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Old 01-22-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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I'd like to hear from other folks reasons why should someone move to the Richmond area?
What opportunities are available to someone starting out?
How easy is it to start a business?
Which companies are moving into the area?
What are my options for housing and lifestyle?
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Don't you live in the Richmond area?
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Yup, but just wondering why others picked it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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Well, I can give you our reasons for moving here years ago, and eventually moving back...

Lower cost of living, especially when compared to anything north of here

4 seasons

Mild winters compared to the northeast (harsher winters if you come from the deeper south), but for us the winters were mild. The older I get, the more I hate snow.

I didn't want to live more than 2 hours from the ocean. We looked into Charlotte and Raleigh and I was surprised that Raleigh is 4 hours and Charlotte is 6 hours from the ocean. No thanks.

The history...colonial and Civil War. Virginia overall is very rich in history.

This area has a nice melting pot of people without being full of too many transplants. Just enough that anyone can move here and fit in.

It's a love/hate thing but I personally love Short Pump's shopping. There isn't a store I can think of that isn't there!

I have a lot of family still in NJ and I like that I can take a 5-6 hour drive and visit them on the weekends or holidays. Same with my family in the south. I feel like I'm pretty centrally located to a lot.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:56 PM
 
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Well, I can give you our reasons for moving here years ago, and eventually moving back...

Lower cost of living, especially when compared to anything north of here

4 seasons

Mild winters compared to the northeast (harsher winters if you come from the deeper south), but for us the winters were mild. The older I get, the more I hate snow.

I didn't want to live more than 2 hours from the ocean. We looked into Charlotte and Raleigh and I was surprised that Raleigh is 4 hours and Charlotte is 6 hours from the ocean. No thanks.

The history...colonial and Civil War. Virginia overall is very rich in history.

This area has a nice melting pot of people without being full of too many transplants. Just enough that anyone can move here and fit in.

It's a love/hate thing but I personally love Short Pump's shopping. There isn't a store I can think of that isn't there!

I have a lot of family still in NJ and I like that I can take a 5-6 hour drive and visit them on the weekends or holidays. Same with my family in the south. I feel like I'm pretty centrally located to a lot.
raleigh is only 2 hours from the beach, maybe a little less (not that i dont agree with your other points haha)
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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We recently moved from the north. We love it here. Beautiful state with wonderful weather; lots of crystal clear blue expansive skies and abundant sunshine; summer is not as bad as everyone says it is.....the north can get really hot and sticky too; night sky is incredible. Amazing geography and history. People in Richmond are lovely and friendly. We love the slower pace. Richmond Symphony and Ballet are impressive. Museums are top-notch. State Parks are well cared for and you can tell, loved by the people of Virginia. There's enough art in the city and surrounding areas to keep things interesting. Restaurants are evolving nicely and we have our favorites. Yes, we have been pleasantly surprised. It's a great place to live.
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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I'd like to hear from other folks reasons why should someone move to the Richmond area?
What opportunities are available to someone starting out?
How easy is it to start a business?
Which companies are moving into the area?
What are my options for housing and lifestyle?
Looking for amunition to use on the LI Board?

Prior to the current economy there was a good quality of living in the metro Richmond area. Jobs, housing, schools we had it all it's still there but the jobs are harder to come by like everywhere else. At least we are not paying the metro NY COL.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Naw, after asking the question elsewhere I was just curious of why other folks picked Richmond.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Naw, after asking the question elsewhere I was just curious of why other folks picked Richmond.
That word is a dead give away where your from,I can still hear my mother saying "naw (nah) isn't a word". Which of course made me say it even more..

I like your current post on the LI board,I really can't see any one area where LI is cheaper....
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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My parents have been in NC for 18 years and their Brooklyn and Queens accents are still going strong. Lol.

I was talking with some other Yankees and they had a similar list to Yankee Rose's. And I will admit to agreeing with just about all of it.
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