February will mark SEVEN years since I moved to Charlotte for the second time! I can't believe how fast that has gone by. This city continues to grow on me. There are certain things I'll probably always have my reservations about, but I'd feel that way about any place I live. It's easy and cheap to live here, we get all four seasons (five if you count crappy snowy February, bleh), the city is big and there is always something to do, I feel connected, and I dig the variety of people and landscapes (I could live in a country setting in Charlotte just miles from Uptown. Yes please).
Honorable mention: We live on the border of SC so we can get unbelievably cheap gas.
Dishonorable mention: This is my own personal opinion, but I do not like anything outside of the Charlotte city limits. The suburbs are sprawl-like and congested and uh, sadly both my husband and I feel very uncomfortable anywhere but in Charlotte and a couple little towns that hug to the south of the city. Again these are our own opinions from our own experiences mmmkaythanks.
(Pictured above: DJ YA$ at the Spread Magazine Launch at Dupp and Swat//Freedom Park//McDowell Nature Preserve//The Lynx Light Rail//Romare Bearden Park in Uptown