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View Poll Results: If my employer wanted me to relocate, I would choose the following area...
Hampton Roads Area in Virginia 34 44.16%
Tampa Bay Area in Florida 43 55.84%
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:39 PM
 
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That's the CSA...and Baltimore MSA is twice as far from Hampton Roads as D.C. Sorry, try again.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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VA all the way. Better mass transit, better schools, more diverse, has 4 seasons, and just seems like a prety cool little metro area. It's population is almost identical to that of Milwaukee and it borders a huge mega-region (DC) just like we do.
Where is the mass transit? I've lived in HR many years and I hate to break it to you, but there is no mass transit! They're finally building a light rail in Norfolk, but there's so much infighting between the 7 cities that it doesn't go any where significant.

The summers here as on par with South Florida. Very humid and very hot. The winters are dry and although temperature wise not chilly, the dryness makes it seem worse.

We're 4 hours from DC. Not exactly a day trip.

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First of all, DC is home to 8 million people, while South Florida is only home to 5 million. It's definitely big, but I wouldn't call it mega.

Second, Tampa is much farther away from Miami than VA Beach is to DC. There's also a good 100 miles or so of Everglades between Naples and Miami, whereas the Richmond area is the midpoint between VA Beach and DC. Orlando is good for theme parks, but that's about it. There's a Busch Gardens in both Tampa and Williamsburg
DC is not home to 8 million people.

VA police are VERY careful with speed. Although there might be an additional 70ish miles between Miami and TB, at least in FL you can go faster.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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First of all, DC is home to 8 million people, while South Florida is only home to 5 million. It's definitely big, but I wouldn't call it mega.

Second, Tampa is much farther away from Miami than VA Beach is to DC. There's also a good 100 miles or so of Everglades between Naples and Miami, whereas the Richmond area is the midpoint between VA Beach and DC. Orlando is good for theme parks, but that's about it. There's a Busch Gardens in both Tampa and Williamsburg
How far is baltimore from D.C.? an hour?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I live in Richmond, so I'm nearby. I find the Hampton Roads area to be dismal, trashy and devoid of any real culture. I'd mos def go with the Tampa area over Hampton Roads.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Where is the mass transit? I've lived in HR many years and I hate to break it to you, but there is no mass transit! They're finally building a light rail in Norfolk, but there's so much infighting between the 7 cities that it doesn't go any where significant.

The summers here as on par with South Florida. Very humid and very hot. The winters are dry and although temperature wise not chilly, the dryness makes it seem worse.

We're 4 hours from DC. Not exactly a day trip.



DC is not home to 8 million people.

VA police are VERY careful with speed. Although there might be an additional 70ish miles between Miami and TB, at least in FL you can go faster.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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What difference does it make whether or not the land is inhabited or not? 201 vs 279 miles is only an hour difference.
If there's 100 miles of absolutely nothing in between 2 regions, then they hardly border one another, now do they? Conversely, there's continuous urban development all the way from Maryland to the NC border.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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How far is baltimore from D.C.? an hour?
30 min.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM
 
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If there's 100 miles of absolutely nothing in between 2 regions, then they hardly border one another, now do they? Conversely, there's continuous urban development all the way from Maryland to the NC border.
I'm sorry, but that just isn't true. Continuous development to the N.C. border? Give me a break.

Besides, what does the amount of sprawl between the two metros matter? You do understand that what you're bragging about is most definitely sprawl...right?
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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If there's 100 miles of absolutely nothing in between 2 regions, then they hardly border one another, now do they? Conversely, there's continuous urban development all the way from Maryland to the NC border.
I understand that, what I don't understand is what difference does it make. It doesn't make getting from one to the other any harder.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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If there's 100 miles of absolutely nothing in between 2 regions, then they hardly border one another, now do they? Conversely, there's continuous urban development all the way from Maryland to the NC border.
Uh not really, but I would guess that depend on your definition of "continous."
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