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Old 02-23-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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Seeing that the majority of Charlottesville is registered as Democrats, I would guess that it is primarily Liberal. You could have found that out on your own though, it took me all of (literally) 15 seconds to find that information just by using Google. Then again it's not like Liberals to be able to conduct anything without the help of others. HOWEVER Charlottesville is about 55% religious (so I guess 1/2 the population is indeed religious).


As for Thomas Jefferson being more of a "Liberal" is absolute nonsense. He wasn't a tight-nosed Conservative either. I'd dare to say he was in the middle - which is good.

And I'm not sure where you're getting Harrisonburg being "bible-belt". That's the most ridiculous thing - Harrisonburg has a LESS religious population by about 20-25%. I will agree though that Harrisonburg is a crappy city whereas Charlottesville is just gorgeous. A bit of advice come stay in Charlottesville for about a week see how you like it get the feel of the place.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Default Hburg is horrible!!

Take it from someone who is gay and has lived in Harrisonburg before and Northern Va and am now a resident of Cville. You could NOT pay me to live in Harrisonburg again. The "city" is full of simple minded ppl who think that their way is the only way. If your not religious your evil, if your gay, your evil. Pretty much the way is if your different in any way your an outsider or your evil! I LOVE NOVA. Would move back there in a heartbeat. I am like I said living in Cville now b/c of my job, but Cville is MUCH more accepting of a variety of ppl, gay , straight, religious, non religious, white, black, asain, etc. It does cost a lil more to live here, but hey not to have to be made to feel like you dirt everytime you go out means alot! So if you havent , give Cville a chance and leave Hburg to its backward ways!
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Milina,

Thank you for your message, although I must admit I felt a slight rude tone in your message....I have found that statistics are sometimes different from the true reality of a place. That is why I asked on the forum. Thank you for taking the 15 seconds to check the facts though.

As for my comments about Harrisonburg, I have lived here over two years. I think I made fair comments about it and know the observations I have made. Harrisonburg is a lovely place, just not the place for us.
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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I never bought into this "unaccepting" garbage, anywhere. I'm a conservative living in a higly unionized, liberal area, and I don't feel out of place here. And since when have "Bible belt" areas chased non-believers out of town? I can see if perhaps you are annoyed by religion around you, but it doesn't interfere in a life. Sometimes I think some people are a little too sheltered and programmed to believe ridiculous stereotypes.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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VM1138,

That's because you are a conservative living in a liberal area, not the other way around! I am not up for these debates about religion. I only posted to get a response about whether Charlottesville is accepting of a liberal mindset, not if every single person there is a certain way. I find that these debates, including my own side, is biased.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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And since when have "Bible belt" areas chased non-believers out of town?
Are you serious? Did you seriously just say that?

Church-y people and church-y places are horribly closed (unless you let them "witness" to you. Here's a newsflash: NO ONE wants to hear it, even church people. What's funny is when someone tries witnessing back to them -- say, a Mormon. My dad does that, for fun. It's really funny. Now THEY get a taste of their own medicine, and they HATE it).

There's a reason you've never meet any Athiests. Do you think it's because absolutely everyone believes this stuff? No, it's because church people tell us we're evil and think we eat babies, so when the subject comes up we just stay mum.

In churchy places, just about the only way people socialize is through church. So either you go, and go along with it, or you're shut out. If you don't go to a church, people shun you. My husband and I tried going to church here in Charlotte to meet people but I just can't put up with it. Would rather just move out of the Bible Belt, which is what we're doing.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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Default Wwad

I'll say a prayer for ya,dearie....
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: sunny SW FL
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I moved to C-ville last August and have younger kids, we are very liberal as well. As a whole its not a "bad" place to live, cost of living is a bit much considering what they have to offer, like no Super Walmart (have to drive to Waynesboro for that) and Good Luck on 29 trying to get any errands done in an efficent manner. Making 100 u turns to get where I need to go and dealing with crazy traffic isn't much fun.
Depending what you like to do with your kids will depend on if you are happy with whats available, me I'm not happy. I have kids from 10yrs to 2 weeks old and I need something for the whole family, ice skating is not it. And the musem is hardly worth the cost to get in. There are a few good parks to take them to but you have to find them, I don't find this area a kid friendly city as far as having things for kids. But thats my opinion. Shopping here is not all it seems to be either. I find I have to go to Richmond or W-boro for more stuff than I would like to have to.
As far as schools go, my kids started in C-ville City Schools, I HATED that school system! Their standards are something I don't agree with and I'll chose not to get into all that on a public forum to avoid saying things that could incite a riot. Now my kids are in Albemarle County Schools, its much better.
Send me an email if you want more in depth info.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Albemarle county, VA
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I moved to C-ville last August and have younger kids, we are very liberal as well. As a whole its not a "bad" place to live, cost of living is a bit much considering what they have to offer, like no Super Walmart (have to drive to Waynesboro for that) and Good Luck on 29 trying to get any errands done in an efficent manner. Making 100 u turns to get where I need to go and dealing with crazy traffic isn't much fun.
Depending what you like to do with your kids will depend on if you are happy with whats available, me I'm not happy. I have kids from 10yrs to 2 weeks old and I need something for the whole family, ice skating is not it. And the musem is hardly worth the cost to get in. There are a few good parks to take them to but you have to find them, I don't find this area a kid friendly city as far as having things for kids. But thats my opinion. Shopping here is not all it seems to be either. I find I have to go to Richmond or W-boro for more stuff than I would like to have to.
As far as schools go, my kids started in C-ville City Schools, I HATED that school system! Their standards are something I don't agree with and I'll chose not to get into all that on a public forum to avoid saying things that could incite a riot. Now my kids are in Albemarle County Schools, its much better.
Send me an email if you want more in depth info.
I'm liberal, but maybe not *very* liberal. As far as Super-Walmart- thank God there isn't one here. What's wrong with Food Lion? I'd much rather have our Whole Foods, and forget Super anything. As far as shopping and errands, if you can't find it here, the internet is a click away, no traffic at all.

Did you find the parks? Also, we think a great place to take kids for the day is the Museum Of Frontier Culture. It's in Staunton, but not a long drive. Farm animals, and the kids can walk (or run if it isn't busy) along the trail. There's a neat museum. This actually kept our grandchildren happy as clams in mud a lot of times. I'm more of a homebody, and my son is, too, so out and about isn't my strongest point. When my son was young, he and his friends played at our house a lot. We had a tire swing and a pond and magnolia tree for cones with Legos and Hot Wheels and Army men. They amused themselves.

We were in Albemarle county schools, and I can't say enough good about the elementary school, and even the middle school. I volunteered in elementary, so I was there a lot. Wonderful, caring, flexible, open minded and diverse teachers Just great! BTW, my son graduated last year from college, *** Laude
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Old 03-07-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Charlottesville, VA
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ukusmom, I'm not sure if anyone has answered this part yet, but Charlottesville is chock full of liberals. If that's part of your criteria, you won't be disappointed. Also, there's a university here, so that creates some family activities.
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