Both areas are relatively close to beaches and mountains, too. I’m torn between Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Raleigh.Charlotte was ranked as one of the best cities for African Americans several months ago, so this is a good selling point I'm afraid I don't have the expertise as some of the other forum users, so this is about as much as I'm going to say. My brother lives in Chapel Hill (close to Raleigh) - he graduated UNC - and I have family in Greensboro (but not really interested in living there).But feel free to check out the Raleigh and Charlotte forums. I live in Florida now and though I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 9 year stint here – I am definitely ready for a change. I work in the architectural/engineering industry (preferably architectural) and there seems to be an abundance of a/e firms in the Charlotte area.I am truly interested in moving to Charlotte but I’ve been getting so many mixed reviews. It takes me about 10 hours to drive to Greensboro, which is about 45 minutes from Charlotte (I’m definitely not a speed-race driver! I plan to move by 06/08 – God willing – my house here has been on the market for 4 months already.
Charlotte has more nightlife from what it sounds like (I've not really been to Raleigh that much), but I'm sure there's some in Raleigh too.
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I also would like to start dating again at some point in my life. Both areas are dealing with explosive growth in the school systems and will need anyone who has the credentials.
Ladies, I've heard alot of good things about southern men in these areas. What is the average monthly rent and prices of homes in Charlotte and Raliegh. A new high school just opened in Charlotte, as well as an elementary school.
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