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Old 07-18-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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inferior to Vriginia, isn't that place pretty hick, and i mean woodsy, and pretty crappy.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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Oh, yeah, that is true about West Virginia.
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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**I have narrowed down to 6 States that I am considering**

Boston, MA
Chicago, IL
Minneapolis, MN
Seattle, WA
Philadelphia, PA
Portland, OR
I didn't read any other posts in the thread, just wanted to say that it looks like you've done your homework. There isn't a dog in your list, so it really depends on you visiting those places and finding out if you really want to be there.

And this is probably the least helpful post in the thread, but I honestly think you've done a good job of narrowing your choices. I have my personal biases but they would be of no use to you. Good luck! May the best city win.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Here's a cost of living calculator....

Cost of Living comparison calculator

Going with the GA in your handle, I used Atlanta Georgia to Chicago and found out that it will cost your 20% more to live in Chicago and keep your current standard of living. So if you are making 50K in Georgia, you'll need 60 K in Chicago.

The calculator lists everything from housing costs, medicine, milk to a trip to the zoo.

Have a great day!

William
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:38 PM
 
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Here's a cost of living calculator....

Cost of Living comparison calculator

Going with the GA in your handle, I used Atlanta Georgia to Chicago and found out that it will cost your 20% more to live in Chicago and keep your current standard of living. So if you are making 50K in Georgia, you'll need 60 K in Chicago.

The calculator lists everything from housing costs, medicine, milk to a trip to the zoo.

Have a great day!

William

William - Thanks for your help and the Cost of Living Calculator info. I will do further research regarding the cost. Have an excellent weekend!
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:45 PM
 
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I didn't read any other posts in the thread, just wanted to say that it looks like you've done your homework. There isn't a dog in your list, so it really depends on you visiting those places and finding out if you really want to be there.

And this is probably the least helpful post in the thread, but I honestly think you've done a good job of narrowing your choices. I have my personal biases but they would be of no use to you. Good luck! May the best city win.

If you don't mind can you offer me your personal biases regarding the states/cities I mentioned above?

Have you personally lived in these states/cities?

Oh, regarding not having a dog on my list is not of great importance at the present moment since I will most likely get a dog or a couple of dogs once I move and get settled in. I grew up with different types of animals but mainly dogs-different types of breeds. Although, I would like to travel more and having a dog would be unfair to the animal if I am not around to take care of him/her.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:11 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Virginia Has The Chesapeake Bay,
so does Maryland - actually more of the ches is in MD than VA and most people I know from outside when they hear the chesapeake bay think MD

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Assateague National Seashore
that would be 2/3rds in MD, 1/3 in VA

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Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy (also on the James River), Virginia Beach (one of the best on the East Coast), the scenic Shenandoah River, Arlington (located on the Potomac River, near Washington, D.C.), and I might think of more later... LOL
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and as for Maryland
Richmond isn't that special being the cap - annapolis was the capitol of the US. MD has Ocean city as a large beach town, kind of like a smaller scale VA beach. Md also has Baltimore - a larger city than any city in VA. We also have the patomac river (which belongs to MD). We also have a lot of history too. What Im trying to get at here is that VA isn't THAT special as you have made it seem on almost every post here at city-data.


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And Delaware... yeah... nothing there.
HAHAHA!!!! you're kidding!Right? sorry, but WOW! Actually I have had more fun in DE than I have ever had in VA. I like DE so much and to say nada there?!!? makes me laugh out loud


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So, after that, Virginia is the clear choice!
That would be his choice and from his list, they are non close to VA. Im sure his preference is a bit different than yours

P.S.: Im really sorry if i sounded mean - was just a little irritated
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Old 07-21-2007, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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No, I can go on and on and on about Virginia, its history, and how every state is inferior to it.
You funny
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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No, I can go on and on and on about Virginia...
NO KIDDING? We hadn't noticed! Do tell us, do you like anything about Virginia? And please make sure you post your comments in every thread on this website because we're all wondering how you feel.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Houston

Just like Chicago without the winters and the high cost-of-living.
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