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Old 05-30-2006, 04:42 PM
 
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Hi,
my sister (20) and I (22) are planning to move to virginia beach at the end of june from rockville MD and we're wondering if this city is safe to live in
because we've read so much reviews about it and some of them dont really look good at all
and on the best place to live 2005 CNN thread I saw a High criminal level
please somebody help us make the right choice
we really want to enjoy beaches and in the same time be safe
thank you!
ps: but if you have so suggestions about another cities for young college student like us ,it will be welcome though
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Old 05-30-2006, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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The information that you are getting in tainted by Virginia Beach's neighbors, Norfolk & Portsmouth.

Even on City-Data.com, the crime index in Virginia Beach is WELL below that of the national average. Meanwhile, Norfolk is WELL above it.

I promise you, Virginia Beach is a safe city.

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Old 05-31-2006, 03:21 AM
 
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The information that you are getting in tainted by Virginia Beach's neighbors, Norfolk & Portsmouth.

Even on City-Data.com, the crime index in Virginia Beach is WELL below that of the national average. Meanwhile, Norfolk is WELL above it.

I promise you, Virginia Beach is a safe city.

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thank you so much for you quick reply
im glad to read all of these lines

please people continue to give us your opinion please
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Old 05-31-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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If I still lived in the DC area, and I wanted to move to an Atlantic beach, I'd hustle on over to Lewes, DEL for sure. Crimewise, per data shown on city-data.com, the national average is 329.7, Virginia Beach is lower at 223.0, but Lewes is way lower at 84.6.

I've been to both, and I'd prefer Lewes for many reasons, including the small-town nature of Lewes (3,000 people vs 440,000 people), a lot less crowded. No income tax in DEL. You're near great cities like Philadelphia and New York. You can take a quick ferryboat ride and have the whole Jersey shore to explore on your way to the big apple. You can drive in a few minutes to great beaches in DEL & MD.

Except for the issue of jobs, Lewes would be my favorite.

Lots to consider, hope you have the fun of discovery this summer!

s/Mike
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:27 AM
 
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Thank you Mike From back East
well i think u've been clear and i think we're going to think about moving to virginia beach

im sorry to ask so many questions but i've never move from rockville MD to another city or county, my sister too
so we're very concern with all issues related to moving and stuff and have questions :

1.please someone can tell us which area or neighborhoos we should avoid ?
2.is it safe to apply for apartment 2br/1baths $750-$1000 and above in virginia beach ? we're asking because in MD this price range let know that sometime the living area isn't it safe .
2. a lil bit the same kind of question ... whats is a regular price range for an apartment 2brds/1baths in virginia beach to be consider interesting please

we're sorry to ask that much but we're clueless and its our first time moving from the family home and as u guys guess we will be living by ourself and we would like to be sure about everything we're doing
we dont have that much money to afford going to take a tour and come back so we're relying on photos and agencies revies...
we're hoping somebody will help us
sorry to ask that much
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Old 06-01-2006, 03:23 PM
 
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nobody ?
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:06 AM
 
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Default just left VB

Truthfully, I did not like it there. I felt the crime was surrounding us...Too many young angry people around. Crowded, the WORST drivers...stay away from Green Run area..also off Independence out by mount trashmore.

apts I would say runa boutr $1,200 a month for a decent one.

a big military town so that may be a turn off..who knows ?

good shopping.
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Old 07-22-2006, 12:11 PM
 
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Hi,
my sister (20) and I (22) are planning to move to virginia beach at the end of june from rockville MD and we're wondering if this city is safe to live in
because we've read so much reviews about it and some of them dont really look good at all
and on the best place to live 2005 CNN thread I saw a High criminal level
please somebody help us make the right choice
we really want to enjoy beaches and in the same time be safe
thank you!
ps: but if you have so suggestions about another cities for young college student like us ,it will be welcome though
I just got the latest issue of money magazine and it had Virgina Beach rated good for crime check out the issue.

judy
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Old 07-22-2006, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hi blackpeach,

I left Hampton Roads a year ago after living there for 4 years. VA Beach is relatively safe but the surrounding towns of Norfolk and Portsmouth do have a lot of crime. Norfolk has pockets of good areas- I lived in a 1400 sq ft duplex on the LaFayette River in a great neighborhood for $800/month but would not drive in the surrounding areas after dark. Portsmouth has the reputation of a very high crime area.

You mentioned that you and your sister are college students. If you're going to ODU, I'd say live in VA Beach. You do not want to live in the complexes around campus. One of my friends had a good sized 2bd/2bath in a nice complex on Independence Blvd in VA Beach for about $1000/month but that may have been a fluke after reading cubmom's post.

If you'll be at Hampton U, you'll want to live on the north side of the river, either in Hampton or Newport News, maybe even Yorktown (nicest of the three). Again, these towns have good and bad areas scattered throughout, with Newport News having more to offer than Hampton. You'll have no problem finding a nice apt in a nice area in your price range.

Hampton Roads has several military bases so there are plenty of single young men in the area
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:23 AM
 
Location: In the City of Williamsburg, Va
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Oh i would not move to newport news or hampton, but some parts of yorktown are nice. When I do leave my area to shop in NN, I try to go and get home before noon and if you survive the crime, you will hate the traffic! At least you have the beach down that way! If I did not live in Williamsburg, I move to the ghent area of Va beach or to Yorktown, but your have to pay high rent to live in the safe areas, so cut back as much as you can if you truly want to feel safe...my two cents, hope it helps!
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