U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-30-2010, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Northeast Pennsylvania
1 posts, read 1,264 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I have been seriously thinking about moving to Virginia. The problem is I have no idea where to start looking (as far as locations).

I have some college experience in pastry arts and cooking, so any place that has a lot of hotels or restaurants would be good for jobs.

I would be renting an apartment and I dont really want to spend more than $500 a month (though from what I have seen doing random searches, places arent very cheap.)

I don't have a car, so I would need to live somewhere that I can walk to work.

I can deal with a lot of noise at night, but I also don't want to live in the next crime scene. I also want to have some things around to do. I get bored easily and 'nature things' aren't really for me.

Any ideas of the perfect VA town that has all this?
or, Any tips in general for moving to Virgina?


Please and Thank You :)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-31-2010, 07:54 AM
 
2,728 posts, read 7,368,458 times
Reputation: 1062
I think VA is out of the question , but consider NW DC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-31-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
2,031 posts, read 6,145,093 times
Reputation: 898
1. Definately NOT Northern Va. Lots of hotels, restaurants but living expenses there would be prohibitive.
2. Virginia Beach/Norfolk might work. Although heavy auto-oriented, there are still some places where rent price might work with no car.
3. Roanoke might be an option. Although very "nature oriented" there are lots of restaurants here, due to heavy retired population. Not a big parking lot like much larger cities and people here actually aren't afraid to walk.
4. Your rent requirement might not work for Charlottesville & Richmond is way too spread out and sprawling not to have a car.

To increase your options you may need to have a car in most places. Good Luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:52 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top