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Old 01-03-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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I'm gonna retire in 5 to 10 years and I need some info on the coast of Virginia. I would like to reside on or near the water and prefer the bay to the beach. I wanna find something away from the tourist spots in a safe community. I'm okay with a smaller home where the neighbors are not crowding me. I look forward to your valuable input and want to thank you ahead of time.
What is your budget? Plenty of nice places to retire on the ocean and bay's in Virginia Beach. But on or close to water is pricey. I retired on the coast in far SE VAB, south of the resort area.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:24 PM
 
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What is your budget? Plenty of nice places to retire on the ocean and bay's in Virginia Beach. But on or close to water is pricey. I retired on the coast in far SE VAB, south of the resort area.
It's not Sandbridge, is it? In some areas of the coastline you have to be really careful of flooding. That place gets nearly destroyed every so often.
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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Those cities (above) have some really dangerous areas. Virginia Beach is probably the exception but the beach isn't that accessible to locals. The city of Virginia Beach is very built up and the entire area is military oriented (Naval Base.) Lots of traffic in the area and it's hard to get anywhere. You might ask more about that on the Hampton Rds forum as there may be beach areas that are livable.

If you live in any of the towns on the Eastern Shore, you have to cross that bay bridge every time you need anything. Sometimes the bridge is closed if the winds are high and it's a long bridge, making it inconvenient to get off the eastern shore.

You might be better off looking on the coast of North Carolina.
Have to disagree with you a few things. (I live in VAB.)

Curious what do you mean by the "the beach isn't that accessible to locals"?

I came from the Washington, DC area and that place is built up. To me VAB is in no way built up.

Military is a big part of HR but honestly I hardly ever see any military people out and about. I don't see this area as military oriented at all.

Again I came from the Washington DC area, now that's some traffic. HR is nothing compared.

Just my 2cworth
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Old 01-03-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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It's not Sandbridge, is it? In some areas of the coastline you have to be really careful of flooding. That place gets nearly destroyed every so often.
All due respect, you are posting about something better answered by local experts.

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