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Old 03-06-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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Hi all,

I'm looking for some information about rentals in Virginia Beach. My wife and I are pretty dead set on the Mayflower Seaside apartments right on the oceanfront, however, we'd like to find about 2 more places to have in case availability is an issue.

I wanted to get some recommendations as to some complexes that would be a good place to live? We have family that lives off of Laskin, so we'd prefer to find something on the northeastern side of town.

Our #1 primary concern is safety. My wife was attacked almost two years ago, and ever since, we have been entirely focused on ensuring that she will be safe when I leave her at home or if she comes home by herself one evening. I don't like to be judgemental, however I feel that there is more risk involved with lower priced places, so I wish we could afford to live in more expensive complexes or areas, but we'll do what we must.

Our budget for base rent would be between $650 - $900 per month. We're looking for either a studio or a 1 BR with at least 450 sq ft or so. Location is our biggest interest over space, which is why we're so interested in the Mayflower since it's a nice complex located right on the beach.

I've been reading up on Apartmentratings.com but I feel that some of the reviews have been compromised by the staff members of some of the complexes, so I'm not sure how much I'd want to rely on them.

Anyways, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Is living near the beach your top priority?
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:14 PM
 
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I would say that overall safety/quality of the complex is the top concern; that said, I would say being near the beach takes a close second. Size/Space is the least of our concerns. As long as we're on the eastern side of VB, our commutes will not be too bad either.
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