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Old 01-20-2019, 03:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco/East Bay and Los Angeles, formerly DC and Boston
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Northern VA and suburban Atlanta and Charlotte have a lot of the same Federal and Georgian housing, with NoVA specializing in the three sides vinyl, brickface design that makes the homes look like they're built to last 30 minutes.

But NoVA accents these days are more influenced by Central America than the Southern US. But like Fairfax and Loudoun Counties, Gwinnett, Cobb, and Mecklenberg Counties are shifting from GOP to Dems.

 
Old 01-20-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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Lmao here comes NOVAguy and all the Maryland suburbanites of DC to cape up any minute now...
It doesn't bother me. It's an opinion. Most people here probably would laugh in your face if you told them they live in the south since the culture is so tied to DC.

And for the record - I don't have a problem with Virginia or being a Virginian. This is an interesting and dynamic state with lots of history.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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@ebck, Richmond is much, much greater than NoVa. It's not even close, and hopefully you'll allow yourself to get to know the city. It isn't for everyone (it is smaller with mediocre transit and some big social issues), but it is an outstanding cultural experience, an elite city of its size nationally, and the premier city of Virginia by a mile...
Dont misunderstand my stance on the DC area not being Southern culturally as Nova being the best area in VA. I already think Richmond>Nova. My stance is purely the fact that I see 0 elements of the South in DC and I notice it as you go South of here.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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NOVA and Atlanta most certainly have similarities. There are areas of both that are practically identical.
Agreed and its rare... DC suburb of Nova is similar to Atlanta... Buckhead/Tysons and Arlington/Midtown are very good examples.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Agreed and its rare... DC suburb of Nova is similar to Atlanta... Buckhead/Tysons and Arlington/Midtown are very good examples.
Buckhead is very different from Tysons, and Midtown is even more dissimilar to Alexandria.

Not a good comparison at all, in my opinion.

You're attempting to compare districts within the City of Atlanta to suburban NoVa, they are hardly similar.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 05:38 PM
 
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Agreed and its rare... DC suburb of Nova is similar to Atlanta... Buckhead/Tysons and Arlington/Midtown are very good examples.
Oh and I have lived in both Arlington and Midtown and shopped in Buckhead and Tysons very good pairings.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Buckhead is very different from Tysons, and Midtown is even more dissimilar to Alexandria.

Not a good comparison at all, in my opinion.

You're attempting to compare districts within the City of Atlanta to suburban NoVa, they are hardly similar.


How is Tyson’s much different than Buckhead other than Buckhead is taller? Which Tyson’s is getting taller too with a 600+ft. Tower coming. Capital One Tower just opened at 470’ tall. Tyson’s is also adding very high quality development and cranes are everywhere with 20+floor towers seemingly going up left and right.

Tyson’s
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Old 01-20-2019, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Oh and I have lived in both Arlington and Midtown and shopped in Buckhead and Tysons very good pairings.
No, they aren't. They are both very different to the areas you are attempting to align them with.
 
Old 01-20-2019, 05:58 PM
 
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How is Tyson’s much different than Buckhead other than Buckhead is taller? Which Tyson’s is getting taller too with a 600+ft. Tower coming. Capital One Tower just opened at 470’ tall. Tyson’s is also adding very high quality development and cranes are everywhere with 20+floor towers seemingly going up left and right.

Hes just offended that a suburb of DC is being compared to an inner city area of Atlanta..... I know and I get ya... lol plenty of folks in the real world think Tysons and Buckhead are basically sister areas. Hes gonna do the usual fine dining and luxury hotel argument.... but Tysons has multiple fortune 500 companies and a more profitable 2 mall system because you know both are basically suburban urban areas based around 2 malls with metro stops that are affluent.

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Old 01-20-2019, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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How is Tyson’s much different than Buckhead other than Buckhead is taller? Which Tyson’s is getting taller too with a 600+ft. Tower coming. Capital One Tower just opened at 470’ tall. Tyson’s is also adding very high quality development and cranes are everywhere with 20+floor towers seemingly going up left and right.
Tysons is a baby compared to the commercial core of Buckhead, that's how.

Lenox Square is 55 years old, Phipps Plaza is 45. There are 2 subway lines serving the area that are decades old, along with immediately adjacent streetcar neighborhoods. There are a multitude of luxury hotels that don't exist in Tysons, as well as Buckhead being the de facto fine dining epicenter of the region.

Again, not many similarities.

Tysons is much more a match with Perimeter Center, they are almost identical. But not Buckhead.
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