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Old 05-17-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Hello all,

I currently live in the state of Florida, and am considering relocating to Virginia. I do not have family there. My question is, where in Virginia would anyone here recommend to move to? Even though I have gotten used to the heat here, I really don't care much for the hurricane seasons. I will be seeking employment doing administrative type of work. My price range is somewhere between $100,000 to $150,000 cash. I do not have kids, so I will not be considering school systems, but I do need to live in a safe area. A condo is fine or small ranch type home.

Thank you all in advance,

Wolfs98
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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You need to give more info than this. VA is a huge state. Is the amount you are listing for housing? If so you can scratch all of Northern VA off the market if you're hoping to buy. But still, more info would make it easier to respond.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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Hello Bigfoot424,

Thank you for your reply. Yes, my housing price range is between $100,000 and $150,000. I am 45, and looking to relocate. I would like to be near hospitals, shopping, places to eat, Veterinarians for my two dogs, and of course employment of which I prefer an office setting. I am not seeking an area that has high property taxes. A ranch style home is what I am looking for within my price range, in a safe neighborhood. I hope this answers some of the questions to help better guide me. If there is anything else that I can answer, please let me know.

Thank you again,

Wolfs98
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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I would look on Zillow or other real estate site for homes in your price range then look at city overall to see if you would want to live there and if there are jobs in the area.
Roanoke looks like a nice place to me and there are homes there in your price. I keep meaning to go and check it out.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Hello Bigfoot424,

Thank you for your reply. Yes, my housing price range is between $100,000 and $150,000. I am 45, and looking to relocate. I would like to be near hospitals, shopping, places to eat, Veterinarians for my two dogs, and of course employment of which I prefer an office setting. I am not seeking an area that has high property taxes. A ranch style home is what I am looking for within my price range, in a safe neighborhood. I hope this answers some of the questions to help better guide me. If there is anything else that I can answer, please let me know.

Thank you again,

Wolfs98
I would imagine NOVA will be out of the question. Might be able to find a fixer up house somewhere in NOVA for that amount but I'd be concerned of the neighborhood. Roanoke might be a good option as mentioned. Winchester or Richmond might also work as well in your price range.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:03 AM
 
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I looked at some of the homes in Roanoke, and yes they are within my price range. I am strongly considering this move, because I really cant stand this heat anymore in addition to the hurricane seasons. I am tired of worrying about my home every time a storm is approaching.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Thank you both for your suggestions. I looked at some of the homes in Roanoke, and yes they are within my price range. I am strongly considering this move, because I really cant stand this heat anymore in addition to the hurricane seasons. I am tired of worrying about my home every time a storm is approaching.
Hopefully you've Googled the weather here so you can compare. I'm from Florida although I've been in VA since 73. VA has plenty of humidity but obviously the season ends earlier than what Fla. sees and Spring normally last much longer in VA although there is the occasional Spring that seems to speed right into Summer. We even see a hurricane, or it's remnants here once in a while although areas like Winchester/Roanoke and so on see the rain and not so much the winds.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:26 AM
 
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Yes, there is a big difference there in the weather conditions. I can live with rain, but the hurricanes are no longer for me.
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Old 05-24-2017, 12:31 PM
 
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You'll get snow in Roanoke...
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Old 05-27-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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I love snow, and I miss seeing it. Snow is no problem for me.
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