Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New guide to the Charlotte region coming soon!

It's time to talk about the next Living Here magazine!

The Observer will publish its 11th annual guide to the Charlotte region at the end of September (edited by yours truly).

It will have 184 pages of information on food, neighborhoods, schools, sports, arts, nightlife, business and everything else you need to know to have fun around here. (For those keeping track, that's up from 160 pages of info in the last edition).

It’s especially helpful for newcomers, but the information is aimed at being useful to everyone. All the content from the 2006-07 Living Here is still available at this link: Click here.

Look for the magazine in most home-delivered papers on Sept. 30, and in racks around Mecklenburg and Union counties. Also watch for the debut of the new content on on that date, and for special newcomer reports on Observer news partner WCNC during that week. If you’d like to order extra copies in advance, click here for a link to the order form.

All year long, I visit newcomer groups, bring them copies of the magazine and try to help answer their questions about the community. If you know of a group I should stop by, please get in touch.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Living Here magazine is of great help to newcomers. But I think there need to be two sections added: A comment section from a Charlotte native (I could be of assistance in that department) and a section on how bad traffic really is in and around Charlotte.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Thank you for the feedback! There will definitely be a section on traffic, including an exit-by-exit guide to the Interstate 485 outerbelt. Anyone who has suggestions about what they'd like to see in a future Living Here magazine, please send them my way!

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Living Here. I've collected all of them since like 97 or 98. It's such a great keepsake to see how much the city's changed over the years and also to look forward as to what's to come.

12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the magazine is GREAT! But I echo the traffic thing...this is probably too granular and changes too quickly, but it would be nice to know if you're planning on working in X area, you probably don't want to live in Y area until there are some road/highway construction/improvements (e.g. if you're going to work in the University area, reconsider living in S.E. Charlotte or Ballantyne!)

10:02 AM  
Blogger unicorn1824 said...

This group--

Over 100 members and still growing.. hope to see you!

7:19 PM  

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