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Old 08-19-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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If you had the choice and had a family, would you rather live around Boston or NoVa making the same income? Please tell me why either way. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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How much snow do you want to deal with from November-March?

Your profile says you're in California right now......... Boston is pretty cold and gets lots of bad winter weather!
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Old 08-19-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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Not to mention overcrowding, extremly heavy traffic, high crime rate and high cost of living and taxes. Boston is not one of the prettiest or friendly cities I've ever been in either.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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How much snow do you want to deal with from November-March?

Your profile says you're in California right now......... Boston is pretty cold and gets lots of bad winter weather!
Hi Pirate Girl, Lived in both cities and snow is not a problem. I actually loved it. Both areas have bad traffic but the roads in Virginia are trash and pothole free. The expressways are great in Northern Virginia. Some advise would be helpful though. Any large city has issues with crime and from what I have heard, Boston is better than most.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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I would guess there are plusses and minuses to both if you take weather out of the equation.

Northern Va is full of traffic and rather expensive too- and not very scenic.

The areas seem to have alot in common though. Lots of culture, relative nearness to the beaches as well as the mountains, historical significance, great dining and shopping options.

Consider which area is closer to family...... If you like to travel, consider that in Boston you would be limited to Logan as your only large airport option with Manchester and Providence as smaller choices. In VA you would have Dulles and BWI with Reagan as a middle choice.

I'm not crazy about yankees (even though I'm from NJ)- I'm more suited for the southern lifestyle- although you can hardly consider Northern Va "southern" per se.

New England is beautiful......... even in the winter. I visit there often and I love Newport RI, the cape, the islands, the mountains of NH and VT and the coastal Maine area. There is a quaintness to NE that Va lacks.

However, coastal virginia is nice- Smithfield and the surrounding areas are lovely. And western virginia is very pretty.

I think I'd struggle with that decision as well. Best of luck.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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Would you rather deal with the opressive heat and humidity in Va. or the longer colder winters in Boston? Would you rather live in a multi family home for $1800 in Metro Boston (suburbs) or a SF Townhouse with your own yard or maybe garage for the same price in N.VA? Do I go for the beautiful scenic rides you can take in one day in N.E. along with all the great fall activities as well as all the patriotic celebrations or a few states near Va. where everything pretty much looks the same although pretty. What would be best to raise an independent teen with great cultural activities and recreation? Not an easy choice which is why other opinions and experiences would help.
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