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Old 05-28-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Hello,

I am a single soon to be 27 year old female considering a move to Charlotte by summer 2010. I currently live in Ohio but am looking for a serious change of scenery. Things that have attracted me to the Charlotte area is that I have heard that it is a fairly integrated city and amongst the top cities for relocating singles. I have been looking at job postings in the area and have seen a number of postings for jobs in my field. I also want to move to a warmer climate. What areas of town are good for young, single professionals? I am planning to rent for about a year or two. I am thinking I will need to be in the $700 price range depending on what type of position I find. I would also like to move to an area that has a good mix of African Americans and other racial groups. Any information you can provide on the area would be helpful.

Thanks
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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Well the reality is just because you see job postings does not mean a job is available. A lot of the job agencies post jobs just for resume phishing, so no actual job, sad but true. Hopefully by 2010 our job market will be better, right now the unemployment rate is very high. Sounds like you will secure a job before you come, very smart thing to do.

You can keep up with our local headlines by going to:

[http://www.charlotteobserver.com/]

They have a living here section/new comer section which has some pretty good tips and things to do.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:35 PM
 
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thanx nascarnancy...I will definitely secure a job prior to relocating (I'm not that much of a risk taker..)... I will also check out the link you sent
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Old 05-28-2009, 11:07 PM
 
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You may have to increase your rent a little, but I would check out South Park, Southend, Uptown, Dilworth, Plaza Midwood, Wesley Heights, NoDa and the University area.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:18 AM
 
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The Steele Creek area is very diverse and has apts. in your price range. It is the southwest part of Charlotte. Here is a map. Steele Creek
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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The University area isn't too active socially. We thought it would be the most active area since it's proximity to the campus but, not so much.
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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Lake Norman area is great for singles, lots to do .. check out LKNfun.com for activities- Huntersville, Cornelius has good mix of backgrounds. The further up you go towards Lake Norman- Mooresville waaaaaaayyyy less diverse. But as a once single gal in Charlotte.. Ballantyne area is all families, not much for single people. University area surprisingly not much to do even with the college campus. Southpark area is fun - lots of cool local hang outs - Sewelyn area near Queens College is where a lot of my girlfriends lived. Close to uptown and lots to do and Freedom Park is close by. Just watch crime in some apts. complexes, mostly car break-ins- just keep your wits about you. Best wishes!
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Old 05-30-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for their very helpful responses... I am going to look into those areas mentioned... any additional information on specific areas would be appreciated
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Recommend that you get the job first, then determine where to live. Commuting here can be a bear. And, during rush hour, that 15-mile commute could take 45 min to an hour (depending upon where it is).

It's easier to find a place closer to where you are going to work..not only on your car and gas mileage, but, on your sanity, too!
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