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Old 09-22-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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what, Chabad invited you for dinner? You should go, they wont steal your soul, and you wont be so grouchy afterwards.

They're not in Old Town, though.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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"JOBS, that is all you need to know."

where is your job that you only reach it from Alexandria?
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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Tiger,
I have been to all over Europe,and have lived in India.Although fasinating places to visit,i did not want to live there fulltime.You are right in that observation.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:34 AM
 
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what, Chabad invited you for dinner? You should go, they wont steal your soul, and you wont be so grouchy afterwards.

They're not in Old Town, though.
Good point. Folks wouldn't get aggravated on Saturday because they couldn't drive. A pedestrian friendly religion. They should proselytize at the King Steet Metro.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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"JOBS, that is all you need to know."

where is your job that you only reach it from Alexandria?
+1 with the question.

You can work in Alexandria and live in DC, Maryland, or even Rosslyn or Vienna in VA and just take metro or bus into Old town Alexandria. No job forces anyone that works in Alexandria to ONLY live in Alexandria. Or is there?
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Good point. Folks wouldn't get aggravated on Saturday because they couldn't drive. A pedestrian friendly religion. They should proselytize at the King Steet Metro.
"Good point. Folks wouldn't get aggravated on Saturday because they couldn't drive. A pedestrian friendly religion. They should proselytize at the King Steet Metro."

There really is something wonderfully spiritual about walking to shul, and Orthodox Judaism IS pedestrian friendly. Chabad, though, in its attempt reach out to as many Jews as possible, looks the other way when folks drive there on shabbat.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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+1 with the question.

You can work in Alexandria and live in DC, Maryland, or even Rosslyn or Vienna in VA and just take metro or bus into Old town Alexandria. No job forces anyone that works in Alexandria to ONLY live in Alexandria. Or is there?

I'd say about 95 percent of the posts to CD are about compromises. Price vs home location vs jobs, etc. As bad as Ax is, I could imagine some folks eduring it over a commute up I-95. There can be spouses and lots of variables. Everyone situation is different. The sad story is that much of what draws people to this area and compels them to stay are jobs. I agree that not much needs to be said past that in justifying why people live where they do. Some are willing to tell their whole life story, but it's not necessary.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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+1 with the question.

You can work in Alexandria and live in DC, Maryland, or even Rosslyn or Vienna in VA and just take metro or bus into Old town Alexandria. No job forces anyone that works in Alexandria to ONLY live in Alexandria. Or is there?
People who move here for jobs from very rural settings, or very small towns with little sprawl, certainly don't have to opt for dense Alexandria city. But more than likely wherever they reside for their DC or NOVA job will put them in the midst of traffic, sprawl, and attitudes that they are unaccustomed to and may dislike. It's not just a matter of tightly-packed versus more spread out. It's all the other aspects of life in this area that can be more stressful than where they moved from, but move here they must, to make a living.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Wait. In the other thread, you said "If you move to NOVA, expect to only find friendly people in certain environments. Even in controlled ones, such as a church, I have found people to be aggressive, dangerous drivers, and rude." Now you're saying the professional folks are pretty top notch folks who can be approached and who have intelligence and social skills. Did you not know that probably at least 20-30% of the professional folks in DC actually live in NoVA? More than half of my friends that live in NoVA are working in DC. So you're saying that these people in DC are approachable, intelligent, and have social skills but they're aggressive, dangerous drivers, and rude in NoVA?? I don't get it
Thanks, I'm flattered that you went back and reviewed my other posts. Seriously.

Most of what we talk about is a mix of city planning, anthropology, transportation, economics, and geography. In the case of DC, a lot of it has to do with the built environment, the role that people are playing there, and the filtering process involved in their being there. During the day, these folks are all dressed up and have very good manners. My bias, but I find professionals in DC to be a slightly higher cut than your average worker, regardless of where they go home to at night. (I'm skipping the DC night scene for brevity.)

This is a complicated way of saying the when you go to Northeast DC (which is what I'm really talking about) during the day, you will have a better experince with folks than in NOVA. It's possible that these folks are part of the problem in NOVA when they come home at night. I'm sure there's a mix as people are individuals, but they're probably not the worse offenders.
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:11 AM
 
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People who move here for jobs from very rural settings, or very small towns with little sprawl, certainly don't have to opt for dense Alexandria city. But more than likely wherever they reside for their DC or NOVA job will put them in the midst of traffic, sprawl, and attitudes that they are unaccustomed to and may dislike. It's not just a matter of tightly-packed versus more spread out. It's all the other aspects of life in this area that can be more stressful than where they moved from, but move here they must, to make a living.
But, if you REALLY think about it...it's the sprawl and traffic that people don't like. I think for most people, making their way to a little density of beautiful architecture, restaurants, generally happy people walking along...is a highlight that makes the rest tolerable.

Without that little spot....then it really is just sprawl, traffic, car-sitting, fast-food restaurants, and walking through parking lots.
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