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Old 01-20-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: in the Southeast
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I'm moving to DC in two weeks. My move is already set in stone, so I'm not looking to be convinced of how wonderful (or how horrible) DC is. I'm just sitting here reading through the threads and reflecting on my move from my native New York to Atlanta in 2001. I'm remembering the transition period, the areas with which I had difficulty adjusting, the things that pleasantly surprised me, and those things that horrified me.

A lot of times, when I read these threads, I hear nothing but loyalty. Not objectivity, but loyalty and defensiveness. That's not to say that everyone is that way, but a majority of folks everywhere, not just here, are loyal to their cities of residence. And that's okay. I tend to get defensive when people who never lived in Atlanta or New York spit hearsay as though its first-hand experience, or give an overall review of what it's like to live there after spending a holiday weekend there! LOL!

So, for the sake of objectivity, I'd much rather hear from those who aren't so committed to defending DC. How has your experience been? What was the transition like for you? Did you experience any difficulty adjusting? What pleasantly surprised you about DC? What disappointed you? If you had it to do over again, would you still move to DC? Today, 6-12 months after moving, can you finally say that you are acclimated to DC?
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Old 01-21-2008, 11:19 AM
 
Location: in the Southeast
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So I guess once people move to DC, they stop frequenting this board? LOL!!!
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Old 01-21-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Maybe your query is asking for too many specific things, hence no answers. How about asking anyone who moved to DC, regardless of how many months ago it was?
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: in the Southeast
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Good point. I guess I didn't ask that because after living somewhere for a while, some people tend to be all defensive and unobjective. I really wanted to hear from folks whose hearts weren't deeply attached or vested in the city.

But, you're right. I'll repost it and change the title.

Thanks a lot for the insight!
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