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View Poll Results: NoVa vs Charlotte NC
Northern VA 40 57.97%
Charlotte, NC 29 42.03%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-09-2013, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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so if you're into the whole family thing with the big house, and church every Sunday, then you're a good fit.
That only describes one demographic of Charlotte. Not everyone has a family, nor goes to church every Sunday.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:38 AM
 
Location: DMV/Bos/NYC?
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That only describes one demographic of Charlotte. Not everyone has a family, nor goes to church every Sunday.
No doubt; I'm not trying to paint the place with a broad brush, but that's a rather large demographic of the area. The vast majority of my friends who I grew up with that moved down there did exactly that, not to mention people that I know from the area.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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No doubt; I'm not trying to paint the place with a broad brush, but that's a rather large demographic of the area. The vast majority of my friends who I grew up with that moved down there did exactly that, not to mention people that I know from the area.
And you said that you werent painting the whole area with a broad brush? Looks like it to me!
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:17 AM
 
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If I want to live in a city, I would pick Charlotte, if I want suburban living, then I would choose NoVa, simple as that!
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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No doubt; I'm not trying to paint the place with a broad brush, but that's a rather large demographic of the area. The vast majority of my friends who I grew up with that moved down there did exactly that, not to mention people that I know from the area.
The vast majority of my friends that live in the city are dirty atheists and agnostics like me. Sunday is for football, not church. Go Panthers.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 AM
 
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i'd also prefer charlotte. it relies on itself, not another half of a metro
NoVa doesn't rely on itself? 6 Fortune 500 companies in Charlotte/Mecklenburg, 12 in NoVa.

Really bad comparison; Charlotte is a great city, but as one pointed out, splitting off a suburb of DC to compare to Charlotte does nothing to help Charlotte. I really don't see a single category that Charlotte really excels in, unless you value the fact the Charlotte isn't a high profile area like NoVa is (and that is a big plus). I frequent NoVa and DC, but am making a trip to Charlotte to visit family this weekend. Maybe I'll change my tune.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:43 AM
 
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If I want to live in a city, I would pick Charlotte, if I want suburban living, then I would choose NoVa, simple as that!

Charlotte is more suburban than Arlington or Alexandria, so don't you mean if you want suburban living, you would live in Charlotte. What part of Charlotte is urban compared to Arlington or Alexandria?
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Charlotte is more suburban than Arlington or Alexandria, so don't you mean if you want suburban living, you would live in Charlotte. What part of Charlotte is urban compared to Arlington or Alexandria?
Maybe compared to anything in the northeast, but my comment wasn't about whether Charlotte was urban or not, but was more about comparing a central city, which is what Charlotte is to its region to a DC suburb, which NoVa is to the DC metro area! I'm not interested in getting into a debate on what is considered urban or not, I'll leave that to the "professionals" here on City-Data!
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Lol all of the votes for Charlotte comes from southerners lol.
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Old 05-10-2013, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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Charlotte. Would rather live in Columbia Heights over both, though.
I love Columbia Heights, its reminds me of a NYC neighborhood.
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