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Old 10-18-2015, 10:02 AM
 
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Old 10-18-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Italian Exec -- You clearly don't know very much about the Historic District, Meadow Branch and Clarke County's "landed gentry". Lots of money, sophistication, well-educated. Doctors, lawyers, business owners, old money who regularly travel the world.

You seem to think that anyone outside of the Beltway is somehow beneath you when in reality they are every bit as educated and "elite". Get over yourself.
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Old 10-19-2015, 04:32 AM
 
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Italian Exec -- accept my apology for the nasty comment. I had just spent an evening with some very snotty people in Fairfax and I took out my aggravation on you. The Winchester area is not as backwoods and ignorant as many in the Fairfax area perceive.

For instance, the current president of Harvard grew up in Clarke as did the high-end jeweler, Elizabeth Locke. There are several large corporation in Winchester (Trex, American Woodmark, Rubbermaid, Hood Foods etc) Those all have very highly paid executives in addition to the doctors, lawyers, local business owners, hospital management, Shenandoah University professers, etc.

It may be a quieter, old money lifestyle that hides the affluence in Winchester.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Choff5's definition of not "far at all" seems to be longer than your lament that everything in Atlanta is at least a 30 minute drive. It will be an hour hour drive from Winchester to Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum with no traffic.

If you move to Winchester your new norm for driving to all that the DC area has to offer your kids may become an hour (or more).

Why don't you consider Leesburg? It is closer to the things your boys will want to do, but still out and away from the big city. Kind of like living in Alpharetta or Peachtree City, GA.

One thing about the Atlanta suburb that we're in is that it's cookie-cutter-house-central. No character. No old trees.

I like Winchester because it's "yesteryear" and has old trees, older homes etc.

Leesburg -- with the quick search I did -- is more cookies. Which I think are depressing.

Alley
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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One thing about the Atlanta suburb that we're in is that it's cookie-cutter-house-central. No character. No old trees.

I like Winchester because it's "yesteryear" and has old trees, older homes etc.

Leesburg -- with the quick search I did -- is more cookies. Which I think are depressing.

Alley

Agreed.
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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Italian Exec -- You clearly don't know very much about the Historic District, Meadow Branch and Clarke County's "landed gentry". Lots of money, sophistication, well-educated. Doctors, lawyers, business owners, old money who regularly travel the world.

You seem to think that anyone outside of the Beltway is somehow beneath you when in reality they are every bit as educated and "elite". Get over yourself.

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