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Old 10-22-2007, 12:01 PM
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DH and I are considering a move to VA when he retires from the military. I know there are many military installations and would like to live close to one so we can work there but also want to be able to buy a house. We love the Williamsburg area when we were there and are thinking we would like to buy there. I know Ft Eustis isn't too far but what other military installations are around within a 40 mile radius? Thanks.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Hanover
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The Williamsburg area is fairly expensive due to the number of retirees that have flocked to that area. Ft. Lee is doing a major expansion as a part of base realignment. There are some very affordable communities within a quick commute to the base. In addition, you would have easy access to McGuire Veterans Hospital (hopefully you won't need it). Richmond has a greater variety of cultural, retail, and housing choices than the Williamsburg area. Serviced by Richmond International, Amtrak.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:24 PM
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Pogo, thanks for the info. I couldn't quite remember how far Richmond was in relation to Williamsburg but thought it was fairly close. Are there any good communities you can recommend within the area?
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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While I will agree that homes are less expensive near Ft Lee if you can afford Williamsburg it is a great place to live retired or not. There is a VA hospital nearby in Hampton. Other military installations nearby include Cheatham Annex, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Camp Perry ( The Farm) Fort Monroe ( slated to shutdown)
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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While I will agree that homes are less expensive near Ft Lee if you can afford Williamsburg it is a great place to live retired or not. There is a VA hospital nearby in Hampton. Other military installations nearby include Cheatham Annex, Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Camp Perry ( The Farm) Fort Monroe ( slated to shutdown)
don't forget, my home base, Langley AFB in Hampton.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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A.P. Hill is near I-95, between Fredericksburg and Richmond, but houses out there aren't very expencive. Close to the base are two small towns. Bowling Green (the county seat), and Port Royal, a nice little river town. Both are small historic communities which haven't been hit by the major growth happening to the north and south of there.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Chesterfield, VA
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I would definitely recommend the Ft. Lee area, as I am sure you are looking for the major conveniences such as the commissary and the clinic. We will be heading that way ourselves as soon as we can sell our home. Depending on what you are looking for in the way of community ammenities, you could check out Dinwiddie and Nottoway counties to really maximize your dollar. We have young children, so even though my husband is a retiree, we want the good schools Chesterfield provides. Hope it helps and good luck with the move, and best advice I can give, make sure you get a Tricare supplement - if so you will probably have little to no out-of-pocket costs!
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Old 11-02-2007, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for all of the input.
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