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Old 02-20-2019, 09:22 AM
 
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Hello everyone! I am hoping that you guys can help me out some. I am a 31 yr old woman living with my significant other and 8 year old autistic son. We currently live in Newport News but due to the increasing crime rates and just the pure boredom we suffer from living there we have decided that we would like to relocate to the southside by Summer 2020. I am currently debating between Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Both areas are HUGE so I need some help narrowing down to some awesome neighborhoods. We can afford up to $1800 a month and are looking for a friendly neighborhood that is low on jet noise as my son does have some sensory issues. I would love a 2 bedroom townhome as I live in one now and am not a fan of apartments. I need something that would be close to some great shopping and restaurants. And MOST IMPORTANTLY I need great schools! I need an area that has a top notch elementary and middle school. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:30 AM
 
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We like living in the Salem/Glenwood area of Virginia Beach. We get occasional jets, but we're far enough from the bases that it's not every day. The elementary schools in our area are very good (Rosemont Forest, Glenwood, Salem...). You'll probably see the excellent ratings of elementary schools in the Strawbridge area as well, but you'll get much more jet noise over there.

The only other thing I'd look out for sensory issue-wise is not to be too close to the amphitheater in VB, as you can hear the concerts in the summer.
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Old 02-21-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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We like living in the Salem/Glenwood area of Virginia Beach. We get occasional jets, but we're far enough from the bases that it's not every day. The elementary schools in our area are very good (Rosemont Forest, Glenwood, Salem...). You'll probably see the excellent ratings of elementary schools in the Strawbridge area as well, but you'll get much more jet noise over there.

The only other thing I'd look out for sensory issue-wise is not to be too close to the amphitheater in VB, as you can hear the concerts in the summer.
Thank you for your reply! I didn't even consider the noise from the amphitheater! I will definitely look into Salem as I have heard some great things about that area
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Old 02-22-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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You did not say if you wanted to rent or buy but you could do either in the Kempsville/ Salem/Glenwood areas.
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Old Yesterday, 04:13 AM
 
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There are some nice townhouses in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake. I don’t know the names but there are some @ the Eden way north / Mill Lake Quarter intersection. No jet noise and a very peaceful area right on the Ches/VA Bch border and close to lots of dining and shopping. Sorry I cannot weigh in on the quality of the schools.
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Old Today, 09:49 AM
 
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You did not say if you wanted to rent or buy but you could do either in the Kempsville/ Salem/Glenwood areas.
My apologies! We would like to rent for at least another year before we buy. I will definitely look into those areas. Thank you!
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Old Today, 09:50 AM
 
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There are some nice townhouses in the Greenbrier area of Chesapeake. I donít know the names but there are some @ the Eden way north / Mill Lake Quarter intersection. No jet noise and a very peaceful area right on the Ches/VA Bch border and close to lots of dining and shopping. Sorry I cannot weigh in on the quality of the schools.
Thank you!!
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