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Old 06-13-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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What part of Illinois did stay for 3 years NC? heh, fellow Illinois/Maryland/VA'er... so to speak.

Stayed in Morton Grove, Il for about 10 years then moved to VA for job, then moved to Maryland and then came back to VA.
We were further west in Glen Ellyn, next to Wheaton. Used to drive to Oak Park for the daily commute. Had to replace both of our cars when we got here. Rust on the SUV, and $3k damage to all four wheels and directly associated parts due to pot holes and expansion joints on the bridges raising up 2 inches. Neither repair bill was worth keeping either car. 90% of my business dealings were here in DC. Grew tired of seeing OHare at 4:45am, and leaving my wife home with two in diapers during those blizzards. It was time to come closer to home, and not a moment too soon. It was sleeting on the morning we got in the car to leave for the last time, in October of 2011. Remember that freak snow storm around Halloween that year around here? You're welcome. Movers were literally unloading into our new home in Brambleton that day.

I can tell you this much though, as was evidenced this past winter, I'm apparently the only one within a 1.5 mile radius of our house here in VA with a snow blower, electric start to boot!
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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I live in Montgomery county.

Tax: alcohol tax is a lot. You pay WAY too much at the bar, and everywhere else.

Insurance: Costs WAY too much for car insurance

Income tax: I think VA is better than MD

Cleanness of the city: MD is WAY cleaner than VA. VA looks like some post apocalyptic city

Crime: I have no idea. Montgomery city crime is focused, just like VA. But I can't imagine how MD crime rate can be worst. If anything, they over pay the cops in MD, and they don't do anything, because they have a lot of money from seatbelt tickets, stop light cameras to just about all the small things that costs you $300 for a ticket deal in MD. VA is a lot more human on these petty tickets than md. If MD has more crime, then they need to replace all the cops and stop giving them the fancy, fully loaded Chargers, because apparently they all have one.

Food: personally? VA has better food, and better bartenders than MD. But some of these places charge DC prices in VA, which is pretty ridiculous, since these bartenders in VA don't make drinks like bartenders in DC.

Faces: VA. Really, almost 80% of the girls look amazing in VA. And you know for sure they're not married. MD? 80% chance you're gonna run into someone who's either married or divorced with a child.

That's what I have so far. I just don't understand why all these places are so expensive. It's silly. I've been looking for places in both MD and VA, and if you're 2 blocks away from some bar in Clarendon, your rent jumps up $500. MD, $500 goes up if the apartment is recently renovated. But few blocks away, few exits away, that price drops. I think this something I don't want to write down here.

In conclusion, if you want to have it your way, make $150k or over to live where you want to. Otherwise, it's more commute or a nicer place to live, or just more compromises.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:11 PM
 
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Food: personally? VA has better food, and better bartenders than MD. But some of these places charge DC prices in VA, which is pretty ridiculous, since these bartenders in VA don't make drinks like bartenders in DC.

Faces: VA. Really, almost 80% of the girls look amazing in VA. And you know for sure they're not married. MD? 80% chance you're gonna run into someone who's either married or divorced with a child.
I'm going to assume that when you say "NoVa" you mean "B-R corridor Arlington."
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:30 AM
 
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The drivers are too aggressive in Maryland especially on the beltway.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner, VA by way of TEXAS
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The drivers are too aggressive in Maryland especially on the beltway.
To an extent, I like the Maryland drivers a little better. VA seems to have a lot of new drivers who have no idea what they are doing on the road. I see way too many people going 52 mph in the left lane with the death grip on the wheel.
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Maryland drivers are hyper-aggressive, while in Virginia they are passive-aggressive. Both are bad.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:52 PM
 
Location: DMV
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To an extent. I like the Maryland drivers a little better. VA seems to have a lot of new drivers who have no idea what they are doing on the road. I see way too many people going 52 mph in the left lane with the death grip on the wheel.
I agree. It makes me miss driving in MD. Va driving is bad. I think a lot of people really can't drive
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:23 PM
 
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Maryland is a cess pool of corruption/illegal alien sanctuary/$2billion a year tax $$ go to illegals aka/new americans. Md is 4th highest taxed state in country. Md allows illegals drivers license and voting rights. It is a felon to hire illegals yet they work anywhere they want. Baltimore city 8th worst homicide city. 20 shootings last weekend. 10 killed. Black and Hispanic gangs fighting it out for their territories. July 1st 22cents a gal more gas tax. in 2 years it will be an additional 62cents a gal plus cost of living increase on gas. Food prices one of the highest. 48th for job creation unless your a new American.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:44 AM
 
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I live in Montgomery county.


Cleanness of the city: MD is WAY cleaner than VA. VA looks like some post apocalyptic city
This is all perception, because mine is the total opposite. As a resident of Anne Arundel County for four years in past years (6 years ago when I lived in MD) I would say overall from Baltimore to southern MD, most of VA is cleaner "looking". Also it is my perception that MD is older and NOVA is newer since the post 9/11 boom, and to me that is contributing to the additional cleanliness as compared to MD urban and suburban areas.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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most of the bad drivers I see on VA freeways have MD plates, I don't even know what the hell they're doing here in the first place
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