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Old 05-16-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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“When I was in business school, they said never mention your competitor for that reason. Clearly Virginia Beach is a great destination,” said Virginia Beach City Councilman John Uhrin. “As large as Myrtle Beach is, it’s no surprise they see our small resort community as a viable threat.”
This is absolutely and positively one of the lowest means of advertisement I've seen in a while. It ranks up there with modern politics.

But our beloved Tommy and Rumble have taken a shot back.
Virginia Beach Tourism Bureau (broken link)
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Myrtle Beach is nice and it caters to golfers, but I wouldn't trade their boardwalk for ours no way, no how. I used to rent a condo on the beach and go down to the strip during bike week. They've got nothing on us folks. Our prices are better and dispite the fact that we complain about paying for parking, they have NO place near the boardwalks to park. We're cool and they know it! :-) Now that being said, I wished we had built the Dolly Parton place back when it was in discussion. The one down there and the Alabama Theater is alot of fun.
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Old 05-16-2008, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I agree. We do complain about Virginia Beach a lot. In fact, there's several threads filled with the stupid stuff that annoys us about Virginia Beach. However, nobody else is allowed to bash Virginia Beach.

Especially not another beach.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I think it will backfire on Myrtle Beach. I think more people will come check out VA Beach just to compare! It may helps us rather than hurt us!!!

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Old 05-16-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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We loved Myrtle Beach the one time we went there. We actually stayed in Surfside Beach, though, which is just south of Myrtle and much quieter. We noticed that Myrtle itself was very crowded, dirty, and had a ton of traffic along the main road (the Strand?).

What we liked about the area was the beach itself. The water was warmer, lol.

I have to agree about our boardwalk being better. It's even better than Ocean City, MD's. (where I frequented as a child). We like VB much better than OC, anyway.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:00 PM
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Location: Durham, NC
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This is absolutely and positively one of the lowest means of advertisement I've seen in a while. It ranks up there with modern politics.

But our beloved Tommy and Rumble have taken a shot back.
Virginia Beach Tourism Bureau
Myrtle Beach should have played it safe and taken a shot at northern VA. No one would have struck back.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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Myrtle Beach is far too over-developed, just like here in the Tampa Bay region. But because their winter weather is milder than Virginia Beach, more people will be attracted; this is the natural migration of folks from the Northeast. Some (like my wife and I left the NE in the 1980's) go to Virginia, even more go to North Carolina...on and on, until you reach Florida. Virginia Beach, took a cue from Florida in the 1970's, and started advertising to Northerners, pointing out how intrinsically better their Coastal Virginia weather was compared to, even New Jersey and New York. Many people moved there rather than Florida--which many people just don't like--because they could experience very long summers, mild falls, tepid winters and still be relatively close (by car) to family members back in the northeast.

We (commercial properties company, I worked for) did some demographics pertaining to New Englanders, SE New Yorkers, New Jerseyites and Eastern Pennsylvanians: no surprise, the migration south started from New England to the Delaware Beaches and exponentially grew, the farther south you went. A builder I once worked for called it, "The Magic average 50-degree on Christmas Day Line."

If you geographically find a location where the average December temperature is 50 or above, and snow fall is less then 5" annually, you can build it, and they will come...well, until the market crashed!
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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VA beach is by far a much better place to live year round, but I wouldn't pick it over Myrtle Beach for a week long summer vacation.
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Old 05-25-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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VA beach is by far a much better place to live year round, but I wouldn't pick it over Myrtle Beach for a week long summer vacation.
Having gone to Wildwood, LBI, Stone Harbor, and Seaside Heights in NJ for years, I think the VB resort area lacks alot. Two mini golfs and a couple of rides, and some dance clubs are not alot of "family' entertainment.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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The great thing, IMO, about Virginia Beach as a "Resort Area" is that the fun isn't just limited to the one city. Virginia Beach by itself is pretty lame. However, if you include all of the sister cities within the Hampton Roads area - this is a great area to live and visit.

Stay a day at the Ocean Front, Spend a day at Busch Gardens, ride the ferry in Scotland over to Jamestown, etc.
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