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Old 07-16-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I just need some opinions on Charlotte, Charleston. and Savannah from some of the residents or those that have visted!!. I am a young proffesional who is looking for a city that holds true to its southern roots but is a growing hip and vibrant city. I know alot of people will probably recommend cities such as Dallas, Atlanta ,Houston....I visted those cities,,,, and for me its only good for just that ...A VISIT!!! I have been researching all three cities and I plan on making a decision pretty soon!...Please help
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA
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If you are looking for a city with true southern roots, you need to choose between Savannah and Charleston. Charlotte is more like Atlanta, Dallas, or Houston.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:13 PM
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Location: Macon, GA
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I imagine all of these cities would fit your mold. They all have elements of urban life intermixed with traditional southern living. Charlotte, of course, is the larger.

I actually just left Charlotte and I wasnt impressed. However, let me elaborate. It seemed like a decent, cool city but I thought a major city would be much more "vibrant"
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:51 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I actually just left Charlotte and I wasnt impressed. However, let me elaborate. It seemed like a decent, cool city but I thought a major city would be much more "vibrant"
What did you do while here and when?

But for the OP, Charlotte is more like a mini-Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, etc. in that it's still Southern, but there's more of a "dilution" of the Southern culture here with all of the transplants. I'd probably recommend Charleston. It's very popular among young professionals and is definitely hip and growing. Savannah is very nice too, but it's not as large and doesn't have quite as much to do.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:28 PM
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Location: Macon, GA
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I was at the Springhill Suites Marriott off of Research Park Drive. We went to the Museum of the South, went to church at University Park Baptist Church and we had lunch at a golf club that was near Charlotte Motor Speedway. I was there for a family reunion. It seemed like a very nice city, I just expected more of a "city" element. I also recently visited NJ, and even ATL feels "country" after I come back from there.

That's nothing against Charlotte and ATL though, they are both great places.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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I believe Savannah is more hip and vibrant than either of the other two, particularly Charleston. It's still VERY Southern with great living history, inhabited by people entrepreneurs from all over the nation and world. Savannah College of Art & Design gives it a funky, quirky vibe that's hard to find anywhere else in the country -- particularly when you consider the location. Charleston may have "more to do" but Savannah is in fact a much bigger tourist city, with more annual visitors, weekly festivals and a party atmosphere that appeals to a younger crowd I think.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:38 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I was at the Springhill Suites Marriott off of Research Park Drive. We went to the Museum of the South, went to church at University Park Baptist Church and we had lunch at a golf club that was near Charlotte Motor Speedway. I was there for a family reunion. It seemed like a very nice city, I just expected more of a "city" element. I also recently visited NJ, and even ATL feels "country" after I come back from there.
You were out in the suburbs, so of course there was going to be the lack of a "city" element, LOL.

To the OP, I'd probably say let the job decide and then narrow it down from there.
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