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Old 09-03-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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I have visited Charlotte once back in 2004. But in the last couple of months I have become interested in possibly moving to Charlotte. Hear lots of positives about it. I see lots of people with similar posts. Here are my questions: How easy is it to adjust to living in Charlotte for a person in their mid-20's? Is it a good option for someone looking to get ahead? Is there specific areas that you would recommend for someone in mid-20s, single and in the earlier stages of there career? Is working here a daily grind, stressful and how is the job situation? Would it be easy to meet people of similar age and interests. I enjoy dining out, nightlife, golf, bbqs, the beach, skiing etc.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: South Park
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Well...how easy it is to adjust may have something to do with where you're moving from...
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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And how stressful - probably depends on what type of work you do . . .
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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We do pretty much what you would do anywhere else in the world: sleep, work, eat, repeat... Yet we do it in a beautiful place with a moderate cost of living.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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... Is it a good option for someone looking to get ahead? Is there specific areas that you would recommend for someone in mid-20s, single and in the earlier stages of there career? ....I enjoy dining out, nightlife, golf, bbqs, the beach, skiing etc.
if your goal is to 'get ahead' career-wise, it would definitely help to know what you do or are looking to get into. if you like going to "bbq's" you better get used to calling it "grillin out" or something other than "bbq", cause I reckon the folks 'round here don't know what you're talking about when you say "let's have a bbq" (but I do ). if you truly like skiing, then this is not the place for you. yes, I know, charlotte is only 2 hours from the mountains, and yes, they're beautiful, yadda yadda, but again, if you're a true skier you will be disappointed. only a few hours from some really nice beach areas. nice golf. oh, and of course, the coolest babes on any forum website I've ever been to.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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oh yeah, and what mullman said, x2.
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Old 09-03-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Charlotte is not "single-friendly."
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Loaded question here....

Single-friendly? I guess so. I met my fiancee here.

Daily grind? Not too sure. Traffic sucks and is getting worse by the day but is better than a lot of other areas.

As far as skiing....trade in those new shaped skis and get a nice pair of ice skates. We don't get snow. We just have sheets of solid ice fall from the sky. There are a few entrepreneurs who opened "ski areas". Keep in mind I use the term "ski area" VERY loosely. Of course, if you can ski on NC crap, you can ski anywhere.....unless its actually snow. Luckily, you are only a few hours from decent snow.....on an airplane. Our winters are very hit or miss but West Virginia isn't too far of a drive for actual snow. I'd reccomend a trip furhter north though.


How easy is it to adjust? That all depends on you. It shouldn't be too hard though.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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Charlotte is a wannabe Atlanta....much smaller, less stressful, but always trying to live up to her big sister to the south. Good part is, we still have plenty to do and even though people complain about the traffic...it is nowhere near as bad as Atlanta.

Now that being said...as Charlotte continues to grow and try to become a "world class" city....you can expect more growing pains and more of the things that make places like Atlanta places you dont want to live.

Downtown Charlotte...er, uh...UPTOWN Charlotte offers a great deal to the single 20something...great resturants, good bar scene, lots to do. Recreation is not far away..the National Whitewater Rafting Center is in town, Lake Norman and Lake Wylie offer good summer fun. Then the beaches of NC and SC are just a short drive away...which makes for easy weekend getaways. You have all the glitz and glam of the commercialized Myrtle Beach 3 hours away, and the serene very uncommercialized beauty of the Outer Banks about 6 hours away.

Then of course you have the mountains to the west. Great skiing in the winter up in the Boone area, just 3 hours away. Then to the south of Boone you have the very trendy Asheville.

Charlotte really is an ideal location...puts a great deal at your fingertips. Just be warned that many here have an issue with not being bigger and badder. Try as they might, Charlotte isn't Atlanta. But if you have ever spent much time in Atlanta you might know that to be a good thing.
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:21 AM
 
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I don't really know much about the "out and about" scene as I have young kids and don't get out much! But I can comment on the skiing. It will depend on where you are from as to whether you think it is "great" or not.

There are things to do. Many of them are a couple of hours away....the beach and the mountains.

Dawn



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Charlotte is a wannabe Atlanta....much smaller, less stressful, but always trying to live up to her big sister to the south. Good part is, we still have plenty to do and even though people complain about the traffic...it is nowhere near as bad as Atlanta.

Now that being said...as Charlotte continues to grow and try to become a "world class" city....you can expect more growing pains and more of the things that make places like Atlanta places you dont want to live.

Downtown Charlotte...er, uh...UPTOWN Charlotte offers a great deal to the single 20something...great resturants, good bar scene, lots to do. Recreation is not far away..the National Whitewater Rafting Center is in town, Lake Norman and Lake Wylie offer good summer fun. Then the beaches of NC and SC are just a short drive away...which makes for easy weekend getaways. You have all the glitz and glam of the commercialized Myrtle Beach 3 hours away, and the serene very uncommercialized beauty of the Outer Banks about 6 hours away.

Then of course you have the mountains to the west. Great skiing in the winter up in the Boone area, just 3 hours away. Then to the south of Boone you have the very trendy Asheville.

Charlotte really is an ideal location...puts a great deal at your fingertips. Just be warned that many here have an issue with not being bigger and badder. Try as they might, Charlotte isn't Atlanta. But if you have ever spent much time in Atlanta you might know that to be a good thing.
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