Just let em rip. Basically a city on city comparison so the rest of us can mute you.
Charlotte USA sux . Unless you like beige
I mean… I’d argue Raleigh has a HELL OF A LOT more beige than Charlotte lmao. & Charlotte has 1000% better architecture than us. Someone else said “Charlotte is the Applebees of cities” and I just have to think… what does that make us then? McDonalds?? LMAO we gotta realize that Raleigh doesn’t exactly have a whole lot going on, either, compared to other cooler cities of our size/slightly larger. And that’s ok, we’re getting there… I just simply don’t understand how our hating on Charlotte helps with that. And let’s be real here, if anything it only makes Raleigh look like the jealous/insecure one
Raleigh definitely doesn’t have a South End.
They’re different places. Glad to have both evolving…
It’s a regional rivalry kinda thing. Probably always will be.
With better frequency of rail service, I’d probably go more to visit friends / see shows / events.
Maybe there’s better symbiosis forthcoming as the megalopolis continues to merge.
We have colleges, tech, and cultural institutions. They have pro sports, banks, and skyscrapers. We each have a different half of what one big city would have. I like our half better.
Hate to inform you but, again, Charlotte has those things too LMAO
UNC Charlotte, the Charlotte tech scene and the Mint Musuem/Charlotte Symphony <<< Duke/UNC/State, RTP + Raleigh + Durham tech hub, NCMA/NC Symphony. Like, by a lot. It’s like saying that because we have a couple small banks headquartered here, we have financial services too.
aaaand we’re wildly off topic
Also, UNC Charlotte is trying their best to become NC State #2 lol
So, some of these things aren’t in Raleigh. I’m just saying. If you have to lump the entire Triangle together to prove how much Charlotte sucks, perhaps we really do have some insecurity … anyway, I like Raleigh, I like Durham, I like Charlotte, I like Asheville. Lots to love in NC. Leo gonna have a good time moving all these comments to the “Other cities” sub hahaha. Back on track! Perhaps I’ll take the train from Union Station at the Union West complex to visit Charlotte, soon
Charlotte’s city limits are enormous. The Triangle is about the same size and population. Just comparing it to Raleigh city limits is apples and oranges - going to see a UNC game or a show at DPAC is something you do if you live here.
Having the biggest (and best) university in the state near downtown is something Raleigh will always have over Charlotte.
It changes the character of downtown for the better. It’s younger and funkier.
And it has to be said… as pretty as Charlotte’s skyline is, I always notice how empty the streets and sidewalks are in drone videos.
Help us Leo, you’re our only hope!
Please move our DTR vs DTC to the correct chat… Please and thank you!
Should probably just make a Charlotte vs the Triangle thread for the once a month this comes up
…or…we just… stop… comparing… everything we do and have… to Charlotte. If we’re so superior?
I like trains!!!
As one of the few (if not the only) Charlotte residents on this board, I concur
I already gave you guys some ideas how we become better looks like nobody read.
That right we have East End, Glenwood, and City Market, and Downtown South. Which are all important places for development entertainment, and Leisure.
Yep. But no rail at any of them.