Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the best

Every year, Business Week comes up with the "Best Places to Raise You Kids" for the entire country. Normally it's just one long list, but this year they decided to break it up by state more than throughout the entire country.

Because I don't know much about the living in any other state besides Virginia, I'm not going to comment on it.. You can look it up for yourself. ;) But, I think the 3 they picked to be the best places for Virginia are... well, interesting.. To say the least.

1. Virginia Beach
2. Dale City
3. Chesapeake

Yes.. I said Dale City as #2. This is what strikes me the most. Yes, Virginia Beach surprises me because there are FOR SURE some bad parts of it.. But fine, it's the beach, and the only one we have, so whatever. Chesapeake I know NOTHING about, so if you have any insight, I'd love to hear it.

But Dale City?!?!? Every time I mention that I'm going out in Dale City to my mom, she immediately questions my safety.. And I'm 21 years old.

I worked there, I constantly drive through there, and I know plenty of people who live there. I know that some parts are totally okay.. But a lot of parts of Dale City represent the worst parts of Woodbridge AND Northern VA..

I even laugh every time I see the sign.. "The Friendliest Little City Around.."

And need we mention the traffic in this area? The amount of stress that could add to a family is ridiculous.

Call me crazy if you want, but I don't think you will. I think that there are PLENTY of other areas in Virginia, even in NoVA, that would better qualify. Even Lake Ridge.

NoVA-nators--> What are your thoughts?!


PS: NoVA-nator, n; People who live in the Northern Virginia area.


Milfypoo said...

If Dale City is #2 in Virginia, is Suitland #1 in Maryland?

Anonymous said...

ok so since i live right near VB and chesapeake i know they have realllyyy good school systems and all but i'm still kinda surprised they both made it and seriously...i went to k-4th grade in dale city and i'm SHOCKED by that being #2. can't even count how many gang related incidents happened that i remember haha! oh well apparently these are the 3 best places to raise your kids to be surfer kids, spoiled brats, or wanna be gangsters. (no offense to any of my friends from any of those locations haha)