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West Virginia

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by carpenter, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. carpenter

    carpenter Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Anybody here from there. Please be nice grandma may was born there .Looking at a house there. It has House, 2 car metal garage which will become my work shop and barn.
    Any thoughts on small town living?
     
  2. Junkyard Dog

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    I live in Maryland and play gigs out there...VFW's, Moose Clubs, etc. The people there are always nice and friendly and everybody smokes a lot.
     
  3. Whatizitman

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    Yup. Represent. There are a few others here, too. I'm a transplant from more urban regions. I have.... lots of thoughts on rural living. What specific questions do you have? PM me if you like.
     
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    I currently live in a rat race.:oops:

     
  5. carpenter

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    Done with the rat race and all the angry people.
    The people there are just really nice. Not like here in ct where sarcasm rules.
    I kind of forgot what nice pleasant people were like.
     
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  6. otterhound

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    What part of WVa are you looking at ?
     
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  7. carpenter

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    Ovapa Clay county
     
  8. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    Within an hour of Charleston. Definitely rural. But not completely landlocked. That's good, IMO.
     
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    Having lived on the border in Ohio and at times in WV my entire 46 years, I can say small town life is best, but I’d pick just about any state other than WV to do it in. Drugs and poverty have taken over pretty much the entire state and I for one am not a fan of paying tax on my car every year.
     
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  10. Whatizitman

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    Curious, though.... Are you familiar with the area at all? Family or work connections? I say that, because its not uncommon for home and landowners in highly rural WV areas to get people buy site unseen on the promise of "land" and "small town living". They charge far more than the land is worth, and do not tell the entire town story, if you know what I mean. Land in rural WV is worth barely pennies, unless there's a gas well on it.

    My suggestion is to take a trip to feel things out, if you haven't already.
     
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    PM?! I want to read this!
     
  12. carpenter

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    Going there friday
     
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    WVa has one of the worst opioid problems in the US. Clay Co is one of the top 10 counties in the state for opioid prescriptions. Worth looking into.
     
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  14. Whatizitman

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    Right. But threads like this can sometimes delve into personal information (location, jobs, people, etc...).
     
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    Small Appalachian towns and life ain't what they used to be. Walmarts emptied the town centers and drugs filled them up again in the wrong way. Make sure you know what you are getting used to.
     
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    I don't know how far that would be from Galax Virginia but that's where Redd Volkaert moved to and I would make it a point to check Redd out if he is playing anywhere near your area.

    Lost_N_Austin
     
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    Clay county's not near VA at all really, but it is real close the middle of nowhere.

    You know what they say about WV, it's a good place to be from. I'm still here, have been all my life. I don't like what the state's turning into and I'll leave it at that.
     
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    I love W Va . To visit.

    People are super friendly and the scenery/land is spectacular but I doubt I could have any kind of longer conversation with most folks that live there without each of us eventually calling the other the devil or a traitor or similar...:lol:

    And- I’d need land , no neighbors up on me, and clear sight lines - clear sight lines would be key !
     
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    Born in WV, dad still lives there, as well as other family.
    Most of the areas I’ve been to around Charleston I wouldn’t want to live at although there are always pockets of decent areas if you know where to look. If you have family connections they might be able to guide you in the right direction.
    Unfortunately there are areas in WV as well as other areas in the Appalachian region that have succumbed to various issues as stated above and are nothing like they were 50 years ago.
    With that being said, there are still some awesome areas over there depending upon what you’re looking for. Summerville Lake is beautiful, New River Gorge around Fayetteville is wonderful too. Further north, Canaan Valley and the Davis/Thomas area are great. If you want a bit more “cosmopolitan” and college town atmosphere there’s the Morgantown area and it’s only 90 miles or so from Pittsburgh.
     
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    Do you play the banjo?
     
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