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Old 06-17-2007, 10:42 AM
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Hey all I have live in FL for the past yr and I'm disappointed with the job market here and looking to relocate soon!!! I recently visited Charlotte for the first time and was pleased but I'm just wondering which city would be better as far as professional jobs, cost of living, post secondary education????!!!! I'm a 30ish AA with a BBA degree and have exp. in publishing, banking, and healthcare. For now I'm just looking to rent but definitely looking to get out of this low skilled labor city and into a more professional environment. Thank you in advance for any resources you can provide on good renting locations, jobs/careers, and grad schools.

Old 06-17-2007, 11:25 AM
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Arrow Atlanta/Fortune 500 Companies

IMO, professional opportunities would be more abundant in Atlanta.

CNN article 2006/Fortune 500 companies>>>
FORTUNE 500 2006: States

To make such a decision I would have to visit each location several times. I read some glowing posts about Charlotte and then I read a post that gave me pause--I inferred that it is more of a large 'small town' than a city.

Atlanta is a city--there is 'a lot' of everything here--good and bad.

The opportunities for post graduate studies are excellent--Atlanta University Center, Emory, GA Tech, GA State, Ogelthorpe and other colleges and universities.

There are numerous posts in this forum comparing/contrasting the different parts of Atlanta whether you prefer to live 'Intown' or in the suburbs--you can find them by clicking 'Search' at the top of the page and entering relevant key words.


Old 06-17-2007, 11:27 AM
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I'd suggest NC. It's just a happier city to live in by most standards. There's more to life than a job market.
Old 06-17-2007, 04:11 PM
Location: Halfway between Number 4 Privet Drive and Forks, WA
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Charlotte is ALOT nicer than Atlanta, just a more beautiful city (and alot less crime)
Old 06-17-2007, 07:41 PM
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Atlanta = more jobs, more educational choices, mondo shopping if that's your thing.

Charlotte = less crime, less traffic, better quality of life.

Now the thing is, Atlanta has had a problem with uncontrolled mega growth and it's the poster child for sprawl, traffic, and air quality issues. Charlotte while it doesn't have this problem NOW, has jokingly been called Atlanta's "mini me", as it is also growing quickly, and SEEMS to be making some of the same mistakes as far as not planning ahead for the growth that Atlanta made years ago. Charlotte may well be where Atlanta is today in 10 or so years if they watch out, in which case NEITHER city would be a good pick if "quality of life" is a top concern.
Old 07-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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Default charlotte 360

I'm from new york city and it is good their but Charlotte is a whole lot better than Atlanta.
Old 07-24-2009, 09:40 PM
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I live in Charlotte and prefer Atlanta. When I'm done with college I'd like to move there. There are more high quality jobs and better schools in metro Atlanta. I think Atlanta is A LOT nicer (in many ways) than Charlotte, but to each their own.
Old 07-25-2009, 02:29 AM
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I've been to Charlotte several times on business and for pleasure and I see I've always viewed as Atlanta 10 years ago. I must admit that Charlotte has made better strides in trying to plan mass transit, but other than that I don't see much difference in it being a better city. Atlanta is definitely a more cosmo type place to live if that is your thing. Atlanta has a much more diverse economic base than Charlotte. Charlotte is largely a banking/financial center and we all know what happened to that industry over last 3 years. Atlanta has a very diverse industry base from manufacturing, transportation, financial, tech firms and so on. Being a single woman it would be tough because women outnumber available men 10 to 1 here. There are a lot of Benz driving, mansion-living, but lonely black women here.
Old 07-25-2009, 08:50 AM
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Should Charlotte and Concord come to one big city call north Carolina city.
Old 07-25-2009, 09:58 AM
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This has been 90 times Please!!!!!
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