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Old 02-07-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Your desperation is quite scary. If Pittsburgh or Portland were the largest areas in NC, this thread would've quickly become irrelevant. Charlotte isn't what you think it is. Charlotte is good at being Charlotte, however continuously bolstering the city to something that it's not looks bumpkin at best.
Pittsburgh and Portland are Charlotte's peers. Of course they do some things better than Charlotte as they have been bigger cities for longer (transit for Portland, higher ed for Pittsburgh), but overall they are in the same tier and the fact that Charlotte has caught up, being the new kid on the block, is saying something. That's simply a fact and isn't "bolstering the city to something it's not." The same holds true for Raleigh and its legacy peers (Richmond, Louisville, etc.).

And you and this "country bumpkin" thing...please stop. It's beyond overkill at this point.

 
Old 02-07-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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When you look at cities near the size of Charlotte, I compare each other On transportation, fortune 5 companies, finance
energy, education, population, pro sports.


I find all these cites has something Charlotte does not have, and Charlotte have some things they do not have.


The same goes for Raleigh and Charlotte.
Nothing is going to change about NC State over UNCE Charlotte for now.
RDU is not on the same level as CLT


You can still make up a list of have and have not's for Raleigh & Charlotte. When you are done, does that change anything?
There are some who will vote for Charlotte and some for Raleigh.


The question is DO YOU LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE?
 
Old 02-07-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Pittsburgh and Portland are Charlotte's peers. Of course they do some things better than Charlotte as they have been bigger cities for longer (transit for Portland, higher ed for Pittsburgh), but overall they are in the same tier and the fact that Charlotte has caught up, being the new kid on the block, is saying something. That's simply a fact and isn't "bolstering the city to something it's not." The same holds true for Raleigh and its legacy peers (Richmond, Louisville, etc.).

And you and this "country bumpkin" thing...please stop. It's beyond overkill at this point.
Keep on believing that ok. Charlotte and Raleigh combined are both two bit towns compared to those places. Stop it. You're making NC look bad. NC just happens to have several small cities within it's borders. There aren't any real major cities in North Carolina. The two closest are D.C. and Atlanta.
 
Old 02-07-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Your desperation is quite scary. If Pittsburgh or Portland were the largest areas in NC, this thread would've quickly become irrelevant. Charlotte isn't what you think it is. Charlotte is good at being Charlotte, however continuously bolstering the city to something that it's not looks bumpkin at best.

Wtf are you talking about?


You said Raleigh-Durham is larger than most midsize metros besides Charlotte. Starting from Tampa down to Nashville are in order the largest metros... I specifically went down to Nashville because I think highly of Nashville and RDU was above it, so.



- Tampa: 3 million (18th largest Metro)
- Denver: 2.9
- St. Louis: 2.8
- Baltimore: 2.8
- Charlotte: 2.5
- Orlando: 2.4
- San Antonio: 2.4
- Portland: 2.4
- Pittsburgh: 2.3
- Sacramento
- Cincinnati
- Las Vegas
- Kansas City
- Austin
- Cleveland
- Columbus
- Indianapolis
- San Jose
- Raleigh+Durham (#36 Metros Raleigh & Durham combined)
- Nashville




I simply pointed out you were wrong. That “besides Charlotte, Raleigh+Durham is the largest midsize Metro” . You were way off. You made the assertion. And you’re having meltdowns because Charlotte metro is slightly larger than Pittsburg & Portland metro areas.... Which im not sure why those two cities stuck out to you over the others, but...
 
Old 02-07-2018, 03:07 PM
 
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Wtf are you talking about?


You said Raleigh-Durham is larger than most midsize metros besides Charlotte. Starting from Tampa down to Nashville are in order the largest metros... I specifically went down to Nashville because I think highly of Nashville and RDU was above it, so.



- Tampa: 3 million (18th largest Metro)
- Denver: 2.9
- St. Louis: 2.8
- Baltimore: 2.8
- Charlotte: 2.5
- Orlando: 2.4
- San Antonio: 2.4
- Portland: 2.4
- Pittsburgh: 2.3
- Sacramento
- Cincinnati
- Las Vegas
- Kansas City
- Austin
- Cleveland
- Columbus
- Indianapolis
- San Jose
- Raleigh+Durham (#36 Metros Raleigh & Durham combined)
- Nashville




I simply pointed out you were wrong. That “besides Charlotte, Raleigh+Durham is the largest midsize Metro” . You were way off. You made the assertion. And you’re having meltdowns because Charlotte metro is slightly larger than Pittsburg & Portland metro areas.... Which im not sure why those two cities stuck out to you over the others, but...
Actually you chose to name numerous cities to deflect from the fact RDU and Metrolina are of both comparable size. If you want to move to a BIG city then do so. Unless you're from a small town, Charlotte isn't the BIG city at all. It just isn't. Neither is Raleigh. So pretending they are, looks quite bumpkinish. Like I said, Nascar, Carowinds, and Billy Graham are what give Charlotte the character it deserves... Be proud of your city. I am.
 
Old 02-07-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yeehaw!!!
Really, this post should embarrass you, unless you're in 7th grade.
 
Old 02-07-2018, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Actually you chose to name numerous cities to deflect from the fact RDU and Metrolina are of both comparable size. If you want to move to a BIG city then do so. Unless you're from a small town, Charlotte isn't the BIG city at all. It just isn't. Neither is Raleigh. So pretending they are, looks quite bumpkinish. Like I said, Nascar, Carowinds, and Billy Graham are what give Charlotte the character it deserves... Be proud of your city. I am.

I chose midsize cities because you claimed besides Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham was technically the largest midsize cities. Which is totally off, btw.


So I just listed the biggest midsize cities from Tampa to Nashville...

The cities above Tampa get into Atlanta, Philly, Dallas, Minneapolis, Seattle, DC territory. IE,
Not midsize.



You were completely wrong on asserting Raleigh+Durham is one of the larger midsize metros. It’s not. I mean. Unless your clarify what you meant.


And because you were beyond wrong. You’re having a meltdown claiming “Charlottes doing everything it can to look big!” Um..... kinda seems like you are
 
Old 02-07-2018, 04:06 PM
 
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And while some of you guys in this thread keep touting Charlotte's greatness, behind the scenes this is going on:

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle...disparity.html

All of those pristine photos show one image of Charlotte, but socioeconomic facts paint a very different picture.
 
Old 02-07-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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US Cities Populations 2018
Charlotte has moved up to the 16th largest city in USA.
Raleigh at 41 largest city in USA


http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/
 
Old 02-07-2018, 04:19 PM
 
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And while some of you guys in this thread keep touting Charlotte's greatness, behind the scenes this is going on:

https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle...disparity.html

All of those pristine photos show one image of Charlotte, but socioeconomic facts paint a very different picture.

Interesting. It's hard for me to believe how RDU is doing much better actually. The bar has been set scarily low for American citizens. Black people don't have much of a voice in either city unfortunately.
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