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Old 02-29-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Hello. I have lived here since I was about 15. I came from Maryland, I came from the city. I was plopped in the middle of a field. Corn, cotton and peanuts, and a highway in the front.

Nearest neighbor, a field away. no more walking into the city, to the movies... no more walking, unless your car broke downn somewhere.

I was a city girl trapped in a country world. I am 34 now. I have two children, and a wasband. Thats right, a wasband.

I moved further into the city after my parents passed, and I liked it, but once I seperated from my husband, my children and i, we moved further into the country, into a small town.

I love it. The schools are the best, the people are nice. I love it here, in this small town.

Now, I love looking at the fields. Nightlife? yep, thats me on the front porch swing you see...

how do you like where you live? Do you live in suburbia? The country? A small town?
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:26 PM
 
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I like where I live because it offers both the urban and the sub-urban lifestyle. I can walk to many restaurants, a mall, stores, etc or get into the car and travel into a more suburban area. Although I like urban(ish) living I am not sure a total urban lifestyle is for me.. but then who knows?
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I can walk to one place here.... a little old station that used to be a gas station, but no longer is. Now, it is a place where the people from this little town go to talk, and there is an old Mary Jane metal bench infront.

The man who owns it, is the man I rent my house from. His mother cooks something everyday, and you can go in and she says.. want some lasagne? Theres a plate...



On some Saturdays when I dont have my kids, I go in and sit for a little while. Talk to her, or whoever is in there. And eat...

The stores are a short drive away, but this little town within the city, I love it. There is a small bank, a flashing light... no stop light. One small drs office... drive down the road a bit, and you hit 60mph...

You are on your way to where you need to be, but you have the quiet of the small town right here. Sit on your front porch and as people walk by, the smile and you wave at eachother, say hello...

Love it.
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:47 PM
 
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May I ask where you live?
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Old 03-01-2008, 04:25 AM
 
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I love Virginia Beach!! where I live I am moments away from the Atlantic Ocean!! how many can say that.... I have not one but 12 great shopoping malls to choose from in my area.. or flea markets.. boutique shopping.. I have wonderful restarautns to eat it many many many to choose from... I can go to a hot nightclub and know that I am safe upon leaving.. I can see great old friends from High sChool attend some school games over 40 to 48 hs to choose from in the hpt roads area... I can hookup with single military hotties, go to the movies and enjoy comfortable sitting, and great action tasty goods, I can leave my window open and not worry about who is going to break in my home or robb me? or worry about gunshots.. evry night or sirens blaring up the streets, I can eat at a breakfast nuk in the summer at a summerhouse enjoy the ocean, eat all the seafooda nd taffy I want.. I can see great concerts! from Rascal Flats to Foo fighters to Earth WInd and fire to Miley Cyrus.. to ludacris even lol I know its sounds rank but its all true.. I can live the television dream and not be in front of a camera .... great radio stations I can grocery shop anytime of the night and not worry about my car being stolen or the store getting robbed! I feel safe and I lovei t here in Virginia Beach HamptonROads area its not the big city its not nowheresville its just right and who says I need to have a huge city to have a good time? Though I see the city expanding everyday I love it and if I move away I will come back and still mark my groundsi n Virginia Beach VA ...


Things I dont like about my city

well I want more wawas... and higher pay which is a complaint for all butt hats going to change soon and it will be great Great schools and unviersities and moments away from shopping friends and family or friends u call family.. I can throw wild parties and live how I want to .... I aodre the beach




QUESTION 4 u?

where is it that u live corn fields?
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:24 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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LOL... There are no cornfields right now, but when I moved here, there were some at the time.

I live in Suffolk. I was in Suffolk just near Windsor for many years, now I am near Franklin.

The only thing out here this past season was cotton.

I live across from cotton fields, and they are beautiful.. Thats where I live...
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Old 03-01-2008, 05:26 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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The last time I was at the Ampitheatre, it was to see Matchbox Twenty, and Sugar Ray opened for them.

That concert was great! Sat up in the lawn as Sugar Ray ran through the seats in a sombrero and g-string... wowsers!
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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Yep! Just walked down to the shop and paid my rent, sat down and drank a Pepsi, offered some BBQ, but I am not much on that, I declined, but enjoyed the conversation. A neighborhod police officer was in there telling about the goings on of the night before....

wild stuff...
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:38 AM
 
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^^^^ AWSOME FOR YOU I THINK I MIGHT OF MISSED THAT ONE LOL




Yea its not fair you live in Suffolk?? Thats why sweetie thats like NYC and upstare NY you can live the lifei n Manhatan but go to Utaca and you see country lands.. every state has its city and country depends on what u like Hamptonroads offers it all!! in one city u cant get you can get in a nother!
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA - 1978 to Present
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I have enjoyed living in Virginia Beach. I came here as a 4th grader in the late '70s. I think I had a great public school education and have made many good friends over the years.

This area has many of the advantages of a large city, without some of the drawbacks, IMO.

-Mark
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