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Old 08-17-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Ugh this is unfortunately the downside to living in a high cost area. The long commutes and the traffic. For what it's worth, while it is expensive to live in the D.C. area it is definitely a nice area to live in. I will say there is never a dull moment living here.

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Just wondering, house prices are going down, will the money from the job pay for the housing? That is what you should figure, Michigan economy is in the tanks expected to get worse a portion of it is political, yes MD is expensive and so is nova and dc for what you get but if you are willing to commute an extra 30 minutes to an hour you can find reasonable priced homes.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:20 AM
 
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Well some people have said that DC is not so nice an area, its overpriced, and traffic and congestion, I am not sure how worth it is, people are commuting from west Virginia to live there,

keep in mind that the higher salary may not keep up with the cost of living and also may not be what you get.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Well this depends on where your at in your life and whether you want to experience a more urban area. D.C. is nice in the fact that you have several areas to choose where to live. It is a place where there is something always going on.

Of course the downside is traffic, congestion and high home prices. I will agree with you that the pay doesn't really go that far around here. In order to live in a nice house in a good school district you really do need to make 150,000 +. This is a two income area, not one. Well at least if you don't want to live in the ghetto. To be truthful people really don't have to live in West Virginia to live. Those individuals choose to do so. Why I have no idea. That is too long of a commute for me. I will say that living 20+ miles away from there job is the norm. I think the average time to get to work is somewhere between 45 mins to an hour.

What I would tell anyone interested in moving here is look at your life. Are you comfortable with it. Is your family happy. This place is mainly to either start or enhance your career and then move on. So take it for what it's worth.

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Well some people have said that DC is not so nice an area, its overpriced, and traffic and congestion, I am not sure how worth it is, people are commuting from west Virginia to live there,

keep in mind that the higher salary may not keep up with the cost of living and also may not be what you get.
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