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Old 10-04-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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If you could CHOOSE anywhere you wanted to live in Virginia, where would you choose to live and why? Virginia is a very beautiful state with a lot of diversity. I am interested in knowing what, in partiuclar, would draw you to a certain location? Thanks for your input!
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Urban: I'd love a historic brick rowhome in "The Fan" neighborhood of Richmond. A Victorian in Roanoke's "Old Southwest" is a runner-up.

Rural: I would really enjoy living in one of the quaint older homes that line the main drag through the tiny Loudoun County hamlet of Hillsboro.

Inner Suburban: I would live in an upper-floor loft of a building somewhere in the Ballston/Rosslyn Corridor of North Arlington.

Outlying Suburban: I could see myself someday living in a small newer single-family home with a rear-facing detached garage in Loudoun County's mixed-use oasis of Brambleton.

Small Town: This would be a toss-up for me between living in either Lexington or Fredericksburg.

Getaway: For a quiet getaway I'd build a small cottage on Tangier Island.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Urban: I'd love a historic brick rowhome in "The Fan" neighborhood of Richmond. A Victorian in Roanoke's "Old Southwest" is a runner-up.

Inner Suburban: I would live in an upper-floor loft of a building somewhere in the Ballston/Rosslyn Corridor of North Arlington.


Small Town: This would be a toss-up for me between living in either Lexington or Fredericksburg.
Agreed on all of the above.

For Small Town I would add Salem, VA or possibly parts of Bedford VA (one particular historic street I could see myself living on).

For Urban I would also add Church Hill, Jackson Ward, Museum District in Richmond, Ghent area in Norfolk, and 'SoRo' in Roanoke.

I could never see myself living in an Outlying Suburban or Rural area so I'll leave it blank. LOL
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Norfolk's Ghent, or the Town Center of Virgnia Beach.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Western Branch area of Chesapeake, Newport News (can't pick one neighborhood) or Norfolk's Freemason or Ghent neighborhoods
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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If it was improving instead of declining in population and employment, I would move back home to Danville in a skinny minute

As it is, we are trying to move to Roanoke. No jobs though. It's been tough.

We used to want to move to Charlottesville but from what I've read, it's now full of outsiders who have taken over the town. My hubby did a seminar down there last year and he said everyone who is a native now lives outside the city. It's a shame.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Charlottesville, better restaurants, more varaity of people, more things to do, the city is over all looks quite nice and not so runndown...
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Old 10-09-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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Urban: I'd love a historic brick rowhome in "The Fan" neighborhood of Richmond. A Victorian in Roanoke's "Old Southwest" is a runner-up.

Rural: I would really enjoy living in one of the quaint older homes that line the main drag through the tiny Loudoun County hamlet of Hillsboro.

Inner Suburban: I would live in an upper-floor loft of a building somewhere in the Ballston/Rosslyn Corridor of North Arlington.

Outlying Suburban: I could see myself someday living in a small newer single-family home with a rear-facing detached garage in Loudoun County's mixed-use oasis of Brambleton.

Small Town: This would be a toss-up for me between living in either Lexington or Fredericksburg.

Getaway: For a quiet getaway I'd build a small cottage on Tangier Island.
Nice list--too bad most of us can't "do it all"
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Old 10-11-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I would move to Abingdon: quaint, historic homes and theater, surrounded by mountain views, lots of local hiking and biking trails and rivers for kayaking, a mecca for local cultural arts, good schools, easy drive to Johnson City, Kingsport, or Bristol. If I get a chance, Abingdon is where I want to retire to someday.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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I would like to live in Gate City, Virginia. It is easy access to Wise etc and Tennesee both plus it is sorta rural but, easy access to businesses, stores etc. Actually I am looking for a small house sorta by itself to rent so, I can be sure I like Gate City as much as I thinkm I do then, I want to buy a nice small little home on land contract with a down payment of course. If anyone knows of something in the vacinity like I described I would appreciate the info. O yes, its just me and my husband, we are retired and have no children, just like to live out the rest of our lives in peace and comfort and quiet and go to church and live for God and be peaceful. [EMAIL="tonto@setel.com"]tonto@setel.com[/EMAIL]
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