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Old 04-03-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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I would say the glen allen area near short pump would be the best place to move in richmond. There is so much to do, and the schools are great, and its still growing. And being near short pump puts you next to in my opinion the nicest mall in richmond.
I have to second that about being near Short Pump! The neighborhoods around there are great! Safe and quiet. And, yes, the schools are good. Do look into it.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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While Hanover/Atlee area is great, your husband would have quite a commute. Housing is also a bit higher in that area. I live in Midlothian the northern part of Midlothian which encompasses a fairly large part of Chesterfield County, and traffic along Rt 360/ Hull St Rd can get pretty bad. While Chesterfield Schools are rated very highly, it is a VERY large school system. The third largest in the state. There has been a huge budget shortfall, and next year, classes in the elementary grades may reach 35, I believe I heard. Perhaps all school systems will be hard hit, but the school employees I know are in a panic. You may want to consider Powhatan. It had been predominantly rural, but has now become almost a bedroom community of Midlothian. It is growing by leaps and bounds. The schools are good, and less crowded. Shopping in the area is expanding rapidly with the development of the Watkins Center on Rt 60/Anderson Hwy.

There are many, many churches in the Midlo area, as there is throughout the Metro Richmond area. Many large Baptist , Methodist and Presbyterian churches, as well as many,many smaller congrations of various Christian fellowships\. I just noticed a new Calvary Chapel congregation.
The stimulus package has fortunately bailed out Chesterfield County. Class sizes will not go to 35, nor will teachers be laid off. Chesterfield County has excellent schools and will continue to have excellent schools well into the future. It is, has been and will continue to be a nice place to live. This does not mean that there are not other nice areas outside and inside of Richmond in which to live.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Huh?

I'm under 30, could be why I missed the "invaSion".
and a darn good reason,...... but I still recommend Midlothigan!!!!!ha ha ha
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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With the current budget issues I would be interested to see how this program is affected. Im from Roanoke and the Roanoke County school district had the same program (I didn't attend but my siblings did). However, because of the budget crisis they are weighting many options that would significantly alter that program.
Here's an update on the Henrico laptop initiative. The county has just signed a four year deal with Dell.

Henrico schools&#39 laptop program to continue | Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/education/article/LAPS28_20090427-222833/264355/ - broken link)
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:12 PM
 
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Well.. here's the verdict. I'm moving to Ashbrook subdivision, one year lease. It's "Chesterfield" mailing address, not Midlothian but across the street from Woodlake (which is Midlothian). I'd like to move to Henrico or even Powhatan in the future but we shall see.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Don't worry about a Midlo. zip code. The area you've chosen has many transplants. Its mostly grown up in the past 15-20 years, so most of it is fairly new. As you've probably seen you will have no shortage of strip malls. Just beware that Hull St (360) has alot of traffic most of the day and people rarely use signals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Just remember (1) tapping the horn is a no-no and (2) if you make eye contact say Hi. If you have questions about the area just ask. Just in case you get hungry for pizza on the first night go to Old Hundred Rd and make a left (Brandermill) and then a right into the small shopping ctr.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Well.. here's the verdict. I'm moving to Ashbrook subdivision, one year lease. It's "Chesterfield" mailing address, not Midlothian but across the street from Woodlake (which is Midlothian). I'd like to move to Henrico or even Powhatan in the future but we shall see.
Congratulations! I hope the move goes smoothly. Have fun exploring the area.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:17 PM
 
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Don't worry about a Midlo. zip code. The area you've chosen has many transplants. Its mostly grown up in the past 15-20 years, so most of it is fairly new. As you've probably seen you will have no shortage of strip malls. Just beware that Hull St (360) has alot of traffic most of the day and people rarely use signals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Just remember (1) tapping the horn is a no-no and (2) if you make eye contact say Hi. If you have questions about the area just ask. Just in case you get hungry for pizza on the first night go to Old Hundred Rd and make a left (Brandermill) and then a right into the small shopping ctr.
No tapping your horn?! Seriously?

I'm from MI, no one uses turn signals (except me.. well and a few others).. so that's not a big deal.

I am excited.. but sad to leave at the same time. I found a really great Mexican place across from my husband's work that I'm excited to eat at!
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Old 06-11-2009, 07:22 AM
 
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Well.. here's the verdict. I'm moving to Ashbrook subdivision, one year lease. It's "Chesterfield" mailing address, not Midlothian but across the street from Woodlake (which is Midlothian). I'd like to move to Henrico or even Powhatan in the future but we shall see.
so you are going to michlotian after all.......the invaSion continues !!!!!!!! you should feel like you never left home.....y'all....
in⋅va⋅sion  /ɪnˈveɪʒən/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [in-vey-zhuhn] Show IPA
–noun 1. an act or instance of invading or entering as an enemy, esp. by an army.
2. the entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful, as disease.
3. entrance as if to take possession or overrun: the annual invasion of the resort by tourists.
4. infringement by intrusion.


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Old 06-11-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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As a fellow Michigander looking to move to the Richmond area... does anyone have any tips for making the transition smoother?

Both my mother and I are unemployed with few job prospects. I'm a computer science major and even finding an internship has proven challenging. I read an article in Forbes which said Richmond was one of the top cities for economic growth.

Last edited by Firefall; 06-11-2009 at 12:44 PM.. Reason: Grammar and clarity
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