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Old 07-07-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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I've lived in both cities and have to say they have two totally different vibes. Austin is a cool city with the colorado river running through it. Austin is all about UT, or should I say that UT's influence is so strong that it gives the city its personality. The economy remains pretty strong and is nearly recession-proof as they learned their lesson from the 80s when the software companies crashed. Austin's motto is: "Keep Austin weird!" Believe me, it would get quite entertaining sometimes!

Charlotte, is a bit more cosmopolitan in its feel with its museums, sports teams and NASCAR. Besides those entities its culture is also shaped, in part, by the strong influence of the banking industry. The diversity in Charlotte is really nice and it is a beautiful city, but the economy, from what I read is struggling right now. However, I believe that will improve and the city will soon be humming again.

The choice then becomes, which city best fits the direction you are going in life. Both are wonderful in their own ways and have a lot to offer.
Definitely agree and if I had to live in Texas, it would be in Houston or Dallas. Austin is nice (so are Raleigh, Nashville, etc) but there are several reasons people would prefer Charlotte. For one, there is definitely more african-american centric entertainment/activities in Charlotte and surrounding areas. No, that's not the only reason but there are others.

So lets get off the "why-in-the-world" would you wanna leave and move here train, especially if the OP can/has solidified a career opportunity in Charlotte.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:44 PM
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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Definitely agree and if I had to live in Texas, it would be in Houston or Dallas. Austin is nice (so are Raleigh, Nashville, etc) but there are several reasons people would prefer Charlotte. For one, there is definitely more african-american centric entertainment/activities in Charlotte and surrounding areas. No, that's not the only reason but there are others.

So lets get off the "why-in-the-world" would you wanna leave and move here train, especially if the OP can/has solidified a career opportunity in Charlotte.
Though racial identity in one's city is important, the original poster didn't mention race, unless I missed it.
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