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Old 11-21-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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But there are tough areas on/in the peninsula too. Some more than others. I realize it's not an easy decision, but don't write off all of the south side just yet. Have you thought of using a real estate agent to help you make some of your comparisons?
That would be a wise decision.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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If you are willing to live in the suburbs, there are areas in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach that are safer and have better schools. Though Larchmont itself is pretty nice, there are areas around Larchmont that are not, and there has been increasing crime around ODU. Maury High School also definitely has its share of problems and concerns about gangs. Also, there is some TERRIBLE flooding in the area. I was shocked by the flooding in Norfolk when we first moved to this region since I had never seen anything like it. If you really want to live in the city, Larchmont and Ghent are good bets, but if your main concerns are safety and schools, then you may want to look elsewhere.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Va. Beach
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I live in the Kempsville area of Va beach, which is basically right near the norfolk line, and it's a very nice area. I am in kempsville lake, very nice community, mixed neighborhood, and very good schools. Va Beach schools are known as being very good,
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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Yes but stay on the end closer to the water and further from odu
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