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Old 04-03-2013, 07:49 AM
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Originally Posted by FlowerPower00 View Post
Sounds nice! How bad has W.V been hit by this "economic downturn" AKA depression? It's horrid in Maine and most of New England!
Originally Posted by tbailey1138 View Post
West Virginia doesn't experience the typical highs so we don't see the drastic lows either. We just kind of chug along. There has actual been some economic growth here. The biggest area that has been effected by the downturn, along with other factors, is the coal field areas.

Plus, our winters aren't nearly as harsh as those in Maine!
Originally Posted by FlowerPower00 View Post
I have two more years in Maine. I may see what West Virginia is about one day! I drove through West Virginia about 20 years ago, I remember the mountains. Tonight, in Northern Maine, it is 16 degrees and snowing.
When the housing market crashed, it didn't seem to have a huge effect on the Charleston area housing. Some houses stayed on the market a little longer than normal.

If you're up in the County, winters in most of WV will seem like a walk in the park. On the other hand, I often remind people that coastal Maine has mostly mild weather. Right now it is 27 degrees in Eastport and 25 degrees in Charleston.

The weather you will find radically different is in the Summer. Where you see August highs in the mid 70s and humidity generally low (around 30 percent), get ready to experience 93 degrees with 80 percent humidity. Few people try to live in WV without air conditioning.
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