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Old 01-26-2010, 06:49 PM
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I got a job offer in Portsmouth and am pretty close to accepting it. However, I'm just not so sure of the region. My parents live in Williamsburg and I absolutely hate it there. Granted I know nobody out there so most of my time is just spent with the 'rents, it's still so utterly boring. I am graduating soon from Ohio State, which is right in the middle of Columbus, a fairly large city. I know, it's no Chicago or anything, but it's like NYC compared with HR. I love the city life and the many different things it can offer, which is why I was hoping to find a job near Chicago, Seattle, or even Atlanta. Anyway...

The job offer is pretty much as good as it gets so I would really be stupid not to accept. I'm just wondering if I can stand living HR. What do you guys think? I don't care much for the night life... but I do like having the option of going to a nice bar. Also where should I live (renting)?
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:04 AM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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What do you do that the best job offer you got was in Portsmouth, VA?
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:05 PM
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Well, you are young and the job market is tuff but there is no reason NOT to take a good solid job. You may love it! Or, eventually the job market will turn for the better and you can move on later. Plus it would be nice to have the parents relatively close by, but not in your backyard .

You would probably want to consider living in the Ghent section of Norfolk for some nightlife and a crowd of young 20's. Still very close to your job.

This area is nothing like Chicago or New York, but it might be a way to start working in your field before you move to the big city.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:41 PM
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Consider Olde Towne Portsmouth, it is really charming and close to nightlife and awesome eclectic shops and restaurants on High St..also it is a short ferry ride to Norfolk
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