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Relocating: North Carolina, Charlotte, real estate market, international flight, traffic.

 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:53 AM
 
Location: "The Gorge"
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After 26 years, 8 mos and 12 days it's time to say goodbye. The overwhelming need for a quieter and simpler way of life has prompted my move. I came to Charlotte in '80 to attend UNCC after graduation I found a job and stayed. I loved living there. Especially the past 10 years has been exciting with all the changes and growth happening in Charlotte. I have no regrets about my time in Charlotte, except not participating more in the real estate market! Oh well, let my 20/20 hindsight be your foresight!

Charlotte is not perfect, in recent years the roads and drivers have been the biggest annoyance. Politics proved entertaining/frustrating at times. The school board is like a soap opera and many Char-Meck schools are a disgrace. At times there is still a small town mentality, lacking in progressive thinking and acceptance in others not like themselves.

However the pros outweigh the cons by miles! There are so many options for culture and entertainment. For those who think Charlotte is boring are'nt trying. Charlotte is so accessible to the mountains and the coast. If you need to really get away go to the airport and hop on one of those non-stop flights to almost every major city in the country, as well as many international destinations. The restaurant scene is good and improving. Overall people are nice. I am amazed at how charitable Charlotte is.

Having said all that, its been good, enjoyed it, I'll be back to visit and will watch from afar.

Good luck to you newbies! I hope you like Charlotte as much as I did.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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Thanks for that. Best wishes with your move. If I can help let me know.
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Old 04-14-2007, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Best wishes to you! Are you staying in NC?
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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After 26 years, 8 mos and 12 days it's time to say goodbye. The overwhelming need for a quieter and simpler way of life has prompted my move. I came to Charlotte in '80 to attend UNCC after graduation I found a job and stayed. I loved living there. Especially the past 10 years has been exciting with all the changes and growth happening in Charlotte. I have no regrets about my time in Charlotte, except not participating more in the real estate market! Oh well, let my 20/20 hindsight be your foresight!

Charlotte is not perfect, in recent years the roads and drivers have been the biggest annoyance. Politics proved entertaining/frustrating at times. The school board is like a soap opera and many Char-Meck schools are a disgrace. At times there is still a small town mentality, lacking in progressive thinking and acceptance in others not like themselves.

However the pros outweigh the cons by miles! There are so many options for culture and entertainment. For those who think Charlotte is boring are'nt trying. Charlotte is so accessible to the mountains and the coast. If you need to really get away go to the airport and hop on one of those non-stop flights to almost every major city in the country, as well as many international destinations. The restaurant scene is good and improving. Overall people are nice. I am amazed at how charitable Charlotte is.

Having said all that, its been good, enjoyed it, I'll be back to visit and will watch from afar.

Good luck to you newbies! I hope you like Charlotte as much as I did.

Best of luck CRock! I am personally very jealous of your new surroundings!!
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Eagle Point, OR :)
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Best wishes and happy trails to you.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:25 AM
 
Location: in a house
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After 26 years, 8 mos and 12 days it's time to say goodbye. The overwhelming need for a quieter and simpler way of life has prompted my move. I came to Charlotte in '80 to attend UNCC after graduation I found a job and stayed. I loved living there. Especially the past 10 years has been exciting with all the changes and growth happening in Charlotte. I have no regrets about my time in Charlotte, except not participating more in the real estate market! Oh well, let my 20/20 hindsight be your foresight!

Charlotte is not perfect, in recent years the roads and drivers have been the biggest annoyance. Politics proved entertaining/frustrating at times. The school board is like a soap opera and many Char-Meck schools are a disgrace. At times there is still a small town mentality, lacking in progressive thinking and acceptance in others not like themselves.

However the pros outweigh the cons by miles! There are so many options for culture and entertainment. For those who think Charlotte is boring are'nt trying. Charlotte is so accessible to the mountains and the coast. If you need to really get away go to the airport and hop on one of those non-stop flights to almost every major city in the country, as well as many international destinations. The restaurant scene is good and improving. Overall people are nice. I am amazed at how charitable Charlotte is.

Having said all that, its been good, enjoyed it, I'll be back to visit and will watch from afar.

Good luck to you newbies! I hope you like Charlotte as much as I did.
You'll always be a Niner! Mary - Class of '81
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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After 26 years, 8 mos and 12 days it's time to say goodbye. The overwhelming need for a quieter and simpler way of life has prompted my move. I came to Charlotte in '80 to attend UNCC after graduation I found a job and stayed. I loved living there. Especially the past 10 years has been exciting with all the changes and growth happening in Charlotte. I have no regrets about my time in Charlotte, except not participating more in the real estate market! Oh well, let my 20/20 hindsight be your foresight!

Charlotte is not perfect, in recent years the roads and drivers have been the biggest annoyance. Politics proved entertaining/frustrating at times. The school board is like a soap opera and many Char-Meck schools are a disgrace. At times there is still a small town mentality, lacking in progressive thinking and acceptance in others not like themselves.

However the pros outweigh the cons by miles! There are so many options for culture and entertainment. For those who think Charlotte is boring are'nt trying. Charlotte is so accessible to the mountains and the coast. If you need to really get away go to the airport and hop on one of those non-stop flights to almost every major city in the country, as well as many international destinations. The restaurant scene is good and improving. Overall people are nice. I am amazed at how charitable Charlotte is.

Having said all that, its been good, enjoyed it, I'll be back to visit and will watch from afar.

Good luck to you newbies! I hope you like Charlotte as much as I did.


Where are you headed? Good Luck! That sounded like my exit speech from where I came from.
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