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Old 03-17-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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I am moving to the Hampton Roads area in April and have found a home to rent that was built in 2007 and is beautiful. It is closer to the downtown Hampton area. I am getting kind of nervous now that I keep hearing all these bad things. Will someone please reassure me that is at least decent. I mean I don't need a 5 star neighborhood. Just a decent safe place for me and my family.

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Old 03-17-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I am moving to the Hampton Roads area in April and have found a home to rent that was built in 2007 and is beautiful. It is closer to the downtown Hampton area. I am getting kind of nervous now that I keep hearing all these bad things. Will someone please reassure me that is at least decent. I mean I don't need a 5 star neighborhood. Just a decent safe place for me and my family.

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I would be more specific on the location if I were you. South of Mercury can be a very hit or miss area. Downtown in and of itself is okay. But it really depends on a very specific location whether I can say it's okay or not.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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Lincoln st./Armistead Ave...
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:36 PM
 
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Lincoln st./Armistead Ave...
I think that area is okay. I would just make sure you can live with the school situation.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Well you'll be close to the jail, court and police station if you ever get in trouble. I wouldn't live there.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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My kids aren't school age yet, they will be going to daycare on base. I have 3 or four more year for that. And if we decide by then that we don't like it we will be to a better school district. Thanks for your help.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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That area is kind of run down and you have a large older apartment complex one block away. Use google streetview to see if you want to live around the people that hang out in that neighborhood.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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Think you should stay away from there, those apartments are crack/gang haven and the area surrounding it is no better, downtown is ghetto.

Teen remains in hospital after shooting
Hampton police investiate double shooting
Additional charges filed, in brutal mob beating of 58-year-old man

"According to her, her son and his friends, they were victims of random violence."

Oh snaps!

"WAVY.com learned officers have answered 22 gun related calls at the Harbor Square Apartment complex since July, 2008. Hampton Corporal Paula Ensley told WAVY.com in those incidents, people reported either hearing "shots fired" or seeing a "person with a gun."

Yeah that area is "okay". LOL. That's just the apartments alone..

And not everything "South of Mercury Blvd." is bad. It's mostly anything below or adjacent to Pembroke Ave. Saying "Stay north of Mercury" Is basically saying stay away from half of the city.
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