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Old 08-04-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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My wife and I visit Virginia Beach at least twice a year and have thought about relocating to the area. I have been thinking about Portsmouth or Chesapeake. Do these areas have good schools, as we have one in middle school. We will be literally looking for employment, housing(apartments). How is the job market? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Portsmouth schools are bad!!! Chesapeake schools are good, but VB schools are better. I'd make sure you have a job first because it's very expensive to live here, and it's hard to find a good job.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:53 PM
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My wife and I visit Virginia Beach at least twice a year and have thought about relocating to the area. I have been thinking about Portsmouth or Chesapeake. Do these areas have good schools, as we have one in middle school. We will be literally looking for employment, housing(apartments). How is the job market? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Portsmouth- the Churchland area schools are pretty decent, anything else is like playing Russian Roulette
Chesapeake- Most schools are good, Great Bridge gets the best reviews

The job market is like anywhere else in the country right now.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:00 AM
 
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Thanks very much for the info. It is in alignment with what I have been able to find.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Waterview, right across the Churchland bridge is also very nice. My wife and I have lived here for 5 years and have had zero issues with the very quiet neighborhood. It has a great mix of houses both in price range (mid 100's to 350+) and in style.. cape cod, colonial, and at least one spanish style.

Great access to interstates, naval hospital, etc.

Don't hear many people talk about Waterview, as it is small, but for those looking in the churchland area, it is another great option.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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My wife and I visit Virginia Beach at least twice a year and have thought about relocating to the area. I have been thinking about Portsmouth or Chesapeake. Do these areas have good schools, as we have one in middle school. We will be literally looking for employment, housing(apartments). How is the job market? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Definitely Chesapeake if it's between the 2 locations. It is a much better area to raise a family and the schools are decent.

As far as the job market, it seems to be pretty competitive right now from my experience. I guess it depends on what line of work you are in. I would strongly suggest you have a job lined up before moving here though. Or, at least have a "cushion" to get you through until you can land a job. It is not cheap to live in HR.

Good luck with the move if you choose to relocate.

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