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Old 06-17-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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Default Relocating to Charlotte?

I've read a lot of great things about Charlotte online and on city-data; however, I'm curoius to hear some of the negatives. If folks from Charlotte wouldn't mind sharing a few, I'd appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 06-17-2007, 01:36 PM
 
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HOT in summer...lots of traffic. Other than that all good.
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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I've read a lot of great things about Charlotte online and on city-data; however, I'm curoius to hear some of the negatives. If folks from Charlotte wouldn't mind sharing a few, I'd appreciate it. Thanks

Bad drivers that never heard of merging into traffic.
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Groceries and utilities are more expensive then in the Northeast but housing and taxes are much cheaper
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Old 06-17-2007, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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deepballer - what specifically are you looking for?

You can find alot of positive and negative feedback on here. I second the driving and traffic. You will get used to the heat.
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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The CMS school system is too big and unwieldy. Suburban school districts would be a much better way to handle the needs.

Taxes are raised every single year, but we have inadequate roads and no police protection.

Crime/murder rates have been consistently going up, but we're told by the police chief that we don't have a crime problem.

City leaders want to play sym-city, not realistically look at the city's future and plan for it. They chose to build an arena the voters said "No" to and they are building a light rail train to nowhere.

Turn signal? What's that?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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To be fair, a lot of the traffic problems are because of the two major interstates that run through Charlotte, and also because South Charlotte traffic is just insane for some reason. If you choose your location carefully, traffic is not that much of a problem, especially in some of the northern areas like Lincoln County. I would NEVER live in Meck. County. School problems are horrific, as are taxes. Go a little further out. Enjoy going "uptown" when you need to/want to, but live a more relaxing life! JMHO.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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Never ever ever get on I-85 or I-77 between the hours of 7:30am-8:30am, and 5pm-6:30pm. Wrecks everyday. It's also very hot in the summer. It's 93 right now. Stay away from west Charlotte, as well as the University area if you can help it.
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Old 06-18-2007, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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Default Adam

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Never ever ever get on I-85 or I-77 between the hours of 7:30am-8:30am, and 5pm-6:30pm. Wrecks everyday. It's also very hot in the summer. It's 93 right now. Stay away from west Charlotte, as well as the University area if you can help it.
Now you really need to defend why a new comer should avoid West Charlotte and the University area. I know the reasons why I would avoid, but your statement is too generalized.

From a traffic standpoint these highways can back up as early as 6:30am with accidents. These are rush hour and similar traffic conditions can be found in other large cities. I know there are accidents on the highways every time it rains, especially during rush hour.
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