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View Poll Results: The Battle of Virginia winner?
Northern Virginia (popalnet) 38 53.52%
Hampton Roads (me) 11 15.49%
Richmond (Richmonder27) 16 22.54%
Southwest Virginia (01va_571) 6 8.45%
Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2009, 03:25 PM
 
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I voted for NoVA because that's where I'm moving to shortly. I don't think Herndon is exactly going to be my cup of tea, but I'm really going to enjoy Arlington, Alexandria, Leesburg proper, Farifax, Manassas, etc.
Good luck and stay away from the Beltway
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Northern Virginia. No question.
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Old 04-12-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Bethesda
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I like Nova sans the traffic but voted for Hampton Roads because of it's proximity to the Atlantic and easy access to the Chesapeake Bay. Though I'm a bit biased since my family owns a beach house in Virginia Beach.

I think the area has great potential and I hope Norfolk continues being revitalized-I think maybe it one day could be comparable to Baltimore. It already has a similar feel to me but with less excitement. The HR region needs it's core city to develop and gentrify more before it can really compare to NOVA but I still enjoy it more. Northern Virginia only has half a million more people than HR but its pockets of urbanity and the Metro really set it apart from the rest of Virginia. But HR is much more affordable and laid-back.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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Yay my fav. VA area is in 2nd! it's better than last!

---GO RICHMOND!
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Thornrose
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Richmond may not be as big as NoVa or Hampton Roads, but it is still my preferred city in the state. It has a dense downtown with plenty of historic architecture and modern buildings, and has some really cool neighborhoods. It is also the only major city in VA that completely stands on it's own. Norfolk competes with Va Beach and the other cities, and Nova is just DC's suburbs. Not it's own city. If Norfolk didn't wipe out it's downtown in the 60's i would respect it more. Whenever I look at old photos of Norfolk my blood boils. Granby St. is the only corridor that survived the urban renewal program it seems. It does seem that Norfolk is trying to finally build itself up and if it can diversify more;meaning more industries other than military, than it may be a contender for Richmond for me. But probably not, since Richmond has most shopping that HR has and I'd have to drive by Richmond to get to Norfolk anyway. So Richmond remains my top pick for VA. Richmond is less isolated too, being on i95 and closer to other cities.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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Hampton Roads
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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I'm a really big fan of NoVa, but another friend always sings the praises of Richmond. He says Richmond is much more fun on a per-dollar basis.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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I'm a really big fan of NoVa, but another friend always sings the praises of Richmond. He says Richmond is much more fun on a per-dollar basis.
Richmond is pretty underrated with a lot to offer.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NOVA by far. And I was born in Hampton Roads lol. Just a lot more going on up there.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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Richmond it has a little bit of it all, urban core, outdoor activities, and nice suburban areas.
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