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Old 06-04-2008, 10:06 AM
 
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I am relocating to Virginia Beach after accepting a new position in Norfolk. We chose VB due to its overall high marks concerning its school system (I have a son entering 7th grade). We are currently looking for homes, and would like feedback on neighborhoods. So far, I have found out that Glenwood, Salem, and Kempsville are "good," while Green Run is "so-so" if not "bad." Any input would be greatly appreciated, as we are limited on our time and ability while we are still in Wisconsin. Thanks.
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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Well, there will be a lot of replies I am sure. I will be the first to mention that you should stay away from the Green Run area. I would recommend pretty much anything else. I have younger children so I do not know much about middle schools but Kempsville area is nice and some of the mom's I talk to like Kempsville middle. I do believe Salem middle is good too. You can go onto to vbschools.com to get info on all the schools and what areas they are in and also view previous test scores to get an idea of what schools are better. We moved here from PA two years ago and love the area. We live in Kempsville. It is more affordable and has good schools. Great neck is a wonderful area with good schools but is expensive. I recommend it if you can afford it. Kempsville is nice and close to everything and would be closer to Norfolk for your commute. I hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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Did you check out Independence Middle? It feeds into Princess Anne in the Thalia/Birchwood/Malibu areas. Similar to Kempsville in atmosphere and price, also centrally located.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Check out the Great Neck corridor ( northern area is more desirable than southern area ) or Kings Grant. Little Neck area too if you got the big $$$$.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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What price range are you looking for? To buy or rent?
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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You have two great schools in VB. Cox and Princess Anne. Both great areas to live as well. Windsor Woods and Great Neck areas. Price average in those areas to buy at todays market prices run from 230 - 325,000, depending on the size of home.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:33 PM
 
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We sold a 1300 sf home in Great Neck Estates for $329K, 2 yrs ago. I no longer live in the area, so I have no idea wether prices have fallen or risen since then. Nonetheless, this should give you a rough benchmark for real estate values in the Great Neck area.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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Hi BigSnakeGuy, I always recommend greatschools.com to check out the recommendations of others. That way you can review for what is important to you. That being said, some of the more sought after high schools are PA High, Cox High and Kellam High. Middle schools include PA Middle and Lynhaven Middle, and for elementary, check out the ones in the 23456 zip codes (pa elem, strawbridge elem, red mill elem, christopher farms elem) and also check out those like John B. Dey Elem. Kingston Elem is also sought after. These seem to be the schools my clients ask to be in.

Shelly
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Old 06-09-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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We sold a 1300 sf home in Great Neck Estates for $329K, 2 yrs ago. I no longer live in the area, so I have no idea wether prices have fallen or risen since then. Nonetheless, this should give you a rough benchmark for real estate values in the Great Neck area.
2 years ago was a sellers market. The prices have dropped drastically just to sell, so now, if you have the financing, you'll get the price you want to pay, not the sale price.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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Erma wrote:
2 years ago was a sellers market. The prices have dropped drastically just to sell, so now, if you have the financing, you'll get the price you want to pay, not the sale price.
You make me feel lucky! Seems like we sold at just the right time. Fortunately ( for us as owners ), the local market in Grand Junction, CO is still appreciating very slightly.
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