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Old 06-16-2008, 01:13 PM
 
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We just moved to VA Beach from southeastern Michigan last summer. I see lots of other posters here have moved to VA or plan on moving to VA from MI as well.
So far we are enjoying it here! Not enjoying the smoke from the fires the last few days through.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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We are moving to the area soon. My husband took a job in Suffolk and has to live 20-30 miles from there. We are from Michigan as well the Saginaw area. We like many are having no choice but to leave this state, although we wish we didn't we both grew up here. WE have 7 kids. THree live on there own. One in our area and 2 in Grand Rapids, leaving them will be hard. We have 4 still at home 15, 6, 5, 17 months. We have been Foster parents and adopted the last three. I'm very worried about my 15 year old son as his High School here has about 600 kids in it, we live in the country. You might have seen my bug post, but other than that what else has been easy or hard to get used to in Virginia after coming from Michigan. I really can't see me missing the snow. Mabe at Christmas. How are things compared like traffic, food prices and things to do with children.
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Old 06-16-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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We also lived in MI all our lives. We have 3 children ages 8, 6, and 2. The first thing I noticed was that things are slower here, not so much hustle and bustle... although I am coming from the metro Detroit area, were everything is fast paced. Traffic is pretty heavy, but we are used to alot of traffic coming from the area of michigan we came from. Hmmm... groceries are a bit more, if you like to eat out... they tax prepared food here, be prepared to pay property taxes on your vehicles, and you also have to get yearly inspections on your vehicles (after you register them with the state). I did not miss the snow this year, it was nice not having to deal with snow for the first time in my life. There are tons of things to do here with the kids, we go to the beach alot, and there is an aquarium, zoo, several different types of museums (space, childrens, nautical), botanical gardens... there is just so much to do.
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:25 AM
 
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After a couple years, you will not like snow. You will not like any temps lower than 40 degrees! I was born and raised in northern Wisconsin and the thought of digging tunnels thru snowbanks as a kid give me the chills. My spouse moved here from Massachusetts 8 years ago (we've been married 5) and can no longer tackle the weather up there on visits with Mom.
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