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View Poll Results: Most similar area to Charlotte
Raleigh/Durham, NC 14 22.58%
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, NC 1 1.61%
Columbia, SC 6 9.68%
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC 2 3.23%
Atlanta, GA 23 37.10%
Nashville, TN 10 16.13%
Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX 3 4.84%
Other 3 4.84%
Voters: 62. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2015, 06:10 PM
 
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30 years behind Atlanta, 30 years ahead of Greenville.

It's peer cities are non-Southern.

Visually, I've been to places in Denver, Pasadena, SLC, Omaha, and suburban DC that remind me of it.

Culturally, it's new south, so ATL, Raleigh, Nashville. It's to a lesser extent, an epicenter of black culture, like ATL.

It's going to have a lot of differences from cities that it get's compared often, because it's not a state capital like them. The other cities, aren't on the same tier as it.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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30 years behind Atlanta, 30 years ahead of Greenville.

It's peer cities are non-Southern.

Visually, I've been to places in Denver, Pasadena, SLC, Omaha, and suburban DC that remind me of it.

Culturally, it's new south, so ATL, Raleigh, Nashville. It's to a lesser extent, an epicenter of black culture, like ATL.

It's going to have a lot of differences from cities that it get's compared often, because it's not a state capital like them. The other cities, aren't on the same tier as it.
Dallas and Atlanta are in higher tiers, while Nashville is in the same tier, maybe a bit lower but definitely a peer.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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San Francisco!!!!!!!

Let the debate begin.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:06 PM
 
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What are differences between Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham? Spit some out, curious to hear what y'all have to say.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:24 AM
 
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What are differences between Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham? Spit some out, curious to hear what y'all have to say.
That's easy enough. The Triangle is a multinodal system that revolves around three urban centers: Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill (Cary is just a suburb). Metro Charlotte revolves around...Charlotte. Higher ed is a notable strength of the Triangle and a notable weakness of Charlotte. Charlotte is definitely more corporate and more progressive when it comes to city issues (e.g., transit). The Triangle's strengths are in tech and government. Raleigh is the capital of NC, but Charlotte is the de facto capital of the Carolinas. And so on and so forth.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:33 AM
 
Location: California x North Carolina (soon)...
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It's to a lesser extent, an epicenter of black culture, like ATL.
This is so, so, true....

It is most similar to Atlanta and Raleigh (Greenville to a lesser extent). I have been to Indianspolis----not at all!
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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I'd like to believe we are growing into a Denver sometime down the road (I think we are about a decade behind Denver right now). I'll say right now we are a poor mans version of Denver or Minneapolis. Which is fine by me. 30-40 years away from Houston, hopefully without the immense size or highway infrastructure.

Though I have a feeling the OP created this entire thread to prove to himself that RDU is on par with Metrolina. I could be wrong.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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I'd like to believe we are growing into a Denver sometime down the road (I think we are about a decade behind Denver right now). I'll say right now we are a poor mans version of Denver or Minneapolis. Which is fine by me. 30-40 years away from Houston, hopefully without the immense size or highway infrastructure.

Though I have a feeling the OP created this entire thread to prove to himself that RDU is on par with Metrolina. I could be wrong.
No, I don't really care if Charlotte is in a league above RDU.
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:41 AM
 
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Raleigh, Nashville, Hampton Roads, Richmond
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Dublin, OH
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I would say Charlotte is most like the following peer cities...

Columbus, Oh
Indianapolis, IN
Austin, TX
Denver, CO


W/ the exception of Denver which is a much bigger, they are 3 similar sized sprawling cities w/ similar sized clean nice downtown/urban cores and diverse economies. All are growing significantly...all are investing in their urban centers...10 yrs ago, nobody lived in any of these cities' downtowns...now they all have significant resident populations....none of them have what would be considered top of the line nightlife but all hold their own against all but the major cities in the country.
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