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Old 03-12-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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Praise god cd! I have been following alot of forums on here for months and started to become discouraged about how things are in charlotte. I am so glad to actually see that its not what people have tried to make it out to be! I visit charlotte every year and never want to leave to go back home (detroit)! No place can be as bad and horrid as this city. I moved to a far out surburb and thats still not far enough. Crime here out numbers anything that happens in charlotte. I get so nervous just going back to the city at anytime it doesnt have to be day or night. I will definitely be moving in the fall of 2010. I want both of my children to have a better experience of growing up then i did. My first mission is to find a church to worship at preferably a non denominational! I am a believer that things will get better eventually but im not waiting around at the expense of my family. Im coming to look at homes in April but the homes I have been emailing my father in law are in "bad" areas he says... I need prayer and help to make this transition a smooth one.. Thanks
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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Praise god cd! I have been following alot of forums on here for months and started to become discouraged about how things are in charlotte. I am so glad to actually see that its not what people have tried to make it out to be! I visit charlotte every year and never want to leave to go back home (detroit)! No place can be as bad and horrid as this city. I moved to a far out surburb and thats still not far enough. Crime here out numbers anything that happens in charlotte. I get so nervous just going back to the city at anytime it doesnt have to be day or night. I will definitely be moving in the fall of 2010. I want both of my children to have a better experience of growing up then i did. My first mission is to find a church to worship at preferably a non denominational! I am a believer that things will get better eventually but im not waiting around at the expense of my family. Im coming to look at homes in April but the homes I have been emailing my father in law are in "bad" areas he says... I need prayer and help to make this transition a smooth one.. Thanks
Pray for a job first and foremost - won't do you any good to plan to come here until you are sure you can find one, which is not easy to do right now.

If you want to post your price range people can make suggestions on areas or neighborhoods. Best of luck, everyone needs a dream, and some even do come true

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Old 03-13-2010, 06:28 AM
 
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Pray for a job first and foremost - won't do you any good to plan to come here until you are sure you can find one, which is not easy to do right now.

If you want to post your price range people can make suggestions on areas or neighborhoods. Best of luck, everyone needs a dream, and some even do come true
Good advice Loves.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:55 AM
 
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Agreed. While our unemployment is not quite Detroit (I think that we are in second place, however), jobs can be really hard to come by...so, PLEASE have a job here before you come down. Otherwise, your dream could easily become a nightmare.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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Agreed. While our unemployment is not quite Detroit (I think that we are in second place, however)
Although its high we are definitely not the worst

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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Although this MSA might not be the worst . . . the facts are - most folks are not clamoring to move to any of those other MSAs in that list, with the possible exception of retired folks wanting to move to Florida and other beach/resort areas. A lot of those types of communities are on that list.

Many of the MSAs with high unemployment had already been experiencing high unemployment before 2008. Charlotte, however, was being mentioned as "the place to move" to FIND employment - so people have the mistaken idea that there are still jobs here. They can't seem to understand the situation here is worse than most places across the country.

However, the good thing is . . . ProudMom30 has family here and has visited, so she shouldn't have illusions about the employment situation here.

PROUDMOM: are you looking to rent or buy?
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:51 PM
 
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Agreed. While our unemployment is not quite Detroit (I think that we are in second place, however), jobs can be really hard to come by...so, PLEASE have a job here before you come down. Otherwise, your dream could easily become a nightmare.
I think you are way off.
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:11 PM
 
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Are you looking at getting a job? Do you have one already lined up?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I have a job already lined up but it may be too far from family. Its in Monroe and Im told that may be quite a commute. hanks for the advice though Ill be there in April to look for a job and do some footwork coser to the area. I do want to find a church also. I want to rent although buying is an option to. I will also be finishing up my nursing degree at UNCC so I was looking around the University area. I have a six year old son and an 11 month daughter. So I need a school that has before and after care plus I would need to find a good daycare.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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Im definitely praying about it before I do anything I have an option of a place to stay rent free for awhile too but I hate to impose on anyone. I like to have my own place. I am looking for something child-friendly and quiet for the most part. The place I stay now has many school age children but no parks within a 15 mile radius besides school playgrounds. I dare not take them outside my apartment to play either people speed through here like they are on the freeway.
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