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Old 01-07-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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My husband is starting his surgical internship at the Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. I got a job in Hampton, VA.

Where is a good place to live so we would both have a reasonable communte (30 mins or less)? I know there are a lot of bridges and tunnels which can make traffic bad.

We would like to rent a 4 br+ house, with a yard for no more than $2000.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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You might want to consider the Suffolk area, near the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. You would have to get through the tunnel to get to Hampton, but this is a much better alternative to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. I did a quick search in the MLS for 4 bedroom houses for rent in that area for under $2000 and found 10 houses currently available.

That's a wonderful hospital, by the way. My family and I have used them several times.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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I'd suggest Portsmouth, Northern Suffolk, the Western Branch part of Chesapeake or Isle of Wight County. You do not want to commute across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel daily. Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Southern Chesapeake may tempt you but you will both hate the commute. You can probably get a great deal in Portsmouth but if you have kids the schools are known to be some of the worst in the area.
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Old 01-07-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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My husband is starting his surgical internship at the Navy Hospital in Portsmouth, Va. I got a job in Hampton, VA.

Where is a good place to live so we would both have a reasonable communte (30 mins or less)? I know there are a lot of bridges and tunnels which can make traffic bad.

We would like to rent a 4 br+ house, with a yard for no more than $2000.

Thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks!
The Churchland area of Portsmouth or the Western Branch area of Chesapeake.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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We just left the area after my husband finished his staff position at NMCP. If you have kids, I would highly recommend Western Branch area of Chesapeake. Easy commute to NMCP, easy to Hampton, and good schools. I don't think you should have a problem getting a house there for that price. The zip code for that area is 23321 in case you are interested.
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Old 01-26-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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Thank you for all of the suggestions!
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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What is the website you used to search for rental homes?
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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I am a Realtor so I have direct access to the MLS. Those rental houses are listing through various real estate firms' rental divisions. If you want to send me a PM/email with your email address I'd be happy to send you the listings.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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