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View Poll Results: which city and why? what does the other city need to do to get your vote?
Raleigh-Durham 200 42.46%
Charlotte 271 57.54%
Voters: 471. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-15-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Default Raleigh VS Charlotte

I'm new to the NC thread so I'm not sure if my question has already been answered. Can you mention somethings you love and dislike about these two cities? I'm leaning on moving to Charlotte especially since Trader Joe's is there. Check it out if you haven't already been there.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:59 PM
 
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I'm new to the NC thread so I'm not sure if my question has already been answered. Can you mention somethings you love and dislike about these two cities? I'm leaning on moving to Charlotte especially since Trader Joe's is there. Check it out if you haven't already been there.
Both are great places. A lot depends on your job prospects. Do a search on the chalotte and raleigh forum. This exact question has been asked about a zillion times.

FWIW, Cary (right next to Raleigh) has a Trader Joes as well, but I would never pick a place to live based on the presence of a Grocery store.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Between Belmont & Cramerton, North Carolina
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I'm new to the NC thread so I'm not sure if my question has already been answered. Can you mention somethings you love and dislike about these two cities? I'm leaning on moving to Charlotte especially since Trader Joe's is there. Check it out if you haven't already been there.
And Whole Foods is in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham: Whole Foods Market: Store Locations (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/StoreLocations.html?zip=&state=North+Carolina&city =Raleigh&searchBtn=Search - broken link) There's still none in CLT
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:31 PM
 
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Default Moving to NC

Thank for the information. I do all of my food shopping at Traders Joe's and Whole Foods. I work in the insurance industry and have just a few more short years left to work. I know I can find work in Raleigh or Charlotte. I did take that quiz "The Best Place to Live" a long time ago. Raleigh and Charlotte are two of the city's that showed up among others.
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Old 09-15-2007, 07:09 PM
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Republican--Charlotte
Democrat--Raleigh
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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Default Raleigh vs Charlotte

Republican--Charlotte
Democrat--Raleigh

Interesting, I did not know this. This information is helpful.

Thank you.
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Old 09-16-2007, 07:10 PM
 
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Republican--Charlotte
Democrat--Raleigh

I'm proudly unaffiliated-where should I settle?

I think location is a deciding factor. For some, they like to be more inland and nearer mountains-Charlotte might be a better location. I have friends heading there.

Dh and I want to be closer to the coast and I95, so for us, Raleigh will be where we settle.

They are both good cities with good prospects.
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Republican--Charlotte
Democrat--Raleigh

Interesting, I did not know this. This information is helpful.

Thank you.
I wouldn't go as far as making it that simple. Charlotte might be a little more conservative, but I would say Wake County/Raleigh leans slightly Republican, where as Durham and Chapel Hill lean strongly Democratic.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Raleigh and Charlotte came up on my list too. But 4 burbs of Raleigh came up while no burbs of Charlotte did.

I'm from the PNW and interestingly, Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia showed up, but Portland, OR did not.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:41 PM
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[quote=wanderintonc;1512395]I'm proudly unaffiliated-where should I settle?


Greenville! Ha! Ha! Sorry, I joke around a lot. North Carolina is becoming a more two party state. A lot of old democrats have changed to unaffiliated because with the county elections they want their vote to count and a lot of the people moving in are republicans. The republican party allows unaffiliated people to vote in their primary, or did the last election.

I always think of Raleigh getting more state money and Charlotte being more of a step-child. I may be wrong. I would like to know what others think about this. Charlotte has always been at odds with the rest of North Carolina in the past, sort of big city vs. rural.

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