what's glen allen like?

Discussion in 'The South' started by corey_rideDC, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    looking at a potential job opp down there. don't know much about the west end other than that pet shop boys song.

    is it total suburbs? big mike, relate it to something in NOVA and i'll be happy.
     

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  2. denjen

    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    That is where I live. Yeah it is pretty much total suburbs. Cool thing is it easy access to anywhere in the city. I can be on 64 going east or west or 95 going north or south in about 5 minutes. Wintergreen is about 1 3/4 hours and snowshoe is about 3 1/2 hours.
     
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    Dartman Old Bastard Mike

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    It's growing fast and should soon be just as congested and miserable as NOVA is now. You'll be right at home.
     
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    oh those west end girls...
     
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    Nice area. Near Poor Farm.
     
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    It's horrible suburban sprawl. If you dig Tysons and the sh!tluck traffic that goes along you will love it! Stay up north. All the dirt jumps and cool trails get destroyed by a man who claims to " be one of us." Can you tell how much I love Richmond? Good luck but don't say I didin't warn you. I think it was about a year ago we had quite an adventure(Rays). You going this year?
     
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    Not a bad place to live, good place to raise a family, schools are good...most folks in my neighborhood are stuck-up a-holes though.
    Some pretty good cross-country places to ride...but it's getting crowded like NOVA when it comes to traffic.
    You can be riding in the mountains in an hour, Snowshoe in 3.5.
     
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    VT Mtbkr Monkey

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    I grew up with a Glen Allen address but I really lived closer to Montpelier on 5 acres. Commuting in Richmond isn't that bad. If you're a city person then the Fan is only a 20 minute drive to Glen Allen. If you're a country person then western Hanover/Goochland is about 15 minutes away. Yes, most of Glen Allen is subburbs but the city/country is an easy commute.

    Also you can get a helluva big house in Richmond for the amount you pay for a postage stamp in NOVA.
     
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    great info, thanks as usual. i can live with traffic if the mountains are closer and people are nicer.
     
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    Traffic is not bad. Traffic is worse on the weekends in the DC area than it is in Richmond during rush hour.
     
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    Imagine a really boring uptight place to live then imagine you live there, it sucks
     
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    denjen Certified Lift Whore

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    Your 17 your vote does not count. Any place you live right now will be like that to you
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    It's like McLean, for poor people :D


    And the traffic is WAY better here than up there!
     
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    OK mabey its a good place to rise a family, but your old and senile and what you say has no point :monkeydance:
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    :rofl::rofl:


    So whats the status Corey?
     
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    still lookin' & talkin' ... we'll see