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Old 03-26-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Gaston and York want nothing to do with this.
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Old 03-26-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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Gaston and York want nothing to do with this.
I can't speak for York because I'm not aware. Southbound295 has brought up several times where Gaston county did initiate some sort rail transit with Mecklenburg county but it was rejects by Meck. I believe it was some sort of diesel line.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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I can't speak for York because I'm not aware. Southbound295 has brought up several times where Gaston county did initiate some sort rail transit with Mecklenburg county but it was rejects by Meck. I believe it was some sort of diesel line.
Actually, it was light rail that Gaston wanted to do, but they were refused by Mecklenburg. The NCDOT was appealed to & they determined that it will be a diesel line which will have stops in east Kings Mountain, Shelby, & Boiling Springs.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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"Is there too much growth in the Charlotte Region?"
Not according to Mayor Pat Cannon....
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Actually, it was light rail that Gaston wanted to do, but they were refused by Mecklenburg. The NCDOT was appealed to & they determined that it will be a diesel line which will have stops in east Kings Mountain, Shelby, & Boiling Springs.
Thanks for the correction. Any updates on that?
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:01 PM
 
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Thanks for the correction. Any updates on that?
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NC DOT gave them money to upgrade the tracks from Gastonia to Belmont. An occasional train makes the run, so all is good on that front.

If the casino gets approved, my guess is that this will spring to life.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:51 PM
 
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Gaston and York want nothing to do with this.
This is not correct but please feel free to provide your source.

There have been many factors involved on how the LYNX has played out. It is best if one does their own research versus random comments on a thread (feel free to include my own) before people start pointing fingers at other counties/states.

Regional planners ask: What will we look like in 2050? | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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For those interested in the population growth of Charlotte, you can find the census records on Charlotte's wikipedia page.

Charlotte, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:11 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.
I've been here since January and so far I've had 4 job offers. Not a huge salaries but 40K to a little over 43K and great benefits. The first offer I received was in Feb for 42K. I wasn't set on the area or the duties so I passed. The next offer was for 40K. I turned it down because of bad reviews on glassdoor.com. It just didn't feel right. Yesterday, I received 2 offers at once, I turned one down because I already accepted an offer 10 minutes before. They came back at me with 2 dollars more an hour then the first one. I'm happy I waited because I found a higher paying job closer to home. In Phoenix I was making 38K doing the something. My husband makes more money here too.

All in all, I would say both places are about the same for opportunities. I'm sure if I was looking for a higher wage in Phoenix I could have landed something.

I will say one thing...My NC plates cost 239.00..What the heck??? I paid 60.00 to renew in Phoenix. Highway robbery! I do agree that Charlotte is not cheap unless you come from Cali or the Northeast.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:19 PM
 
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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.

Haha me too! As much as I love Phoenix, its not anywhere near the Paradise some think it is. I won't bash it because I think of it as home, although I was born in New York..LOL
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