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Old 06-23-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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Uh yeah, places like Potomac, Great Falls and Tysons Corner are so "midwest."
Pretty much. Neighborhoods like those in many Midwestern cities.

 
Old 06-23-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Pretty much. Neighborhoods like those in many Midwestern cities.
Except there are neighborhoods like that everywhere in the US.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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San Diego - If you move there in your 20s, where exactly are you going to dream about retiring for the next 40 years?
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That cracked me up.

Me too. Having moved to San Diego in my 20s and DC in my 30s, that rings oh so true.

Like everywhere, the DC area has pros and cons. It would be hard to ignore the fact that this area has a lot more job availability than other areas, which is certainly a draw for people. I'm curious what will happen when the job market picks back up elsewhere.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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Did you reply to the wrong post?
Nope. Just read Jebs post. I could've responded to his directly, but I wanted to get your response.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 11:55 AM
 
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Like everywhere, the DC area has pros and cons. It would be hard to ignore the fact that this area has a lot more job availability than other areas, which is certainly a draw for people. I'm curious what will happen when the job market picks back up elsewhere.
I literally LOL whenever someone criticizes DC for having a strong job market, as if that's a bad thing.

Usually, when the U.S. economy picks up overall, DC tends to lose prominence somewhat, relatively speaking. But people know in the back of their minds that this area is like a safe haven whenever the economy goes sour. Therefore, many more come flocking to DC every 8 - 10 years.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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I literally LOL whenever someone criticizes DC for having a strong job market, as if that's a bad thing.

Usually, when the U.S. economy picks up overall, DC tends to lose prominence somewhat, relatively speaking. But people know in the back of their minds that this area is like a safe haven whenever the economy goes sour. Therefore, many more come flocking to DC every 8 - 10 years.
Definitely not a bad thing, but some people seem to suggest that it has nothing to do with why people move here... not saying people wouldn't move here if the job market weren't so strong, but it's a big draw and also a reason for the COL.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Nope. Just read Jebs post. I could've responded to his directly, but I wanted to get your response.
OK, well I guess I responded. Hope it was everything you wanted and more.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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OK, well I guess I responded. Hope it was everything you wanted and more.
Oh it was. >smokes cigarette<
 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Usually, when the U.S. economy picks up overall, DC tends to lose prominence somewhat, relatively speaking. But people know in the back of their minds that this area is like a safe haven whenever the economy goes sour. Therefore, many more come flocking to DC every 8 - 10 years.
Do you have data to support this, or are you just making stuff up? DC was going gangbusters in 2004-2006, at the height of the booming economy and real estate market. That doesn't really support your thesis here.

DC has been consistently growing throughout the past decade, regardless of what the economy has been doing.
 
Old 06-23-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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Oh it was. >smokes cigarette<
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