Moving out of the United States and city limits is sadly an option more and more legal Americans have considered but are choosing to stand and fight the real problem (government) instead.
I avoid going downtown simply because it has nothing I want or need, and especially a convention center, future baseball stadium, bars, courthouse, lawyers... The jail even moved out of downtown. LOL.
The tourist may enjoy a "One-and-Done" trip down there after they've paid a room occupancy tax and the Thalian Hall Crowd sure doesn't strike out across a 4-lane road for a quarter mile walk to the river after dark...
There is nothing I need down there that I can't get cheaper and closer (gas savings) without having to pay and walk blocks to it. The Cape Fear river might be a small draw if we weren't so close to the (not in the city limits) ocean. Good luck "Down-town".
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