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Is CLT Like Queens (NYC), When It Comes To Nightlife?

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Mine might seem like a stupid question, but I am no longer in my 20s-30s; I very seldom, if ever, venture in and around Uptown CLT.

I first became familiar with the CLT region in 2008, and at the time, it reminded me a lot of Queens.  What do I mean?  Outside of a few districts, Queens is (was) often regarded as a "place with density; an area that - outside of a couple of distinct districts - it's a place that lacks distinction and, to a lesser extent, cohesion.   There are parts, for example, that have generic mid rise apartment buildings, but the complaint most often heard about Queens - sans a handful of districts like Bell Blvd - is that the borough is a place "where there's nowhere to hang."  In other words, it's kinda boring.

When I first became familiar with the Downtown CLT area in 2008, much of it reminded me of Queens:  handsome, but there are swaths of development, with "nowhere to hang."

I can visit in and around CLT, but my experience is nothing like the experience of someone who *lives* in South End, Uptown, etc.;  do you feel that there's sufficient cohesion?  That the CLT area as a whole - and I am not talking about compact and trendy areas like NODA - has a genuine and satisfying nightlife scene?

What brought my question about?  Thanks to y'all, I have been keeping track of development in and around South End, and much of it's impressive.  But I wonder what life is like;  there are a handful of non descript mid density apartment buildings, and then you have mid density commercial buildings, that encorporate little retail/nightlife.

So...what say you?

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Bell Blvd is beautiful, but Queens has so many awesome areas (Astoria, Flushing, Jackson Heights, etc.).

Like Queens, the Queen City is also very vibrant and has many great areas (Uptown, SouthEnd, SouthPark, Dilworth, NoDa, etc.).

 

 

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