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Old 12-22-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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I asked this on the main Virginia and got a pretty decent response. Which state do you personally like better or think is more progressive or just has more activities to do....North Carolina or Maryland which one would be your choice?
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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NC is the state i like better. I have family in NC, my favorite team is the Panthers, and i'm contemplating a move to Greensboro next year. So NC is where its at for me.

There is nothing about MD that really excites me.
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I don't really see how you can compare two whole states against each other. Both are large states w/hugely different regions, populations, weather, etc. By the way, live in Virginia now, from Pa. originally and contemplating NC to move to mainly because of health reasons. And GO STEELERS
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:34 PM
 
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By the way, live in Virginia now, from Pa. originally and contemplating NC to move to mainly because of health reasons.
Just curious, what makes North Carolina healthier than Virginia?
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:12 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I prefer Maryland over North Carolina. It's all a matter of preference though. I prefer the tackiness of Ocean City over the serenity of the Outer Banks. I prefer the high density urban development of Baltimore and select suburbs, over the sprawl of Raleigh. I prefer liberal environments over conservative. I like crabs. I don't like sweet tea. I prefer being in the midst and within close proximity to a slew of major cities, rather than somewhat near a few mid-size cities. So Maryland it is.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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I personally like MD better, but economically NC seems to be on the right track... NC is doing great, but I just can't get past the pine trees (I HATE pine trees)

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Old 12-24-2007, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Washington DC Area
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I must agree with a previous post that there is NO way anyone can compare the two states. First of all, this is a Northern Va posting area and ANYONE who has had to deal with neighboring state drivers will always have negatives. Also, Maryland is within a few miles of Northern Va and NC is 3 hours South! I have lived in all 3 states and it depends on what you look for! NC is a very boring state coming from the north through Rocky Mt and into Raleigh. Maryland is good tech-wise up 495/270 through Rockville (but can be too melting pot for so many) and into Frederick (which can be too small town for some). The Eastern Shore is beautiful and the crabs are IT!
NC has its Eastern shore as well...but it truly depends on what you are in search of.
All said....
DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU WHICH PLACE IS BETTER!
I am a road warrior and I have many places I find is paradise to me and to others they hate it. I have worked in 20 different cities in the past 15 years...and can tell you. it truly depends what you make it...your personality...your families goals.. and so much more.
I wish you the best of luck in your search for the best place to live. You live ONE life and if you want to discover the place YOU and your family wish to call home...take weekend trips around the regions you are considering. Visit towns..talk to the people.
In any case, best of luck to you!
Warmest Regards
Alan
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Old 12-27-2007, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Right here. Right now.
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Greetings, Virginians!
I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. I am now in a little town West of Asheville, NC. I lived for a time in Coastal NC. To complicate my choice, My Dad is from Baltimore!

I like DullNBoring's take on things. Brings back many old, fond memories of Maryland and Baltimore and the Eastern Shore, Ocean City, etc.

I really enjoy NC. I have lived on the NC Coast and now I'm in the NC Mountains - It's beautiful, plus we have a bit of elbow room.

They are both great, for different reasons. Tough to choose, but I'd have to go with NC. (I suppose my vote doesn't count because I AM considered just one of the neighbors now) ..sigh.
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Old 12-27-2007, 03:55 PM
 
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I really have a hard time answering this ... I guess that if I'm living in VA, then NC would make a more interesting vacation. It would be more "different" from Virginia than going to Maryland, and would feel more like I was "getting away". But there are certainly parts of MD that I like a lot.
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Just curious, what makes North Carolina healthier than Virginia?
I'm thinking about it because it's a bit warmer...I have fibromyalgia and it's worse when it's cold, so thinking that the warmer weather might help.
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