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Old 12-02-2009, 11:46 AM
 
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i am looking into buying in ocean view. i am a new home buyer and am not looking for anything huge or upscale, i like old homes, but i want to know what streets or areas to avoid, and which ones are on the upturn.
It's hard to narrow down specific streets/blocks to avoid in Ocean View. I don't hang out in Ocean View very often, so I'm probably not the most qualified to answer, however, no one else did, so I'll tell you what I know. Ocean View is hit or miss. There isn't one part of it that has all the crime and one part completely safe. East Beach seems to be pretty nice, though. I know a guy over there who owns one of those 3 story homes a block from the water. He's got an elevator and everything. His street seems to be pretty quiet and laid back. But it's really best to just go to Ocean View and drive/walk around. See where you feel okay and where you don't. There could be some run-down apartments that seem pretty shady, but a block over there's a brand-new beach home as nice as can be.
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Old 12-03-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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There was a gang murder near 16th Bay View within the last year - 10 or so people involved and then *poof* gone and a body left.

Does anyone remember an extremely heinous crime within the last two years that happened in OV - more or less near Little Creek rd.? A home invasion in which a mother was brutalized and her son forced to watch. Made me want to explode - there are no words.

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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We looked at condo's all over Ocean View last Summer and decided against it because all of the vagrants walking along Shore Drive and congregating in parking lots. The area feels unsafe to me, especially at night. Not necessarily in the residential parts, but if I had to go to the store anywhere nearby, I felt very uneasy. We decided on Chicks Beach.
Smart move dont listen to the realtors and all the ridderick , its not safe and bad investment.
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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This post is of offensive crime so please read with discretion.

There was a gang murder near 16th Bay View within the last year - 10 or so people involved and then *poof* gone and a body left.

Does anyone remember an extremely heinous crime within the last two years that happened in OV - more or less near Little Creek rd.? A home invasion in which a mother was brutalized and her son forced to watch. Made me want to explode - there are no words.
I was a long term resident of Norfolk and made a decision to move to chesapeake, 4 years ago. for the exact same reason Norfolk its riddled with gangs and thugs and crime and drugs, Ive seen great nieghborhoods go completely under for these reasons and there never seems to be enough police to go around, the city priorities are not family and safe and great nieghborhoods and Schools, its all about money and whats cookin at the time. I never regreted the decision, Chesapeake has it right and families come first, safety and education are priorities. Community is everything In Chesapeake, Chesapeake is starting to have some influx from the problems of other cities but they are fighting back hard and the city means business when it comes to criminal activity. The citizens are very impowered in chesapeake and participate in city planning and commission hearing. Its not all about big bucks and corporations, its about its citizens and whats best for them. I love deep creek. no more drive by shootings, sirenes burglery, break ins vandalism and tolerating rude and bad behaviors. Its about the people and families and children and the Schools are fabulous.
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