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View Poll Results: Phoenix, Arizona vs. Charlotte, North Carolina
Phoenix 37 56.06%
Charlotte 29 43.94%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-20-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Based on the following factors
- Cost of Living
- Taxes
- Weather
- Affordability
-Things to do
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Charlotte. Why? Because it's not Phoenix.
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Omg, Charlotte hands down!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wow, what a crazy comparison. The only things these two places have in common is that they are both hubs for USAirways.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:40 PM
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Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Wow, what a crazy comparison. The only things these two places have in common is that they are both hubs for USAirways.
And that they are two of the most lampooned cities on this forum! A status that I believe may be a little unfair, really.

People make fun of Phoenix for its "lack of a skyline" and the city's suburban feel. I personally like Phoenix and the surrounding area. The heat is the only thing that I am not crazy about. Phoenix sometimes gets criticized as being miles and miles of strip malls and cookie cutter houses, but there is also some legitimate draws, too. There is NFL football, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, and NBA basketball. There is a leading university (and all the associated NCAA sports that come with it) in Arizona State University. You can find just about any kind of food you want, from national chains to local originals, and the same can be said for shopping options.

I have never been to Charlotte, so I cannot speak good or bad things about it. Just that you can find good and bad about any city that you visit. Sometimes we C-Ders tend to focus too much on one or the other.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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And that they are two of the most lampooned cities on this forum! A status that I believe may be a little unfair, really.

People make fun of Phoenix for its "lack of a skyline" and the city's suburban feel. I personally like Phoenix and the surrounding area. The heat is the only thing that I am not crazy about. Phoenix sometimes gets criticized as being miles and miles of strip malls and cookie cutter houses, but there is also some legitimate draws, too. There is NFL football, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, and NBA basketball. There is a leading university (and all the associated NCAA sports that come with it) in Arizona State University. You can find just about any kind of food you want, from national chains to local originals, and the same can be said for shopping options.

I have never been to Charlotte, so I cannot speak good or bad things about it. Just that you can find good and bad about any city that you visit. Sometimes we C-Ders tend to focus too much on one or the other.
I fall in the same camp as you. I happen to really like the Valley, and used to go there for work very regularly several years ago.

I think I would have a very hard time during the summer - unless I could escape to L.A. or San Diego on cheap, 40 minute Southwest flights a couple of times a month. But I agree in that this forum is absolutely brutal to Phoenix for the most part.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico --> Vermont in 2019
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I'm not crazy about the idea of living in either city but I'd take Phoenix over Charlotte as I prefer the Southwest over the Southeast. I like the scenery, wide open spaces, and horizons in Arizona and the idea of having Sedona, Grand Canyon, SoCal and New Mexico closeby sounds good to me so living in Phoenix can't be that bad.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm not crazy about the idea of living in either city but I'd take Phoenix over Charlotte as I prefer the Southwest over the Southeast. I like the scenery, wide open spaces, and horizons in Arizona and the idea of having Sedona, Grand Canyon, SoCal and New Mexico closeby sounds good to me so living in Phoenix can't be that bad.
Yeah, the people that I used to work with there loved the place. The areas on the outskirts like Cave Creek, Carefree, Apachee Junction, etc. let you get up close to the desert - which I found strangely beautiful. The views from South Mountain Park and Sqaw Peak were stunning. Overall, the vibe to me was the San Fernando Valley on steriods.

I could do Phoenix for the right amount of $$$.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:13 AM
 
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This is one thing I like about the U.S.--two different cities with different climates and topography, right within the same country. Amazing when you truly think about it.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Charlotte is a dull boring city
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