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Old 04-12-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Freeport, Long Island, NY
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Im just curious....we are thinking of relocating to the area, and wonder where most Northerners chose. (Hopefully I can learn from THEIR reseach in addition to my own)
Planning a trip next month! CANT WAIT!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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Sweetie, they're everywhere. I've lived in Ballantyne, SouthPark, University, and Lake Norman and trust me, you'd feel welcome and comfortable anywhere in Charlotte! Welcome!!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Freeport, Long Island, NY
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Thats great to hear!
My stepson moved to Greensboro about two years ago. He says that the people that he works with and encounters in his daily life are accepting only after he's proved himself.
He tells me that many people he's delt with think us NYers have an attitude of being better and smarter than everyone else.
And trust me...hes nothing like that.
So for him it was a task to fit in. Hes happy there now, and I was wondering if Charlotte was the same or different, since ive HEARD that many Northereners are flocking to the area. Some folks MUST be resentfull...unless they are in the real estate business!!!

I mean who would want to go somewhere they arent wanted?
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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I travel to the Greensboro area for work, and Greensboro and Charlotte are very different worlds. In fact, in Charlotte, I rarely encounter people who are from here; thus, you don't get that same "you are a yankee" hesitancy/attitude that your stepson encountered in GBO.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Thats great to hear!
My stepson moved to Greensboro about two years ago. He says that the people that he works with and encounters in his daily life are accepting only after he's proved himself.
He tells me that many people he's delt with think us NYers have an attitude of being better and smarter than everyone else.
And trust me...hes nothing like that.
So for him it was a task to fit in. Hes happy there now, and I was wondering if Charlotte was the same or different, since ive HEARD that many Northereners are flocking to the area. Some folks MUST be resentfull...unless they are in the real estate business!!!

I mean who would want to go somewhere they arent wanted?
In Charlotte there are so many NYers and NJers and people from all over. I think I honestly only met a few locals since moving here in November.

I work for one of the banks down here and I feel so comfortable. I hear NY accents all day long...I never felt I had to prove anything. I am originally from LI, lived there for the first 25 years then moved to MD, lived there for 9 years...I feel more at home here than in MD. Charlotte is great!

To answer the original question...I don't know where the biggest concentration of NYers are...We are everywhere.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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There are a few country clubs in Charlotte that you may not be able to join but those clubs are hard to join even if you went to WFS, UNC, work for BofA and attend MP Presby.

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Old 04-12-2007, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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Im just curious....we are thinking of relocating to the area, and wonder where most Northerners chose. (Hopefully I can learn from THEIR reseach in addition to my own)
Planning a trip next month! CANT WAIT!!
Quite simply, they are everywhere. But think about this:

Many people say they move here to escape the rudeness, traffic, and attitudes from where they were up north. Are you really escaping it by moving where every reason you wanted to leave has beat you here already?

I am not saying everyone from up north has those qualities, I know for a fact its not true, and you will meet plenty of welcoming people here, just food for thought.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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There are a few country clubs in Charlotte that you may not be able to join but those clubs are hard to join even if you went to WFS, UNC, work for BofA and attend MP Presby.
Which ones? The hardest to get into are Myers Park CC and Charlotte CC. And I know non-southerners who are members at both. Of the two, Charlotte CC is the most difficult to get into but with the right connections and enough money you can get in.
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Old 04-12-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Quite simply, they are everywhere. But think about this:

Many people say they move here to escape the rudeness, traffic, and attitudes from where they were up north. Are you really escaping it by moving where every reason you wanted to leave has beat you here already?

I am not saying everyone from up north has those qualities, I know for a fact its not true, and you will meet plenty of welcoming people here, just food for thought.
IMHO, I think the people from NY that are moving here for the most part want a better quality of life and are more open minded. They seem to want to make friends and are (from what I observed) friendlier. There are some people that I know from NY that I don't think should move down here because they aren't into change or different accents and a different way of doing things. It would be too much for them. You can't compare Charlotte to NY and I think that's what some people do. I am glad I moved here. I embrace all that the South and Charlotte has to offer. (Even though they do fry everything)
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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In my old neighborhood up near Huntersville, it was rare to find someone native to Charlotte. We use to call our street "Yankee Row". In Ft Mill, where I live now, it's more common to find people whose families have lived in the area for years. Still, I think I talk to more transplants on a daily basis than I do natives.
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