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Old 12-23-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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Many compare Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta, or possibly Raleigh/Durham to Austin, Richmond, and Northern Virginia. However, what about Greensboro and Winston-Salem? Any cities/metros that have reminded you of Greensboro or Winston?
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:40 PM
 
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The Triangle, the Upstate of SC
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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having lived in the Raleigh Durham area & Northern Virginia, I must say they are nothing alike other than having a lot of tech jobs. Northern Virginia is the wealthiest, most educated, & one of the most diverse regions in the country. Raleigh Durham doesn't really compare. Greensboro & Winston are kind of dumps, so maybe they are smaller Detroits?
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:05 PM
 
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having lived in the Raleigh Durham area & Northern Virginia, I must say they are nothing alike other than having a lot of tech jobs. Northern Virginia is the wealthiest, most educated, & one of the most diverse regions in the country. Raleigh Durham doesn't really compare. Greensboro & Winston are kind of dumps, so maybe they are smaller Detroits?
If you've ever been to Detroit, then you'd know how absurdly ridiculous that statement is.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:00 PM
 
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How do you feel about Knoxville, TN and Lexington, KY?
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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I'd say that the Triad is most comparable to Richmond, especially the Winston Salem end of the Triad.

The Triad is going to come across as being stagnant as compared with Metro Charlotte or the Triangle. IMHO, the Triad is reminiscent of old NC before a lot of transplants started moving in.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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I'd say that the Triad is most comparable to Richmond, especially the Winston Salem end of the Triad.
Winston-Salem and Richmond definitely have their similarities, but overall the Triad is most comparable to the Triangle. Winston-Salem and Durham are about as similar as it gets, both are multinodal metros, have a lot of colleges and universities, have similar industries, etc.

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The Triad is going to come across as being stagnant as compared with Metro Charlotte or the Triangle. IMHO, the Triad is reminiscent of old NC before a lot of transplants started moving in.
I agree.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:25 PM
 
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Winston-Salem and Richmond definitely have their similarities, but overall the Triad is most comparable to the Triangle. Winston-Salem and Durham are about as similar as it gets, both are multinodal metros, have a lot of colleges and universities, have similar industries, etc.



I agree.
When you look at NC from a historical POV, one can tell that both Winston Salem and Durham were the two business cities of NC long before Charlotte and Raleigh blew up just based on the number of banks, insurance companies, not to mention the tobacco companies that were based in either city!!!
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:36 PM
 
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When you look at NC from a historical POV, one can tell that both Winston Salem and Durham were the two business cities of NC long before Charlotte and Raleigh blew up just based on the number of banks, insurance companies, not to mention the tobacco companies that were based in either city!!!
Absolutely. Those Dukes, Reynolds, Hanes, etc. families ran NC back in the day.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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having lived in the Raleigh Durham area & Northern Virginia, I must say they are nothing alike other than having a lot of tech jobs. Northern Virginia is the wealthiest, most educated, & one of the most diverse regions in the country. Raleigh Durham doesn't really compare. Greensboro & Winston are kind of dumps, so maybe they are smaller Detroits?
Seriously, you're calling them "dumps" and comparing them to Detroit? Clearly you've not visited either in the past 10 years or more and have no basis for your information other than a snarky attitude.
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