Charlotte, North Carolina 

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Blacks rule Charlotte - 8/16/2019
Charlotte is just too black. But so is the NFL, NBA, and advertising on Read More

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For Heaven’s Sake! - 6/27/2019
At first glance Charlotte appears to be an attractive place for families and singles of all ages alike. Scrutinizing it in depth however, revealed to me that below the towering banks and luxury apartments of uptown, there just isn’t a great deal of substance. I lived in Charlotte in the mid ‘80s. At that time, Charlotte was one of the best cities in NC for nightlife and entertainment and that remains true today, but the energy just isn’t there! I moved back to the metro area almost 20 years ago and settled in a suburb about 30 miles from uptown. Maybe living in the city limits would prove to be a more favorable experience, but it is not on my list of destinations if I ever decide to make another move. It is growing rapidly and the city leaders are working diligently to keep up with the growth by investing in new infrastructure, but for a city of over 800,000 the urban feeling is simply not there. Moving back to the area helped me come to this conclusion, southern hospitality is a myth Read More

Charlotte is a tiny dump surrounded by suburban sp - 6/23/2019
This isn't a city, it's a sprawling suburb with jammed roads and nowhere really to go or do.
Skip Charlotte altogether. Just a boring big box suburb with massive city crime, drugs, traffic, extreme poverty and pollution.

Frankly, ignore all of North Carolina for living and look elsewhere. Read More

Charlotte - the best city for me. - 6/4/2019
I moved to Charlotte in 2003 and still live here now. I've lived in Charleston SC, Denver CO, Tucson AZ, Santa Cruz, CA, Greenville SC and Winston-Salem NC.

Every city I've ever lived in or visited has issues, it's in every city in every country, so there is NO point in complaining about traffic, crime, roads.... every city has it. West Charlotte is were the crime is. I live in South Charlotte near Ballantyne. I love this city and will probably retire here. Charlotte is large enough to have all the amenities of a big city, but Charlotte isn't so large that we have the major issues that larger cities have. Charlotte is clean, there is little to no crime where I live and travel. There are PLENTY of white collar jobs making 6 figures. Housing is exceptionally affordable and our city has plenty of room to grow and expand outwards. We are 3 hours to the beaches and 2 hours to the mountains. The city is diverse but fairly conservative from what I experience. Read More

Still a S____hole. - 5/19/2019
I wrote a review of Charlotte several years back, and decided to write how things how gotten here since that time. In one word.....definitely WORSE. People come here seeing how beautiful and clean it is, but stay here a while, and you will get the true feel. Crime is soaring out of control with a record number of murders this year. There are shootings nearly everyday; even in "safe uptown". The traffic is even more congested, people drive like they're the only ones on the road, Charlotte has been rated #12 in the nation for aggressive drivers. Roads are even more torn up, even more random road closings. No improvement in the transit system; buses and even the trains will randomly have "technical difficulties" and just cancel routes. School system is still horrid, and all this town cares about is getting in more and more people than the roads, schools, hospitals, police and fire departments can support. Oh, but your tax dollars are going to build another stadium. If there Read More

Too Suburban to be a city... - 3/16/2019
Charlotte had potential before it let Big Box Shopping Centers and housing developments build the "city". If Charlotte would have built a city instead of Cookie Cutter Developments and Big Box Shopping Centers I believe it would be more of a vibrant, unique city. Instead it built same old boring crap that is off every exit across the USA. Charlotte is not a city it is one big giant suburb. Just look at maps of the area. It is filled with cul-de-sac developments and not city blocks. It is not a CITY that it advertises to Read More

Not what I thought it would be - 8/22/2018
I have been here for three years. I have found it to be very over crowded (and getting worse by the day), and not as inexpensive as it first seemed. The only plan that the city planners seem to have is to get more and more people in without thinking for a second about the infrastructure that can no longer accommodate the population. Apartment buildings and condos (as well as houses) are being built at an alarming rate, but the areas that they are built in have the same police, fire, schools, emergency services, and post offices that they always had. We sometimes get our mail delivered at 8pm and on Sundays! Think the post office is overwhelmed?
The health care system is extremely overtaxed as well, it can take a month to get an appt. with a doctor.
Looks like it used to be a beautiful city, but that has gone by.
Don't even get me started about the traffic. The roads can't handle the population, either, and talk about idiot drivers! It is not a question of if you Read More

Very Underrated... but maybe that's a GOOD thing? - 7/5/2018
As another reviewer posted earlier...

This city DOES remind me of a "young" Dallas... what with the Uptown, NoDa, Dilworth neighborhoods and the VERY impressive Light Rail. This city impresses me with it's walkability and urbanity as well as being fairly "clean" much like Minneapolis, MN actually. This is suprising b/c most cities of those sizes(and bigger) are not as aesthetically "pretty" and CLEAN too, which is a big draw for some! (it is for me)

More of a "southern" feel and less of that wannabe feel you might get in the Southwest.

PLUS, it's the banking (or 2nd behind NYC) capital of the Read More

The Next Dallas... - 5/15/2018
This city will be the NEXT Dallas.. Or what Dallas was in it's PEAK YEARS (minus the fact that NC has a state tax lol)

The Uptown Charlotte area is INCREDIBLE and really actually has/did "impress me". I own a condo off McKinney in Uptown Dallas and, even with that, the Uptown Charlotte REALLY impressed me

It's Dallas withOUT the pretentiousness and WITH the "Southern charm"

We will Read More
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Big mistake moving here - 4/7/2018
We relocated from Miami mainly to escape the outrageous real estate prices and rude people. I researched places to move and decided to settle in Charlotte. We purchased a home and the school assigned is decent. There is not much to do unless you want to drive 1-3 hours to the mountains or the ocean. The taxes are extremely high. But none of this bothered me as much as to consider moving than the constant spraying they do in the sky. In the last two weeks we have had 1 day of blue skies. Planes are constantly spraying chemtrails and the sky is constantly overcast. The day starts off with the sky blue and sunny and then the planes come out to spray and completely ruin the day. After the day start to clear up all that crap they come out again in the evening. Locals either tell me they are used to it and others tell me its just contrails which they are not. This is not normal and it’s quite worrisome. There have been protests but nothing gets done. In a town close by to me called Read More

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