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Old 09-08-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Have a job interview lined up for Thursday in Manassas Park. I currently live in Orange Virginia and although it's a pretty little town there is not much for job opportunities. I don't hold a college degree but I did go to tech school and I'm a prior service Army veteran who served during the NATO Peacekeeping Missions in Bosnia. The interview is at a BMW dealership, I am certified auto technician by trade and graduated from the US Army OC&S, Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland, with a technical diploma in mechanics. My wife holds a degree in business.

Does anybody live in Manassas and enjoy what it has to offer? Do you think relocating to that area is worth it? I was born and raised in New York, Westchester/Putnam area and wouldn't mind living a little closer to DC I suppose. Anyways thanks for listening
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly NoVA and Phila
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I think you would do fine with a $100K salary in Manassas, assuming you are not in massive debt or anything. I imagine there is a lot more to do there than in Orange. Thanks for your service to our country!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Suburbia
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Just me? On my own? Heck yeah. I could live quite well on $100k a year!

We used to have a Manassas zip code, but lived closer to Montclair, just west of 95.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Manasses is fairly inexpensive by DC-area standards, so I think you could probably do OK there on that salary. I think a 3BR house is about 300K, meaning the mortgage is less than 2000/month--meaning (if my math is right) you will be able to make it work.

And by the way, thank you for your service.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Sounds good and thanks. I will spend some time in Manassas and look around.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't have massive debt either.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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Id suggest you look in the bristow region, along Linton Hall. They have some good food options in that part, its a bit safer of an area, and it is a bit more affluent than other parts of Manassas.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:58 PM
 
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There is no where in America that you can't live on 6 figures. Seriously.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:15 PM
 
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There is no where in America that you can't live on 6 figures. Seriously.
This is quite true but we all know San Francisco on $100k is going to be a very different life than Topeka, KS on $100k. That said you will be more than fine on that much money in Manassas. I've happily done with much less than that much further in.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Yes there is San Francisco and New York City. 100k a year most likely wouldn't cut it in DC or Boston either...lol. I hope to make some new friends up in that area, I know there is alot of college degrees so I hope I'm not to judge by deciding to get to tech school over college. Alot of the schools I have been to have been hands on. I've been to Honda and Chrysler factory schools as well.

I think education in any form is always a good thing. I just wanted to pursue my passion in life which has always been cars and other mechanical things. Heck I still take classes from time to time. In the automoitve field you have to constantly keep up with technology, they always wanna change something.
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