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Old 05-21-2008, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Bikes...I was just in that area this morning. Lordy bee....10 bros in the back of a building behind McDonalds...not a nice picture.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:31 PM
 
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Are we all talking about the same area? I'm down close to the Commodore theater. I'm actually going to be living above Vincent Hester Ary Gallery. Seemed alright to me when we checked it out at night. The children's museum is also pretty close.

The Mc'donalds that I think you are talking about is farther down the street, from where I am.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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I have had a few friends that have lived in Old Towne.....it is just like any downtown area......just be aware of your surroundings and be smart. The area itself is very charming and historic with lots of actvities in the area.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I have had a few friends that have lived in Old Towne.....it is just like any downtown area......just be aware of your surroundings and be smart. The area itself is very charming and historic with lots of actvities in the area.
Yes, be very smart....AT NIGHT! I travel that area twice a week. When my company started out, we were on County Street right by the water. Nice yes, but not at night. It's like night of the living dead.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:24 PM
 
Location: 757
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Especially if you are FEMALE. but otherwise still, walk around with your pockets out and don't have any more cash on you then what you need to buy. Or if you have a nice cell phone make sure it is insured.
Heh, that is what i do sometimes walk with my pockets out so its obvious i have nothing to give away. (And then I kind of fit in too lol). Though I live in GHENT Norfolk there is definitely some shady people if I venture too far from the "historic" area..
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Especially if you are FEMALE. but otherwise still, walk around with your pockets out and don't have any more cash on you then what you need to buy. Or if you have a nice cell phone make sure it is insured.
Heh, that is what i do sometimes walk with my pockets out so its obvious i have nothing to give away. (And then I kind of fit in too lol). Though I live in GHENT Norfolk there is definitely some shady people if I venture too far from the "historic" area..
Oh yea and that woman who was raped in her apartment in broad daylight. Ghent can get scary too. Used to do alot of work at Lamberts' Point, eat at Orapax, stop for coffee at 7-11. Won't do that at night though, even with the MHI shipyard there, it's not too safe.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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I'm not so sure about Olde Towne having a bad rap. My girlfriend and I have lived here for a few months and we love it. The houses are great, the neighbors are friendly, the streets are very walkable (even when we choose to walk late at night), and we're a close drive to just about anywhere. Those of you saying it's a trashy place should try living here instead of judging it by what you see once a year when you drive through. You're giving potential newcomers to the neighborhood the wrong idea. There are FAR worse areas in Portsmouth like Prentis Park and Truxton. I wouldn't be caught there after dark (or most any other time for that matter).
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I'm not so sure about Olde Towne having a bad rap. My girlfriend and I have lived here for a few months and we love it. The houses are great, the neighbors are friendly, the streets are very walkable (even when we choose to walk late at night), and we're a close drive to just about anywhere. Those of you saying it's a trashy place should try living here instead of judging it by what you see once a year when you drive through. You're giving potential newcomers to the neighborhood the wrong idea. There are FAR worse areas in Portsmouth like Prentis Park and Truxton. I wouldn't be caught there after dark (or most any other time for that matter).
YES!!! That is what I always tell people who judge P'town. There are raunchy parts of every city around here - even VA Beach. Geez - I would think twice about going to the oceanfront at night . The bad area in Newport News is probably much worse than P'Town (doubt there are statistics for that because NN is much larger than P'town).

I like Portsmouth and have not found any other place that I would like better.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:39 PM
 
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Well I'm the original poster and have been here since the end of May. Nothing but good times for me down here. I love it. P-town is not bad at all.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Well I'm the original poster and have been here since the end of May. Nothing but good times for me down here. I love it. P-town is not bad at all.
I'm glad you like it here!
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