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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%
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:00 PM
 
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Raleigh, Nashville, Hampton Roads, Richmond
I get Raleigh and Nashville to an extent, but not Hampton Roads (Charlotte isn't coastal, has practically no military presence, is the only primary city in its region, and doesn't have the history of Hampton Roads) or Richmond (Charlotte isn't as historic or dense, lacks a tobacco history and a downtown university, doesn't have a river running through the middle of the city, etc.).
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I say one of the cities in the Carolinas. I think the person who said "30 years behind Atlanta and 30 years ahead of Greenville" was about right on.

I know people like to compare Atlanta and Charlotte because they are two of the larger, more "progressive" metros, but there's a big gap between these two, imo. I would say Atlanta is more or less Houston's equal: I could see myself living in both as a single guy. While either would be a big step down from NYC, I could see them being lively and fun. Charlotte, on the other hand, is the city I'd only want to settle down in with a couple of kids and a SUV.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Unless you're ready to settle down in the suburbs and start a family, stay away from Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte. Basically what I tell everyone. We're (Raleigh) not the area where you hit up clubs chasing women or men around.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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Unless you're ready to settle down in the suburbs and start a family, stay away from Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte. Basically what I tell everyone. We're (Raleigh) not the area where you hit up clubs chasing women or men around.
If you're determined, you can do it lol...it just can't be all you're about. Charlotte gave me more than enough to do as a single guy, and being centrally located to other cities, the beaches, and the mountains helps also.
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:22 PM
 
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If you're determined, you can do it lol...it just can't be all you're about. Charlotte gave me more than enough to do as a single guy, and being centrally located to other cities, the beaches, and the mountains helps also.
That's true lol
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Unless you're ready to settle down in the suburbs and start a family, stay away from Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte. Basically what I tell everyone. We're (Raleigh) not the area where you hit up clubs chasing women or men around.
Yeah. I sort of got that impression...
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Dallas and Atlanta are in higher tiers, while Nashville is in the same tier, maybe a bit lower but definitely a peer.
Reread what I said.
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Reread what I said.
You stated that Charlotte's peers are non-southern, which is not true. Nashville and Austin are almost always compared with Charlotte. Based on GDP, Charlotte outranks these two, but on other metrics they compare favorably. While not peers, Atlanta, Raleigh, and Greenville also share similarities among areas/suburbs/layout/feel.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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Unless you're ready to settle down in the suburbs and start a family, stay away from Raleigh/Durham and Charlotte. Basically what I tell everyone. We're (Raleigh) not the area where you hit up clubs chasing women or men around.
I don't know, Downtown Durham increasingly has a younger vibe that reminds me of Asheville. A lot of new condos going up there too. I have yet to find an equivalent of this in Charlotte.
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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I don't know, Downtown Durham increasingly has a younger vibe that reminds me of Asheville. A lot of new condos going up there too. I have yet to find an equivalent of this in Charlotte.
SouthEnd for sure.
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