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Old 06-11-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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Hi, I just got a pharmacist job that pays about 80k. It's only been two years since I got my degree and I don't want to deal with ridiculous housing prices and the cost of living that I dealt with back in metro Washington, D.C. I am willing to live with all the hillbillies and stuff if I can get a safe, quiet and affordable neighborhood with friendly neighbors. What is Wheeling like and are the living conditions that bad in West Virginia?
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but you sound pretty snobbish.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:21 AM
 
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Hi, I just got a pharmacist job that pays about 80k. It's only been two years since I got my degree and I don't want to deal with ridiculous housing prices and the cost of living that I dealt with back in metro Washington, D.C. I am willing to live with all the hillbillies and stuff if I can get a safe, quiet and affordable neighborhood with friendly neighbors. What is Wheeling like and are the living conditions that bad in West Virginia?
With your stereotypical attitude, I'm not sure we want you. Wheeling is not a "hillbilly" place. It is a somewhat economically depressed remnant of the old industrial era and once flourished with many heavy industry jobs. It is essentially a smaller Pittsburgh, and although there are traces of Appalachian culture it is more midwestern in character than anything else.

The housing market reflects the overall economic picture with prices being somewhat depressed. With your 80k job, you should be able to find outstanding bargains in the nicer areas (Woodsdale, Pleasanton, Out The Pike), or across the river in St. Clairsville. You might even be able to find something near wonderful Oglebay Park.

Welcome to West Virginia, but please leave your hillbilly stereotype crap behind when you come. Then we will be willing to live with you.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:58 AM
 
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Wheeling is a beautiful smaller city that feels like a larger city. It is quite urban and historic in character. If you like Victorian architecture, you can find beautiful homes in the city for bargain prices. Good luck.
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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Well I love small town living. I'm also seriously considering a move to Wheeling(or immediate vicinity) around the end of august. I am going to rent in the beginning, and as I have 3 scotty dogs, I'm hoping that won't be an issue.
So, cost of living..ie all the usual suspects..food, gas, rent, utilities...cost of hockey tickets lol???
Any information that's useful for a person starting over
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