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Old 02-16-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me about this area? How does this compare to NOVA?

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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This is a small town near Danville. I've been in the area for work but haven't spent much time there. It's in a very rural area and, other than being in the same state, there aren't many similarities between it and Northern Virginia. It is far more "southern" and agricultural oriented than NoVa has been for over 100 years. You will probably get more details and info if you post on the Virginia forum.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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I live about an hour away from South Boston. It is very rural and is nothing like NOVA. I don't know what type of place you're looking to live in, but if you like cultural events, good restaurants, good shopping, and a diverse population, you will not like South Boston. But, if you like small town living, little traffic (because hardly anyone lives there), few career prospects, and lots of open space then you may like South Boston.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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Did you perhaps mean south of the Ballston area in Arlington County? They sound alike and I wonder if you didn't realize there is a different spelling for each.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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I am from South Boston. Born and raised. We are a smaller town but there is more here than people think. This town has grown alot in the past five years. Brand new schools have been built, New restaurant chains opening. South Boston is a busy medium sized town, up until about 9pm. Then theres nothing to do but go to one of the four bars, none of which i would recommend. As for things for the younger population to do, theres not much here for the youth. For some reason live music is something unheard of here. Unless its an acoustic set of the same two local guys. I dont know why but evidentially they think it will draw the wrong crowd. Other than sports and relying on friends the youth have nothing going for them in South Boston. So the only thing they can do is congregate in areas around the town. South Bostons finest makes sure to run them off from everywhere they try to go. I think South Boston is a really nice place to retire to as long as you dont have kids that are in school.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:39 PM
 
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This is somewhat of an old thread... but just in case, I'm going to move it to the general Virginia forum where it should get more responses.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:59 PM
 
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my son lives there and there is not much to see there whenever I visit him and his wife .He tried to convince me to move there when I retired and thank god I thought twice about it.He is now trying to sell his house there on 16 acres and he has a 3 thousand sq. ft . almost brand new house and he can't sell it for 299. thousand .I would not want to be out that far from stores or people ,there is nothing to do or see and you have to drive to far to get to stores and anything else .
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: 5 years in Southern Maryland, USA
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South Boston has an Arts Center called "the Prizery" (google their website) located in a former tobacco warehouse. I also like, I think it's called "Ernie's" buffet restaurant. One county east of there is a giant reservoir if you like fishing, where many people have retirement homes or cottages. There are no colleges nearby, to my knowledge. Local cost of living is far, far lower than in Northern Va - but correspondingly, job opportunities are very limited.
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