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Old 02-04-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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After living in DC, you'll die in Erie. I know you think you hate it there now, when you leave, you'll be suprised at what you miss .
In not so many words, that's how I feel too. I have lots of great memories living as a single guy in the City of Erie and I miss them a lot from time to time, but it could never be the same there.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Thanks for all the great information so far! I am from a small town and I miss the small town life now. I don't think I would be to bored in Erie. I really don't like the night life in the DC area its way too expensive and all their really is to do is go to bars and restraunts. The restaurants are mostly chains in Arlington where I live and they are not very good. You don't see to many Mom and Pop like you do up north. Also I'm really bored here because its such a huge ordeal to go anywhere with traffic and parking (Unless you take the metro) and I have to walk half a mile to get on the metro.

I am a straight white male so the tolerance level doesn't really affect me but to be honest I seen a lot more bigotry here in Northern Virginia then I did in Pa or New Hampshire. The intolerance and racism is just more hidden in NoVa. Would I be able to afford a house up their on a 45,000-50,000 salary?
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Would I be able to afford a house up their on a 45,000-50,000 salary?
Absolutely. The housing market is slowly catching up to the rest of the world, but homes are still very affordable.

Check any of the local realty office websites. There are plenty of decent houses in just about any area of Erie County to be had at less than $100,000.

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Old 02-05-2009, 01:18 PM
 
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Thanks for all the great information so far! I am from a small town and I miss the small town life now. I don't think I would be to bored in Erie. I really don't like the night life in the DC area its way too expensive and all their really is to do is go to bars and restraunts. The restaurants are mostly chains in Arlington where I live and they are not very good. You don't see to many Mom and Pop like you do up north. Also I'm really bored here because its such a huge ordeal to go anywhere with traffic and parking (Unless you take the metro) and I have to walk half a mile to get on the metro.

I am a straight white male so the tolerance level doesn't really affect me but to be honest I seen a lot more bigotry here in Northern Virginia then I did in Pa or New Hampshire. The intolerance and racism is just more hidden in NoVa. Would I be able to afford a house up their on a 45,000-50,000 salary?
Ya, but you'll probably end up buying in Millcreek. Go to Pittsburgh or Cleveland instead. I'm telling you, BOREDOM is going to kill you in Erie! 1/2 mile to metro? So? lol You sound kinda lazy
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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1/2 mile to metro? So? lol You sound kinda lazy
Laziness has nothing to do with it if the 1/2 mile between your house and the subway stop is unsafe. I don't know if that's the case here -- you probably don't either, but that didn't stop you from making assumptions -- but it's one possibility.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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Laziness has nothing to do with it if the 1/2 mile between your house and the subway stop is unsafe. I don't know if that's the case here -- you probably don't either, but that didn't stop you from making assumptions -- but it's one possibility.
I bet my assumption is closer to the truth than yours.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I wouldnt listen to pittsburgh steeler fans...
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Do a search on goerie.com, and you will see for yourself.

There is a large and growing population of immigrants settling in Erie, but as I said, people have a serious backwoods attitude towards these folks. You hear a lot of the "speak English" type attitude.

When I was growing up, the old saying was that Erie was "ten years behind" the rest of the country, and it's really the truth.
Its much better than Pittsburgh. Now there is a place that is ten years behind the rest of the country.

Honestly, Erie is a nice small city.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:41 PM
 
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My man, BORED is what you'll be in Erie. Especially with that type of income there. There won't be alot of people your age with that type of money in Erie. I suggest you go to Pittsburgh instead. Just cause you grew up in a small town, doesn't mean you haven't outgrown the small town life. You will regret moving to Erie if you do, believe me, you will. After living in DC, you'll die in Erie. I know you think you hate it there now, when you leave, you'll be suprised at what you miss (including all the pretty women).
no, don't go to ****tsburgh. erie is MUCH better.
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Old 02-06-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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I wouldnt listen to pittsburgh steeler fans...

Hilarious!
OK, now I've got to dry the Diet Coke off my monitor.

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I bet my assumption is closer to the truth than yours.
But I didn't assume anything ...
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