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Old 07-20-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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Thank you this is great information.
Caden, politically we lean more fiscally conservative, socially moderate/liberal. We are exhausted from the constant California extreme liberalism, endless protesting, government spending and spending and ridiculous cost of living.
My husband gets his medical care from the VA which is where I would work. All three of these city’s have what appear to be good VA systems.
We just want a nice town to live in. I have 10 years till retirement. We would like a place that has a sense of community, friendly folks, plant a little vegetable garden, a yard for our little dogs to play, sit on the porch watching thunder storms, find a nice church.
We have a couple friends outside Johnson City. We don’t know anyone in Martinsburg or Salem. We have moved ALOT for work the last 15 or so years so we are ok with making new connections.
We plan to visit WV and Salem in August and were just in TN over July 4. Hopefully we can get a flavor of the areas.
With regard to snow....I did 40 years in Western New York...it was Lake Effect every winter. SO much snow. I can do some....but please not 2-4 feet at a time from Nov until April. Lol.
I do wonder about the chances of bad flooding though in WV and Salem. I hear that has happened.
Thanks again to all of you so much for your time.
The game changer for you is going to be that Martinsburg and Johnson City are the big towns in their area, whereas Salem is a very well developed urban area of Roanoke Virginia, a rather large city. While you do not have to go into Roanoke for anything, if at some time in the future you needed those services, you will have that choice. I am always about having options. In Martinsburg and Johnson City, you have far fewer choices.

The best thing about Salem is your central location. You have some great beaches a reasonable drive away and then if you want pure winter fun, wilderness and wild country, West Virginia is an even shorter drive.
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Old 07-21-2019, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Originally Posted by AugustRN View Post
Thank you this is great information.
Caden, politically we lean more fiscally conservative, socially moderate/liberal. We are exhausted from the constant California extreme liberalism, endless protesting, government spending and spending and ridiculous cost of living.
My husband gets his medical care from the VA which is where I would work. All three of these city’s have what appear to be good VA systems.
We just want a nice town to live in. I have 10 years till retirement. We would like a place that has a sense of community, friendly folks, plant a little vegetable garden, a yard for our little dogs to play, sit on the porch watching thunder storms, find a nice church.
We have a couple friends outside Johnson City. We don’t know anyone in Martinsburg or Salem. We have moved ALOT for work the last 15 or so years so we are ok with making new connections.
We plan to visit WV and Salem in August and were just in TN over July 4. Hopefully we can get a flavor of the areas.
With regard to snow....I did 40 years in Western New York...it was Lake Effect every winter. SO much snow. I can do some....but please not 2-4 feet at a time from Nov until April. Lol.
I do wonder about the chances of bad flooding though in WV and Salem. I hear that has happened.
Thanks again to all of you so much for your time.
Definitely check out Shepherdstown and Charles Town (Jefferson County) when you come to WV. Nothing against Martinsburg (lived here almost my entire life) but if that's the only area you visit in this part of the state, you won't leave with the best impression.

Jefferson County is growing rapidly as well, but IMO it still hangs on to that 'local feel' you're describing. Everything I bold-faced in your last post would be easy to find in Jefferson County.

https://discoveritallwv.com/

https://shepherdstown.info/

https://www.visitshenandoah.org/region/jefferson-wv/

Best of luck! If you need restaurant/activity recommendations while you're here, message me!
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Thank you mmccul

I will start some research on those areas. Much appreciated!
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