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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Metro Charlotte 49 49.00%
Raleigh-Durham (Triangle) 51 51.00%
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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BANKS, are going to kill Charlotte, what goes around comes around.
Not really.
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:59 PM
 
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Raleigh will pass Charlotte sooner than later.................
There is no way of telling what will happen in the future as of right now the Triangle is growing faster but Charlotte is no slouch either and who knows if the growth of the Triangle will be sustained long enough for that to happen. Now there is no doubt if Wake county hasn't past Mecklenburg yet, it will happen sooner than later certainly within a few years. However Wake is much larger and more room to expand, Charlotte is pretty built up in Mecklenburg. Now a few years ago, I would have voted Raleigh after spending time there in college, but now Charlotte has come a long way and I think it has more to offer overall for more people outside just the college crowd.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:41 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Raleigh will pass Charlotte sooner than later.................
Charlotte is twice as large as Raleigh. It's going to take Raleigh some time to catch up with Charlotte.

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BANKS, are going to kill Charlotte, what goes around comes around.
Banks aren't going to "kill" Charlotte. Despite crises, banks play a foundational role in the nation's economy and aren't going anywhere.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Just set me down in either the South Park or Myers Park areas of Charlotte, and I would be perfectly happy. The Lake Norman area is great, too.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:03 AM
 
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I did an extensive thread in the NC forum on this. I vote Charlotte. It's a bigger city, more ammenities, IMHO better museums, better public trans, and I like the vibe. People who refer to Raleigh as younger makes me wonder if they've ever visited Charlotte. Raleigh is growing faster, but Charlotte is adding more people. It really depends on your taste. Raleigh is more techy and higher ed. Charlotte is more banking, more energy/engineering, and blue collar. Either or is a great fit.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Charlotte is twice as large as Raleigh. It's going to take Raleigh some time to catch up with Charlotte.

That's not necessarily true. Charlotte is over 300 sq miles... Raleigh is only 141 sq miles. Now if you're are talking about population, Charlotte is only slightly larger than the Raleigh area. Raleigh is bounded by multiple sizable towns, not to mention Durham to the west. That's almost like comparing Baltimore to Jacksonville.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:45 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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That's not necessarily true. Charlotte is over 300 sq miles... Raleigh is only 141 sq miles. Now if you're are talking about population, Charlotte is only slightly larger than the Raleigh area. Raleigh is bounded by multiple sizable towns, not to mention Durham to the west. That's almost like comparing Baltimore to Jacksonville.
I'm talking about the cities themselves.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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How is Meck county..."almost filled up" when there are farms 10 mins outside of downtown...there are rural parts of the county...so it is far from "filled up"??
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Searching n Atlanta
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South Meck and East Meck is mostly surburban and developed, and farther north Meck is also built up, but portions of West Meck and Portions of the county between North Charlotte and the northern suburbs are not built up and really rural.

Mecklenburg will fill out faster than Wake because Charlotte is growing and Mecklenburg is smaller than Wake.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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South Meck and East Meck is mostly surburban and developed, and farther north Meck is also built up, but portions of West Meck and Portions of the county between North Charlotte and the northern suburbs are not built up and really rural.

Mecklenburg will fill out faster than Wake because Charlotte is growing and Mecklenburg is smaller than Wake.
Northern Wake county is mostly protected watershed areas. Most of the population in Wake county reside in and around Raleigh and other municipalities immediately surrounding Raleigh. Wake county's population is not equally dispersed though out the county. Neither Meck or Wake county are on the very of becoming overly saturated...
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