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Old 05-22-2008, 02:02 PM
 
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So my husband just found out that we're going to be stationed at Langley, but we won't be able to get on base housing for a little while. From what I've gathered, Hampton is the closest place to live but some of his friends have told him a lot of bad things about it, so we're pretty nervous to move.
I'm not sure how much of what we've been told is true though, so I was hoping I could get some input from people that actually live near there.
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Old 05-22-2008, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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You should try looking in Yorktown or Williamsburg........they are both pretty close to Langley and are nice locations.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Not all of Hampton is bad. There are certain areas... but it's overall not too bad.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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So my husband just found out that we're going to be stationed at Langley, but we won't be able to get on base housing for a little while. From what I've gathered, Hampton is the closest place to live but some of his friends have told him a lot of bad things about it, so we're pretty nervous to move.
I'm not sure how much of what we've been told is true though, so I was hoping I could get some input from people that actually live near there.
Mainly most of the riff-raff in Hampton is South of Mercury Blvd. Except for Downtown and possibly Wythe, South Hampton should be avoided if possible. There are great neighborhoods within 5-10 min of Langley in Hampton, for example Bellegrade, Michael's Woods, and Riverside, three of my personal favorites.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Squirrel Hill
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Hampton is a mixed bag, there are definately parts of Hampton to avoid which is probably why you have heard negative things about it. I'm not familiar enough with the area to give specific recommendations.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Yep...again, anywhere near the shipyard isn't good. Ft. Eustis area isn't bad either. I have two co-workers who live in that area and they are quite happy, and they drive to Norfolk each day for work.
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Hi. I would consider Hampton if you don't have children. If you do have children then there is a lot more to think about. There are certain areas as listed above to rent if it is just you and your husband.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Are you looking for an apartment or a house? There are some noice apartment complexes off of Rt 134 (also called McGruder Blvd) and only a few miles from Langley. Some have Hampton address and some are Yorktown. One pretty new and opoular one is Falcon creek and another is Spinnaker Cove I belive. There are others as well and it is a very safe area..
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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It's just me and my husband, but we need a house with a yard for our dog.
Thanks for the responses, I feel a lot better. We're moving all the way from a little town in Washington where we could leave our doors open all night if we wanted.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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I think you will find the area much safer then you think. As with everywhere, there are places you want to be leary of or stay away from but we lived there for 7 years and found it to be safe.

Here is a web site that has homes to buy or rent near military installations. It should give you an idea of whats around the area.

militarybyowner.com
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