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Old 02-23-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Those numbers are median....and were used to point out that demographics of the area do not support the trailer park statement....but by all means do your own research.

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Old 02-23-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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Since I hope to retire in Chesapeake to be near family, I'm relieved to see that it's not as horrible as the other person stated and I'm happy that the home prices are relatively low, even taking into account that it's the median price. Boring is fine--I'm retired and don't want nightlife. Been there, done that. Thanks for correcting the mis-information.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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Those numbers are median....and were used to point out that demographics of the area do not support the trailer park statement....but by all means do your own research.

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Already have done my own research. You were stating that Chesapeake had plenty wealthy/upscale areas, I mean those were your exact words. No need to be rude, I've done my research. The back handed comments aren't needed thanks
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Old 02-23-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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Already have done my own research. You were stating that Chesapeake had plenty wealthy/upscale areas, I mean those were your exact words. No need to be rude, I've done my research. The back handed comments aren't needed thanks
Chesapeake does in fact have have plenty of wealthy/upscale housing options.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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Chesapeake does in fact have have plenty of wealthy/upscale housing options.
Not plenty. That's false but yes there are wealthy/upscale areas. Although again, not plenty.
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Old 02-24-2016, 01:40 AM
 
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Not plenty. That's false but yes there are wealthy/upscale areas. Although again, not plenty.
Chesapeake does in fact have PLENTY of wealthy, upscale areas.
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Old 02-24-2016, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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The cost of living in Chesapeake is 3% higher than the Virginia average.
The cost of living in Chesapeake is 12% higher than the national average.
The cost of housing in Chesapeake is 41% higher than the national average. (this to me, underscores upscale)
Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average.
Virginia state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

Housing (sorry about the formating below)
Chesapeake, National avg., Difference
Home Price---- $267,700.00, $181,400.00, +47.6%
Avg. Mortgage Payment---- $991.43, $1,081.03, -8.3%
Apartment Rent---- $1,113.00 , $889.00, +25.2%

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Perhaps our difference of opinion is in our definition of "upscale".

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Old 02-24-2016, 07:53 AM
 
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Chesapeake does in fact have PLENTY of wealthy, upscale areas.
I think we have different opinions of wealthy/upscale. Chesapeake's wealthy is low/middle class where I come from and in many other bigger metro areas.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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I think we have different opinions of wealthy/upscale. Chesapeake's wealthy is low/middle class where I come from and in many other bigger metro areas.
Where do you come from?
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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US News and World Report definition of lower middle class: Income for these workers generally falls between $32,500 and $60,000.

The working class falls at the lowest end of the middle-class spectrum. These workers are employed in blue-collar industries or are paid by the hour. They typically have lower levels of education.

Next is the lower-middle class, which is primarily comprised of lower-level, white-collar workers. These workers typically have college educations, but lack the graduate degrees needed to advance to higher levels of employment. Income for these workers generally falls between $32,500 and $60,000.

Upper-middle-class workers typically have post-graduate degrees and work at high-level, white-collar positions. Household income for these workers is often above $100,000. According to the Census bureau, upper-middle-class, or professional class workers, earn enough to be in the top one-third of American incomes.

The next income level is what is commonly called the "5 percent," or the percentage of Americans who make more than $150,000 annually. At the top of the economic ladder is the so-called "1 percent," or households that earn more than $250,000 annually.

Percentage of middle class and upper middle class income in zip code 23320: 58%.

I don't wish to get into a xxxxing contest with someone who has lived in or does live in Chesapeake, but the data I'm seeing does not support Chesapeake being made up of a majority of lower middle class Americans.

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