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Old 08-08-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Hello everyone,

Avid reader; thanks for all the words of wisdom from previous post.

I just got a job at NG shipyard, and am looking for a place to live nearby. I was thinking about living near the shipyard, buckroe beach, or possibly in poquoson for a one bedroom/one bath up to 800 a month. It's not much but around what I can afford. Can anybody tell me a little more about River Park tower apartments in newport news, buckroe beach park area (i.e. 1st street area), or wythe creek apartments in poquoson? I've narrowed it down to those three, but wasn't sure about commute times, and crime stats.

I don't have kids or anything, so i don't have to worry about school districts.

Thanks for all the help
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I wouldn't look at anything to close to the shipyard, that's the low end of town. Monarch Crossing Apartments For Rent in Newport News, Virginia - Apartment Rental and Community Details - ForRent.com

The site has other rental places as well.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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i commute from norfolk to avoid sketchy NN neighborhoods. If youwant to live close,and dont want to encounter hoodlums, look around Hampton Town Center. A few of myfriends ans many of myco workers are in that area.
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Old 08-10-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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Oh, Thanks for the info everyone. I usually see the traffic is a nightmare coming across the bridges during rush hour, so I'm probably going to look around the NN and Hampton area.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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The James River Bridge traffic isn't bad. There are a couple of newer apartment/townhome communities in the Carrollton area you can take a look at.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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The James River Bridge traffic isn't bad. There are a couple of newer apartment/townhome communities in the Carrollton area you can take a look at.
Yes! I was in the Carrollton area not long ago and it has built up quite a bit.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Poquoson is a quiet place. It's a world away from the Shipyards, but a lot of lifetime shipyard people live here. It's a breeze to get to the shipyards. You could probably be there in under 20 minutes. I work in Rouse Towers (corner of Jefferson and Mercury) and it takes about 15 minutes at the height of rush hour. No bridges, tunnels, or interstates to deal with!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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I would suggest Port Warwick, it's really nice there and kind of away from the scary parts of Newport News. My husband works for the shipyard and we live in Kiln Creek, which we thought would be pretty nice and safe, until our front door got kicked in this year and all of our electronics stolen. Pretty much anywhere you are in Newport News the less-savory neighborhoods aren't too far. If you don't mind a commute I would advise you go with Poquoson or Carrollton. Also Gloucester is nice (if you like coutnry), but again, kind of a commute.
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