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gdfg
Mansfield, MA

I am thinking of relocating with my family. My husband would work in charlett.I am looking for a low crime area with good schools and low housing cost.I am indian and would like to know if there is cultural diversity and/or segregation and/or racism. I would like to know which town is the best for the education and is that near by charlett??? We are prefering less transportation for my husband. I would greatly appreciate some input thanks...

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Liduvina
Jamaica, NY

Thinking of moving - 4/9/2015

Hi, I am a n RN and divorced mom with a 6 yr old son looking to move from NYC. My son is on IEP program in school, my three question are: 1) Does Charlotte's school system have a good IEP school program in place. 2) Is it a good place to raise a young african american boy, and 3) which hospitals are best for nurses.

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Jersey
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte's Great only if...... - 3/19/2015

Wanted to write this review hopefully to give someone looking to move here an idea of what to expect.I have mixed feelings about this place and would unfortunately not recommend this place personally. About me, I am a recent transplant from NY/NJ area, early 30's, Asian Indian, extremely well educated banking professional. Had to move here, due to husband's transfer (also works in banking) and also having worked in NY for a while wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while: This place does have some pro's like many have said: * especially if you are in banking, half og charlotte uptown is occupied by BoA and Wells with many of their divisions here * cost of living is relatively low, obviously compared to NYC/NJ living * Weather's a lot milder, hardly any snow * if you choose to live near your work, mainly closer from uptown you might pay higher rents but commute's hardly anything * decent options to hang out and restaurants and such... * close to visit mountains if u're into hiking/trains biking and what not Con's * what really has been a disappointment has been lack of diversity for me, although some people's claims about the city with southern hospitality and whatever I definitely have a different experience esp. since I look different, people almost look at you like an outside wherever you go unless you *match* and fit into the crowd * I was hardly even aware of my asian-ness while NY esp having lived practically half my life in US and having studied here (nobody really cares) which is not the case here * It's really really hard to meet new people unless you have some sort of circle within your work or friends otherwise. I had a few friends/collegues from before but that's pretty much it, although if you have family here you might end up with a different experiece...but this is for me * Lack of public transportation and *sprawl*.....people here don't belive in outsiders being able easily access their neighborhoods so they are not very *for" transport: these are words of one of my collegues who has lived here for a very long time.....and it sucks, the highways are now hardly able to tolerate the traffic during rush hours, there is a light rail but it's practically a joke to call it "public transport" * Way too much Religion into everything, as you drive further from main city, I just found it so odd that you hardly spot a pharmacy but churches are everywhere....it's almost like you are only good of you belive in *god"....i am a spiritual person but completely of the attitude that you don't have to believe in God to be *good*...and the execssive religiousness in not for me * Lastly, we are going to have a baby and definitely don't want my child to grow into an environment where he/she might be made to feel *different* because of the color of the skin and the narrow attitudes o people is just not for me It's probably a great place for you however if you fit the mould so good luck to you if you are moving however we'll good by very soon!

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Paul
Castaic, CA

Our view point - 3/15/2015

We are from Los Angeles. I'm a Georgia Tech grad. We came here looking to get away from the big, big, city, yet retain most elements of a large city. We have found that. Charlotte is a very clean city, you have all the benefits of a large city, yet the peace of a much smaller city. It rains here monthly, not so in LA. I am only a half day from Bobby Dodd Stadium, and I love that. The people here are very friendly and easy to get along with. Housings can be affordable, homes close to Southpark can run $600k to well over $1m. However, do as we have and you can discover Ballantyne, 6 to 10 miles south of Southpark. Here you can find a great home $350k to $550k. Infrastructure was very important to us. In LA it was 2 to 10 miles for everything. We were not looking to give that up. We have the same infrastructure here.

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Keith
Charlotte, NC

Pardon Our Dust! - 1/25/2015

Uptown Charlotte, Midtown, and South End is one big construction zone with thousands of new apartments and townhome condos under construction, as well as the first new office tower since the recession with two others slated to begin construction in 2015. Still a great place to live and will be even better once the dust settles. Come see for yourself!

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Donna
Louisville, KY

Wanting to Relocate from Louisville KY - 1/4/2015

Need information on career jobs, have a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Psychology and a Master's Degree in Human Behavior. My daughter is 14 and a straight A Honor Student with a plus and very manageable attitude. She wants to go to college somewhere other than Louisville, Ky. We're trying to find out what is the take for Charolott, NC to relocate too.

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Michael
Charlotte, NC

What makes Charlotte Great! - 12/22/2014

Here are just a few of the reasons Charlotte is such a fast growing city: Quality of Life Cleanliness Overall Appearance Schools Great place to raise children Great place to work The Neighborhoods Economic Health Ease of Getting Around

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S
New York, NY

What is life in Charlotte like for people from the - 11/22/2014

I live in New York City and I am thinking about moving to Charlotte mainly to buy a home. I am concerned that the culture shock and lifestyle will be very difficult to live on a daily basis. I would like to hear from Northeast transplants from the New York/New Jersey area who are living in Charlotte. How do you like living in this city? What are the things that you have trouble living with? How are northerners received? Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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Anonymous
Indiana, PA

poliical question - 10/30/2014

Hi! I had a question about the general political climate in Charlotte. Politically, I'm a conservative. I don't really know if Charlotte is marjority liberal, majority conservative, or somewhere in-between. How well would I get along in the political enviornment. I'm just asking so I know where I stand if I decide to move there. It would be great if it's a purple state then I know either party would be ok there. Thanks!

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Anonymous
Indiana, PA

Questions about Retirement - 10/30/2014

Hi! I was thinking about Charlotte as a possible retirement spot in the future. My question...is there a newcomers club I could join to meet other seniors my age? Are there any clubs to meet others in a similar situation, or is Charlotte a young single scene? If not, I would like to live in a small medium or large city that offers this. Most retirement spots just have a leisure lifestyle and not enough culture and arts. Any suggestions?

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Will
Charlotte, NC

Plaza Midwood - 8/21/2014

One of the arstiest places around, along with the NODA area (about 5 min drive from Plaza Midwood). Great food, local stores, bars, coffee shops, art and music!

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Patricia
Cincinnati, OH

thinking of moving to charlotte - 4/24/2014

hi i have 4 yr old son. where is the best place to live,schools,activities,jobs as Medical assistant,dog bather,phlebotomist or any positions. thank you

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Jeff
Pompano Beach, FL

Charlotte cost of living - 4/7/2014

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Charles
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is Really a Great Place to Live (but don - 3/8/2014

Charlotte is really a great place to live, small town feel, low traffic, low nightlife, low gas prices, affordable housing, low COL, no snow, no hurricanes, need I say more. But I don't want anyone to move here and make it more congested. Im very happy here. Its a great place to live! Hard finding a good job is my major con. Its very difficult if you don't already have a job. If you are offered relocation, make sure your company will not close once you get here like mine did. However, with all the positives, im glad Im here and not someplace more expensive.

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yoshida
Charlotte, NC

don't relocate to charlotte - 2/4/2014

I am a black female from new York, and have been living in Charlotte for 4 months now I can honestly say I don't really like it.I am moving back to New York. I think it is to slow of a town

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Daniel
Charlotte, NC

True Homes has 70 new home communities in the Char - 12/27/2013

Charlotte is a great place to live, work and play. With a terrific climate, four seasons, location 3 hours from mountains and the beach and a multicultural cosmopolitan culture, it has much to offer everyone. If you are thinking about a new home, for a limited time promotion: get a $1,000 design center credit when you buy a new True Home in the Charlotte area with Fisher Herman Realty 704-617-3544

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Todd
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is in a good place - 12/3/2013

There is so much to appreciate about this place: Beautiful, great family town, 4 seasons, easy to get around (compared to ATL, where I moved from), and awesome entertainment and restaurant options. But if you don't see a band scheduled that you like, the best part may be that you can decide on a Friday afternoon to steer north two hours to Asheville or south for 3 to Charleston for a world class mini-vacation weekend. And if you can't find a restaurant or entertainment venue to your liking in those cities, check your pulse or your attitude. This Thanksgiving we were able to snow ski and cut our own Christmas tree- last year golf and beach. Great location, vitality while maintaining a laid-back pulse, and awesome neighborhoods make this a nice place to live. --- I have read a few critiques of the people in Charlotte on this post that are interesting. The MSA is now over 1 million, so to generalize about the people throws a big bitter blanket over a place that was recently known for not much more than banking and the southern hospitality of the indigenous crowd. Many in Charlotte do seem oddly eager to see this place grow. Growth always comes with a cost. The most glaring cost to Charlotte is you and me with our increased traffic and pollution. I'm glad that Charlotte so welcomes newcomers like us, because they had it pretty good before we got here.

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Mandy
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte - 10/23/2013

Great place to live

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sheldon
Brooklyn, NY

thinking about relocating - 10/5/2013

I see there are some positive and negatives to living in charlotte. I guess i will have to come down and see for myself before making a decision

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Anonymous
Indiana, PA

Looking to retire in Charlotte, NC - 9/27/2013

Hi Everybody! I've read about all the good and bad of living in Charlotte. The only thing I didn't see mentioned was how a retired person fits in in Charlotte. Everyone keeps saying how good it is for families. Is Charlotte better suited for young people after college and not retirees? We would prefer to live in a community with others our own age because we have more in common with them.(Not because we don't like younger people). Are there meet and greet groups for seniors, or is it difficult? A little insight from other retired people would be helpful.

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Mellissa
Harrisburg, PA

Relocation to Charlotte - 9/15/2013

I have read a lot of reviews on Charlotte, on different sites including this site. I have family in Charlotte just not too familiar with them but most of the reviews I read are good generally. I realized that everybody has their own opinion. My husband and I have two children we are looking to move where the over all quality of life is better, more opportunities, more shopping places, more jobs, more family fun places, and entertainment. We feel Charlotte would be a good place for us to raise our children. We live in Harrisburg, Pa and if you know about this place you would know how HORRIBLE it is here. Its a dead end city, no places to shop, nothing fun to do. Its not a place you can thrive in and become successful and grow. Any place we move would be a major come up! My husband and I are both educated people; he has a degress in computer science and I have a degree in psychology and currently in school now for my masters but the jobs here are not plentiful and they do not pay much at all. Cost of living here is more expensive and not worth the money as far as housing go. My questions are to the people who are from charlotte or lives there. How would you rate Charlotte overall. What kind of city is it to you? Are there a lot of things to do with family and friends? Are there a lot of nice neighborhoods that are affordable? Are there a lot of black professionals? Are people generally nice? Thanks for who ever gives an answer. We plan on moving very soon nxt year.

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