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Old 03-20-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I, too, work in Tyson's and see a West Virginia license plate during my commutes more often than one might think. It's also shocking to realize that people are now commuting from Franklin/Adams/York Counties in South Central PA to the Baltimore and DC Metro Areas! I drove back to PA at around 2:30 PM from Tyson's last Thursday after work, and the entire length of I-270 on up to Frederick was bumper-to-bumper. The Catoctin Highway was very congested as well as all of those Pennsylvanians commuted back home from work! As long as housing prices remain overinflated in NoVA people are going to continue to sprawl themselves out further and further.
That might be me. Myself and another guy live in Ranson and commute to Tysons.

The vast majority of my neighborhood works in Northern Virginia, Frederick or D.C. It's not ONLY about housing prices. It's a different -- and I think better -- quality of life here.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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That might be me. Myself and another guy live in Ranson and commute to Tysons.

The vast majority of my neighborhood works in Northern Virginia, Frederick or D.C. It's not ONLY about housing prices. It's a different -- and I think better -- quality of life here.
For what it's worth I've seriously flirted with the notion of moving to Winchester for that very same reason. Not only could I afford a comfortable lifestyle there living in a 1-BR apartment on my salary, but also it has that sense of community that is so difficult to find in Fairfax County. People there weren't so quick to push you out of their way. I liked that. Would I be a contributor to sprawl? Partially. I'd live in an in-town (preferably historic) apartment and walk to most amenities, but I would be driving a long haul to Tysons Corner (wasting gas and clogging Route 7). If there was a place like Winchester in NoVA it would be the most sought-after place here.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I doubt you'd find that many young single gay guys in Winchester. Some, but not a lot. Just my two cents, but after several years' of reading your posts, I really think you'd be happier moving closer to DC.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:30 PM
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Location: Arlington, Virginia
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I doubt you'd find that many young single gay guys in Winchester. Some, but not a lot. Just my two cents, but after several years' of reading your posts, I really think you'd be happier moving closer to DC.
Reluctantly, I agree with Normie here.

Plus, as a 19 year resident of Virginia, the attitude towards homosexuality sharply changes once you leave NoVA.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I doubt you'd find that many young single gay guys in Winchester. Some, but not a lot. Just my two cents, but after several years' of reading your posts, I really think you'd be happier moving closer to DC.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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$$$
Find a compatible roommate or two and you can lop off at least one of those $... and then you can visit Winchester et al on the weekends whenever you need your small town fix. Perhaps even with a date.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL, Tone I just noticed your new status line:

"The Hot Special at the NCAA's: The Choke Sandwich!"

Good one!
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:32 PM
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LOL, Tone I just noticed your new status line:

"The Hot Special at the NCAA's: The Choke Sandwich!"

Good one!
He better be careful. He'll have Kansas and Villanova alums coming at him with pitchforks and baseball bats.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Expatriate Philadelphian in Northern Virginia
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He better be careful. He'll have Kansas and Villanova alums coming at him with pitchforks and baseball bats.
Actually as a Philly native, I want to know who passed out the Choke Sandwiches to both Temple and Villanova for breakfast.

But anyway, back to your regularly scheduled topic...
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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For what it's worth I've seriously flirted with the notion of moving to Winchester for that very same reason. Not only could I afford a comfortable lifestyle there living in a 1-BR apartment on my salary, but also it has that sense of community that is so difficult to find in Fairfax County. People there weren't so quick to push you out of their way. I liked that. Would I be a contributor to sprawl? Partially. I'd live in an in-town (preferably historic) apartment and walk to most amenities, but I would be driving a long haul to Tysons Corner (wasting gas and clogging Route 7). If there was a place like Winchester in NoVA it would be the most sought-after place here.
As a 20-year resident of NoVa (PW and FFX), I'd always laughed off the supposed value of things like knowing the guy behind the counter at the post office. But it really does make a difference.
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