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Old 07-19-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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My husband and I used to live in VA Beach...about 3 years ago to be exact. We're now in Michigan and are considering moving back. We want to live at the beach, but MAN the home for the money is sickening...in a bad way! I've seen so many other major areas where you can get so much more home for the money. We're looking at homes between 300-400K (which I think is a pretty reasonable range for a good home) and we're finding a lot of fixer-uppers. Bummer.

So my question (finally). What is it like commuting to VB from say Chesapeake or Suffolk these days? It it horrendous as it was 3 years ago? What is happening with Mayor Obendorff (sp?). I've heard a new mayor is on the way in and that people expect some changes, a reduction in jet noise being one of them.

Any thoughts on the commute and the politics of the area?
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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There are plenty of decent homes in VB in your price range that aren't fixer uppers. Chesapeake is possibly a bit more inexpensive, but any commute around here can be difficult (no tunnels from Ches to VB though).

Don't give up. It is expensive here, but its worth it!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I drive from VB to Chesapeake every day and it's not bad at all. I would suggest not to buy in Oceana if you don't like Jet Noise, but inward some from there like the Lynnhaven / Bonney Road/Rosemont areas.
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