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Old 01-12-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Interested in hearing from folks of what they think of Union County- south Charlotte vs. Wake County area....(cary, North Raleigh, Wake Forest) etc...
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:20 PM
 
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What sorts of things do you want to know? I lived in Union County in the late 90's, lived in South Charlotte before and after that time, and now live in Raleigh. I don't have children so I can't speak about schools. I will mention that Union County has several different vibes, as does Raleigh. As far as South Charlotte is concerned, it's beautiful. Everything is clean and new and happening. In general, houses are large, most people drive new cars, a lot of the families I knew there had nannies, and no one talked about packing their lunch to save money. I enjoyed all three areas. When I needed a change, I moved.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:30 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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There is not a hill of beans difference in the two. We live in Union County and our son lives in Franklin County near Raleigh.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Ok I guess to be more specific- schools, and crime are what I am interested in hearing about
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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If you search the Charlotte and Triangle sub-forums you will find lots of posts about each area.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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There is a major difference in Union County and Wake County. For starters, Wake County is an urban county with approximately 800,000 people, soon to have over 1 million, whereas Union County is a rural to suburban county with around 200,000 people. Much of Union County is undeveloped or small towns. Wake County's centerpiece is one of the nation's fastest growing cities, Raleigh. The pace of life in Union County is slow to sluggish with a strong Southern identity. Wake County has a much more exciting, faster pace of life, with a growing Mid-Atlantic identity. Union County is culturally conservative and religious with a strong Republican tilt. Wake County is trending more and more Democrat with a growing progressive influence from techies, gays, and college students.
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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There is a major difference in Union County and Wake County. For starters, Wake County is an urban county with approximately 800,000 people, soon to have over 1 million, whereas Union County is a rural to suburban county with around 200,000 people. Much of Union County is undeveloped or small towns. Wake County's centerpiece is one of the nation's fastest growing cities, Raleigh. The pace of life in Union County is slow to sluggish with a strong Southern identity. Wake County has a much more exciting, faster pace of life, with a growing Mid-Atlantic identity. Union County is culturally conservative and religious with a strong Republican tilt. Wake County is trending more and more Democrat with a growing progressive influence from techies, gays, and college students.
And Union County is attached to Charlotte-Mecklenburg...the BIGGEST city in NC and largest city between Washington DC & Atlanta. Very modern city and thriving Uptown and with a major International Airport the city is destined to grow even more. Charlotte has the 1st Light Rail in the State of NC (opened Nov 24, 2007). Major Sporting events, Excellent High End Shopping, Excellent choice of restaurants, the only Amusement Park in NC is in Charlotte, US Whitewater Center (where 10 countries will compete in rafting/kayaking for the Olympics) is in Charlotte. And I could go on and on.

Raleigh is a great city too...but lets toot the horn where tooting is due.

So Union County is nothing to sneeze at. And I have no affiliation with Union County.
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