U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Richmond
1,191 posts, read 3,239,044 times
Reputation: 402

Advertisements

I got to thinking, everyone was talking about where the new capital should be. I think Richmond would be perfect! Its nice and you can walk to most of the restaurants and stores and people here are friendlier than DC. Also we serve sweet tea in most all the restaurants, so people from further South would feel at home here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Florida
1,779 posts, read 3,489,656 times
Reputation: 944
Lol, Richmond already had it's chance to be a national capital....

But seriously if the capital is goign to be moved, Richmond is far too close to DC.... it would make sense to just leave it where it is in DC instead of moving it that short distance....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:19 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
87,035 posts, read 102,723,474 times
Reputation: 33083
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richmonder27 View Post
I got to thinking, everyone was talking about where the new capital should be. I think Richmond would be perfect! Its nice and you can walk to most of the restaurants and stores and people here are friendlier than DC. Also we serve sweet tea in most all the restaurants, so people from further South would feel at home here.
Just who is "everyone"? Out here in the wild west, I have never heard such talk. (Though we do like to keep the feds as far away as possible.)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Richmond
1,191 posts, read 3,239,044 times
Reputation: 402
Quote:
Originally Posted by th3vault View Post
Lol, Richmond already had it's chance to be a national capital....

But seriously if the capital is goign to be moved, Richmond is far too close to DC.... it would make sense to just leave it where it is in DC instead of moving it that short distance....
Richmond is 100 miles to DC, so relatively close, yes, but its much more space down here. Also, we need some economic growth now that Circuit City went kaplooey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:42 PM
 
1,193 posts, read 1,562,201 times
Reputation: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richmonder27 View Post
Richmond is 100 miles to DC, so relatively close, yes, but its much more space down here.
Maybe the traffic would be a little bit better because of more space.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:46 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
87,035 posts, read 102,723,474 times
Reputation: 33083
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrinceTheo View Post
Maybe the traffic would be a little bit better because of more space.
What the hey? If the capital moved, so would most of the traffic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
7,141 posts, read 9,925,452 times
Reputation: 6429
How long would that extra space last if you moved the capital to Richmond lol?

Seriously if they ever did move the capital it would probably be somewhere more in the middle of the country. It would probably be a brand new planned city in a currently rural area.

I would think probably somewhere between the Ozarks and the Mississippi river would be nice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:03 PM
 
1,193 posts, read 1,562,201 times
Reputation: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
What the hey? If the capital moved, so would most of the traffic.
That maybe true. But there's a whole lot of undeveloped land around the outskirts of Richmond, so it may take a while for it build up enough to get really congested. Right now its mainly the West End, and Midlothian areas. Plus you don't have to worry about that pesky Potomac River.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:22 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
87,035 posts, read 102,723,474 times
Reputation: 33083
Not going to happen. Seriously, I have never heard any talk of this. The political ramifications alone would be tremendous. What would we do with the political entity, the District of Columbia? Would Richmond have to be removed from Virginia, and made into a federal district? Etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:46 PM
 
1,193 posts, read 1,562,201 times
Reputation: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katiana View Post
Not going to happen. Seriously, I have never heard any talk of this. The political ramifications alone would be tremendous. What would we do with the political entity, the District of Columbia? Would Richmond have to be removed from Virginia, and made into a federal district? Etc.
Richmond has a Federal Reserve Bank, so it already has government ties. However, it would be quite odd to have the White House and the White House of the Confederacy both in the same city.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top