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Old 12-20-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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To all of the people who have had to move FROM places like Buffalo and Cleveland and Pittsburgh TO places like Charlotte and Atlanta - what do you miss? Good pizza and pierogies? Beautiful vintage church spires and steeples and domes? Iron City beer and wedding soup and polkas? Factories and mills? Or do you not miss it at all? Just curious.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I miss being near the Great Lakes and the (relatively) cool summers. Back in Michigan I was a half hour from a sunset on Lake Michigan. Now I'm three hours from the Outer Banks. I mean, the outer banks are nice, but it's such a drive.
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: the illegal immigrant state
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If you're from north of the Mason-Dixie and now live south of it, Southerners will give you a sympathetic ear when you miss home and want to say what you had at home that you can't find in the South. You can open up to them. They're nice people.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:09 PM
 
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Default Everything

The neighboorhoods,churches, and the Great lakes.
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Does anyone else find it funny that there are only three responses to the OP in the past 8 hours? I guess not that many people miss the North.

I say this as someone who loves being up north.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: NYC but Georgia on my mind...
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All I can say is our 4 year long move to Charlotte, North Carolina has been nothing but a nightmare. We have since returned to our home for a much better quality of life.

People there do not cut there grass. I miss the clean fresh lawns that people back at home had. At least show some pride in the house that you live in! Dirty pick up trucks and cars parked on the grass, ugly trailer parks next to big houses! Whats up with that? Dogs chained up to trees who desperately need food and water. Hearing gunshots near our house, but the drivers were the worst!

Despite what people say racism is still alive and strong in the south. I could not believe what I was hearing. They would never get away with that garbage back where I am from. And I found southern hospitality to be nothing short of a fraud. I miss real honest people, good schools, healthier food options and being close to the major cities of the northeast.

Goodbye north carolina! I will miss the weather, however.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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All I can say is our 4 year long move to Charlotte, North Carolina has been nothing but a nightmare. We have since returned to our home for a much better quality of life.

People there do not cut there grass. I miss the clean fresh lawns that people back at home had. At least show some pride in the house that you live in! Dirty pick up trucks and cars parked on the grass, ugly trailer parks next to big houses! Whats up with that? Dogs chained up to trees who desperately need food and water. Hearing gunshots near our house, but the drivers were the worst!

Despite what people say racism is still alive and strong in the south. I could not believe what I was hearing. They would never get away with that garbage back where I am from. And I found southern hospitality to be nothing short of a fraud. I miss real honest people, good schools, healthier food options and being close to the major cities of the northeast.

Goodbye north carolina! I will miss the weather, however.
Good riddance, don't come back before you are vaccinated from not being totally accurate in your incredible dissertation. Oh, excuse me you might not understand these big words from a southern educated man.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Does anyone really miss Iron City Beer? That stuff is nasty.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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...People there do not cut there grass. I miss the clean fresh lawns that people back at home had. At least show some pride in the house that you live in! Dirty pick up trucks and cars parked on the grass, ugly trailer parks next to big houses! Whats up with that? Dogs chained up to trees who desperately need food and water. Hearing gunshots near our house, but the drivers were the worst! ...
What kind of neighborhood did you live in? I've seen neighborhoods like that in every state I have ever lived in. I just choose not to be around that kind of environment.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: NYC but Georgia on my mind...
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What kind of neighborhood did you live in? I've seen neighborhoods like that in every state I have ever lived in. I just choose not to be around that kind of environment.
Fort Mill, SC (a suburb of charlotte)
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