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Old 07-02-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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My wife & I are looking to relocate to VA Beach on Nov 1 of this year.
We are looking for a SAFE apartment as close to the ocean as possible.
Something small and cozy and under $900/mnth. Are we wasting out time looking in VA Beach with this price?

Every place we seem to find online has horrible & scary reviews. We have lived on the border of Northern VA and DC for 20 yrs and wanted to escape the gangs / shootings / home invasions... Hopefully VA Beach is not as bad as NOVA & DC.

Thanks
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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My wife & I are looking to relocate to VA Beach on Nov 1 of this year.
We are looking for a SAFE apartment as close to the ocean as possible.
Something small and cozy and under $900/mnth. Are we wasting out time looking in VA Beach with this price?

Every place we seem to find online has horrible & scary reviews. We have lived on the border of Northern VA and DC for 20 yrs and wanted to escape the gangs / shootings / home invasions... Hopefully VA Beach is not as bad as NOVA & DC.

Thanks
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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What size apartment are you looking for with that price range? What complexes have you read about? The reason I ask, is that no complex can please everybody - and people are usually more vocal about the bad over the good.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I gotta tell ya, most scary reviews are from people who really didn't enjoy living there...meaning, they just either didn't get along with management, made it impossible for their neighbors to enjoy life (partiers) and basically hated life in general. Communication for the most part with neighbors can really enhance the quality of life.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Thanks for responding so quickly. The places we have checked out so far has been:

the plazza -
oakmont north
merrimack-landing -


We are looking for a 1 bdrm - 1 bath no smaller than 650 sq ft. & close to the ocean. We are in our late 20's and early 30's and dont mind music or partying to an extent. More concerned w/ crime & crackheads breaking into cars and that sort of thing..

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Old 07-02-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Alright, I know two of the three you listed.

Plaza Apartments is bad. VERY BAD. I can tell you by personal experience that it's absolutely horrendous. If you'd like, I can PM you my experience because I'm not too comfortable posting it.

Merrimack Landing is the apartment complex right outside Gate 4 of the Naval Station. I've heard good and bad from friends who used to live there. From what I hear, it's really up to the exact building you live in for the problems.

The biggest problem with both of these is that they're really old and have typical "Old Building" disease.
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