Charlotte, NC – our next “Home Sweet Home”??

Doug and I just returned from a scouting mission in Charlotte, NC. After 32 years of Florida living, we’re searching for a destination closer to the northeast without the severe weather extremes of that region. We’ve decided Charlotte, North Carolina would be a nice place to call home, but wanted to be sure it has all of the amenities we’ve become accustomed to.

Our relocation must-have list includes:
• an Armenian church (St. Sarkis Armenian Church, pictured left)
• a place to purchase necessary Armenian ingredients
• a store that sells American lamb
• a decent butcher shop
• Greek or Middle Eastern restaurants/diners
• at least one major mall, airport, and train station
• art, cultural, and musical events
educational programs and medical facilities
We’re happy to report that Charlotte has all of this and more!

So, what else could  we possibly need? Sounds like the Charlotte area is the ticket for us. All we have to do now, is sell our home in South Florida, and take the plunge.


Wish us luck!

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8 Comments

  1. RetroKali May 29, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Charlotte is a VERY nice area. We are thinking of moving there, too. 🙂

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  2. Bonnie May 29, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Say it isn't true!

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  3. David Blasco May 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    And LEAVE Paradise???

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  4. tasteofbeirut May 31, 2010 at 4:45 am

    wow! I am amazed you can just pack up and move so easily after 32 years! One of my friends is from Charlotte and I have seen pictures and it looks just lovely!

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  5. Anonymous March 20, 2011 at 2:21 am

    good luck finding ingredients in nc.

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  6. Robyn March 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Anonymous, do you live in NC? I don't know about the rest of the state, but I know we'd be able to purchase our required Armenian ingredients in the greater-Charlotte area.

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  7. Anonymous July 16, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I live in New Hampshire with my wife and two daughters, we are buying a home just north of Charlotte, NC. My wife is Armenian and loves to cook all of the Armenian dishes that her grandmother, aunts, God mother and mother have taught her, she is passing down to our daughters all she knows about cooking the Armenian way. We researched the Charlotte area and found that there is a growing number of Armenian families are moving to the Charlotte area. We move to NC July 22,2011 see you there.

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  8. Robyn July 16, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I wish you well on your move to the Charlotte area! Alas, we haven't yet sold our home in S. FL., so our move is "up-in-the-air" right now. Perhaps some day!
    Once you arrive, check out St. Sarkis Armenian Church on Park Rd.They have services every other week.

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