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Old 08-14-2012, 06:12 PM
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Hi there! This is yet another "might be moving to Charlottesville" post, but I would like if you all could give me some tips/info. I'm going to be graduating from JMU this spring, with a teaching degree, and am looking to relocate somewhere with my boyfriend (also graduating, Writing & Editing degree). We were hoping to go somewhere within easy driving distance of Harrisonburg (1-2 hours, tops) as I am thinking about continuing my education part-time while teaching. We were looking for somewhere not too big or congested (like NOVA) and not too small. Right now, we are split between Winchester and Charlottesville. As recent college grads, we won't really be able to afford much, but we want to live somewhere safe and welcoming ($1000-$1200/month at the absolute most). We are leaning more towards apartments, but renting a small house for a good price isn't out of the question. Any areas of Charlottesville you all would recommend looking at? Or any suggestions of a good location that I maybe haven't thought of?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: Forgot to mention, wherever we go must be pet friendly. We have two cats.

Last edited by Madison_Grad; 08-14-2012 at 06:14 PM.. Reason: Additional information
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:03 AM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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From a practical viewpoint, apply for jobs in the areas you are interested in living and move where you get a job. Maybe I am wrong, but teaching jobs are not as easy to come by as they use to be. What will you teach? I would suspect that teaching science or math at a middle or high school offers better prospects than some other teaching positions --- especially P.E., art or music.

Apartments are expensive in Charlottesville. But in your price range you should be able to find something suitable.

Writing & editing degree? Is this an English degree or a journalism degree?

Good luck.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:37 PM
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I totally agree with TN Lily, I have an education degree and finding a teaching position is DEFINITELY not easy! I think the best bet would be to stay where you are, apply everywhere you would like to live, and see what comes up. If your BF finds a job first, you can always sub in your new area to get your foot in the door. Good luck!
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