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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by southside, May 22, 2010.

  1. electronic

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    Fair. Are their really shitty high schools to avoid in south Charlotte between 77 and 74 that are in otherwise decent areas? Like I don’t want to buy a house and then realize that East Mecklenburg High was the inspiration for Dangerous Minds.
     
  2. Tobias

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  3. Jake Scott

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    eho amongst all the old money boomers? Lets get this on film.
     
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  4. Jake Scott

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    This isn’t really what you were asking for but something you might want to consider. I just bought a house in the Lake Norman area about 20 minutes north of Charlotte. CMS is a shit show(if you have or plan to have children) and Mecklenburg taxes are very high. The new toll roads make the commute easy. My office is south of Charlotte.
     
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  5. electronic

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    How long is your commute? How regularly can we hang out? Can Tobias' parents come?
     
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  6. Jake Scott

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    My office is in Ft Mill, SC. It’s 45-50 minutes. I work from home 2-3 days a week.

    Any time.

    We should probably interview them first, but I don’t see why not.
     
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  7. Tobias

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    we live close. i live in davie county. let’s all root on our dawgs this fall
     
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  8. kennypowers

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    Didn't realize you made it over to LKN. That's a bold move living up there and commuting down to Ft Mill. I did south Charlotte to Mooresville for a while before the toll roads and it sucked.
     
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  9. Jake Scott

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    I’m in Iredell. Slightly out 150 towards Salisbury.

    Lets just open our own Dawg-themed bar. Think we can buy Eddie’s our?
     
  10. Jake Scott

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    I only come into the office a couple days a week. I gauge the traffic and come in whenever it’s light.

    the drive home is brutal if I’m not out by 4-415.
     
  11. Tobias

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    yeah like 30 mins fro downtown salisbury

    shuck and shack is pretty good imo
     
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  12. Jake Scott

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    thanks for the rec

    Is that the area with the huge train store?
     
  13. Tobias

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    yeah spencer is right beside it with the train museum
     
  14. Jake Scott

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    nice. Yea I spent roughly 5 hours in there one day with my aunt. She built my uncle “Athens” on a train set his for his 70th birthday.

    I like that area. I’m looking for property to buy now.
     
  15. kennypowers

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    East Iredell is really good for property grabbing right now. We were looking over there before an opportunity popped up that relocated us to Arizona.
     
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  16. Jake Scott

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    Yea I’ve looked around over there but I’m thinking Statesville and even north of that.
     
  17. kennypowers

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    Yikes
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  18. Tobias

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    yadkinville is a nice drive

    llama winery is fun. pretty good wine and you get to see a bunch of adorable llamas
     
  19. Jake Scott

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    what’s the problem with that? It’s cheap as shit.
     
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  20. kennypowers

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    Just giving you a hard time. When I first moved to Huntersville my then girlfriend still lived in Raleigh so I wore that 77 north to 40 East path out. Made sure to stop at the sheetz in mocksville every time because it was top tier people watching.
     
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  21. Tobias

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    i am currently sitting 10 mins away from that place

    the walmart is truly insane
     
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  22. kennypowers

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    Oh god I could only imagine. Based on the demographics I saw they probably have to keep an army of those motorized wheelchair carts.
     
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  23. Tobias

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    it makes me feel like i am a part of a different species. i love watching the locals
     
  24. Jake Scott

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    ha, my wife is still in Cary. So I’m doing that now it takes me out 150 in Mooresville through China grove to 85 to 40... rarely do I go 77 up to 40.
     
  25. construxboy

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    I don’t think there are really bad schools in South Charlotte. It’s just that CMS is a clusterfuck. We live a half mile south of Meck in Union county. Good schools and cheaper, but not as cheap as SC. We just go to South Park though. Commuting uptown would be a pain.
     
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  26. electronic

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    How would the commute for Ballantye or Matthews to Uptown? 30-45 minutes per way at rush hour? Thinking I might need to be a little north of those areas.
     
  27. Joe Louis

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    Probably closer to an hour these days during rush hour. I avoid 485 like the plague whenever possible. But traffic is only going down hill so I think we'll all just have to get used to it ...
     
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  28. Joe Louis

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    I feel like I only hear really bad stories for West Meck. Would agree anything on the south side should be mostly fine, just the usual CMS shit. It's funny though, school districts ain't stopping anyone from buying $600k homes in NoDa or the gentrifying parts of the west side. A lot of young families I know look to charters in those cases ...
     
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  29. Joe Louis

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    who's ready for the Meck county lockdown tomorrow? honestly it doesn't sound too different from what myself and friends/acquaintances have been doing already. even though cases seem to be on the rise, i am relatively optimistic, as nearly everyone i know has been taking things seriously for more than a couple weeks already :pray:
     
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  30. Joe Louis

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  31. Hugo Boss

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    Luckily I'm an essential employee so it's the same ole bullshit.:crossedarms:
     
  32. Joe Louis

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    NC stay-at-home order extended to May 8 ...
     
  33. Clark W. Griswold23

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    I need a haircut bad. Can’t wait another month for the second phase.
     
  34. Joe Louis

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  35. Tobias

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    fucking gastonia
     
  36. momux

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    Gastonia is such a piece of shit.
     
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  37. Joe Louis

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    Gastonia demands an apology from this thread!

     
  38. BigReff73

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    Tarheel country
     
  39. momux

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    I guess even Gastonians are smart enough to pick a winner.
     
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  40. Joe Louis

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  41. Day Man

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    Moving to the area next July for a year. Looking forward to it
     
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  42. Joe Louis

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    picked a helluva year :warn:
     
  43. Day Man

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    Hopefully by then we will back to some sort of resemblance of normalcy.
     
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  44. Joe Louis

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    i see now it's "next July," yeah i tend to think it'll be alright here. i've always felt relatively optimistic about the way the city went about things locally. if we move forward with Phase 2 i'll probably be back at some of the local spots, albeit on the patio with a mask ...
     
  45. Louis Holth

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    I went to Legal a Remedy last weekend in RH. Setup was pretty solid. Was nice to feel somewhat normal again. Temperatures about to make that impossible as we get into June.
     
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  46. Joe Louis

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  47. Pelican

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    I have to be in Charlotte Dec. 20-22. Only ever been there once before for a short layover. I'm staying in a hotel that's right near (or maybe even inside?) something called the Epicentre.

    I need a place to get a nice dinner with my girlfriend (within close proximity). Suggestions?
     
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  48. Upton^2

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    Fin and Fino
     
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  49. dukebuckeye

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    Congrats on the future sex
     
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  50. Paddy Murphy

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    Barcelona (tapas style plates) or O-Ku (sushi) in south end.
     
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