I am considering moving either to Atlanta, GA for its diversity and wide range of industries OR Charlotte, NC for its banking hub.I am impressed by Atlanta because it's so energetic and already established.I am considering Charlotte also as it would be a smooth transition for someone currently in banking.
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I am an Asian single female of 28 working in banking/finance in Tampa, FL.
It's hard to distinguish between the two because the residents and natives blur the lines. I did enjoy it/do like it, and may move back soon, but I'm not the biggest fan. Charlotte, however, I had much lower expectations that were exceeded.
I'm black, and Charlotte (like Atlanta) is a black wonderland, not that it's the perfect place for blacks, but you'd be hard pressed to make three other US cities with greater examples of black success and leadership.My upcoming visit to Charlotte should help answer this question to an extent but I'm afraid my 2-day stay would be too short to really tell...I would greatly appreciate any input/info you may kindly offer. Metro Atlanta has more Asians than Metrolina (Charlotte metro).In that sense, it feels small-townish, but it's amenities are extremely comparable to cities of similar size (I've been to both Baltimore and Kansas City, and I'd take it over both any day).Uptown is loads of fun, dating scene is great and there is many, many young professionals like yourself, it has a scaled down, simpler quality than Atlanta.Atlanta is much more of a party city, while Charlotte has a little party vibe but is more subdued...