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  1. seanpecor
    09-09-2010 06:25 PM - permalink
    I'm not likely going to frequent city-data.com anymore. It was fun years ago, and I thought I'd become a regular once again, but I'm now living in a new region, and in this particular region, half of my posts are getting deleted because they evidently contain "ads". In a recent example, I suggested someone do a google search for "blue widget" to find something of potential interest relating to the OP. The entire message was deleted by an editor. Lighten up folks! Yes, city-data.com is free to moderate however it chooses. And I'm free to spend my time elsewhere where my input is better appreciated. It's a win win! Cheers.
  2. paulbongiorno
    04-09-2009 01:12 AM - permalink
    We live below our means, for the Aboriginal saying, 'The more you know the less you need' has never been more poignant for us. A lifestyle we'd embraced long before 'Go green' or 'live smarter not harder' through the economic crisis was anywhere near its present state. Our friends are shocked to learn we'd vacationed in Malta, Belgium this past year through this difficult time. It may be difficult for some though we do well on not allowing the country's implosion impede/ effect our goings-on. So far!

    If I've been too detailed, my apologies. If too vague, I could go on...!

    I thank you for your time in reading my opus. And appreciate any news, direction you may give/ veer us.

    Take care..

  3. paulbongiorno
    04-09-2009 01:10 AM - permalink
    Roanoke, Upper Marlboro, MD (admittedly due to the Trader Joe's grocery store!) and some other areas had peaked our interest, but looking at City-Data's crime statistics in some matters (low in homicides though ridiculously high for assaults, burglary. Or Low in this, though extremly high for sex offenders, etc.,.), it truly is difficult. I'm wanting to call the CoC, PD, etc., to truly find a middle ground.

    As mentioned, we enjoy the quiet, safe aspect. Though would like the culture of unique stimuli as well.
  4. paulbongiorno
    04-09-2009 01:09 AM - permalink
    My wife and I are 'old souls' you can say. We haven't any children and aren't interested in having any due to my wife's profession.

    Your mention of the Boone's Mill, Rocky Mount area sounds incredible. Truly. Is there such an area that boasts of this type of utopia/ seclusion and still be somewhat near an area possessing a restaurant(s) (Sushi, Thai, Indian by chance?), not of the chain variety? Perhaps Shakespeare or symphony, band in the park/ pavilion?

    Void of Wal-Marts, fast food dives, mega movie plex eyesores and the like. Many 'snowbirds' look for this in their golden years while my wife and I (and mom in-law) would love to enact that concept now.

    My wife and mother in-law are associated with a specific area of education and would need to be somewhat near a secondary/ high school locale. Perhaps a college if need be.
  5. paulbongiorno
    04-09-2009 01:08 AM - permalink
    Living in Santa Barbara presently (Colorado natives to be honest. Though Colorado has a 7 year retention for college credits and we both being in Grad School hadn't any intention of taking Psyche 101, 102 again, we researched and California's view of college credits are indefinite. Voila..), we'd love to live in an area that offers safe neighborhoods, farmer's markets, a sense of community, emotionally and spiritually, a fun community calendar and as mentioned - 'the great outdoors'.

    My wife's profession allows her to obtain employment almost anywhere. Myself on the other hand has a limited field in the science profession. Whereas I will likely commute or work out of town/ state for 4-6 months. I needn't worry though for my mother in-law is moving (she too is in the same profession as my wife) as well and will be near my wife and I (employment permitting). My reasoning for stressing the safety matter first and foremost.
  6. paulbongiorno
    04-09-2009 01:07 AM - permalink
    Hello Sean. I'm writing you specifically, for perusing these boards you seem the most lucid, detail oriented person. Hands down. IMO.

    My wife and I are moving, though not necessarily sure exactly where, to Virginia.

    Were late 20, early 30 something professionals. We thrive being outdoors. We have a healthy lifestyle, though nothing obsessive.
  7. LoopyLou
    03-15-2009 06:02 PM - permalink
    Hi Sean,
    I currently live in Vermont and am thinking of moving to Virginia. I plan to drive down in a couple of weeks to check out the Charlottesville area. I would love any comparisons you might have above VT vs. VT, especially the weather (but also the people/how pretty it is, the towns etc.). Is it a lot more humid in VA? Are flies bad (I have horses). Are the winters shorter in VA?!! Any comparisons would be very much appreciated!
  8. Lopeses
    03-07-2009 04:12 PM - permalink
    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the hugely helpful posts about SW VA - it turns out that we are now moving to Floyd (omg)!

    I love the image quality (not to mention the image!) of CahasCam, and my wife and I check it regularly. I'd love to get something similar just to keep an eye on our place when I'm not home.

    Question - What kind of web cam is that???

    Thanks again,
  9. At-Chilles
    02-28-2009 04:08 PM - permalink
    Hi Sean - I know you're very knowledgeable regards the Roanoke metro area....I'm wondering if you could tell me - If I purchased a couple of acres in the county areas of places like Boones Mill, GoodView, Fincastle, etc, How tight are the building codes/restrictions in the various areas?

    My main question would be that I want to build a 2 1/2 story home that is 39 ft tall - Is that doable?

  10. seanpecor
    09-01-2008 05:40 PM - permalink
    There are some great mountain views throughout the Roanoke and Shenandoah Valleys. If you were coming down I-81S, it will start getting very scenic in Lexington, VA. It will stay pretty scenic for several hours. One popular state road that travels through the mountains is 311. A great loop would be taking 311 north from Roanoke to Blacksburg Rd, then stay on Blacksburg Rd until it turns into Catawba Valley Drive, and stay on that until you're into Blacksburg. Then you could head on 460E back to I-81 and head back to Roanoke, or alternatively head south to Floyd, VA and if you've got some daylight left you can head to Ferrum, VA. Then from Ferrum you can check out Rocky Mount, VA and head north on Route 220 back into Roanoke.

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