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Old 05-11-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL even way back then they knew Virginia was for Lovers!


...speaking about lovers, I read somewhere recently that our suburbs have the highest birth rate in the country. Which is a distinction,I guess. Also ironic, considering how we often you see posts about the burbs being so sterile...
Which leads to another characteristic. Despite the name of our state, very few Virginians are virgins.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Which leads to another characteristic. Despite the name of our state, very few Virginians are virgins.
Are you checking?

Welcome back.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Are you checking?
Why of course, it's one of those government programs dontcha know. You know, one of the stimulus programs.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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What is VIRGINIA known for? Characteristics of VIRGINIANS?

Granted, I'm placing this in the Northern Virginia section. There does seem to be a distinct difference between Northern Virginia and the rest of the state.

However, you're still all Virginians...so feel free to define yourself however you want to define yourself within the context of your state, any way you'd like to.

So, what is Virginia known for? What are some characteristics of Virginians?
typically NoVa and Hampton Roads are transients. You want real Virginians, check out the Roanoke, Richmond and Southwest Virginia forums.
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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We probably should also mention the horsey side of Virginia. After all, if you were to ask someone who didn't live here what they'd find in Virginia, thoroughbred horses would probably be the #1 answer.

The funny thing is that the people who live closer to DC don't tend to think much about horses--there are lots of people on this forum who have never even been to the Gold Cup or any of the horse events. Not even the Middleburg Fox Hunt Christmas Parade (which is a unique and truly cool thing.)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY5Ayvopjeg

Since driving takes an important block of their time, they would be much more likely to think a Prius or an SUV represents VA rather than a horse.

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Old 05-14-2011, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Speaking about the Prius, we were one of the first areas of the country where hybrid cars became a common, every day site. And we'll probably be one of the first to embrace the Leaf and other electric cars, too.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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We probably should also mention the horsey side of Virginia. After all, if you were to ask someone who didn't live here what they'd find in Virginia, thoroughbred horses would probably be the #1 answer.
Just curious, as I've seen the references of that before. Is that most common in Loudon County....and out in Winchester City area as well? Or mostly just Loudon? Just curious.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Just curious, as I've seen the references of that before. Is that most common in Loudon County....and out in Winchester City area as well? Or mostly just Loudon? Just curious.
The biggest events are in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. The area around Middleburg, Upperville and Warrenton is Horse Central. That's also where a lot of celebrities have horse farms, so it's the area that gets all of Hollywood's attention (and, like it or not, Hollywood is what forms many outsider's ideas of what a place is like).

BTW, Winchester is just called Winchester.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Just curious, as I've seen the references of that before. Is that most common in Loudon County....and out in Winchester City area as well? Or mostly just Loudon? Just curious.
Be careful spelling "Loudoun" around here. It has two Us. LOUD-doun.

Tiger Beer, have you considered Portland (Oregon or Maine), Boulder, Colorado, or Seattle? It seems like what you are looking for might be more readily found in those areas.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Tiger Beer, have you considered Portland (Oregon or Maine), Boulder, Colorado, or Seattle? It seems like what you are looking for might be more readily found in those areas.
I totally agree. TB are you thinking about moving again? If so, I'd seriously recommend looking at other cities that have older neighborhoods and downtowns--having read your posts for awhile I really think that if you didn't have those things you'd be miserable. Nova is a great place for me, but I really do think it would be the wrong fit for you.
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