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Old 08-26-2006, 09:44 PM
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I reside in Louisville, KY and have been offered positions in both Charlotte and the Hampton Roads area. I am in the social service field and both positions are "in home" positions. The Hampton Roads job would focus on low income families in the Norfolk, VA area though I would probably live in Chesapeake or Va Beach. The Charlotte position is based in Concord and I would probably live in Concord or somewhere in Charlotte where it would not be a bad commute. This company serve low income families in Charlotte and surrounding counties, anything within an hour's drive of Concord. I have visited Charlotte once and Hampton Roads area several times (a few years ago). Can anyone give a fair comparison of the two areas in terms of crime/safety, nightlife, purchasing a home, taxes, etc...? I have heard that Norfolk can be quite dangerous in some areas. The company doesn't allow employees to work after sunset, I am assuming it is because of this. Can anyone elaborate?

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Old 08-27-2006, 08:14 AM
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I enjoy the Concord area. It is booming right now (as with most of Charlotte) I do not hink you would be upset with the decision. As for the Hamptons I coud not give a fair comparison.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:35 PM
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I currently live in Hampton Roads. Have lived in Va. Beach & Chesapeake. I've been here over 20 years and know the area very well. I would be happy to answer any questions for you that I can. There are some areas of Norfolk that can be dangerous; however, they are pretty well defined (certain neighborhoods) & generally not a problem in the daytime. Generally, the region is not a dangerous place. I drive throughout the cities (Norfolk, Va Bch, Chesapeake, Suffolk, & Portsmouth) on a regular basis. I have enjoyed my life here.

So...why am I moving? I can't afford to live here anymore. New homes start at $400,000, townhomes & condos at $300,000, and very little is on the market under that. Housing prices are the reason I'm leaving. If you can afford the housing, it's a nice place to live
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