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Address: , Charlotte, NC
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants...
The street that has something for just about everyone: shops, restaurants, theaters, bars and pool halls.
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This Blvd has been plagued with issues for decades now. It's time that the city fixes this hideous stretch of roadway. Here is some revitalization happening now but it needs to... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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English first
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This Blvd has been plagued with issues for decades now. It's time that the city fixes this hideous stretch of roadway. Here is some revitalization happening now but it needs to happen with more haste!

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Charlotte, NC
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236 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have never enjoyed driving on Independence boulevard. I always feel depressed when I need to drive on this road because I can tell it used to be a lot nicer some time in the past. Many businesses are abandoned and the ones that aren't look to be barely hanging on. The road can be extremely busy in the mornings... More 

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matthews,nc
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96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Independence blvd is a major street to get to Charlotte from Monroe. Also known as 74. Or wilkinson blvd as to get to Gastonia . Not pretty sights now but in process of new looks. There are less lights to stop at but construction is still going on. With 485 opening up , it goes all the way round Charlotte... More 

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Washington, DC
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670 reviews
300 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 828 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

And why? This is a typical high density boulevard like you find in many large cities with no real "attraction" that I can see so don't understand why it's even listed. Although there are lots of shops and businesses along the way, we definitely aren't talking Rodeo Drive here. This is just a route to get from point A to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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167 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

would Trip Advisor ask me or anyone else to rate this road? It's useful to get from place x to place y sometimes, but otherwise should be avoided if possible -- essentially it's a old design, with recent upgrades, highway designed to move people from east side suburbs to downtown Charlotte.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On my recent visit to Charlotte, we drove into uptown on Independence Boulevard, and I really had a blast. They were repaving the road, and all the construction work made the drive super exciting. And, of course, who doesn't love sitting in traffic? I think my favorite part was seeing all the abandoned shopping malls and car dealerships along the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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858 reviews
660 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

An attraction? maybe for those who like gridlock traffic. not one of my favorite places in Charlotte. recently drove it and noticed how bad it really looks. yikes

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I remember a time when independence blvd. was the only place in Charlotte with anything to do. It had everything from high-end shops to luxury dealerships. It even had one of my favorite malls here. Now all of this is almost all gone. It's honestly sad. I try to stay away from this area now because all of my fond... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I don't know how this even ends up on Trip Advisor but this stretch of road is anything but an 'attraction'. Once home to hundreds of stores with everything from car dealerships to Mcdonald's, this street is littered with unsightly shells of once thriving businesses and construction zones from end to end. The commute through this area during the week... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Both my boyfriend & I DRIVE down this ROAD everyday for work. That's all it is. A regular road. I'm not sure what makes it an attraction though. There's just traffic, pot holes, & construction. I don't know, maybe if you're that bored you'll go. But it's just a road.

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