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Old 05-31-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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Hello, interested in Virginia Beach area. I presently live in St Augustine Beach by the ocean, although spent 20 years in SanDiego, and trying to find that culture on the east coast, even tried Delaware beaches. The humidity is a problem here and the culture very different. Wondering where are the quiet condos in that area, since planes would bother me.Also, how convenient is the public transportation if I decide not to drive. I hear the rail was voted down, but may still come with private investment since it is right outside the city. Are people concerned about the environment there?

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Old 05-31-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Here is the thread that covers Va. Beach. http://www.city-data.com/forum/hampton-roads-area/
 
Old 06-01-2017, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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If planes bother you then VA Beach may not be for you. And the humidity can be just as bad here as Fla. I'm from FLA and VA is not much different weather wise. Biggest difference is that summer is shorter here.
 
Old 06-01-2017, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Hello, interested in Virginia Beach area. I presently live in St Augustine Beach by the ocean, although spent 20 years in SanDiego, and trying to find that culture on the east coast, even tried Delaware beaches. The humidity is a problem here and the culture very different. Wondering where are the quiet condos in that area, since planes would bother me.Also, how convenient is the public transportation if I decide not to drive. I hear the rail was voted down, but may still come with private investment since it is right outside the city. Are people concerned about the environment there?
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If planes bother you then VA Beach may not be for you.
Re: plane noise. OP, because of Naval Air Station Oceana, there is a significant amount of plane noise in VA Beach.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Here is the website for Hampton Roads Transit.
- Hampton Roads Transit - Bus, trolley, light rail, and ferry transportation, routes, schedules, rates and contacts.

I live on the peninsula. But here, public transportation via the bus exists, but I would not want to be relying on it for all the time. The buses do not run frequently. From what I have observed, there are few stops with shelter.

Good luck.
 
Old 06-04-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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Are there any areas that are not in the path of the planes? Or is it everywhere?
 
Old 06-06-2017, 06:53 AM
 
Location: VB
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I lived in the Town Center area for four months and never once had an issue with jet noise. Some areas, like Hilltop (directly in the approach path for NASO) will get a lot of noise.

https://gisapps.vbgov.com/map/

Select the "Layer List" and turn on the AICUZ (Air Installation Compatible Use Zone) layer. You can adjust the transparency to get a better look at what streets coincide with the highest-noise areas.

To summarize the AICUZ map, you will be okay (little to no impact from jet noise) in the following areas:

- Anywhere west of Rosemont
- The entire Shore Drive corridor
- Most of Little Neck
- Great Neck north of First Colonial
- North end of Oceanfront, starting around 50th~55th Street and above
- SE corner of VB: Pungo, Sandbridge
- Heron Ridge and Signature at West Neck golf courses

I currently live in a 60 dB area (near the corner of Nimmo & Upton) and it's not really an issue here.
 
Old 06-21-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk, VA
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The Birdneck/South Beach area would cover a lot of what you want except jet noise is very loud in the area.

I would look into the Shore Drive area also but public transportation will not be a reliable way to get around.

VB does not have a good public transportation at all and long time residents are very reluctant to change that. It is one of the top frustrating issues that we have here.

Come and chat with us on the HR forums for more info.
 
Old 06-26-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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Are there any areas that are not in the path of the planes? Or is it everywhere?
Yea there are plenty of areas without jet noise.

Public transportation in this area sucks, that's the only way to put it. However, no there will not be light rail in VAB. We voted on it, end of story, it's not happening.

I don't think the humidity is as bad here as it is in Florida, but I've only vacationed there, never lived there.

As for the environment define care about it. I think people care if they are directly impacted in one way or another, but just for the greater good then nah.

I have however lived in San Diego and the culture here is nothing like the West coast.
 
Old 07-05-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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Re: plane noise. OP, because of Naval Air Station Oceana, there is a significant amount of plane noise in VA Beach.
I live close to Oceana. There is not a significant amount of noise everywhere, all the time in VAB from NAS Oceana.
I had more jet noise when I lived in McLean from jets approaching National Airport.

Also the humidity was worse in McLean, VA than here in VAB.
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