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Old 02-12-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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We will be moving this year, and both work remotely, so can move pretty much anywhere...HR wasn't really on our radar until very recently, and still just an outside possibility...but we'll be checking out Richmond soon, and thought it would be smart to combine it with checking out HR.

What would you say are the urban-ish neighborhoods in the area that we should check out? Like i said, we'll be working remotely, so it can be any of the cities.

Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:28 PM
 
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Ghent in Norfolk.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:41 PM
 
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Ghent in Norfolk.
Thanks! This one is in our plans, any others?
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:12 PM
 
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That's the only area in Hampton Roads I would live in as a gay person but you could also look at Larchmont which is close to Ghent but more residential. Some restaurants and then being close to the Naro Theater (they show a lot of indie movies) if you are into that kind of thing is fun in Ghent.
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Old Today, 11:29 AM
 
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No because of where American cities are going with gentrification and redevelopment Ghent fits that bill whereas no other area in the region does. If you just want high density maybe Town Center. This is a low energy, low density, laid back place. Not sure if that necessarily means it is bad for gays, but if there is something you are looking for culturally, Hampton Roads, generally, is not it. Although I think that is changing at a snails place, as the population increases.

This area is incredibly spread out with a few interesting neighborhoods here and there. Like 1/4 of the size of Atlanta or 1/8 the size of LA, but a similar build out.

Richmond and HR are still separate areas. That could change, if Richmond metro grows into Williamsburg, but if that is happening, it is not happening at a pace that can easily be observed. If that ever were to happen, the combined area could equal Northern Virginia. If it never happens, Northern Virginia will always outnumber HR by at least a million people (although that number could easily pull away from HR if HR becomes stagnant).

The trend should be vertical instead of horizontal, in my opinion. HR is too spread out, for no good reason. It only makes sense to go up, where one can, and create natural barriers for flooding. HR just has this appetite for wasting land.
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