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Old 03-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Has anybody in the Piedmont Triad area lived in Hampton Roads or Northern VA? I love HR and i hate NoVA and i'd like to know the bigger differences between the Piedmont and these areas of VA. I'd also not mind comparisons to Richmond.
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Old 03-12-2008, 05:04 AM
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I was in richmond for all of about 5 hours but from my time there, i can tell you a few things.

The air is different: The sky isn't carolina blue in richmond. and the smell in the air is different. Greensboro smells cleaner, i guess.

When it gets cold and snows up there, there's nothing to do. down in greensboro, snow is an event, even if its a couple of inches.

Greensboro has more working-class chain restaurants (tgifridays, applebees, tripps, steaknshake....) Richmond has a more upscale restaurants. we both have pf changs and those type of places.

Richmond has nightlife every day of the week. Greensboro banks on friday and saturdays with wednesday or thursday usually being college night at bars and clubs.

If you live a more "outgoing" lifestyle, you will find that even with 5 large colleges here, you tend to run into someone who knows someone you know somehow. and thus, one friend left complaing that she had dated almost every bartender in town and couldn't be seen anywhere because most of them knew of each other through someone else at clubs. this was confirmed by another friend who now lives in chicago.

maybe this all depends on what kind of attitude you have and where you live, but the same friend in richmond has been there for a year and she's ready to leave claiming that its hard to want to put down roots when all the people around you are all there waiting to leave. please note that they all work in the restaurant industry. when i worked in a restaurant, I was ready to move out of state at a moments notice. now that i have a career, i don't mind staying in one place.
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