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Moving to Charlotte

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Joe Rod, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Well, my run in South Texas appears to be ending and I am moving the family back to the East Coast. We are looking at moving to Charlotte by September. Anyone live in that neck of the woods? I was curious as to where the best places to live might be, best schools and, more importantly, how many Cowboys games they show.

    Any folks from around that area?????
  2. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Can't tell you much, as I've only visited, but Charlotte is a great place. I have several friends that live there, and they love it there. I've thought about moving to that area as well. Good luck!
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    It's backwoods. Your house will probably look like one of these.

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    If you want an RV.

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    If you want a house boat.

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  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Full time fishing with no property taxes? sold!
  5. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Great city w mountains and beaches and lakes nearby. The people are about the same average age and education as those in Dallas. But with it being the second largest banking city in the US, I was thinking they got hit pretty hard compared to the Ralegh Durham area---which is tech driven.

    I saw that Relocate America picked it as the top city in the USA based on factors including employment opportunities, crime rates, housing affordability, beauty, etc...so you're doing pretty well it sound like.

    Few cities can hang with dallas as far as overall sports towns...so you will be taking a step down in that area. But you'll take a big step up as far as outdoor things to do. Then again, you live in Corpus, so there will be way more pro sports there.
  6. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    We almost relocated to Cary about five years ago, but cancelled plans when my wife found out she was preggo with child #1. This whole relocating thing is a pain.
  7. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I've never lived in Charlotte but know a few people that do. They like it but the traffic can suck. I went to school in Chapel Hill, but that's in the Raleigh Durham area. Cary is a growing suburb with losts or relocating northeasterners. The North Carolinians jokingly call it CARY: Containment Area for Relocated Yankees. :cool:
  8. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    [IMG]...If you need a wilderness guide...just ask.
  9. Bob Sacamano

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    North Carolina sounds like a nice place to live

    I would live there, Boston, South Carolina (preferably Myrtle Beach) or Chesapeake VA
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Why? So you can punch out Redskin fans like that other Cowboys fan did? :laugh2:
  11. Bob Sacamano

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    no, I'd punch out tomson and hook up with his sister
  12. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    My wife is pressing me hard to get cable instead of Direct TV. That is going to be hard to give up, but she is bribing me with a new flat screen and blue ray player. I guess I'll need to find a good sports bar to watch games.
  13. Bob Sacamano

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    too much porn access on DirectTV, eh?
  14. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    I didn't say she was cancelling my high speed internet!
  15. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Why is she against DirecTv so much?
  16. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Dunno, she just has a thing against the dish on the roof and she always liked the overall package that cable offers (phone, internet, TV). I might be able to talk her out of it eventually, but I really want that TV first.

    I could do a sports bar for a season if it means a new TV.
  17. DR.WARE

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    I live in uptown charlotte like 4-5 blocks from panther stadium. Great area a lot of bars uptown that show all the games. The only problem with regular cable is when the panthers play thats the only thing they show ,so you got to hope the boys dont play at that time or just go somewhere to watch it.
  18. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    :laugh2:
  19. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, TV would be nice. I'd try to milk it for one of those new LED TVs.

    Anyone seen these things? Just about as thick as a pack of gum and they look amazing.

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    Of course, it will run ya.

    What kind of TV ya thinking about getting?
  20. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Not 100% sure yet. First thought was a Sumsung 52" LCD. If you are a TV guru, I would love input. I currently have a five year old 55" Hitachi Ultravision. It has a nice picture and produces a pretty nice HD picture, but I've seen the LCDs and they look much nicer.

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