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Old 03-23-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Mark my words- The city is being overdeveloped too soon and too quickly especially when the demand as well as the good paying jobs to meet the demand is not there. Sooner or later, it will come back and bite Charlotte in the a@#. The bubble all over again.
You don't live here anymore, and your information on Charlotte is always sketchy, at best. Please stop with the conjecture: "Cities with the highest annual incomes when adjusted for cost of living....No. 1: Charlotte, N.C...Charlotte is the best city in America for good salaries and low cost of living..."
Link: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/top-b...195126305.html
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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Having lived in Charlotte, I can promise you that the average income is nowhere close to $76,914 and the cost of living is high. Charlotte charges the most amount of taxes in the State and the "GOOD" jobs are very competitive to land let alone one that would amount to such an income. So many people move here thinking they're going to get a high paying job, buy a big house for cheap, They are often very disappointed by the lack of job opportunities.
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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Good jobs are taken because they are Good jobs. No one wants a bad one. If you are not good enough for a good job you get a regular job, people just assume that they can move to the Holy Land and find a new life with the perfect job. There is not a single city that is easy in this country. People who move without a job, for other than legal reasons, are just blind to reality. But in saying that, Charlotte is not nearly as bad as cities like Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and LA. They would hit a bubble far before Charlotte would.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Having lived in Charlotte, I can promise you that the average income is nowhere close to $76,914 and the cost of living is high. Charlotte charges the most amount of taxes in the State and the "GOOD" jobs are very competitive to land let alone one that would amount to such an income. So many people move here thinking they're going to get a high paying job, buy a big house for cheap, They are often very disappointed by the lack of job opportunities.
You are aware what the definition of the term average is, right? Are you saying you know how money much every person in Charlotte makes? With talent like that, you surely should have been able to land one of those "good" jobs.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:23 AM
 
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Having lived in Charlotte, I can promise you that the average income is nowhere close to $76,914 and the cost of living is high. Charlotte charges the most amount of taxes in the State and the "GOOD" jobs are very competitive to land let alone one that would amount to such an income. So many people move here thinking they're going to get a high paying job, buy a big house for cheap, They are often very disappointed by the lack of job opportunities.
I thought you left? Why are you looking back?

GOOD jobs are hard to land EVERYWHERE!!! It's competitve in Charlotte because it's a popular destination. Some make it, some don't. That's what happens in a city that are growing.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:26 AM
 
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There isn't a very good road network in Charlotte. They have opted for a vein-artery type of layout...and they keep dumping apartment complexes on the on existing over crowded roads. They are adding a complex on Endhaven and another on Johnson Rd...with more to follow...
This is true but construction can't wait for the city/county/state to build new roads.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Having lived in Charlotte, I can promise you that the average income is nowhere close to $76,914 and the cost of living is high. Charlotte charges the most amount of taxes in the State and the "GOOD" jobs are very competitive to land let alone one that would amount to such an income. So many people move here thinking they're going to get a high paying job, buy a big house for cheap, They are often very disappointed by the lack of job opportunities.
And that’s all conjecture on your part. The fact is Charlotte is one of the most affordable places to live in the country. And based on some of your comments in your new hometown’s page, you don’t seem to be a good authority when it comes to assessing housing costs. You may not have been successful in living the life you wanted when you were here, but that doesn’t mean the countless others who live here have the same experience. And to the OP’s topic, if the city is being “overbuilt”, that only means prices will go down! So your points are all baseless, and simply another attempt to throw a jab at Charlotte.

Here’s another recent story about how affordable Charlotte is: http://www.wisebread.com/10-of-ameri...t-cheap-cities

And I’ll tell you what. I think it’s time I go camp out on the Phoenix board and let everyone over there know some of the wonderful facts I know about that city. Cause lord knows I got plenty I could say about that place.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Yup way too much growth. That's why most of the natives have moved out to SC or Gaston county
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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Developers are building apartments now because they can't sell condos. Too many people got burned badly by that "boom" in Charlotte.
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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Is there TOO much growth in the Charlotte and the Greater Charlotte Region? Everywhere you turn something is going on. Growth is DT Charlotte for one with all the Apartment towers. Which areas in the region needs the growth or do you think that we ares finally managing it fairly well.
I can see the concern and I do share the same concerns. I'm not too concerned with uptown traffic. The grid pattern seems like it's working out pretty good. Inused to work uptown and you would think that area would be congested as crap. While it is busy it is not unbearable. My concern is I77. Even now that area is cocky ester and our southern neighbors have more lanes. Charlotte has more people than double the population in York county yet York county has more lanes on I77. Also it seems that all of I85 will need to be widened along 33-46. Of course I'm wondering if some of the congestion is due to current construction. My concern about any sort of "overdevelopment" is do we have enough roads to support the additional 1million people moving in by 2030. Right now it looks like Charlotte will follow its neighbor on 85south if we don't address this now.
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