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Old 06-14-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Hello,

My wife and I are planning on moving to VA and Cape Charles is the front runner at the moment - since we love Victorian Towns and the water - not to mention the cost is pretty decent there (at least compared to NJ)

Here are my Two question - THANK YOU SO MUCH for replying


1) What is your BIGGEST PLUS and BIGGEST MINUS about living in Cape Charles and raising a family there?

2) Do you know of the closest decent sized (100+) evangelical church in the area?

Thanks a bundle!!

damian
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:30 PM
 
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Default Good question.....

I wanted to bump this question since I was wondering the same thing about this town? anyone have any information on this area?
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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Wink It's just like Mayberry

The very best thing about Cape Charles is that time seems to have turned back in this little town. People are very friendly. The sit on their front porch and wave as you go by. They are more than happy to talk to you, to see where you are from, to see what brought you to this town. It is not commercial at all. A good time means a walk, fishing, watching birds, crabbing, riding a bike. I often feel like Mayberry (of Andy Griffith fame) must have been very similar. When I go there, I feel like I've been let off the treadmill.
The very worst thing about Cape Charles is that there are very few places to get anything. Simple things like candles, a phone cord or a special color shirt may be hard to find. The closest shopping center is in Virginia Beach, 45 minutes away. If you can't find it at the Food Lion, the Dollar Store or the local pharmacy, you 'ain't gettin' it!'
Sorry, I can't help with the church question
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:49 AM
 
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Sounds idyllic.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: The Eastern Shore of Virginia
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the kind of church your looking for is behind the shorestop outside cape charles, after the light. where they talk in toungues ??

yeah you will run into even having a hard time finding something in food lion at times too, get use to going to the convience store for milk cause they regularly run out!! we have been looking to move away from here for a while now, oh get use to your taxes going up, and getting pulled over for going 2 miles over the limit LOL

oh and not to mention folks that move here and then try to change the way the shore is.....it is what it is and old money will always win in eastville
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: The Eastern Shore of Virginia
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The very best thing about Cape Charles is that time seems to have turned back in this little town. People are very friendly. The sit on their front porch and wave as you go by. They are more than happy to talk to you, to see where you are from, to see what brought you to this town. It is not commercial at all. A good time means a walk, fishing, watching birds, crabbing, riding a bike. I often feel like Mayberry (of Andy Griffith fame) must have been very similar. When I go there, I feel like I've been let off the treadmill.
The very worst thing about Cape Charles is that there are very few places to get anything. Simple things like candles, a phone cord or a special color shirt may be hard to find. The closest shopping center is in Virginia Beach, 45 minutes away. If you can't find it at the Food Lion, the Dollar Store or the local pharmacy, you 'ain't gettin' it!'
Sorry, I can't help with the church question
yeah mayberry pretty much sums it up everyone talks about ya after you leave and knows your business

and if you are not in the same social economic circle as the golf course/cape charles crowd then they snub you and look at you like you must me trailer park white trash without a education. The town if you ask me has gotten pretty freaking pretentious over the past 4 years!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Default retirement

I will retire soon and we are also looking at the Cape area. I like to fish and we love the water also we have a daughter in Norfolk. We don't need a;llot of excitement since we are from the mountains in Northern NY. How would the taxes be on a 150,000 - 200,000 dollor house ?????? We are also looking in North east NC
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Old 04-09-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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John:did you ever make the move to Cape Charles Area?
If so leet us know what you think.We are also considering a
retirement move in that area.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:01 PM
 
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If you want a safe and friendly community with a large public beach on the bay, 2 marinas, 2 golf courses, local events throughout the year, local shopping and eating, golf carts on the roads, and a varried and interesting community then Cape Charles area is for you.
If you want the busy city or the popular and crowed vacation spot on the east cost then you probably would not be happy there...
When in doube come and vist for a week and make up your own mind...
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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Hi,

Thinking about retiring soon. Love Virginia Beach ( Chicks Beach) just can't afford it. See this review is a few months old, any changes.
We love the water, have a six year old grandkid for excitement.
WE mostly bike, walk, swim, would love to sail boat, live life.
Love Seashore State park.
Love to eat at Y-not pizza off Great Neck.
Rarely go into the tourist area if we can avoid it,

I'll still do part time consulting / Computer work, will pave the way for my girlfriend who will come in a year or so. Hopefully I can find some work there or Norfolk.

Also we are thinking about vacationing in Cape Charles this August, any suggestions on housing for 3 adults (one 6 year old grandkid,) and a small therapy dog?

Thanks in advance.

Tony
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