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Old 06-09-2007, 06:59 AM
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Hi. My wife and I are both physical therapist. We are planning to move to Virginia to buy our first home. We have a 2 yr old daughter who loves to run around and play. We are considering the following places......

Roanoke, VA
Richmond, VA
Chesapeake, VA

We would like to hear from you guys about your opinion on these.
We are looking for a family oriented place and at the same time affordable houses and great schools.

Let us know.

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:55 AM
Location: Apex, NC
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I can't comment on Richmond or Chesapeake but there are a large number of physical therapy centers in the Roanoke area. I suspect that this may be in part because the Roanoke region is experiencing growth in the boomer segment, particularly around Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin and Bedford Counties.

If you've read any of my posts you'll already know I love the Roanoke area. We live in Boones Mill, just south of Roanoke.

I recommend you visit my friend Fred First's blog at Fragments from Floyd, Virginia. He lives in Floyd and works part-time as a physical therapist. I'm not sure if he commutes to Roanoke or Christiansburg but if you contact him through his blog I'm sure he'd be glad to help!

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Old 06-10-2007, 09:28 PM
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I moved from Lynchburg, Va. (about 45 minutes from Roanoke) to Cleveland, Ohio 2 years ago. One of the worst mistakes of my life. I did not realize how good we had it. We now pay real estate taxes that are almost 3 times higher, winter heating bills that are about 2 1/2 times more and we have to look at scenery that is no comparison. I won't even comment on how mild the winters really are in comparison to here. If I could move to the Roanoke area I would do it in a heartbeat. I don't know where you might be moving from, but I think if you pick Roanoke you would be presently surprised! Good luck, I envy you.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:31 PM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I lived outside Richmond in Chesterfield County, and currently live in Va. Beach right next to Chesapeake. Both have a quality of life, only a little different. Richmond is more of a city area, with a center downtown and the surrounding counties. Both have good schools in the area. Chesapeake is close to the beach. what kinds of things do you like to do? We might be able to help with more specific questions.

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