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Old 04-27-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Default Looking for a diverse area in or near Richmond?

Hello All,
My husband, son and I are moving from Maplewood,NJ where there is a wonderful mix of people. Can we all get along ...yes. We are hoping we can find a similiar place in Richmond or near Richmond. We are also looking for great schools, (public or private), he's in PK right now. Our housing budget is between 500K and 750K. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Virginia (again)
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Midlothian or Glen Allen generally have the best public schools. If you look at Greatschools.net, you can see the ethnic breakdown by school. I won't comment because diversity means vastly different things to different people. Your price point will put you in the driver's seat right now. Things seems to be really moving in Glen Allen (and I would guess Midlothian isn't too different) under $500k, but buyers in the $500-$750k have a lot to choose from because that segment of the market is saturated. If you can provide more information on what you're looking for, you might get better responses. Do you want to live in a smalll or large neighborhood? Do you want a neighborhood pool? Will you or your spouse be commuting and if so, where to? Do you want a new or an existing home?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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Thank you so much for your reply. I was trying not to make my post too general. We are looking at either Maryland or Virginia. Our new business location has not been determined yet so I can only take a scatter gun approach at my research. I'm new to blogging so please bear with me. I will check into the neighborhoods you suggested. Yes your right about diversity in fact we moved to Maplewood because we wanted the mixture of ethnicticities, the open mindedness and the inclusion that comes with it. I'm hoping that exists somewhere down there. Anywho... Once I do my greatschools search... I love that website, I'll get back at you. Thanks again.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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The upper-level section of Glen Allen (where the houses in your price range are located) certainly is not diverse. If I had to guess, I'd say it's roughly 80% white, 10-15% Indian, and 5% other races. If I were you, I'd look into buying a big home in the Fan (look in the Monument Ave area) and send your children to private school. I think that area would suit you much better.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Richmond VA metro area
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If Richmond is your choice, I can assure you that you will have MANY MANY choice of neighborhoods and locations - reflecting a variety of lifestyle choices. Lets us know how we can help.
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