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Old 09-08-2007, 11:29 AM
 
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Question Asheville vs. Charlotte vs. Wilmington: Which city would you prefer to live in and why?

Which of the three NC cities listed below would you prefer to live and why:

Asheville
Charlotte
Wilmington
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Old 09-08-2007, 12:38 PM
 
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Living in Wilmington cause that is where the job put us.

Prefer NEAR Asheville, not IN Asheville cause I prefer the mtns. Liz
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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They are all very different.

We considered Wilmington about 5 years ago and decided against it for 2 reason. The downtown truck traffic and the hurricane risk.

Asheville has a certain flavor to it - artsy and eclectic, and right in the middle of the mountains. We have friends who live down the road in Maggie Valley who love it - but it's a bit too isolated for us.

It's been a long time since I've been to Charlotte - but it seems to be more of a metro area, like a smaller Atlanta. Has the bigger city amenities and professional sports, etc.

VERY different areas. You really need to visit each to see which flavor you prefer
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Hard to choose between Asheville and Wilmington. (Charlotte's too big and crowded for me.) I love the coast and the mountains pretty equally. I suppose the fact that Wilmington has a greater hurricane risk would cause me to lean more towards Asheville. Probably a smaller town outside of Asheville.
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