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Old 03-03-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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What's going on - was there a massive relocation of military/federal workers into the area? I have lived in Nova for a quarter century almost...and I get the sense this area has seen rapid change in the demographics of its people. Why are there so many out of state license plates; i.e. specifically New Jersey, New York, Texas, Pennslyvania, Washington, etc.? Most are states that would never, ever drive here in these numbers, in off-peak tourist season. I find myself thinking negative thoughts, for no apparent reason - that this area is being overrun by out of town people looking to come here for money and that's it. No offense but I don't know anyone from VA would would want to move to Jersey..only vice versa. So what gives, is there a clear explanation in the influx of out of state people permanently relocated here?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:45 PM
 
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Not sure. The Fed/Mil move season usually occurs between June and September when the kids are out of school. With all the budgeting shenanigans, contractors are holding steady on their employment numbers. I have noticed an unusual number of Washington State tags lately; perhaps an IT developer has relocated a division here?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Novastan
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I guess that it is due to the economy, state taxes, BRAC and retirements. Companies are consolidating or moving their HQs to be closer to the Federal government or to reduce corporate taxes. The state and local governments offer tax incentives or relocation incentives to move to Virginia.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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They seem to be everywhere! Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and of course those annoying people from Maryland and DC Even ones from as far away as California, Washington state and Oregon!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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The Liberals have managed to tax us and the jobs out of the states where we came from, and the only way to find work and get experience was to relocate to the next best job market which is here.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Yamota - so true, but what could it be? I want to roll down my window and ask all these people haha. MD AND DC who cares we are in the same area and that's always been a constant.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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The Liberals have managed to tax us and the jobs out of the states where we came from, and the only way to find work and get experience was to relocate to the next best job market which is here.
I seem to remember Ronald Reagan urging employees that were laid off from Cadillac plant in Flint to move to Texas for work.

Remember what happens when you point a finger - three of them point back.
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:49 PM
 
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Ma and Pa Joad probably didn't swap their Oklahoma plates for California plates immediately upon arrival.....modern day Okies shouldn't be expected to either!
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I have to say that I've always observed a relatively high number of out-of-state tags (obviously excluding MD and DC) on nothern Virginia roads, and I haven't noticed anything unusual recently.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:13 PM
 
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it's just the area. Lots of people in the beltway area that work in temporary, govt, military/DOD jobs so it's to be expected.
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