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View Poll Results: I feel that_________has the best cities.
Virginia 200 50.25%
North Carolina 198 49.75%
Voters: 398. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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We heard you the last nine times. If you're going to bump the thread back up, it would be nice to at least contribute something of substance to the discussion.

[LEFT]Virginia Beach-Norfolk holds second place on the low-stress list. It enjoys the strongest pace of income growth in any of the 50 biggest metros, as well as the smallest robbery rate.
Other markets with low levels of stress, ranking from third through 10th place, are Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin, Oklahoma City, Denver, San Antonio, Kansas City, and Phoenix

Detroit Tops List Of Most Stressful Metropolitan Areas - Special Reports - Portfolio.com (http://www.portfolio.com/special-reports/2010/09/07/detroit-tops-list-of-most-stressful-metropolitan-areas - broken link)

VA all day

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Old 09-07-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Virginia Beach-Norfolk holds second place on the low-stress list. It enjoys the strongest pace of income growth in any of the 50 biggest metros, as well as the smallest robbery rate.
Other markets with low levels of stress, ranking from third through 10th place, are Minneapolis-St. Paul, Austin, Oklahoma City, Denver, San Antonio, Kansas City, and Phoenix

Detroit Tops List Of Most Stressful Metropolitan Areas - Special Reports - Portfolio.com (http://www.portfolio.com/special-reports/2010/09/07/detroit-tops-list-of-most-stressful-metropolitan-areas - broken link)

VA all day

What does "low stress" have to do with better?
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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What does "low stress" have to do with better?
The rankings were based on a variety of key indicators. So, the better your key indicators were, the lower your ranking on stress. At least that's how I understand it.
BTW, Raleigh was 47th out of 50. So, NC also has a very low stress city on that list.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:58 PM
 
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Virginia--by far...

Charlotte is quite boring. Very small feel to the place. Can't compete at all with Northern Virginia--the largest metros in the 2 states.

Northern Virginia is much much much more diverse and has a real large metro feel to it. Charlotte seems very small town in comparison.

Northern Virginia has much better restaurants and the same access to pro sports as Charlotte--more really-- including hockey and basketball.

Hampton Roads and Raleigh are the next 2 largest metros.

Hampton Roads has miles of oceanfront---case closed..LOL

Sorry North Carolina, but all you offer is hype....LOL
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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Virginia--by far...

Charlotte is quite boring. Very small feel to the place. Can't compete at all with Northern Virginia--the largest metros in the 2 states.

Northern Virginia is much much much more diverse and has a real large metro feel to it. Charlotte seems very small town in comparison.

Northern Virginia has much better restaurants and the same access to pro sports as Charlotte--more really-- including hockey and basketball.

Hampton Roads and Raleigh are the next 2 largest metros.

Hampton Roads has miles of oceanfront---case closed..LOL

Sorry North Carolina, but all you offer is hype....LOL
If you're going to compare ocean fronts then compare ocean fronts...NC's beaches and outer banks win hands down.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Sorry, I'm from a small town. Charlotte doesn't feel like a small town. And please, don't apologize. NC has no need for it in any way.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:52 AM
 
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Charlotte is quite boring. Very small feel to the place. Can't compete at all with Northern Virginia--the largest metros in the 2 states.
NoVA is an economic powerhouse for sure and offers a good quality of life, but I fail to see how Charlotte is boring compared to NoVA. Charlotte is much more centralized since it's one city that's dominating the area. NoVA's most prominent area is a suburban edge city that empties out after 5pm. I know there are plans to change that, but that's how it stands as of now. Rosslyn is also kind of boring. Ballston and Alexandria are cool, but are relatively small places within a big sprawly area and don't offer as much compared to Charlotte, although they have their strong suits.

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Northern Virginia is much much much more diverse and has a real large metro feel to it. Charlotte seems very small town in comparison.
Diversity I'll give you, but a "real large metro feel" depends where in NoVA you are. As I said before, Tysons Corner empties out after 5pm and there's very little street life. There's more of that in places like Ballston and Alexandria, but those are relatively small areas. Charlotte gives off a more cohesive metro feel, as a picture like this demonstrates:


http://www.urban-photos.com/gallery/...te_10_7226.jpg

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Northern Virginia has much better restaurants and the same access to pro sports as Charlotte--more really-- including hockey and basketball.
Charlotte doesn't have to worry about "access" to pro sports; it HAS pro sports. Raleigh has an NHL team. Virginia has none, zero, zilch, nada. Those are facts that can't be argued with. Throw in college sports, especially basketball, and the case for NC gets even better.

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Hampton Roads and Raleigh are the next 2 largest metros.

Hampton Roads has miles of oceanfront---case closed..LOL
And Raleigh has a much superior economy. NC has miles of oceanfront, just not in Raleigh. Both states have mountains, but Asheville is a much better mountain town than Roanoke.

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Sorry North Carolina, but all you offer is hype....LOL
It offers much substance; the NC forum wouldn't be the most popular on CD if it were all about hype. You're just extremely biased.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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NOVA is a suburb...yet someone actually considers it more urban than Charlotte?

NOVA is a beautiful place that's very desirable for suburban living, but it's certainly no competition for a large city with a large-city downtown.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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I am suprised nobody has brought this up but charlotte is actually larger than both raleigh and hampton roads which someone identified as the #2 metros.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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unless you meant #2 after NoVA and charlotte maybe i read that wrong
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