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Old 01-10-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I have noticed on these boards that people are constantly calling the West End "stuck-up". I haven't ever noticed it to be any worse there than south of the river. What are the experiences of other people?
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond VA metro area
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I never heard it had a bad rep!
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I think the West End mainly gets bashed in the context of the suburban vs urban development argument. There's nothing at all that sets it apart from any other suburb in the country (including Midlothian) which is a good thing to some folks and a detriment to others. If strip malls, chain stores/restaurants, and sprawl development are your style then I think both the West End and Chesterfield-Midlo areas are well-suited for you. I couldn't say one is better than the other.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:54 PM
 
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Are you referring to the Far West End area (Short Pump) or the West End (Cary Street, Glenburnie, Tuckahoe areas)?
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Far West End (rt 250 area) vs. lets say Midlothian (rt 60 area) yes there is a noticable difference. Its noticed mostly in the driving habits. Secondly it is noticable in retail locations where the customers seem to be extremely more demanding on the staff versus the same locations south of the river. As you get to older areas (greater than 20 yrs of age) it becomes less noticable (Glenburnie, Tuckahoe areas)(Cary Street area is different from both in other ways - The Village in NY comes to mind).
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Far West End (rt 250 area) vs. lets say Midlothian (rt 60 area) yes there is a noticable difference. Its noticed mostly in the driving habits. Secondly it is noticable in retail locations where the customers seem to be extremely more demanding on the staff versus the same locations south of the river. As you get to older areas (greater than 20 yrs of age) it becomes less noticable (Glenburnie, Tuckahoe areas)(Cary Street area is different from both in other ways - The Village in NY comes to mind).
I don't know how "driving habits" are categorized as stuck up, but they seem the same to me in both areas. I do most of my shopping on the West End and was in the Midlothian area over the weekend, where I noticed people were especially assy. The lady wrapping her nails on the counter behind me at Dick's, the guy at Fresh Market letting his kid run wild, the employee at Best Buy who acted like it was a big pain to show me where the cases for my smart phone were. That's why I started this thread. I'm sure I could have the same experiences in the Far West End, but Midlothian doesn't seem better to me at all.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I think most people are friendly in the West End and Midlothian. Different areas have different types of rude, and rude people can be found anywhere.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Because it makes some people feel better to put down other people and their choices! People in the Far West End must be stupid to pay a premium to live there relative to Midlothian and they're all snobby, inconsiderate, rude, bad drivers, have unruly and spoiled children, etc.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Driving through the FWE a more important than others driving habit is more noticeable. Stop signs and red lights have become optional. Take a drive on West Broad or Parham and look down at the ground at the intersections and you'll see left over debris from accidents at nearly every intersection. I didn't say Midlothian was better, its just less. It became more noticeable during the 2000's. As to retail. You need to compare same to same to notice (ie BestBuy to BestBuy).
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Nickel millionares.
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