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Old 09-17-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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And the irony was that I left the DC area for the Bay Area almost 30 years ago-----I was born/raised within 10 miles of the US Capitol to boot! .

As another poster alluded to: home is where the heart is

Personally; I will never live E of the Rocky Mountains due in part to the humidity in the summers as well as the nasty winters------but, that is my choice

Besides: as messed up as it is; I actually like Kingman, Az.

Presently in the Phoenix area but I have my (honorable) reasons for being here.
Get ready for zero affordable housing. Be prepared to deal with more and more illegal immigrant issues. These are some of the reasons I moved, and an ex who was crazy mean.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Nova, D.C.,
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Angela,

That is EXACTLY why I left NOVA in the first place. I would get so pissed off for sitting 2.5 hours to drive on I-66 from Centreville to DC sometimes if I picked the wrong flipping 15 minute window to leave my house. Not to mention for the money I spent in rent I was able to BUILD a house in Southern Maryland. The same size house in Fairfax county was STARTING at 800k back in 2001!?!?! I almost blew my lid... it's all location, location, location.

I now travel more miles to get to where I need to but I get there in less time and actually FEEL like I'm accomplishing something. I no longer have to take the metro I can if I want to or I can leisurely drive to DC or wherever I wish. I at least have a peaceful drive with trees and nice scenery on the way home to calm my nerves from wanting to shoot the next putz that slams on their brakes when a single rain drop hits the road.

I fear now with my office being so far away I'm yet again looking to move but I sure enjoyed this neighborhood while it lasted.

John
Check out road rage in Tampa, CRAZYYYYY!!!!
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Check out road rage in Tampa, CRAZYYYYY!!!!
I will never forget in St. Pete, I was just turning into a gas station and I geuss the idiot behind me didn't like the way I did it, so he followed me in,
waited for me to get out and pump my gas, and started insulting me.
Now there is someone with too much time on his hands.
I went back home to Virginia three days later.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Not everyone has a painful commute. I live in Fairfax, and work in Herndon. It takes me 20 to 30 minutes to get to the office.
I live in Reston and work in Dulles. Takes me 20 minutes.
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Old 10-03-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I have several places I work at (I cover several stores) - ongoing though is downtown DC (Metro Center) and Pentagon City Mall - Metro Center: I leave my house, walk to a bus, take that to King St., take Metro to Metro Center (45 mins. or so), Pentagon City, ditto walk, etc. (there in 30 mins. tops) - I'm timing from the time I leave my house and start the walk until I get out at the station.
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Old 10-03-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I live in the Landmark area and work outside Ft Belvoir. Takes me 20-25 min each way. 236 W to 395/95 S to 7100 S to Rt 1 N and i'm at work. The inverse for getting home.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Get ready for zero affordable housing. Be prepared to deal with more and more illegal immigrant issues. These are some of the reasons I moved, and an ex who was crazy mean.
Here in Arizona the illegals are scattering (it is a crime to hire them now) as we speak plus housing prices have already plummeted almost 30% compared to August 2007.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:23 AM
 
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I agree. Everyone is hating in all the forums. You should read the Atlanta one. It is worse and they get really racist on there sometimes. Typically, people tend to write bout how they hate something more than how much they like something. I think it is basic venting. I even lived in Charlotte for about 8 years and I was surprised how many of my friends hated it there too. I think it's the grass is always greener syndrome.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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@Angela, you are absolutely right. Years ago, I lived in freaking Detroit and made a third of what I make now, but my life then was so much better than my life now in NOVA. I hate this place and hope to leave as soon as possible and never ever come back here.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Goodbye. We'll miss you.
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