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Old 08-21-2019, 04:46 PM
 
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Not all of the jobs will be high paying ones, but there is enough local talent to fill the lower wage jobs. Remember, the NP is essentially in the Pittsburgh orbit. Labor moves back and forth there. Anyone in that region who loses work in pipeline construction, will be snapped up in cracker facility and spin off industry construction. There is enough "wet gas" in that region to assure it of prosperity for a century.

The article specifically addresses what happens within the confines of West Virginia, and in the panhandles that is a very thin area. The workforce is actually spread out over 3 states. My ex wife, for example, lives in Marshall County near Wheeling but commutes to work every day in Pittsburgh. Many others do the same.
Yeah where I live in northern Hancock county is a bit like that. My husband works in Robinson over in PA. We actually do our shopping in Steubenville. Depending on what you want will dictate where you go. This area is becoming a bedroom community for people with a bit of money who find their purchasing power much greater here especially for land. The rural areas here are quite beautiful. The towns are mostly utter dumps that I consider unlivable. Honorable mentions are New Cumberland and New Manchester which are slightly pleasant.

You would have to have a special sense of self loathing to not remember to fill your tank this side of the border. Weirton is similar to Steubenville, both are small towns that are pretty unattractive. Steubenville is just a few miles past Weirton on the 22 and has slightly more to offer, if you can stand the mayhem Robinson is where most people would go.

In this sense I don't think WV benefits much from the newcomers buying cheap land here. The county gets property taxes which are desperately needed but for things to do or buy WV is handily outgunned both sides by either state.

You do see a lot of traffic and trucks with the signs of the gas and all of that. Many of them have out of state plates. The casino is always hiring so there isn't really any excuse to be unemployed around here. Towns like Chester are just too far from Pittsburgh and I can't imagine any sort of renaissance happening there.

Sometimes you watch the news and you want to be optimistic but you see the county commissioners talking about developing condos on Three Springs Drive to attract a more cosmopolitan crowd. They mention it is such a great location to soak up the restaurants, bars and shopping. The reality is the area is Walmart, Gabes, Taco Bell, Nails plus in a strip mall, Busy Beaver and an abandoned building with the code words "cafe and more" on it every several blocks and some place called "Kitties" that's promises to be open Thursday to Saturday from 10 pm - 2 am.

So this little part of the NP is growing and not in decline but it isn't growing at any rapid pace. If this area continues to grow it will be dependent upon Pittsburgh continuing to its growth. There is nowhere in the area I would rather live than this area. We were confronted by the housing in Pittsburgh and I am so glad not to live in a row house dangling off a hill taxed like it is in Beverly Hills.
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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Yeah where I live in northern Hancock county is a bit like that. My husband works in Robinson over in PA. We actually do our shopping in Steubenville. Depending on what you want will dictate where you go. This area is becoming a bedroom community for people with a bit of money who find their purchasing power much greater here especially for land. The rural areas here are quite beautiful. The towns are mostly utter dumps that I consider unlivable. Honorable mentions are New Cumberland and New Manchester which are slightly pleasant.

So this little part of the NP is growing and not in decline but it isn't growing at any rapid pace. If this area continues to grow it will be dependent upon Pittsburgh continuing to its growth. There is nowhere in the area I would rather live than this area. We were confronted by the housing in Pittsburgh and I am so glad not to live in a row house dangling off a hill taxed like it is in Beverly Hills.
I love this and agree. Especially your last sentence is so true. LOL!
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:19 AM
 
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I love this and agree. Especially your last sentence is so true. LOL!
The 'Burgh is unique, that's for sure. It definitely has a character all it's own. With thousands of restaurants, several colleges, a cultural district, the Strip District, and major usage of the rivers it is a wonderful place to visit. With the traffic and congestion, the seemingly precariously placed row houses, and high taxes you'd have to have a very special reason to want to live there.
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Old 08-22-2019, 10:42 AM
 
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So this little part of the NP is growing and not in decline but it isn't growing at any rapid pace. If this area continues to grow it will be dependent upon Pittsburgh continuing to its growth. There is nowhere in the area I would rather live than this area. We were confronted by the housing in Pittsburgh and I am so glad not to live in a row house dangling off a hill taxed like it is in Beverly Hills.
But in Pittsburgh they out the slaw on the pastrami sandwiches
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:02 AM
 
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But in Pittsburgh they out the slaw on the pastrami sandwiches
It makes more sense on pastrami than it does on hotdogs, for crying out loud. The most interesting Burgh addition to sandwiches though is the French fries.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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It makes more sense on pastrami than it does on hotdogs, for crying out loud. The most interesting Burgh addition to sandwiches though is the French fries.

You can never be a true West Virginia if you do not believe that slaw on your dog is the only way to do a dog right.
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:45 AM
 
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You can never be a true West Virginia if you do not believe that slaw on your dog is the only way to do a dog right.
Taking notes, LOL.
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:36 AM
 
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You can never be a true West Virginia if you do not believe that slaw on your dog is the only way to do a dog right.
You've been spending too much time south of Sutton if you believe that. Up here, we believe doing that ruins a good piece of meet. Chili is okay as are onions, but slaw is over the top, no pun intended. LOL
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Old 09-02-2019, 09:42 PM
 
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You've been spending too much time south of Sutton if you believe that. Up here, we believe doing that ruins a good piece of meet. Chili is okay as are onions, but slaw is over the top, no pun intended. LOL
Maybe it is time for another NEW VIRGINIA boy! It is serious now!!!
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Old 09-03-2019, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Maybe it is time for another NEW VIRGINIA boy! It is serious now!!!
Our differences have become too much, agreed Caden. CT, as much as i enjoyed my drive through the Upper Ohio Valley last week, this slaw/no-slaw may end up being the last straw!
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