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Old 03-29-2015, 12:10 PM
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Hi- My husband is considering a job option located in Richmond. We live currently in a northern suburb of Columbus, Ohio. We have two kids- 8 and 5 so considering schools, community, etc is very important. Additionally I am a middle school teacher and would hope to find a teaching job. So, my questions- what suburb would you recommond that is not brand new subdivision after brand new subdivision, has a solid sense of community, and has great schools? We love our current location, older homes with character, large trees, great schools, wonderful neighbors. I am hoping to find something that is close that as possible- an established neighborhood with lots of trees, a home with character, and great schools. Looking to spend between 300,000-400,000

And also- does anyone know the market for teachers there? In central ohio it is very hard to get a teaching job right now, lots of competition. Just curious what the situation was in VA.

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Old 03-29-2015, 02:50 PM
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At that price point Midlothian would be a great option. Maybe Short Pump--probably the part south of Broad Street (zip 23233) or possibly in Wyndham. These are extremely family friendly areas with excellent schools. Mechanicsville is nice too and has great schools, but might have too many new subdivisions for your taste.

I'm not sure about how competitive the market for teachers here.
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Old 03-29-2015, 07:38 PM
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I'd look at the area around U of R (Tuckahoe).
I went to grad school at OSU. The suburbs of the two cities are fairly similar. Housing developments aren't as sprawling in Richmond though. It should be an easy move.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:35 AM
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I agree with previous poster -- Tuckahoe Elementary area in Henrico County. University Heights, for example, has charming houses in a well established neighborhood, lots of trees, local pool, etc. Lots of little charming neighborhoods. You will get more house and more selection if you can bump your price range up a bit.
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