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Old 07-16-2021, 10:57 AM
 
Location: outlying Richmond, Va.
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In a previous post someone mentioned how Virginia has nothing to learn from Tennessee or North Carolina but instead, Maryland and New York.

To illustrate how crazy that idea is, just look at the parabolic trajectory and current nose-dive in Maryland's biggest city:

https://worldpopulationreview.com/us...-md-population

And compare it to the exponential growth rate in North Carolina's major city:

https://worldpopulationreview.com/us...-nc-population


People, we have nothing to learn from Maryland other than what NOT to do.

Wealth inequality in Maryland is through the roof, so spare me the "its a wealthy state" jargon. Besides, that's "Old Money" wealth anyway. In time it will vanish as people continue to leave.
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Old 07-16-2021, 03:54 PM
 
Location: northern va
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I want VA to trend strictly as if northern Virginia was in charge.
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Old 07-16-2021, 04:46 PM
 
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I want VA to trend strictly as if northern Virginia was in charge.
So liberal?

Enjoy your higher taxes, removal of freedoms, bloated government, and nimby attitudes.

No thanks.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:00 PM
 
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TRAFFIC. Impossible traffic. Stay up in NOVA please. We''ll keep the rest the real Virginia.
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Old 07-16-2021, 06:48 PM
 
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Sprawl is going to swallow up the open space between Washington and Richmond. The people who paint Marylanders as NIMBYs and elitist Northerners will have to move somewhere else. Urbanization marches inexorably along I-95 and the coast.

Are we a Baltimore-Washington-Richmond megaloplis?
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Old 07-17-2021, 04:21 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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I want VA to trend strictly as if northern Virginia was in charge.
I lived in NOVA for 42 years. No thanks on your comment. Moving away was the best thing I could have done for my sanity. When you hear that people are nicer in the country it is not just talk. It's very true. lower COL, less traffic and so on. While I occasionally miss some of the restaurants I do not miss the arrogance of the entitled people who populate NOVA.
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:26 AM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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NOVA is not a model many want to replicate in other areas of the state but a large part is their proximity to DC and the attractiveness for companies to locate there. I'll bet many in other parts of the state would like those companies and the taxes they pay even if it means more traffic and congestion.
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Old 07-17-2021, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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I want VA to trend strictly as if northern Virginia was in charge.

Nova is in charge 100% because we are the Commonwealths atm $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 07-17-2021, 07:40 PM
 
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Definitely want Virginia to become more progressive and less religious.
Maryland is a shining beacon compared to NC and TN. Those two states are regressing on social issues and that’s just unacceptable to me in 2021.
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Old 07-17-2021, 08:09 PM
 
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I lived in NOVA for 42 years. No thanks on your comment. Moving away was the best thing I could have done for my sanity. When you hear that people are nicer in the country it is not just talk. It's very true. lower COL, less traffic and so on. While I occasionally miss some of the restaurants I do not miss the arrogance of the entitled people who populate NOVA.
We've been in NoVA 41 years. It's been sad to see what has transpired over the years...
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