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Don't move to Charlotte, NC! - 5/25/2012
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I am Chinese American and lived in Charlotte for 5 years now. I can't wait to leave, but stuck here due to my husband's job. I totally agree with you. I lived in Manhattan for most of my life, in the city of London and in Seattle. I've never been treated any different from other nationalities, including all my white friends. For the first time in my life at the age of 41, I really feel like an outsider. Don't get me wrong. I have plenty of friends and I definitely get positive attentions, but I get the most ignorant questions everyday here. And for the first time, some kid in a car called me "Ching Ching" while I was jogging. I never once encountered this in any other cities that I lived at. I definitely feel like an outsider here and not an American just like every else. I would absolutely not recommend Charlotte or any place in NC to others considering moving down here. Stay away while you can! Another side note on how ignorant folks are over here...They voted against Amendment one.....yet this state allow cousins to marry. There's definitely no love here for anyone that are not white and straight.

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Charlotte, NC

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I can count 10 people I know who have moved away from Charlotte and has moved back. Hmmmm. That says a lot!

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Charlotte, NC

Charlotte NC - 10/9/2016

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Moving from the UK - 9/1/2016

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Gaithersburg, MD

Single 27 female - thinking of moving to Charlotte - 8/25/2016

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Charlotte, NC

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Montclair, NJ

high schools in charlotte area HELP - 2/1/2016

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Arlington, WA


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Matthews, NC

Disappointing..... - 12/12/2015

Look at this thread. The ones who say Charlotte is a good place consistently mention things like "banking" and "sports teams". Other than this yuppie-suburbanite sheep-chanting, the others who comment more negative reviews of this city focus on the lack of diversity, culture, and overall lack of access to enlightened ideals. Such are the true ingredients to a real cosmopolitan city. So yeah, basically this city is just a massive suburban Dark Age village. I went to one of the top 5 most conservative university's in the US: Texas A&M, and College Station was better than Charlotte. Face it Charlotte, other growing cities progress better than you. Take Austin and San Antonio, for instance. Heck, if we Texans end up with a better reputation for progressive growing cities than North Carolina, then that's saying something.....:/

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Charlotte, NC

Twenty Year racism of Novant Hospital in Charlotte - 9/24/2015

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Charlotte, NC

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How is Charlotte for Retirees? - 5/29/2015

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Charlotte, NC

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

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Castaic, CA

Our view point - 3/15/2015

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Charlotte, NC

Pardon Our Dust! - 1/25/2015

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New York, NY

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Indiana, PA

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