weather.
We love the South and would never go back. So please don't group us all in to a lump
 
Old 03-29-2007, 11:28 AM
 
Location: connecticut
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As a transplanted Northerner( Farifield County of all places LOL) we love it here and came here to be part of a community. It may surprise people but some of us from the north don't like it there for the same reasons.We fled our neighborhood because it was being taken over by people from Manhattan. They turned our community into a litte NYC and we didn't like it.
Having been born in Greenwich Ct ( I consider that almost a birth defect LOL)I love it here becuase it reminds me of they wat Connecticut use to be. When people were friendly, kids sold raffle tickets nad neighborhoods had pot luck suppers and yard sales, just with a sweeter accent and far better weather.
We love the South and would never go back. So please don't group us all in to a lump
I'm sorry if you took that personally. I am happy that you are one of the rarities of the North. I like to consider myself one in the same. I too feel like I am leaving CT for the same reasons as you and I hope that my experience in NC is as positive as yours. I am very excited about my move, I just want to be clear that I am coming in ready to adapt and change, not b/c I have to but b/c I want to. I wish that alot more of the transplants were the same but many of them are going for the wrong reasons...usually it seems jobs. You guys should browse through the CT/NY/NJ forums. I know forum people dont speak for everybody, but growing up and living in the North for 24 years I can say that the jerks in there that just force their opinions of NORTH IS BEST on everybody, do a pretty good job representing a fair share of people that I run into on a daily basis in my life. Theres no discussing things with many people I come into contact w/ now of days. Its "I'm right and you're wrong" I've grown tired of this and want to experience a different (possibly..note I said possibly) better world. We shall seeeeeeee
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