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Old 05-26-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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Just landed a job in Buffalo, NY. Will be nice to be paying $900/month for a SFH instead of $1650/month for a 2 br apartment, with only a 6% decrease in pay
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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But it's Buffalo?


We just hired a guy from the Buffalo area. His wife will join him soon here. He's not living in NOVA but out near Front Royal so the COL is lower for housing. I wonder if come February you'll still enjoy living in Buffalo.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Day trips to Washington DC is pretty fun on nice weather days for sure. But Northern VA is a cesspool now. Immigrants go there non stop for one. Traffic is horrible. I-66 is a mess. Not much road development at all certainly it can't sustain the population growth. What was the point of expanding Metro rail if they charge an arm and a leg for a single ride now.

No theme parks no beaches anywhere as well. If your single or have no kids living there is probably a more fun experience but living in NOVA with children is no fun at all.


"But Northern VA is a cesspool now. Immigrants go there non stop for one"

This is enough to know what you really are like. But that said, my kids grew up from birth and had a damn good life in NOVA. Both are in their upper 20's now. It's all what you make of it and we made good use of living in NOVA. I lived in NOVA from 73-2015 until the wife and I moved out to the Shenandoah Valley.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:14 AM
 
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No theme parks, hard LOL
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:25 AM
 
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No theme parks, hard LOL
Seriously. If you judge a location to live by preaence of theme parks, then I hope you leave this area.
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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But it's Buffalo?


We just hired a guy from the Buffalo area. His wife will join him soon here. He's not living in NOVA but out near Front Royal so the COL is lower for housing. I wonder if come February you'll still enjoy living in Buffalo.

Oh believe me, shoveling your driveway and digging out your car gets OLD by early January! That area is where our family is, though, and with a baby at home now it will be nice to have the help. Plus, it's home...
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Old 05-27-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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Oh believe me, shoveling your driveway and digging out your car gets OLD by early January! That area is where our family is, though, and with a baby at home now it will be nice to have the help. Plus, it's home...


And it doesn't matter if the Caribbean is your back yard, or 11 feet of snow - nothing beats "home". Especially when it comes with help for a new parent! When we had to move to Chicago in February 2009 from Chapel Hill, NC, we did so with our first child who was just 9 months old, and we lost our family network of support (in NC). It was tough. So, nobody can argue that you're not making the right decision here!
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago IL
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I think people just have to find their rhythm with a place to find their peace and enjoyment, and each place has it's own unique rhythm. Personally, I've spent lots of time in S. California (Newport Beach, LA, SD) and while I agree has it's true beauty, the rhythm just didn't fit with me. Just felt uncomfortable with it. Chicago felt the same way to me. Probably one of the best skylines in the world, and has a pulse like no other, but just couldn't find my comfort zone with it. DC, I found my rhythm and love it. Feels manageable to me, like how the other places feel to those who would rather be there than here.
I had the same experience, just the other way around. I never really got into my groove here in DC. I tried, and it just never worked.
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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Day trips to Washington DC is pretty fun on nice weather days for sure. But Northern VA is a cesspool now. Immigrants go there non stop for one. Traffic is horrible. I-66 is a mess. Not much road development at all certainly it can't sustain the population growth. What was the point of expanding Metro rail if they charge an arm and a leg for a single ride now.

No theme parks no beaches anywhere as well. If your single or have no kids living there is probably a more fun experience but living in NOVA with children is no fun at all.
I feel like you are describing a different city. Nova offers more to families than any large city I've lived in. Theme parks? Mkay then.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Chicago IL
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But it's Buffalo?


We just hired a guy from the Buffalo area. His wife will join him soon here. He's not living in NOVA but out near Front Royal so the COL is lower for housing. I wonder if come February you'll still enjoy living in Buffalo.
Evidently, Buffalo is having a little boom of its own right now. Appearently, younger people find affordable cities appealing.
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