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Old 11-25-2010, 11:05 PM
 
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I created a map on Google to show areas of the city in terms of safety. I was hoping it could possibly help those looking to move to Norfolk who don't really know which areas to avoid. Keep in mind that this is just my opinion of the various districts and neighborhoods of Norfolk based on my own personal experience with them. Also, I only used 4 shades (green, yellow, orange, and red) to identify levels of safety, so it's very general and doesn't really take into account Norfolk's tendency to be "block-by-block" in terms of crime and whatnot. Also important to remember is that everyone has a different definition of "safe". A neighborhood you may find to be dangerous I may think is safe and vice-versa. Let me know what you guys think!

Norfolk Safety Map - Google Maps
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Thank you, you completely rock! This gives me a very good idea of things!
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Old 11-26-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Default Safety Map

Wow!!! Thank you for taking the time to make that. It's great.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Awesome map!!! Glad to see that the house we are looking to rent is in a "green" zone!
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Glad you guys have found it helpful.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:43 PM
 
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Very nice!
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Lakewood Ranch, Fl
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Thank you for this! I would love your opinon on The hampton area My husband is considering a job at Riverside Health System and would like some advice on nice areas we have a 6 year old and 4 year old so schools are of importance! Thanks in advance
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:16 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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Default Safety maps - notice the plural?

xGrendelx, you could end up doing this all the time.

I'd be interested to see what a safety map of Virginia Beach would look like. I've been trying to find an apt in VB for a disabled person. When he has to go somewhere, he uses his bicycle to get around. Some of the areas I've inadvertently wandered into don't look very safe.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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@ Kelli0604
You might want to look into the Fox Hill area of Hampton. It would be an easy commute to Riverside hosp. area. It's a family friendly area with nice neighborhoods and nice houses. Since your children are young you will find some good elementary schools in that area.
If you dont mind driving 15-20 minutes into work at Riverside (it would be a VERY easy commute with almost the whole commute being Highway roads), you could also look into the Lower York County /Yorktown area. Schools are excellent in York County School Division and there's less crime. Home prices and rents tend to be higher though because fo this. There are some nice apartment and town home communities that would put you into the great school district. Coventry Neighborhood is a great one for young families. There's an excellent elementary school. Nice walking/biking paths. A big clubhouse and pool. Easy access to shopping and dining and also to the Interstate. There are several different types of housing. Single family, attached 2 family homes (duplex style two story homes), attached 4 family homes, townhomes, and a brand new luxury complex of either apartments or condos, not sure which it is, its directly across from the elementary school (Coventry Elementary).
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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xGrendelx, just thought I'd let you know I'm still referring people to the Norfolk Safety Map you made. It has been very, very helpful... even after all this time.
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