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Old 11-29-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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You can't go wrong with either city. My advice would be which ever city can provide the best employment opportunity for you.
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate within the next year. I am twenty-six years old, single, no children, and I have a masters degree in school counseling. I live in Illinois, and I am looking for a change in enviroment. I heard that the employment opportunities are endless for educated African Americans in these areas. I like going out to comedy and night clubs, shopping, hanging out at the beach. I am looking into the school districts in Charlotte and Raliegh. I love to travel and know that raliegh is near virgina, washington dc, south carolina, and florida. I also would like to start dating again at some point in my life. Ladies, I've heard alot of good things about southern men in these areas. Please fill me in!!! What is the average monthly rent and prices of homes in Charlotte and Raliegh. I need your help. Torn between Charlotte and Raliegh. PLEASE REPLY!!!!
There actually is a great comedy club in Charlotte. There is also a couple of nice jazz clubs in Charlotte as well. I don't know if Raleigh has these things but I am prety sure they do. Raleigh has better museums than Charlotte I think, but that's not to say that Charlotte doesn't have nice ones too (not sure if you like those things, but they're there in case you wondered). I would recommend Charlotte, cuz I live here and it also has a bigger school district, but Raleigh's school district is only slightly smaller. I am also not a female but I hope my opinion still counts. Good luck.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:27 PM
 
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I'd let the job decide. I don't think you could go wrong with either one.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate within the next year. I am twenty-six years old, single, no children, and I have a masters degree in school counseling. I live in Illinois, and I am looking for a change in enviroment. I heard that the employment opportunities are endless for educated African Americans in these areas. I like going out to comedy and night clubs, shopping, hanging out at the beach. I am looking into the school districts in Charlotte and Raliegh. I love to travel and know that raliegh is near virgina, washington dc, south carolina, and florida. I also would like to start dating again at some point in my life. Ladies, I've heard alot of good things about southern men in these areas. Please fill me in!!! What is the average monthly rent and prices of homes in Charlotte and Raliegh. I need your help. Torn between Charlotte and Raliegh. PLEASE REPLY!!!!
Actually Viginia (ie Norfolk/Hampton areas) are much more diverse and then you're RIGHT near the beach, so just FYI you might not want to discount that area unless of course the job says otherwise - good luck!
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I’m in the same predicament. I’m torn between Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh. My brother lives in Chapel Hill (close to Raleigh) - he graduated UNC - and I have family in Greensboro (but not really interested in living there). I live in Florida now and though I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 9 year stint here – I am definitely ready for a change. I am truly interested in moving to Charlotte but I’ve been getting so many mixed reviews. I will be going for a visit next month. It takes me about 10 hours to drive to Greensboro, which is about 45 minutes from Charlotte (I’m definitely not a speed-race driver!). I will let you know how it goes. I work in the architectural/engineering industry (preferably architectural) and there seems to be an abundance of a/e firms in the Charlotte area. I plan to move by 06/08 – God willing – my house here has been on the market for 4 months already. The real estate market is a bust in Florida and I definitely want to sell my house before I move. I’ve obtained information on some areas in Charlotte that you may be interested in – if so, pm me and I’ll forward it to you.
Good luck and God Bless!
Just an FYI...you can not drive from Greensboro to Charlotte in 45 minutes...it is 1hr and 45 minutes...not including traffic depending on time of day.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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^It takes me about 1 hr, 15 min.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:42 AM
 
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^It takes me about 1 hr, 15 min.
If you're lucky you can make it 45min-1hour.
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