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Old 10-12-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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lol @ charlotte being a big city...you mention that you're from a small town, so i can see how you'd think that...must be a really small town, tho.


try matthews, tho. it has everything that you need without going into charlotte...its a long commute to the airport, tho.

anyway, i couldn't for the life of me see how someone would be afraid of "the big city" of charlotte...

to anyone that has been to both, is las vegas larger than charlotte or around the same size? just curious...
Charlotte is not Barcelona, Paris, or Rome, but by American standards it is a large city. It is not a super large city like NYC or Chicago, but it is not small as you imply with your "LOL at Charlotte being large city." It is in the same category as Columbus, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Austin, Portland, Kansas City, and Cincinatti. I don't consider any of these small cities. I find many Americans base all cities on NYC. Anything smaller can't possible be a large city.

You are sending a message that Charlotte is a very safe small city. That is extremely misleading and not providing the information for which is being persued.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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lol @ charlotte being a big city...you mention that you're from a small town, so i can see how you'd think that...must be a really small town, tho.
Agreed.
Charlotte is a city of approximately 700,000 people so it sounds large on paper possibly. Of that however 98% live in a subdivision (mostly single family homes on a lot) or suburban apartment community. This means that we are talking about an urban core of maybe 15,000 residents and this includes South End. (this is being generous).
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: the South
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I know Belmont was already mentioned and I wanted to second that suggestion. Belmont is super safe, a smaller city that functions like a small town and there is a quick short cut to the airport via back roads.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Agreed.
Charlotte is a city of approximately 700,000 people so it sounds large on paper possibly. Of that however 98% live in a subdivision (mostly single family homes on a lot) or suburban apartment community. This means that we are talking about an urban core of maybe 15,000 residents and this includes South End. (this is being generous).
Wow! Based on your ingenius synopsis, the city of London is about the size of Charlotte. Blimey! Fancy that! And L.A. has about as many people in the core as Statesville. Damn those suburbs!! By the way, the 15K that you mentioned does not include Southend.

P.S. Is there meaningful information hidden in your submission that will help the OP?
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Union County
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I strongly recommend Indian Trail/Matthews area. I'm also a small town boy and just moved to Houston last month. I can't stand it.

Indian Trail is a very nice SMALL town. I think it's about 30 minutes from Douglas and 25 from downtown Charlotte if theres light traffic. Anyways, Indian Trail has very affordable homes and I know of one apartment complex that is very nice yet fairly cheap. Check it out it's called Meridian Apartments.

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Agreed. We live in Indian Trail. It has a WONDERFUL small town feel while still being close enough to all the action and we drive to the airport all the time. No sweat!
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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And why don't you respond to the others that brought it "off topic"? Are you in charge now?



no vindaloo I am not and never claimed to be....
nor was I bringing up that it was off topic, but what I was speaking of is that all that is posted now is jabs between you two. This was a sincere topic that
has gotten personal and not to the OP favor.
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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And why don't you respond to the others that brought it "off topic"? Are you in charge now? When I am trying to give the OP some realistic information, I become annoyed with those that try to establish themselves as know it alls with ridicualous information. You can't side and agree with these guys all you won't, I will correct idiotic comments, ie. the core of Charlotte is 15K. Who cares? The OP wants to know about the area. I am sure she doesn't care about the core and knows that there are suburbs. All American cities have them except Manhattan. People want useful information, not sour grapes BS.




wow the king/queen of edits this evening I see....
good thing I quoted you on a couple prior to your edits
No one is claiming to be know it all anymore than yourself as posed in your words here. You are making this personal about lumbullo and taking away from the enjoyment of the board.

With that said, being that you have done nothing but edit your last few posts that ruins any credibility you may have had on this board.
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