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Old 04-02-2013, 09:49 AM
 
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Another thing I like about Northern Virginia is the trees and grass and vegetation. We have big tall text-book examples of trees flanking the streets and highways. We have nice looking grass growing everywhere the trees are not. We have a diverse collection of shrubs and other vegetation that grows in the area. This is everywhere from the rolling hills and back roads of Loudoun county to the National Arboretum. The greenery is simply awesome for such a large metropolitan area.

I haven't really seen any other similarly well vegetated large city.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Mclean, Va; West Palm Beach, Fl
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World class shopping at Tysons2. Not an abundance of obese people in Fairfax like other parts of the state (Richmond, Hampton, Roanoke).
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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weather is certainly NOT one of the benefits
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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weather is certainly NOT one of the benefits
I would disagree. I think we get the best of all worlds, with fantastic weather for almost 6 months of it. A few months it is too hot (but some people love that), and a few months it is too cold (but also liked by some).
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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I would disagree. I think we get the best of all worlds, with fantastic weather for almost 6 months of it. A few months it is too hot (but some people love that), and a few months it is too cold (but also liked by some).
Having lived in very cold places (New England) and very hot places (Texas), we have it so easy here. A couple of snowfalls a year, maybe 1-2 hottish months, no hail, no tornadoes, no hurricane damage or evacuations, no flooding except for parts of Old Town--this is the best you can get. Unless you're willing to trade the minimal snow and minimal heat for constant drizzle and move to the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Having lived in very cold places (New England) and very hot places (Texas), we have it so easy here. A couple of snowfalls a year, maybe 1-2 hottish months, no hail, no tornadoes, no hurricane damage or evacuations, no flooding except for parts of Old Town--this is the best you can get. Unless you're willing to trade the minimal snow and minimal heat for constant drizzle and move to the Pacific Northwest.
Disagree. Santa Barbara was between 50-80 all year long. I did not own a winter coat or have air conditioning in my house.

'course, unless you are in specific job industries it's a little dicey to find employment there.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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O'Malley and his cronies aren't running the area.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:14 PM
 
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Disagree. Santa Barbara was between 50-80 all year long. I did not own a winter coat or have air conditioning in my house.

'course, unless you are in specific job industries it's a little dicey to find employment there.
But you have wildfires--so there!

Ok, I admit that does sound pretty good if you can escape the fires, landslides, and double-digit property-tax rates.

But realistically, what's a 3BR house run in SB these days, if you can still find one?

If money were no object, many of us would spend summers in Maine and winters in Key West. (I'd spend winters in CO, summer and fall in VT, and spring here.)
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:38 PM
 
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Disagree. Santa Barbara was between 50-80 all year long. I did not own a winter coat or have air conditioning in my house.

'course, unless you are in specific job industries it's a little dicey to find employment there.
South Bay area also has great weather and wonderful scenery and more jobs than Santa Barbara but both South Bay and Santa Barbara don't have beautiful fall foliage color and there is no snow in the city, besides they are both in CA which is associated with higher income tax and other problems.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Disagree. Santa Barbara was between 50-80 all year long. I did not own a winter coat or have air conditioning in my house.

'course, unless you are in specific job industries it's a little dicey to find employment there.
Yes, that is lovely weather, but, as you say, it's the same ALL YEAR ROUND. Personally, I love seasons.
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