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Charlotte is many things—southern, metropolitan, growing and…weird? Former Charlotte resident Carly Ledbetter thinks so, which led her to post “15 Reasons Why Charlotte Is The Weirdest” on the Huffington Post.

The tongue-in-cheek article pokes fun at many Charlotte customs. Her bullet points include:

  • Downtown Is Called Uptown
  • No One Is Actually From Charlotte
  • The Streets Are Always Empty
  • Graveyards Are EVERYWHERE


Her post drew a strong reaction on social media, both positive and negative.



Ledbetter told My Fox Carolinas she doesn’t view Charlotte’s “weirdness” as a bad thing.

“I think weird is a totally endearing term,” Ledbetter said. “I think that Charlotte is a different city, and I just wanted to point out some of the things that I thought were weird.”

Ledbetter lived in Charlotte for nine months before moving to New York. Coincidentally, her final validation of the city's weirdness is that it seems to be a stop along the road, instead of a destination for upwardly mobile people.

"Think of the Queen City as a combination of college and purgatory -- everyone moves there and then within a few years, they're accepting a job in San Francisco," Ledbetter said. "Everyone else is either really happy or really horrified to find out that they're settling in pretty nicely in Charlotte."

What do you think? Is Ledbetter's article on point or off the mark?

Creative Loafing Charlotte weighed in with it's own article on why Charlotte is weird.


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