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Old 09-09-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Could anyone give me tips about moving from Louisiana to Virgina?
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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Could anyone give me tips about moving from Louisiana to Virgina?
Get rid of as much stuff as you can before moving, the less stuff you move the easier/cheaper it will be.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Could anyone give me tips about moving from Louisiana to Virgina?
If you have kids, be prepared for them to adjust to Virginia's schools. Louisiana is in the Mid 30s in education while Virginia is in the Top 10.

Could you be more specific with the areas of LA and VA?
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I am now teaching in VA, came from CO. Hard to believe they are top 10. All I see is teaching the test.
Cost of living here is very high, be prepared. I went from 5bedroom 2 bath home with a 1000k monthly mortgage to 1500 for a townhome.
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Moving from Louisania to Virginia

Your question is very hard to answer. Virginia is a lovely state but it is very large will you be relocating to Northern Virginia? Commuting will be the single biggest test of where you will want to live next will be affordability based on your commute. I am sure folks would be happy to help you once they have a general idea of what area may work for you.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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A car would be more efficient than walking. Have enough funds for your move. And ensure to service your car (if you choose to use one) before your long drive.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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Default moving from Louisiana to Virgina

Hello,

I am not sure which part I want to move to. I would like to move
in a area where they have good jobs, good education, and low crime.Do
you have any particular advice on good areas in Virgina?
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Hello,

I am not sure which part I want to move to. I would like to move
in a area where they have good jobs, good education, and low crime.Do
you have any particular advice on good areas in Virgina?
Chesapeake and Virginia Beach are possibilities. So are some of the Richmond suburbs.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: east coast
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I am now teaching in VA, came from CO. Hard to believe they are top 10. All I see is teaching the test.
Cost of living here is very high, be prepared. I went from 5bedroom 2 bath home with a 1000k monthly mortgage to 1500 for a townhome.
I find VA in the top 10 extremely hard to believe. My kids came from san diego schools and they are sooo far ahead of VA standards its actually quite sad. Im nervous about moving back to Ca now. What my child is doing in first grade in Virginia now he was doing at the beginning of K. In fact, he is in first grade now and they haven't started even on doing math that he had mid Kindergarten. sad sad. I suppose I do hear the same old rhetoric of "oh they have the best schools" BS anywhere you go.

Original poster--don't worry too much about the schools. They're average at best no matter how many kids can ace the test. Maybe its the standard that is lower so more kids can pass and make it look like they have the best schools.

As far as moving...go through your household goods, get rid of what you can. Cost of living is higher in VA so take this into account. There is alot to do here, enjoy!
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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Chesapeake and Virginia Beach are possibilities. So are some of the Richmond suburbs.
Too expensive - coming from Louisiana she'll have sticker shock. She would be much better off in a place like Roanoke.
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