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Old 04-14-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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Great pics - love looking at our nice city

Miss the cows and farms myself that made us rural, but hey, that's progress I suppose!
+1

I remember when 51 from Mint Hill to Pineville was a winding two land road; a trip to Waxhaw required a packed lunch!
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I remember when 51 from Mint Hill to Pineville was a winding two land road; a trip to Waxhaw required a packed lunch!
ME TOO!! I was pregnant when 51 was a winding pot-hole filled road down by Pineville especially -took a ride down it on my due date hoping to help labor along, LOL!!
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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Honestly, this whole discussion about whether or not Charlotte is rural has nothing to do with whether or not Charlotte is urban. if you don't feel Charlotte is urban, that's one thing. But calling it rural is complete ignorance. That is clearly just trying to start a fight. You would think people would have grown up by now. pathetic.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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But calling it rural is complete ignorance. That is clearly just trying to start a fight.
You say that it is complete ignorance to call Charlotte rural, and in the next sentence, state that the person calling it rural, in this case, Diggums, is "clearly just trying to start a fight", which implies that Diggums knows its really not rural, and instead is manipulating the conversation in a troll-like fashion just to create problems.

Can't have it both ways, Chief.

Diggums will concede that is isn't *quite* rural, in the strictest sense of the word. But it definitely is not urban.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:24 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD
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I totally agree. I figure we Charlotteans could discuss this as an in house issue, especially those from more urban cities like NYC, D.C., San Francisco, Boston, etc.
Being from DC I'll say no, it's not "urban" -- or as urban as many other cities. There's a lot of sprawl, way more neighborhoods than districts, a lot of suburbs that eventually lead into the "urban" area, which doesn't take long to go through itself. Some of the closest sprawl seems to extend the "urban barriers" but that's about it. There's only a small part of the city that I'd truly say was, but luckily enough there's plenty everywhere else to make up for it, if that's your goal anyways.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD
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NASCAR couldn't exist in an urban environment.

Its rural.
Ever been to Richmond, VA?
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Diggums appreciates your providing pictures of buildings with a few people and cars scattered about to bolster our agreed upon position that Charlotte is rural.
Thank you for proving my point that you have no clue what "rural" actually means, as you obviously missed the critical mass of buildings that are so uncharacteristic of rural areas. And if people not being on the street at certain times is your definition of "rural," then certain areas of NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, etc. can be called rural as well.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:36 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Diggums will concede that is isn't *quite* rural, in the strictest sense of the word. But it definitely is not urban.
Then the word you would be looking for is "suburban." Duh.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Thank you for proving my point that you have no clue what "rural" actually means, as you obviously missed the critical mass of buildings that are so uncharacteristic of rural areas. And if people not being on the street at certain times is your definition of "rural," then certain areas of NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, etc. can be called rural as well.
LOL @ "critical mass of buildings".

Nice try. Better luck next time.
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Old 04-14-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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You really are taking it personally that I called Charlotte rural and question your position that is is urban. Seriously, relax.
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