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Old 08-25-2009, 10:58 PM
 
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1. Cost of living is relative. Id rather make 70k in Manhattan, NY, then 30k in Virginia Beach, Va.
2. Cost of living figures are highly skewed, largely inaccurate, and not dependable at best.
I've lived in NYC for 40+ years and haven't liked it for the past 25 or so. I've been reading these posts to learn more about areas in Va I might be planning to relocate to. All I've read was complaints from people that live there. Now I'm reading about someone who'd rather live in Manhattan making $70K. That's just slightly above the poverty line for NYC. I've worked in Manhattan for more than a decade and can't stand it. I find everything to be excessive. I welcome the slower pace, less traffic, less greed and just enough to do that the Hampton Roads area has to offer. I don't need 150 movie theatres to go to when I can only go to one at a time anyway. My point is, there are tons of people that love NYC, and a whole lot of people that don't (Most people I grew up with left NYC long ago.) At the same time, there are tons of people who love the Hampton Roads area and those that don't. Different people need different things. That's why we are so fortunate to have so many different places to choose from.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:55 AM
 
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Good to see RandomDude still complaining. If you turned all that negative energy to positive you would be a millionaire Bud.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I've lived in NYC for 40+ years and haven't liked it for the past 25 or so. I've been reading these posts to learn more about areas in Va I might be planning to relocate to. All I've read was complaints from people that live there. Now I'm reading about someone who'd rather live in Manhattan making $70K. That's just slightly above the poverty line for NYC.

You see what kind of lifestyle you get on 30k a year in Virginia Beach. Enjoy!
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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For anyone who can't tell, these ratings fluctuate from top to bottom every year. Some years, Virginia Beach and Norfolk are called hotspots for business, singles, or families, some years they're called the worst. In other words, these ratings aren't very reliable.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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I think they put a map on the wall and throw darts to determine the best and worst places lists. If they are not using the dart method of selection, they should be. It would be at least as good as the method they currently use.
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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If they rotate them, they get more readership and links coming in from regional papers and what not.

Also, there is just as much greed in Hampton Roads as Manhattan. You're still in America.

And while $70K might be poverty in Manhattan, look what the median personal income is there!

I've got a list of things to do next time I'm in NYC. Planetarium, and Coney Island roller coaster are two.
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:25 AM
 
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WOW! I am learning so much right now......I plan on moving to Virginia Beach in 2011. I am from NYC made 55K-saved- and now buying my first home in VAB for 450K, I am buying it flat out NO mortgage.......Because I knew that when I moved I wouldn't be able to maintain a mortgage with a new job with a salary of 30K doin what I do in NYC. With 30K that would be for insurance/taxes. Great debate!
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Old 09-23-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Good luck Mrs. Bane. I really hope you enjoy the move. I'm looking forward to my move too. That's just about all I can think of.
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