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View Poll Results: Jacksonville, FL Vs Charlotte, NC
Jacksonville, FL 38 65.52%
Charlotte, NC 20 34.48%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 08-09-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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c. Charlotte, their economy is much more diverse than JAX. once the banks had their scare, the city leaders started to aggresively attract other industries and have been successful.
Jacksonville has finance, insurance, health, navy, and port. That's pretty diverse. What does Charlotte have?
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Banks, energy (almost all the new jobs since 2007), IT, manufacturing, steel production, motorsports, plus 9 Fortune 500 companies.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: On the banks of the St Johns River
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Southern Pines is nice.
Southern Pines is awesome as a former golf addict If I could still play I would probably have moved there when I retired. Plus there's a large community of retired Army officers there I could interact with instead of all the squids down here...(just kidding) I could have run the family business from there just as easily. But fsquid is absolutely right NC taxes will eat you alive.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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NC taxes were around 35th in the nation when I started college in 98, when I left 2 years ago, they were 13th according to the Tax Foundation. I know they've raised the income tax again since I left. Again, it depends if you think you are getting your monies worth. When it comes to the state income tax, Charlotte and the rest of Eastern NC is not.
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:49 PM
 
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I lived in both places Jacksonville looks like they financially struggling its so big to have for lease signs in the downtown area and any area. Even the bad side of Charlotte the city is making it look good Charlotte is more cleaner for as air and water Jax needs to upgrade there downtown its like we drinking water right out the river scared to cook with it. Charlotte airport makes Jax looks like doodoo. Yeah water in palm trees is nice to look at but they don't keep there city clean. North side of Jax looks like somewhere but not america. I hate the white people and Jax they know nothing in think they do. They are racist. Charlotte is growing in u can see it. Big difference when the city is doing its job. Jax is slacking. All this water brings disease in water damage. Jax is only for vacation then back to Charlotte nc which I'm proud to call HOME. Jacksonville
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Old 08-24-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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Jacksonville has finance, insurance, health, navy, and port. That's pretty diverse. What does Charlotte have?
Lol a cleaner city no for lease signs every help upgrade that piece of ****.
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: PVB
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I have lived in both places. Jacksonville looks like they are financially struggling. Its so bad to have for lease signs in the downtown area and any area. Even on the bad side of Charlotte the city is making it look good. Charlotte has cleaner air and water. Jax needs to upgrade their downtown. Its like we are using water right out the river and scared to cook with it. Charlotte airport makes Jax looks like doodoo. Yeah water and palm trees are nice to look at but they don't keep their city clean. North side of Jax looks like somewhere but not America. I hate the white people and in Jax they know nothing like they think they do. They are racist. Charlotte is growing and you can see it. Big difference when the city is doing its job. Jax is slacking. All this water brings disease and water damage. Jax is only for vacation then back to Charlotte NC which I'm proud to call HOME.

Here is the same post with the grammar corrected. No comment on its content.

Mods if you delete the original post please delete this as well, thanks.
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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In regards to the following criteria in that order

a. Enjoyable/ Warmer tolerable weather year round, without harsh winters JAX
b. Quality/Cost of living/cost of home or rentals JAX
c. Sr level career opportunities (IT/Corporate/R&D) N/A
d. Affordable quality education for kids through public schools JAX
e. Tolerable traffic during peak hours/availability of public transportation (reasonable/livable commute time between 10 [preferable] to 40 mins) JAX
f. Scenic beauty/easy access to recreation BOTH
g. Peaceful / reasonably less crime rate JAX

Which one would you choose Charlotte, NC or Jacksonville, FL

I've lived in both places. For reasons b. and e. we could not wait to leave Charlotte and return to Jacksonville.
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Old 08-25-2016, 05:47 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I wouldn't even have to think about it. Just take a drive through the two towns. We have a winner and it is not Jacksonville. It's Charlotte by a landslide.
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:43 AM
 
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Lived in Huntersville, right above Charlotte, for a year in 2008. Since we are into boating, we thought the Lake Norman area would be "our cup of tea", but didn't turn out that way.
Very glad we are now in Jax!
You moved somewhere and didn't like it? Shocked!
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