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Old 12-08-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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My wife and I may be moving to Charlotte, pending the outcome of an interview I've been on. We are debating moving into an apartment somewhere close to downtown, but we have a dog. We've found a small handful of apartments near there that are OK with dogs (after you pay fees) but we're wondering if anyone can weigh in from experience on whether or not it's a good idea.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'm not sure what, exactly, you are asking. Do you want to know if Uptown is dog-friendly?
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I see plenty of dogs in the 4th ward. I don't think living uptown with dogs is exactly ideal, but it is not like other cities--that its a huge PITA to own a dog, if thats what you are comparing it to.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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It really depends on the dog! If they bark whenever anyone's close by or at every little noise, downtown wouldn't be the best place for them - then again, neither would any apartment complex. You don't see dogs being walked in the center city during the day, but there are plenty of dogs close by.

There's a dog park close to Panthers stadium, in Frazier Park (http://www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/Central+Park+Region/Fraxier.htm - broken link).
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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I consider Lower Manhattan, NY as the sidewalk dog***** capital of the U.S. They are called landmines there. It is all over dark sidestreets. That being said, if you get a dog, please be a good neighbor and pick up its crap. Set an example. Tryon Street doesn't need landmines.

Someone said the Charlotte is not like other cities as far as dogs are concerned? I don't know what she is talking about as owning a dog downtown has its problems everywhere, especially if you live in a building and need to get on the elevator to take it outside, but there are walking places for dogs, ie. Marshall Park, 4th Ward Park, etc.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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I consider Lower Manhattan, NY as the sidewalk dog***** capital of the U.S. They are called landmines there. It is all over dark sidestreets. That being said, if you get a dog, please be a good neighbor and pick up its crap. Set an example. Tryon Street doesn't need landmines.

Someone said the Charlotte is not like other cities as far as dogs are concerned? I don't know what she is talking about as owning a dog downtown has its problems everywhere, especially if you live in a building and need to get on the elevator to take it outside, but there are walking places for dogs, ie. Marshall Park, 4th Ward Park, etc.
I (am a guy, not a she) was refering to the fact that apartment buildings here are not as tall as other cities buildings, and dog parks are in, or adjacent to downtown, where you don't have that option in certain parts of other cities. I think Charlotte being considered less urban then other major American cities makes it pretty easy to see that it would be more dog friendly. Less urban = better for dogs, imho.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:23 PM
 
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I (am a guy, not a she) was refering to the fact that apartment buildings here are not as tall as other cities buildings, and dog parks are in, or adjacent to downtown, where you don't have that option in certain parts of other cities. I think Charlotte being considered less urban then other major American cities makes it pretty easy to see that it would be more dog friendly. Less urban = better for dogs, imho.
Maybe it is me, but I have seen some pretty tall apartments downtown Charlotte. I don't think that being urban has anything to do with dog ownership. I see plenty in NYC and Boston. People usually hire a dog walker in places (like the girl that walks Raymond's dad). And I suppose that Charlotte is less urban than the cities that are bigger than Charlotte. That is what you mean, right? Nevertheless, there are parks available for walking dogs, like in other places. Sorry about the gender mix up.
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