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Old 04-06-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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Hey guys,

My girl and I are considering moving to NC in September. We're both from big cities, currently residing in Columbus, OH. We're looking at Charlotte or Raleigh-Durham for our next place.

What is the nightlife like in Charlotte or R-D? Is there an assortment of small pubs and bars or do either have big clubs and party districts? I imagine the other factors like economy, apartments, etc have been covered to death but I haven't found anything talking about the nightlife in these cities.

Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks in advance
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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You can also look on the North Carolina forum. I've seen several threads comparing the two. Here is the downtown district for nightlife in Raleigh: About :: District Logos :: Downtown Raleigh
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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the nightlife in charlotte will be more vibrant, but perhaps more dangerous if you're afraid of the crime everyone talks about for charlotte. i can't say firsthand, but i'd heard enough to head to Raleigh instead. Charlotte isn't like NYC obviously, but it is a big enough city to have the good and bad that go with it. Raleigh and Durham have less nightlife, but there's definitely bars/pubs, restaurants, etc in the Glenwood South area and downtown. There's also the suburban equivalents, and lots of those. If you're looking for mostly a big time out, charlotte might be better. if you're willing to sacrifice a little of that for safety and comfort, Raleigh is just fine.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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We're looking at Charlotte or Raleigh-Durham for our next place.
Despite what the flight attendants say when you land at the airport here ("On behalf of Stickittoyou Airlines, I'd like to be the first to welcome you to Raleigh-Durham"), Raleigh and Durham are in fact two separate and very different cities (and there are others in this area too).
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Despite what the flight attendants say when you land at the airport here ("On behalf of Stickittoyou Airlines, I'd like to be the first to welcome you to Raleigh-Durham"), Raleigh and Durham are in fact two separate and very different cities (and there are others in this area too).
Right; it's more correct to say "Charlotte or The Triangle". There is no such place as "Raleigh-Durham" except an airport.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Middle Creek Township
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Right; it's more correct to say "Charlotte or The Triangle". There is no such place as "Raleigh-Durham" except an airport.

I think that is just splitting hairs and really doesn't make any difference. I think everyone understands what is meant when someone says it this way.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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I think that is just splitting hairs and really doesn't make any difference. I think everyone understands what is meant when someone says it this way.
Everyone here, sure; People not from here - I'm not so sure. No harm in helping those considering the area to understand the nuances.
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Everyone here, sure; People not from here - I'm not so sure. No harm in helping those considering the area to understand the nuances.
I second this. I've met several people who aren't very familiar with NC who though that "Raleigh-Durham" was a single city, like Winston-Salem or Wilkes-Barre, until I disabused them of that idea. The OP may very well know better, but there are others who do not.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Eh, pipe down and just enjoy life in Cary-Apex. ;-)
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Eh, pipe down and just enjoy life in Cary-Apex. ;-)
Or slip on your Birkenstocks and head over to Chapel Hill-Carrboro.
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