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Old 06-03-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Hello-

My boyfriend and are are planning a trip to Charlotte June 29-July 3 in an effort to see if the city is somewhere we could see ourselves relocating. We are both from Ohio, and are college graduates in our mid 20's. We live in Cleveland now, and the economy/job-market here is horrible. Not to mention, the weather during the winter is WAY too cold and snowy!

We are looking to move somewhere with a healthy economy, plenty of jobs (we would both be looking for something in communications, marketing, etc.), warmer weather and a good social scene (we like to go out to dinner, pubs, concerts, sporting events, etc.)

We will be in Charlotte for 5 days and want to try to see and do enough around the city in that time to get an idea of whether or not we should look into relocating there. We are staying at a hotel right off of I-77, about 8 miles south of downtown. We would love to get suggestions of areas of the city we sould check out, good restaurants, interesting places to go, fun things to do, etc. I tried looking for a Charlotte guide book at several bookstores, but the only one I found was of little help... Any and all suggestions of things we should do while we are in town would be much appreciated!

Also, if we were to move to Charlotte, we would ideally want to live in an urban area, close to downtown, but where crime is not too much of an issue. We would would like to be somewhere where we could walk to restaurants, shops, etc. and where there is a somewhat "liberal" atmosphere. I like to go running outside - so I would really like to be near a park or somewhere that I would feel safe to run on the sidewalks. Public transportation nearby would also be ideal, although not totally nessecary. We would be renting an apartment or twonhome for the first year or two after we move, before buying a house, and would want to stay in a price range of $700-$900/month. If you could suggest some neighborhoods that sound like they would be what we're looking for, that would be great, so that we can take a look at those places during our visit.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Liz
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Hello-

My boyfriend and are are planning a trip to Charlotte June 29-July 3 in an effort to see if the city is somewhere we could see ourselves relocating. We are both from Ohio, and are college graduates in our mid 20's. We live in Cleveland now, and the economy/job-market here is horrible. Not to mention, the weather during the winter is WAY too cold and snowy!

We are looking to move somewhere with a healthy economy, plenty of jobs (we would both be looking for something in communications, marketing, etc.), warmer weather and a good social scene (we like to go out to dinner, pubs, concerts, sporting events, etc.)

We will be in Charlotte for 5 days and want to try to see and do enough around the city in that time to get an idea of whether or not we should look into relocating there. We are staying at a hotel right off of I-77, about 8 miles south of downtown. We would love to get suggestions of areas of the city we sould check out, good restaurants, interesting places to go, fun things to do, etc. I tried looking for a Charlotte guide book at several bookstores, but the only one I found was of little help... Any and all suggestions of things we should do while we are in town would be much appreciated!

Also, if we were to move to Charlotte, we would ideally want to live in an urban area, close to downtown, but where crime is not too much of an issue. We would would like to be somewhere where we could walk to restaurants, shops, etc. and where there is a somewhat "liberal" atmosphere. I like to go running outside - so I would really like to be near a park or somewhere that I would feel safe to run on the sidewalks. Public transportation nearby would also be ideal, although not totally nessecary. We would be renting an apartment or twonhome for the first year or two after we move, before buying a house, and would want to stay in a price range of $700-$900/month. If you could suggest some neighborhoods that sound like they would be what we're looking for, that would be great, so that we can take a look at those places during our visit.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Liz

You may want to try this website: Visit Charlotte :: Home
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by LizOU04 View Post
Hello-

My boyfriend and are are planning a trip to Charlotte June 29-July 3 in an effort to see if the city is somewhere we could see ourselves relocating. We are both from Ohio, and are college graduates in our mid 20's. We live in Cleveland now, and the economy/job-market here is horrible. Not to mention, the weather during the winter is WAY too cold and snowy!

We are looking to move somewhere with a healthy economy, plenty of jobs (we would both be looking for something in communications, marketing, etc.), warmer weather and a good social scene (we like to go out to dinner, pubs, concerts, sporting events, etc.)

We will be in Charlotte for 5 days and want to try to see and do enough around the city in that time to get an idea of whether or not we should look into relocating there. We are staying at a hotel right off of I-77, about 8 miles south of downtown. We would love to get suggestions of areas of the city we sould check out, good restaurants, interesting places to go, fun things to do, etc. I tried looking for a Charlotte guide book at several bookstores, but the only one I found was of little help... Any and all suggestions of things we should do while we are in town would be much appreciated!

Also, if we were to move to Charlotte, we would ideally want to live in an urban area, close to downtown, but where crime is not too much of an issue. We would would like to be somewhere where we could walk to restaurants, shops, etc. and where there is a somewhat "liberal" atmosphere. I like to go running outside - so I would really like to be near a park or somewhere that I would feel safe to run on the sidewalks. Public transportation nearby would also be ideal, although not totally nessecary. We would be renting an apartment or twonhome for the first year or two after we move, before buying a house, and would want to stay in a price range of $700-$900/month. If you could suggest some neighborhoods that sound like they would be what we're looking for, that would be great, so that we can take a look at those places during our visit.

Thanks in advance for your help!!
Liz

And go Bobcats. There are tons of OU grads down here.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: arlington, va
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LizOU04,

I came to the forum tonight to post basically an identical message to yours as my girlfriend and I are going to Charlotte from the 8th-10th of June to check it out as a potential relocation area. We are in our mid 20's as well, recent college grads, etc. and are looking for similar activities as you. I will try to post again after our trip to let you know what we did and what we liked.

As for other readers, I look forward to your responses, and would also like to ask about a good park at any of the major lakes near Charlotte. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Thanks to both of you for your help

Berewick Resident - Glad to hear there are a lot of OU grads down there! It's always fun to run into fellow Bobcats.

mastaputa - Hope you and your girlfriend have a good trip! That would be great if you could let me know how your trip went and what places you liked. Sounds like a lot of people are relocating to Charlotte.

Liz
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