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Old 01-08-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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Congratulations...almost any place is better than LA. I live in SoCal and I really like Northern Virginia alot, been there quite a few times. People really don't understand the massive problems California has, so I don't blame you for wanting out of here.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Yes, NoVA is free from all the problems that California has.

No crime, no traffic concerns, and the weather here is better than any other part of California too!

Don't forget the tolerance of diversity here, and so many ethnic restaurants. California does not have anything that can compare.

NoVA residents are so humble and gracious, too. They never look down upon other regions of the country.
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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NoVA residents are so humble and gracious, too. They never look down upon other regions of the country.
That's not quite true, Fern435. We look down on Maine and those who live Down East. But usually only in the winter or if we have to stop to eat in Skowhegan on our way to Quebec. But not this winter because it's cold as heck right HERE. Or not if we ever have the good fortune actually to go to Maine and see a Maine moose or two near a Maine lake in the Maine wilderness. Then we have one of these "Robin Williams in a bad Disney movie" moments and decide we want to move to Maine some day, too.

Seriously, though, with all the talk of people hunkering down and unable to move even when they'd like to, let's wish the OP best wishes as he pursues his move from the region with the nation's worst traffic to a region with the nation's second worst traffic! Better to believe that the next best thing is around the corner (or across the country) than to feel there's no way to improve one's lot.

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Of all the places I've lived, the OP's ideal sounds a lot more Nebraska than Northern Virginia.
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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To the OP I say go for it! Life is an adventure and it's too short not to follow your instinct! I moved here and hated it at first but it definatly grows on you. I think any place is what you make of it. Hope you get what you want! Keep us posted!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Family values and sense of community "aren't just quaint little catch phrases." And you want to move HERE? Metro Washington, DC?

This is the center of the political arena of the United States of America. Quaint little catch phrases are abundant.

Where is Clark Corp.? What is your budget for housing? Housing and traffic information are important issues here, even if you have plenty of money.

Have you done any research on this area before requesting this move across the country?
Believe me, I dig what the political atmosphere probably does to the attitude of the people in the area. But So Cal is broken in so many ways I wouldn't even know where to begin. I can only tell you that you NOVA natives don't even know how good you have it.

I do realize where I'm relocating to. Yes I've done my research and visited there many times. My brother-in-law is a cop there in Fairfax and my company is based in Bethesda.

I posted up here a month or so a go and rec'd great feedback from ya'll on many of the problem areas.

Clark Construction is everywhere there. 1 year I may be working at GWU and the next job might put me in McLean for 2 years. It's construction, nothing is for sure or permanent.

You people don't scare me with your traffic. Are you kidding me? I work in downtown LA man! I did a project north of LA a few years back that was 77 miles from my house and I saw commutes in the afternoons upwards of 4 hours. I worked in Vegas for a couple of months and made it there in less time and Vegas is 280 miles away.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Don't forget to bring your warm cloths brymax
You know what, the 1st time I replied to your post I did it from the office and the filter blocked the photo. I didn't see this until tonight.

Now this I am scared of! But I bet you don't have to worry about traffic when the snow is this thick huh?

You see problem snow storm? I see no traffic in this photo.

See, life is what you make of it.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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What exactly is your image of life in Northern Virginia? Or have you lived here before?
What is my image?



How about it's gotta be better than So Cal. I'm willing to take a chance to prove that.

All we have here is GREAT weather.

To compare So Cal to NOVA or any other place, you have to take weather out of the equation because it's a given and there truly is no better weather in the US than So Cal.

Alright, so then what? That's right nothing!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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Congratulations...almost any place is better than LA. I live in SoCal and I really like Northern Virginia alot, been there quite a few times. People really don't understand the massive problems California has, so I don't blame you for wanting out of here.
There we go see!

Someone who knows!

Remember the song "Can I get a witness"?

Got one!
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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... let's wish the OP best wishes as he pursues his move from the region with the nation's worst traffic to a region with the nation's second worst traffic!
See there ya go.

Find the bright side of things in life. It is what you make it.

Not the worst traffic in the nation. The 2nd worst. The brighter side, well done!

I'll shape you folks up out there.

Ya'll just mad cuz it's cold! It'll warm up. Keep smiling.

Car buried in snow?

Nah, day off of work is what that is. The brighter side, man!
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