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Old 07-27-2008, 07:53 AM
 
Location: fla
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well hi every one i was just wondering do any one have anything that would be beneficial in me learning more about the hampton area i'm living in fla now and will be locating to va later this year i'm married with 3 boys and just wanted to know if someone could give some advice as to where to look for the best neighborhoods and there schools i'll accept all advice thank u all
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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There are many threads about people who are moving here. We would need more information on what city you tend to move to. Is your job in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Williamsburg? These cities vary, even though they are connect. Where will your husband and yourself be working?
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: fla
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Well erma my hubby has been offered a job at the shipyard so we was kinda hoping to find something in that area if possible i myself knows nothing about va never been there so i have no clue about the schools or whatever i was looking into mercury west apartments i saw them onthe puter and it seems that it is close to the shipyard but i don't know what it is like in the neighborhood if any 1 could give me some feed back about this it will be greatly appreciated and if u can tell me any thing at all about the area churches,family outings ect.......
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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No hon...you don't want to live near the shipyard....not a good place, believe me. I would suggest with children, that Virginia Beach school district would be good for them. There are many apartment complexes with nice facilities and good elementary school for the children.
www.apartmentguide.com can help you. Plug in Virginia Beach and there are several places. I don't know what you want to pay for rent, but these are in nice areas. Just let us know and we can all fill you in on the neighborhoods.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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If you are talking the Newport News shipyard then for schools i recommend Southern York Co. Some parts of Hampton and Newport News have okay schools too. I like the East Hampton/Back River area which i believe is zoned for Kecoughtan HS, which usually you'll find okay middle and elementary schools.

Erma is right on about the shipyard area. One key to keep in mind is to stay north of Mercury Blvd in both Hampton and Newport News. Virginia Beach has good schools but you do NOT want to have a commute that will require crossing a tunnel.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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If you are talking the Newport News shipyard then for schools i recommend Southern York Co. Some parts of Hampton and Newport News have okay schools too. I like the East Hampton/Back River area which i believe is zoned for Kecoughtan HS, which usually you'll find okay middle and elementary schools.

Erma is right on about the shipyard area. One key to keep in mind is to stay north of Mercury Blvd in both Hampton and Newport News. Virginia Beach has good schools but you do NOT want to have a commute that will require crossing a tunnel.

I agree and even if she's referring to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, OMG do not live near there. I rode thru there today on my way to the ship and it was not good.
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