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Do you prefer VA or NC?

Which do you prefer, NC or VA?   91 members have voted

  1. 1. Which state do you prefer and please specify why

    • North Carolina
      54
    • Virginia
      37

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Ok, so I decided to make a new poll. The SC vs VA poll was interesting but I feel NC and VA have a lot more in common. Both states have roughly the same population (NC may be a little larger), both have large metro areas - Charlotte, Raleigh, Hampton Roads, Richmond, Nova/DC. Both have high tech and growing areas (Raleigh and Nova especially) and more importantly both states are connected together, which may even make this more difficult. Both also offer the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. So, what is your choice? :whistling:

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Good comparison. I decided to go with Virginia on this one for the urban factor. Richmond reminds me of Charleston (peer cities back in the colonial days), and I really like parts of NoVA (e.g., Ballston). Norfolk is a cool, underrated city with a great downtown. Roanoke is a jewel of a town as well.

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This is a tough one. Of all the other states in the South that I would consider living outside of NC, Va would be it for the same reasons that I like NC. I ended up voting for NC because I like the mountains better there.

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I moved to Charlotte from Richmond, and I'd have to say I favor NC. Overall, I think NC is a little less conservative than Va, and I frankly got tired of central Virginia's romance with the Olde Confederacy. The area was too smug for my tastes and not as forward-looking as Charlotte. I think Virginia was appealing as a whole. but NC is better poised to grow and thrive over the next 25 years.

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I voted NC (because i lived there :D ) but Virginia is still on the top 5 of my list of states to relocate later in life for sure!

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I love virginia's urban and historic attributes, but many of the cities in Va seem to be quite stale economically. North Carolina on the other hand is benifiting from the explosive southern growth. I choose NC.

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This poll is actually a bit difficult for me which is interesting because I created it. I grew up in a small rural town in NC but never actually lived in a NC city. I have lived in VA Beach now over 10 yrs and now know about city living. I have traveled a little to Raleigh and like it fairly well but I really love Alexandria which is in Nova. It has a lot of charm and Old Town is just a great place - though very expensive to live there. It would be difficult for me to make an informed decision for either state because of this.

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I lived in VA for 22 years and, surprisingly, I know little about NC outside of the Outer Banks. I've never been to Raleigh or Charlotte.

So for cities: I only know VA cities, so I cannot say

Beaches: NC

Mountains: I can't say

But one thing that is very important to me is Virginia's connectivity to the Northeast. The fact that you can hop on a train in DC and be in NYC in less than 3 hours wins me over.

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I chose NC...Charlotte is the only city in NC I go to all the time...But I have been to Ashville and it is very beautiful

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I voted for NC, but have family and friends in Va. I would have no trouble moving to Va.

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^Right. That's another reason why I voted for VA, because whenever you throw NC up against any other state on this forum, it will surely win.

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^Right. That's another reason why I voted for VA, because whenever you throw NC up against any other state on this forum, it will surely win.

NC; Solely for that reason

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Keep in mind I think we have QUITE a few more NC forumers than VA forumers. I would think that would tend to skew the numbers quite a bit.

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I prefer North Carolina but the two states seem very similar in many areas if you ask me.

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I chose North Carolina. The beaches are nice. (Myrtle included because everytime i travel there i see more people from NC then SC or any other bordering state) The mountains are gorgeous and the metros are growing in postive ways. The balanced population throughout the state is great too. I live in Greensboro which is the main destination for people in the bordering counties of VA such pittslyvania,caroll etc.. Danville was a destination for Lotto. Both states are good... VA benefits from a better connection to the North East Corridor though.

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Oh come on! Where are the Virginians?! And did someone mention brunswick stew?

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Oh come on! Where are the Virginians?!

In the Northeastern forum. :rolleyes:

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Oh come on! Where are the Virginians?!

:lol: We don't wander off the reservation too much. I'm sure if more knew of this poll more would've voted by now. Btw, I voted Virginia of course. :)

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I'm not sure I can give an ellaborate reason why, but I like NC a little better. I like NO Va mainly for its closer proximity to DC.

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