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View Poll Results: Hampton Roads Vs. Richmond
Virginia Beach- Norfolk- Newport News 46 61.33%
Richmond- Fredericksburg- Petersburg 29 38.67%
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: A Small Metro In Southeastern Virginia Called Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Default Hampton Roads Vs. Richmond

What metropolitan area is better? Virginia Beach- Norfolk- Newport News or Richmond- Fredericksburg- Petersburg? Which one is more urban? Better Downtown (Norfolk or Richmond)? More things to do? Better sporting events? Concerts? Density? Etc.?
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Well Fredericksburg isn't part of Richmond's metro area, but that's just a technicality.

Richmond is itself a greater city than any city in the Tidewater area. I'll take Richmond's urban neighborhoods over Norfolk's. But Tidewater has a larger population overall and beaches... Tough call.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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Yea, Fredericksburg's not part of the Richmond Metro. But I'd go with Richmond -- Tidewater's not far away.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:55 AM
 
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Richmond. The Hampton roads area is too much like a giant suburb and does not have much urbanity to it or anything unique about it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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I think the OP meant Petersburg......
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Richmond. The Hampton roads area is too much like a giant suburb and does not have much urbanity to it or anything unique about it.
Besides Norfolk and Newport News, you are pretty much right.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:50 AM
 
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Besides Norfolk and Newport News, you are pretty much right.

Other than Norfolk, Newport News, and the history of the area, he's pretty much right.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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move to virginia forum
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:38 PM
 
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Other than Norfolk, Newport News, and the history of the area, he's pretty much right.
There are small pockets here and there, but the city limits of these places largely resemble suburbs.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: A Small Metro In Southeastern Virginia Called Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Umm, i'm pretty sure there is much more urbanity in hampton roads than you all think.. downtown norfolk is just as urban as richmond, plus downtown portsmouth, virginia beach town center, downtown newport news, city center @ oyster point, etc.
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