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Old 03-25-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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We live right now in Hampton Roads and we've been searching for a house for a couple months... the houses here leave a LOT to be desired. Anything that looks half attractive either has a small lot, is in a bad school district, or is hideous and falling apart inside and/or out! Our price range is $270-$350K depending on what needs to be done to the house and all that. DH works up here and I stay home with our 3 very young kiddos. I like a touch of country but still a grocery store within driving distance. I'd love a sense of community and get to know our neighbors and people in town (we just came from So Cal which I hated and it had everything to do with the culture). We want a decent house (doesn't have to be fancy just not falling apart!), a bit of land to grow a garden and so the kiddos can play and nice people. Is it worth an hour commute for DH? Is the commute really only an hour or is traffic bad? Would Moyock fit our needs?
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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You could probably get a fairly nice home in Moyock for the amounts you described and from almost everything you said Moyock would sound like a fit. Except for the community thing. It's the one thing that Moyock really lacks. There are some neighborhoods in Moyock that are better for that than others but Moyock is a town without a community. The Food Lion is the center of town, but it really lacks a good community feel. There's no town hall or community building and the only things that really hold the town together are it's Churches and schools. The schools are decent but not the best in the country. I love it here in Moyock and there are a lot of nice people here but very few places here will give you that warm community feel.
One place that has some nice community is a section called Tulls Bay Colony. They have a community pool for the people that live in the neighborhood and a neighborhood community group. Another place might be the Eagle Creek subdivision or Quail Run. Tulls Bay Colony is on the water and has lots of access to the sound, Eagle Creek is around a golf course. You could maybe find a home in either of those neighborhoods for the $ you mentioned.
Hope this helps.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Hampton Roads covers a lot of territory. If you give more details...he might be able to make it in an hour depending on time of day he travels etc. You seem to describe some bleak housing there.

Eb is right. Moyock lacks that community gathering or rallying point other than the Food Lion. I still think you'd like it. Through the schools etc, you'll meet folks.

I get the SC reference, lol. I am surprised you even used the word culture and SC in the same paragraph. I hated it too.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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Just moved from Moyock. Tired of the long commute to do anything.....We moved from Eagle Creek after living there for 8 years. Great time to get in cheap, however, the houses are built terribly and the neighborhood is filled with foreclosures.
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