Originally Posted by bdogg
This thread interests me because I moved to Charlotte over Raleigh recently upon relocating (again) to NC. A bit about my slant…and I dont eman to stir the pot, but beyond my rambling take on the two cities, I want to tell you what "deep south" means to me as someone who has lived a lot of different types of places and travelled the world.
Charlotte feels more like a real city and has more outlets even though much of its “city feel” is smoke and mirrors, while Raleigh is more manageable, and people are more apt to have a functioning brain (and want to use it)…
I think Bdogg is getting more criticism for his post than is warranted, overall it reads as a fair and honest opinion, and thoughtful as well. I don't agree with it all, and do find the perspective to be somewhere in the middle of subjective and objective, but that is exactly what the OP was seeking. Charlotte is my original home and I will defend it to anyone, but still I see no need to take offense at what he said as some people apparently have.
That said, I will stop to pick on Bdogg’s liberally referenced snooty money focused soccer mom mentality - hopefully he recognizes that view is mostly based on the crowd he runs with – those that make a decent amount of money. And something the Raleigh (ahem Cary) area is awash in as well.