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Old 06-05-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Instead of plugging my own area like some people like to do... (Even if it doesn't fit the criteria posted by the thread creator... and I'm talking about in general, not just in this thread) I will just simply say that $200k will be a little hard to find in the area you are looking at. Maybe try Westmoreland County... It is a small county on the river, but not more than 2 hours from VA Beach (There are beaches on the river too) I have seen new homes there for around $200,000... I'm not sure about the schools, or how close you'll be to a big-box store... but hopfully this is about what you were looking for. Good luck
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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Default Far from the beach, but...

I agree with the gentleman who recommended the Roanoke, Rocky Mount area.You might consider extending your search, not only in Franklin County, but to Bedford as well closer to Lynchburg. Roanoke to the west and Lynchburg to the east,with Smith Mountain Lake in the middle, are all great hubs for finding work. The medical facilities that are sprouting up because of the areas growth is top rate IMHO.(my wife and I are planning a permanent move within 2 years.) AT any rate,both cities are a nice size to conduct one's necessities. The city of Bedford, much smaller than the aforementioned is beautiful and full of history.
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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IF I were you I would check out Chesterfield County. I believe it will have everything that you are looking for. I have lived in the city of Colonial Heights, Virginia it is a very good place to live but you might have to pay a little more to get a home in the city, But it is only a few miles down Route #1 and 301 to Chesterfield county. I have posted some information on the City of Colonial Heights, Va. http://www.city-data.com/housing/hou...-Virginia.html If I can help in anyway my email is viper581 @msn.com and my name is Parker.


P.S. I forgot The City of Petersburg out toward Dinwiddie Country might have homes in your price range but you had better take a good look around to find the right neighborhood.

Last edited by viper581; 08-27-2007 at 10:12 AM.. Reason: Entered new information.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:51 PM
 
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you will NOT be able to get a single family home with acerage AND good schools for under $200,000.00 in the hampton roads area. period. Chesapeake is the best area for schools and you can get a nice 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse for around $200,000.00 but not a single family home. if you want a detached home you need to be looking in suffolk (safe, but not very good schools unfortunately). Ask me if you have any other questions!
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:16 AM
 
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Bridgewater, VA is great place-you can get a house for under 200K on at least a 1/4 acre lot. You have all of the Shenandoah valley to search for a job. The commute on I-81 is easy and take's you many places. The school system (Rockingham county) is awesome. The older neighborhood is set up for easy walking all around town-to parks and restaurants. The soil here is great for gardening. Harrisonburg is just 15 miles away for convenient shopping at bigger stores. We did get alot of snow this past winter, but that is unusual for this area. The town is very safe, many people still leave there doors unlocked.
I hope this info is helpful!
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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Addendum to above post:
There are alot of colleges in this area and outdoor activities (festivals and what not)....
My commute to work is about 30 minutes.
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Westmoreland County is tax hungry, they will try and find personnel property You own and tax it regaurdless of it's kept location, of course when You go to the office and protest the tax bill, they will say, bring us proof of Your property being kept elsewhere, I asked what proof they needed, they said lease or paid taxes to another county, well Maryland across the river doesn't charge personnel property taxes, so they said a lease would do, however when I produced such lease, they wouldn't even look at it and said I owed the tax anyway. Which Virginia attaches a stop on Your vehicle registation for any unpaid taxes, which isn't a bad thing if one owes them, westmoreland doesn't care, they just want money! Might want to consider other options.
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