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Old 05-24-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg
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Lol the only thing most rednecks like to watch is nascar, monster trucks and wwe. A fun thing to do sometimes is go to your local walmart after 11 pm and count the mullets.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Default response to the shakespeare theater in staunton...

It is nice... a few Staunton people attend, but most who attend the Shakespeare plays are from out of town, and spending a day or weekend in Staunton... mostly people from DC, Nova, Richmond. I agree with the poster talking about Staunton rednecks.... Staunton and the surrounding area is VERY red. It's not a place for educated, progressive types. If that's what you're looking for, check out Charlottesville.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Seaford
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My wife and I are looking at places to retire and Staunton also looks good to us; clean and affordable housing. Of course we haven't actually visited, just looking at pics from realtor.com. We're in Delaware right now and as far as the rednecks go, I think they are all over, (we have a lot of that sort of folk around here too) but as one poster said, more likely to encounter them in the country outside town. Anyway, any tips about relocating to Staunton would be appreciated. If we actually did move to Staunton, we'd probably be attending St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church - anyone else go there? know anyone that does. Thanks ahead of time for your help and info.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:06 AM
 
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johnnybc, don't be too scared of rednecks. There we're rednecks in NY where I lived. As far as living in the "city" I say no. Taxes are 1/2 as much in Augusta county area. The locals are very accepting of newcomers, a large number of newenglanders are moving here and the new civil war hasn't started yet. By the way, I'm educated above high school and I shop at Wal-Mart. The smart people know how to save money as well as be "culturaly diversed".
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:34 PM
 
Location: new england
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Thanks for your positive note amongst the negative ones, I wasn't afraid of rednecks, I just wondered if they enjoyed Shakespere down there!!!?.
We are now looking at a house in Verona, which is not Agusta county, but it's not far out of the city so maybe that's an ok area. Looked nice when we drove around there. We will just need a place in town to teach music lessons!
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:07 AM
 
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Verona is a nice area, the Augusta county government center and Sheriff's dept. are there also. Check the towns of Fishersville and Stuarts Draft also. Newer and more houses available, lot's of middle class families in Stuarts Draft. Both towns are in the county as is Verona and only 5 and 10 minutes respectivley from Staunton. There are a number of locals that like Shakerspear and attend Blackfrier's and a large number of people travel here to see it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:23 PM
 
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My husband and I are moving to Staunton in a few weeks for his work and we are really excited. We are coming from ultra liberal San Francisco, so I am not sure how we will fit in. I was wondering if there is any Jewish community to speak of in Staunton. Let me know!
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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My husband and I are moving to Staunton in a few weeks for his work and we are really excited. We are coming from ultra liberal San Francisco, so I am not sure how we will fit in. I was wondering if there is any Jewish community to speak of in Staunton. Let me know!
Actually there is, but it is really small. There is a mosque or synagogue downtown. But don't expect to see Jewish people walking around the way you would in New York. Welcome to Staunton btw. Hope you like it here, it will be a big change from San Francisco. That's an understatement, but just come with an open mind. If it's too small and backwards for you, DC is only a couple hours away for that big city fix. Good luck!
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: new england
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Are there speeding ticket scam problems in the area like I'm reading about in Emporia, Va in the tread below??
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Old 07-23-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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Are there speeding ticket scam problems in the area like I'm reading about in Emporia, Va in the tread below??
I'm not too familiar with the Emporia area, but what I've heard and read, this area of the state is no where near as bad as that part of the state. I don't know why they enforce it so extremely heavy there, but the presence here isn't that bad. BUT, this is still VA and overall, the cops do patrol regularly. And they have made this summer a special season for enforcement. You will see stepped up patrols on i81 and i64 around the Staunton area and i95 in the eastern part of the state. Staunton cops will pull you over, but unless you're going 10 over they usually let you off with a warning. I've lived in Staunton now for 10 years and been pulled over half a dozen times and gotten a warning every time. Augusta county which surrounds Staunton is a little different. I have gotten a couple tickets in that jurisdiction. Basically I just try to stay within a 5 mph range of the limit and be aware of the known and possible speed traps.
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