Charlotte, North Carolina

Life in Charlotte, North Carolina, explained by people who’ve lived in Charlotte:

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*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Charlotte)

Charlotte Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Charlotte?

  • Not living in Hickory or Newton anymore. (John, 21 years)
  • Transexuals. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • The current atmosphere. The breweries, the light rail, the local teams uptown. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Charlotte?

  • Too many stupid drivers. (John, 21 years)
  • Straight people. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Transplants. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Charlotte?

  • Go blasting around 485 as fast as I can and see if I can beat my own record. (John, 21 years)
  • Heroin. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Breweries, Greenway, white water center. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Reputation

What’s Charlotte known for?

  • 485, downtown life is meh, banking is big which makes us a great target. (John, 21 years)
  • Heroin. (Anonymous, 30 years)

Charlotte Crime

What’s the crime like in Charlotte? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • A month after moving here we were held up at gun point in a subway. It’s not that good. (John, 21 years)
  • Horrendous. The people are retarded. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • It’s a large city. Crime happens. Most of the petty crime happens in gentrified neighborhoods. Murders are usually local to low income areas. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Advice

Any advice for people moving to Charlotte?

  • Don’t. We have enough *holes here already. (John, 21 years)
  • Don’t. Seriously. It’s already a sh*t show. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • It’s beautiful. But don’t expect the amenities from a super large city when you move here. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Charlotte (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • See my answer to what crime is like here. (John, 21 years)
  • Eating a sandwich. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • Riding the light rail home from a panthers playoff win and the train chanting “Panthers”. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Future

How do you think Charlotte will change over the next 10 years?

  • Hopefully a bunch of people will leave so it’s not so saturated. (John, 21 years)
  • It will be even sh*ttier. (Anonymous, 30 years)
  • More traffic. (John, 35 years)

Charlotte Facts

Any other interesting facts about Charlotte?

  • It was the first place gold was ever found. Some kid found a 17lb “shiny rock” and took it home to use as a door stop. That’s how dumb people are here. (John, 21 years)
  • Again. It’s a sh*t show. (Anonymous, 30 years)