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Old 09-27-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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Can you show some sources on the two I bolded? I'd really be interested in seeing how 85% of the stores are locally owned. Same with 90% of the restaurants. The numbers themselves seem possible, just not the percent locally owned. And actually, the 300 places to shop seems like it could be a bit bloated too.
I counted out 322 total eating establishments (everything from fine dining to mickey D's) of which 65 are chains so just over 20%. It's hard to find sights with one inclusive list. I also did the same for CBus, OH. There are sights for varying locales that have the majority but may be missing the newer ones, those that have since closed etc.

That's excluding one supplier (non restaurant) and all of the Fountain Sq. restaurants that's not downtown but haven't updated all the newer restaurants (like 10 or so) that went up over the past few months.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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well then dont say Indy's Downtown has nothing to offer and then nobody will mistaken you
I didn't say that
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Personally, I like Charlotte's parks better. I think parks in Charlotte, or in NC really have the advantage because all the seasons.
I thought Indianapolis' downtown felt too small with nothing to offer but okay-ish looking buildings.
here just incase you dont remember
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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here just incase you dont remember
In case*, don't*
Please do not try and attempt to twist my words around without quoting my whole sentence
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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Personally, I like Charlotte's parks better. I think parks in Charlotte, or in NC really have the advantage because all the seasons.
I thought Indianapolis' downtown felt too small with nothing to offer but okay-ish looking buildings.
He didn't lie. Don't try to back out of what you texted.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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He didn't lie. Don't try to back out of what you texted.
Rep and cookies for you.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Indy is a really good and fun place. They have places to club for younger people but also have adult activities. There are many things for kids to do as well. Besides the crime rate increasing its over all a good city. There are towns around indy that are extreamly high class. It depends with where you live.

Charlotte on the other hand, never been there but do plan to move there, in feb-2015. I heard its a very good place to live.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Gargenville
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I'm living in europe and went to Indy and Charlotte. I will move in one of these cities in a couple of years, still not sure about my choice.

I like Indy, the suburbs look good especially the north, l like downtown and the traffic is low , but overall, people in Indy metro seems to be poorer than Charlotte.

I will be self employed as a chimney sweeper, so I'm concerned about the income level and work to do in the area where I will end up.

What do you think ?
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Charlotte has built up a lot, and has light rail, something Indianapolis does not have. Charlotte is a larger city with more shopping and better restaurants. It's a place that is attracting young people, while Indianapolis is not. Without a good mass transit plan, Indianapolis will lag behind other more developed cities.
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Old 09-15-2015, 04:00 AM
 
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Charlotte has built up a lot, and has light rail, something Indianapolis does not have. Charlotte is a larger city with more shopping and better restaurants. It's a place that is attracting young people, while Indianapolis is not. Without a good mass transit plan, Indianapolis will lag behind other more developed cities.
Charlotte median age is 33.5 while Indy is 33.7. Do you ever get anything right?
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