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View Poll Results: Is North Carolina the nation's most overrated, overhyped state?
Yes 27 31.40%
No 59 68.60%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-29-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Raleigh is definetely hyped up. No downtown, its basically a LA stripped of its downtown. It has bad traffic, urban sprawl, illegal immigrant problems, its housing is getting pricy, there is construction everywhere and its almost impossible to walk anywhere.
The best thing the city could do is build a downtown then get some mom & pop shops. The big box stores are cheap, but they do nothing to the appeal of a city.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Raleigh is definetely hyped up. No downtown, its basically a LA stripped of its downtown. It has bad traffic, urban sprawl, illegal immigrant problems, its housing is getting pricy, there is construction everywhere and its almost impossible to walk anywhere.
The best thing the city could do is build a downtown then get some mom & pop shops. The big box stores are cheap, but they do nothing to the appeal of a city.
People seem to like those sorts of cities though. Why I'll never understand.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Yes, but only on City-Data.
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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I like the mountains of western NC.....but the suburban areas make me want to barf.

I'd say Cary, NC is the most overhyped city in NC..
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:32 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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It already is. This state has grown too much in the past 10 years, would love a slow-down.
North Carolina (and Florida of course) are not the only Southern states on the northern radar screen. I hear alot from my customers in Queens about Georgia - I assume mostly the Atlanta metro area?

If it keeps getting any bigger than Georgia might have to change one of her nicknames from The Empire State of the South to The Empire State in the South LOL!
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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What has surprised me is the amount of attention North Carolina gets on this site. We have visted several times and enjoyed ourselves, but to read thru the posts here, you would think everyone in the country has been there. Also, somewhere on this site was a link to statistics showing the number of people moving to NC from other states. The numbers were absolutely amazing.
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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What has surprised me is the amount of attention North Carolina gets on this site. We have visted several times and enjoyed ourselves, but to read thru the posts here, you would think everyone in the country has been there. Also, somewhere on this site was a link to statistics showing the number of people moving to NC from other states. The numbers were absolutely amazing.
You are probably referencing one of my recent posts on the NC forum in which I more or less said "The last one out of Pennsylvania please turn off the lights!" LOL! I showed just how many people were moving from our Keystone State into NC annually. Oddly enough though the NC natives don't seem to mind we Pennsylvanians suburbanizing their state. Their ire goes solely to the folks pouring in from NJ and NY. (Fine by me!) LOL!
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I like the mountains of western NC.....but the suburban areas make me want to barf.

I'd say Cary, NC is the most overhyped city in NC..
Uh oh! Thou shalt not take the name of Cary in vain! I "roasted" Cary in a thread that was INTENDED to roast cities by personifying them, and a couple of women from Cary were apparently not amused. One sent me a nasty remark calling me "prejudiced" while another copied and pasted my "roast" into a thread on their forum in order to poke fun at me "behind my back" (although the joke was on them since I have more "eyes" and "ears" on this forum than they thought and stormed right on down to flip out! LOL!)

Are the people of Cary incapable of taking a joke? I mean, for God's sake I love Scranton, PA dearly, but not a day goes by where I don't elicit a few chuckles from poking fun at it. Are people in suburban NC really THAT boring if a "roast" gets their panties in a bunch?
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Old 10-30-2008, 03:41 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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You are probably referencing one of my recent posts on the NC forum in which I more or less said "The last one out of Pennsylvania please turn off the lights!" LOL! I showed just how many people were moving from our Keystone State into NC annually. Oddly enough though the NC natives don't seem to mind we Pennsylvanians suburbanizing their state. Their ire goes solely to the folks pouring in from NJ and NY. (Fine by me!) LOL!
Sounds like people down south are blaming the wrong Yankees for their problems lol!

Y'all have a friend in Pennyslvannia. And he has two friends. And they have two friends. And so on and so on and so one! And they are coming your way LOL
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