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Old 07-08-2009, 08:32 AM
 
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I am relocating to Newport News for a job, but I'm not sure I want to live in Newport News. I am looking into living at Buckroe Beach. I'm having a little trouble finding rental houses online or even the new developments that I have read about.

Anyone know a great rental house at the beach?
(That will take a dog!)

Additionally-
What is the population like at the beach- younger folks? retirees?
How safe is Buckroe Beach?

Thanks for the help,
M
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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trust me, you don't want to live in hampton.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:10 AM
 
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Alright, ignore the previous post. I live in hampton near the airforce base, I lived with my now husband in buckroe for almost a year with a few of his roommates.

Buckroe is not a gated community by any means. its more urban as is most of hampton. however it is not unsafe. as long as youre street smart its a nice place to live.

we're actually looking into renting a home down there because its close to the tunnel (ie clost to norfolk/va beach) but also close to newport news (where i work). honestly, i would check it out for yourself, at various hours if you can. ya know, in the day and at night to get an idea of what its like.

edit: its a pretty big mix of people, i wouldnt say there are many retired folk, but definately ranging from 20-40s
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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I am relocating to Newport News for a job, but I'm not sure I want to live in Newport News. I am looking into living at Buckroe Beach. I'm having a little trouble finding rental houses online or even the new developments that I have read about.

Anyone know a great rental house at the beach?
(That will take a dog!)

Additionally-
What is the population like at the beach- younger folks? retirees?
How safe is Buckroe Beach?

Thanks for the help,
M
Your best bet is check with local real estate firms and look at their rental list, sure you can check places like craigs list etc but there are just as many scams on there as there are good deals...sometimes it is just best to drive around and take the names and numbers off of the rental signs at the places that you might be interested in.

Not going to give you allot of info about the city of Hampton but you are aware that Buckroe beach is really not a beach on the ocean right. when most people talk about Buckroe beach they are really referring to the local park that is located on the bay with a nice sandy strip where you can play in the water, listen to nightly concerts etc in the summer time.....I have not been out that way in a long time but it is my understanding that the dog park area has been removed so there would be limited places to take your dog.....If you are looking for waterfront property along the bay the road you would want to look along is N 1st St which I think turns into Bay Front Rd or something like that.....there you can hope to find a condo, home etc for rent...the further away from the water the higher the numbered street go up...IE: 2nd St, 3rd St, 4th St, 5th St and I think the last street in the Buckroe beach area is 6th St...There is a collection of new properties in the area especially right along the water but I think you will find once you get a block or so inland most places have been there for many years

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Old 08-09-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Newport News
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sure, ignore my post if you like walking around at night and being asked for crack or hearing gunshots at random hours. just be sure to come back and let us know how much you like hampton.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I been living here for awhile now..I've lived in newport news and hampton..if you can afford over 1000.00 a month then you will be lving good and not in the ghetto. LOTS of crackheads and druggies/junkies walking around..my friends house/apartment has been shot up several times...once her daughter was almost killed while she was in bed sleeping...these towns have really gone to ****
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