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Old 07-17-2007, 10:29 AM
Location: Davis
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Hi All~
I've been in Davis, WV for 16 years now...15 long, cold, blustery, snowy winters. The thrill of shoveling is gone, tho I adore myself incredibly from May through October. I am self-employed, work at home and am considering a move to much fairer weather...but ...I just know I'll miss a bunch about this mountaintop metropolis. I'm tossing around a move to the NC coast...or maybe a less snowy spot not too far away. I've noticed Grafton has very reasonable real estate. Can anyone share the worse of its weather? I am not used to worrying about flooding and I know thats a risk in a river town. What about snowfall? I've found some charts that show a bit for Dec-Mar in Grafton showing about 10-20 inches for each month....could there possibly so much snow there? My house is on the market so I need a plan!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:58 PM
Location: Elkins, WV
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Why not think about Elkins? you're close enough to your old home, still decently surrounded by mountains. But the climate is a lot better in Elkins compared to Davis. I mean, nothing drastic, you will still have snow, but nothing too bad. My grand mother lives in south Elkins and I live on Shavers Mtn toward Harman. We can get anywhere from 0- to a foot or two of snow. As I'm sure you're aware of from living in Davis. But my grandma may only have an inch or two of snow. Flooding also isn't as big of a factor in Elkins. But maybe you just want to get some more distance between you. But if you have any questions feel free to ask
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Old 07-18-2007, 02:04 AM
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Grafton and Taylor County is becoming a sleeping giant for the Bridgeport region. When the high speed rail system to Pittsburgh is up and running Grafton will be seeing more business development with high tech entities.
I have to praise their county commission for keeping their taxation low. Enough money has been realized from real estate taxes to keep their government working very well and they have resisted the greed shown by others.
Being in the foothills of the mountains, I don't see any weather advantage.
Your business network could be serviced very well from Grafton and the Bridgeport/ Shinnston area too. I would try to find a locale on Rt 50 between Grafton and Clarksburg...or the 'Old Grafton Road to Fairmont. On the other side of the coin is Shinnston, but its being bought up quickly...
Snowfall in West Virginia is miniscule compared to years ago...thanks to global warming.
Each year I travel through the Tri-cities and Hilton Head to see whats going on there. I don't see any real advantage as we are building those homes here. What people see as they vacation are new ideas and they want them here. We give them that. Unless your in your seventies or eighties and are needing a warmer clime, I would stay put. All the work action is here.
It will take about 6 months for the $667 million for the FBI to filter down and that means about another 1000 people for their operation here. Good Housing in the spring will be at a premium. If you wish to talk privately my e-mail is kennedywv@mail.com...good luck

Last edited by David Kennedy; 07-18-2007 at 02:07 AM.. Reason: spelling error
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