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BroncsCheer
10-15-2011, 03:40 PM
Entirely off topic so I'll understand if this gets moved quickly but I wanted to post this on the main board to get some fast feedback.

The short version is that my company wants to move me (and my family) to Charleston WV for a big project in the next 60 days. I love the company, and I love the work, but we've become fairly accustomed to the lifestyle here in the intermountain west and I know NOTHING about WV and Charleston. I'm not looking for a permanent place to set up camp but the job goes there and I am interested in your collective opinions about that area, lifestyle, weather, culture, etc.

I'm new to the OM, so I expect some derision an ribbing but if anyone has any strong feelings about this geographic area, one way or the other, I'd be really grateful for a post or a PM.

THANKS IN ADVANCE

BroncsCheer

bowtown
10-15-2011, 03:42 PM
It beats Myrtle Beach.

TDmvp
10-15-2011, 03:44 PM
There's some very beautiful places in W.V...

Yea there's some crappy spots like you find in every state but all in all it's not that bad.

No where near as bad as the horror stories. Sure there's some stupid people , but you'll find those everywhere.

It's pretty tho. If you like mountains you should feel right at home.

But I've been to W.V. a time or 2... Not that bad.

My dad owns about 300 acres outside of Charleston.

Agamemnon
10-15-2011, 04:59 PM
Not a move I would want to make, I'll say that. Charleston seemed a bit rundown and crappy to me when I was there. West Virginia is kind of pretty, but the culture and economy suck...

Vegas_Bronco
10-15-2011, 05:34 PM
http://bestplaces.net/city/west_virginia/charleston

Ranked #44 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas) (http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/crime4.aspx)
Ranked #342 Best Green Cities (http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/greencities.aspx)

we sell real estate all across the usa for all kinds of hedgies, banks, etc. Watch out for the higher crime rate and def do not buy a home in the are for another 3-5 years. Good luck! there are definitely a lot worse places in the US but Charleston and South Charleston do have a higher unemployment rate for the country.

SouthStndJunkie
10-15-2011, 05:45 PM
How long is this project supposed to last?

BroncsCheer
10-15-2011, 06:20 PM
How long is this project supposed to last?

3 1/2 years - my work would bring me in around Feb 1, 2012 and run for the duration - until 4Q 2015

TD4HOF
10-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Am very well versed in the entire region. Couldn't imagine it'd be THAT much different from the Rockies. Nice mountains..but whoever said culture challenged is probably correct. However, you are within 3, 4 hrs drive from NYC, Philly, Baltimore, DC and only about 6 from Boston. That's the thing about living out west or middle to western south, man you are really locked into where you live.

broncocalijohn
10-15-2011, 07:34 PM
Dump the chick she just wants to have another baby, keep your job and break up with her. What? New thread on moving? Oh, never mind (Broncscheer wouldnt understand what this means anyways...newbie)

BroncsCheer
10-17-2011, 09:50 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys.

Going to take the wife over there for a weekend and check it out . ....

ColoradoDarin
10-17-2011, 10:14 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys.

Going to take the wife over there for a weekend and check it out . ....

Just tell people she's also your sister. Otherwise you'll always be an outsider.

Garcia Bronco
10-17-2011, 10:25 AM
Check out the Quaker Steak and Lube. Great wings

BroncsCheer
10-17-2011, 10:51 AM
Check out the Quaker Steak and Lube. Great wings

I confess I thought this was a joke, but it isn't . . .

http://www.thelube.com/Charleston_WV/

"Countdown to Redneck Olympics" LOL

Drunk Monkey
10-17-2011, 11:07 AM
Just watch your cornhole. I hear they aren't very particular about gender or consent in some parts down there.

ColoradoDarin
10-17-2011, 11:19 AM
Just watch your cornhole. I hear they aren't very particular about gender or consent in some parts down there.

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