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Old 04-14-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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if you are moving to union county go to www.unioncountymommies.com

I must say these women are awesome....and I cant wait to start getting involved once we move... ive already made friends that we get together with that live in Union and its easy to make friends...as we arent even down there yet...
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Old 04-14-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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I currently live in a town in MA where it is very easy to meet new people and make friends. It is a kid-centric town and mom's make new friends in a flash. Our family is moving down this summer and I wanted to see if anyone here has an opinion on how open people are down in Charlotte to making new friends.
Charlotte is a little different from other area as far a meeting people. The people are freindly and pretty out going once they see you around. Meeting people is usually the problem as with any where you will mostly meet people at work and neighbors. Funny thing in Charlotte is you hardly ever see your neighbors. In the communites that I have lived the neighbors were freindly you just never see the around. If you have kids this is the best way to meet people. You can see how they act around you and their kids and quickly decide if this person is someone you want as friend. So school events and sports are the best places. Church and community events are others. Also transplants usually respond best to newcomers whereas you have to sort of earn your way with the true locals.
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: in a house
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OK, I just gotta comment about the flamingos! Where I used to live, there was this two-lane road that lead from my neighborhood to the highway. On one corner, at a four-way stop, a gentleman used to put out his pink flamingos, but he'd dress them and pose them for the occasion! For instance, on Easter, he put out a bunch of Easter eggs with Flamingos in Easter hats. Or he'd have them singing carols at Christmas, lined up with their hymnals. One summer he had the flamingos up on the porch, with fishing poles, sunglasses and funny hats, pulling a shark out of the water (inflatable shark and baby pool)! It was hilarious, and it was amazing how many costumes and props he had, and how often he'd change the scene. Well, unfortunately it wasn't to last since the some jerks started stealing the flamingos after they printed a story about them in the local newspaper.

So tacky they may be, but they were a source of entertainment for us commuters, and I'm sure the guy had many friends in the neighborhood. Guess they wouldn't work in a HOA community though!
One of the local church's youth groups "flock" people as a fund raiser - again, I was too late! This is such a good idea - dressing the birds - my evil mind is working, looking forward to next year......
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:31 PM
 
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I currently live in a town in MA where it is very easy to meet new people and make friends. It is a kid-centric town and mom's make new friends in a flash. Our family is moving down this summer and I wanted to see if anyone here has an opinion on how open people are down in Charlotte to making new friends.
We moved to south Charlotte in 2002 from VA. My husband dragged me down crying and screaming! Our first weekend there we were invited to a neighborhood cookout. By the end of our second week we had met just about everyone on our block. No one there was from NC much less Charlotte so we were all in the same boat. We were in our 40's with no kids but still made friends with no problems. When my husband told me we were moving back to VA I cried for 6 months. Yes, Charlotte is very family oriented and friendly. Good Luck!
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Most of the folks here have already given great advice.

I'm not particularly outgoing yet I've developed some good relationships and find most people helpful, welcoming and kind.

Interestingly, I find that I've become more involved in my "community" here than was ever possible/likely in our former Jersey town. It's definitely more family oriented than anyplace we've ever lived (and we've moved around a bit).

The fellowship is available to those who seek it.

Good luck with your move!

Sincerely,

Sara
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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Most of the folks here have already given great advice.

I'm not particularly outgoing yet I've developed some good relationships and find most people helpful, welcoming and kind.

Interestingly, I find that I've become more involved in my "community" here than was ever possible/likely in our former Jersey town. It's definitely more family oriented than anyplace we've ever lived (and we've moved around a bit).

The fellowship is available to those who seek it.

Good luck with your move!


Sincerely,

Sara
yes dh and I noticed it when we were just there buying a home, he commented about how nice everyone was and just genuinely friendly, than opposed to here.....
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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yes dh and I noticed it when we were just there buying a home, he commented about how nice everyone was and just genuinely friendly, than opposed to here.....
Yes, Staci, a lot of warmth here — which is why I am always surprised when I hear comments to the contrary. Makes me wonder what type of vibes the individual is putting out.

Sincerely,

Sara
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area Florida
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Yes, Staci, a lot of warmth here — which is why I am always surprised when I hear comments to the contrary. Makes me wonder what type of vibes the individual is putting out.

Sincerely,

Sara
Yes I agree that is why I have to wonder sometimes...
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Old 04-16-2007, 03:23 PM
 
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Default great feedback

thank you everyone for your feedback. In all of our visits, the one thing we kept finding was that everyone is so friendly in Charlotte. We are looking forward to a general change in attitude from what we have up here in MA.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:12 PM
 
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Rightly said, it depends on lot of factors. If u need any kind of help/company, I would be delighted when u r in Charlotte.
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