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Old 03-01-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Do y'all think we're stuck up and snobby? Some people moved here from Greensboro and they say its hard to make friends here because we're all too clannish.
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Old 03-01-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Efland
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My brother lives in Fredericksburg and I haven't noticed the people to be much different (or anywhere I have been in VA, but I have never lived there). Other than some people are surprised we don't have a southern accent and that the weather isn't much different. But ignorance can come from anywhere. The main thing I noticed is the lack of sweet tea and Bojangles Then again those aren't people either, lol.
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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My wife and I lived in Richmond for five years. We found the locals to be aloof. Most of the friends we made were not originally from Richmond.

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Old 03-01-2009, 05:58 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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I have friends from all part of Virginia, but never lived there myself. Just like ALL states, Virginia is diverse with a variety of cultures in different parts of the state. I think there are probably snooty people everywhere if you look hard enough. The people I know from VA aren't. It's not fair to generalize about any state.
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Southeast US
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I moved to NC over 10 years ago from the southwestern part of Virginia. Additionally, I met some really good friends that happen to live in Richmond. Honestly, there are so many transplants in NC that when asked where I moved here from I usually reply "Oh just Virginia." I've never encountered any bad vibes.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Do y'all think we're stuck up and snobby? Some people moved here from Greensboro and they say its hard to make friends here because we're all too clannish.
I cannot comment on all of Virginia only Richmond where we lived for five years. We found Richmond to be very clannish. It is a city truly divided by the James river. The whole time I lived there people would ask "Do you live on the west end or the south side?". The blue blood Richmonders lived on the west end while the transplants seemed to be more concentrated on the Southside. Needless to say I found the Southside more to my liking. Also, North Carolina was the brunt of many jokes.

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Old 03-02-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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When I graduated from College in Raleigh, a good friend of mine did too and moved to Richmond. A year later, I saw him at a football game and asked him how he liked Richmond. He said something that has stuck with me ever since. He said, "I didn't know it was possible to move north and south at the same time". Mind you, this was a long time ago and his perspective was from that of a child of a transfered family from NY. When I dug deeper, he said that he felt that the Richmond community was much more stratified and separated and that the nature of the City/County relationships made that even more evident since cities and counties are independent from each other.
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Old 03-02-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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If they want to wait 'till they're married, that's fine with us.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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When I graduated from College in Raleigh, a good friend of mine did too and moved to Richmond. A year later, I saw him at a football game and asked him how he liked Richmond. He said something that has stuck with me ever since. He said, "I didn't know it was possible to move north and south at the same time". Mind you, this was a long time ago and his perspective was from that of a child of a transfered family from NY. When I dug deeper, he said that he felt that the Richmond community was much more stratified and separated and that the nature of the City/County relationships made that even more evident since cities and counties are independent from each other.
Thats true. Richmond is much more Southern than Raleigh.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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My brother lives in Fredericksburg and I haven't noticed the people to be much different (or anywhere I have been in VA, but I have never lived there). Other than some people are surprised we don't have a southern accent and that the weather isn't much different. But ignorance can come from anywhere. The main thing I noticed is the lack of sweet tea and Bojangles Then again those aren't people either, lol.
We have plenty of sweet tea in Virginia, and Bojangles as well- mostly Bojangles is South and East of Richmond.


We have Southern accents in Virginia. They must have been DC people.
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