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Old 08-15-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Let me start by saying I have read tons of posts about suburbs near Charlotte. People looking for good school and affordable homes. We would like this as well, however, my question is about a nice religiously mixed neighborhood. My husband has a chance to transfer to Charlotte. We live in a suburb 30 minutes outside Detroit. It is a great neighborhood with many families with religious/cultural differences and would like to move someplace similar if possible.

Any help would be great.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Let me start by saying I have read tons of posts about suburbs near Charlotte. People looking for good school and affordable homes. We would like this as well, however, my question is about a nice religiously mixed neighborhood. My husband has a chance to transfer to Charlotte. We live in a suburb 30 minutes outside Detroit. It is a great neighborhood with many families with religious/cultural differences and would like to move someplace similar if possible.

Any help would be great.
You will find quite a melting pot in the Charlotte area, but you need to be informed that you are in the Bible Belt and many times those moving in from the North or West have a bit of an adjustment dealing with the common thread of Biblical Christianity found in the Baptist type interpretations. I am not a Baptist myself but can say that I sure appreciate what they have brought to the table and the influence that seems to follow them in general. Dont be surprised to hear people inviting you to church, asking you if you go to church or seeing people pray for their food in restaurants. After living in the Northeast for 23 of my 48 years, I appreciate their religious climate more than the Northeast because of the simple reason that the South has the proven "fruit" of their "world-view". The North as been nearly destroyed, in part because of their faith value system or lack thereof.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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I totally disagree w/the above post, other than the melting pot comment. We experienced these things in SC, but never in Charlotte. It is very,very diverse here, and nobody has ever invited me to church nor have I noticed people praying in a restaurant. Our neighborhood has whites, blacks, Asians and Indians in probably equal amounts, and I'm assuming (because I would never dream of invading someone's privacy by asking) that they all practice their own religion their own way.
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks for your input. Your neighborhood sounds like where we live now. Can you tell me the name of the area you are in? This is the type of neighborhood we would like to raise our children in. What are the houses like, prices and sizes?

Thanks
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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As far as bible belt, North Carolina generally is as is Texas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Utah, north Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, and Oklahoma. But, so what? Nobody you meet will care what religion you chose or try to convert you. As far of praying in restaurants, I went into the military from Charlotte when I was 18. Up to that point I had never seen anyone pray at the dining table. The only people I had seen do it first were Catholics. I am not a religious person and don't care who anyone worships. It is very diverse around Charlotte and you will be welcomed. It is hard to determine if a neighborhood has a population that have diverse religions. I assume you have to look for a area that has various Asian groups, etc. Itwould be more likely to find that environment around the University area.
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I am in Union County and my neighbors and friends come from so many different Ethnic and Religious backgrounds...you should have no issue here. Despite what people think Charlotte that have never been to CLT...it is a very diverse city.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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30 years in charlotte and have seen plenty of people at restaurants praying before they eat their meal. no big deal , but it is fairly common.
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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I totally disagree w/the above post, other than the melting pot comment. We experienced these things in SC, but never in Charlotte. It is very,very diverse here, and nobody has ever invited me to church nor have I noticed people praying in a restaurant. Our neighborhood has whites, blacks, Asians and Indians in probably equal amounts, and I'm assuming (because I would never dream of invading someone's privacy by asking) that they all practice their own religion their own way.
Really??? I was completely surprised moving here from the West Coast. I had people asking me if I had found a church home and inviting me services left and right. Not something I was used to at all.

I would invite you to look in NE Charlotte. There is greater diversity on this side of town. ;-) There are several very nice neighborhoods where you can find a mix between White/Black/East Asian and SE Asian. What price point are you looking in?
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:00 AM
 
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yes, really. maybe it's because we moved here from SC (after moving there from OH) and were sort of used to that anyway, but I don't notice it here like I did down there.
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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30 years in charlotte and have seen plenty of people at restaurants praying before they eat their meal. no big deal , but it is fairly common.

you act like it is a big deal
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