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    So if I make it up there, I'll look forward to hanging out with some of you and seeing the sights while being able to finally open carry. will be a big change from texas.

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    It is great to havethe freedom of not having to conceal all the time in Virginia. I always take the opportunity to OC when I'm back in Virginia visiting my parents.

    Hopefully we can get a movement going to legalize it in Texas soon.

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    can anyone point me to what the cost of living etc. is up near falls church?

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    Fairly high. The actual City of Falls Church is quite small, surrounded by Fairfax and Arlington counties. The average 2 bedroom apt rents for $1,600 per month in Falls Church.

    "The median home cost in Falls Church is $667,000"

    "Compared to the rest of the country, Falls Church's cost of living is 84.00% higher than the U.S. average."


    http://www.bestplaces.net/city/Profi...alls_Church_VA


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falls_Church,_Virginia

    EDIT: For the heck of it I checked Houston and Dallas on the same bestplaces website. They are both below the U.S. average, so you might be in for some sticker shock here.:shock: You might want to look in the Fairfax area, while still high, a little bit more reasonable then FC.
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    Thanks VAOpen, Not looking to actually move there, but I will have transportation so fairfax sounds like a much better option. I stayed at a EconomyStay America while doing a contract in Indianapolis and was hoping to do the same in Virginia. When I get more concrete info, i'd like to ask for some more help from people, if that's ok.

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    DK - Ask away. Feel free to PM me if I can help, too. I live in the eastern part of Fairfax County, and will be working in Fairfax starting in January.


    If you're being reimbursed for lodging, or given a perdiem, you'll probably be in better shape than if you were to move here and try to compare a salary change.
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    IF, a big if, this position happens, i'm on my own for all expenses. This isn't a bad thing because of the pay i'll be making, but it will be a difficult start for the first month or two.

    My main concern is having a roof over my head that I can afford. I stayed at a 'economystay america' in Indianapolis, which was 850 a month, but i'm hoping I can find a cheaper place around the falls church area. I'll have transportation of my own, so travel distance is not a big issue.

    The only other thing i'll be looking for is people to hang around with and get used to the area there. I can't think of any better people than the ones who post here.

    I'll post updates on what's going to happen as I get them. Cross your fingers for me, I need the job.

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    Just leave it at home when your ina chapter/NHQ or on assignment with the ARC. They will terminate you instantly if you have a weapon. Same for volunteers.

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    If it happens, perhaps I could have a room available for rent, or someone else could. Keep in touch.
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