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Old 04-21-2006, 06:09 PM
joy joy started this thread
 
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anyone know anything about the nartinsville/bassett area of virginia? housing seems reasonable but is the economy going downhill? any progressive people/arts there? thanks for any insights - joy
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:47 PM
 
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Smile I wish someone would answer this one.

Hi there, My family and I drove through Martinsburg about ten years ago... We are talking about southern VA, are we not? If so, I thought it was picturesque, yet I wondered where anyone would work??? It was very quaint. I think I am recalling this correctly. I am also very curious about this part of beautiful Virginia!! I hope someone replies to you. Good Luck
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Old 05-13-2006, 07:46 PM
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Default Martinsville/bassett

I live in NC about 40 miles south of there. If you're looking for "progressive" and a lot of culture and arts, you should look elsewhere. Martinsville is an extremely blue-collar area and it doesn't have a vibrant economy.
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:07 PM
 
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JAS, What if you were looking for country, safe, inexpensive, acreage... ?
I see that it is an hour south of Roanoke. If one had employment and was willing to travel for excitement... How would it rate then? Thanks?
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:51 AM
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Default martinsville

The town of Martinsville itself isn't very picturesque - it is a very industrial town. There is certainly some pretty land "out in the country", but I would rather live closer to Roanoke if I had the choice.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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Default check out the corridor of Virginia

Travel about 70 miles to North west to Wytheville...a city that seems to be getting bigger.. lots of drug rep position positings on Monster and a new visitor's center...lotof new manufacturing.
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