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Old 12-26-2010, 06:00 PM
 
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yea those should be safe. nowhere that youre gonna get shot or mugged



She didn't even say what area of VA Beach they were in. How can you possibly tell her they're safe?! VA Beach is not Mayberry by any stretch of the imagination and she could seriously get into a very bad area with advice like that.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:39 AM
 
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Could you please tell me about jobs, (bookkeeping is what I will be looking at) cost of living, (I will be looking to rent a room with someone) gas prices, (right now I am paying 3.11) I was looking at Williamsburg due to the college of William and Mary. How far away from the ocean would I be traveling? How much does it snow? I live in Vermont and am looking to get away from the long winters. Are there things to do? Where I live there really is nothing here which makes me so depressed it's not funny. I really want to be around "life".

Thanks so much
Merrie
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:48 PM
 
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From the Virginia Beach oceanfront to William and Mary is probably at least 1 hour, assuming no traffic. 60 miles, says google maps. And you cross the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, which often has backups. So it could run your 1.5 hours+ during rush hour I presume.

Snow is rare.

There is more life than Vermont I presume, but it's nothing like a large city such as DC or NYC. The locals looking to sell real estate think it is, but it's not. There is stuff to do in any city. You could probably hit everything interesting in a month if you venture out every day.
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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Can you please tell me about the safety and job market in the area. I was reading about Oyster point I think it was called last night.
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Safety depends on where you're at. There are good areas and bad areas. Any particular location you're looking at right now?

Jobs are relatively stable around here.

As for long winters, we do get snow here, usually at least once or twice a winter. It's not much, usually, but people freak out and everything closes. The panic is the worst part of the snow here.

Unless it's the summer there's not much to do around the beach. It's very seasonal there.

There is some "life" here, but most of it closes around 9 at night. If you're looking to ease out of podunk nowhere this area wouldn't be horrible for you. If you really want to go from cold to hot where things are always happening, I suggest either New York, DC, or an outlying area of the cities.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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Snow is rare...lol. I know, unusual two winters now, but considering this is my second winter here, I am loving the snow! Yea, I have said it before, but I am really loving all this snow!
It did take me a good 1.5 hr in the summer to drive from Wburg to VABeach. So I concur with that.

LOVE THE SNOW!!! Hoping to get more this weekend!!!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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About the $800 rent thing; place I stay at is $850 a month and while I would not necessarily say that it is unsafe I would say that it is sketchy, at best. I never had any issues, other than noise, plumbing, usual inconveniences, etc. I will say this though; the police camp over there in an "unmarked" car, lol, so if something were to happen, you could get a response in a matter of minutes, literally. I think the heavy police presence in VB contributes to it being safe, not that things are necessarily any different there than Norfolk.

And it is not an efficiency either, a 2 bedroom. $800 for an efficiency sounds like the Oceanfront, no way you can get into "downtown" or any other area for that rate that an efficiency would demand that type of rent.

Last edited by goofy328; 01-05-2011 at 11:48 AM.. Reason: additional information
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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I'm new to the area and am looking to buy a used car from a dealer that will finance someone with bad credit. I posted a thread on this and so far only got 1 reply directing me to a third party lender which I want to avoid if possible. Do you know of any such auto dealerships? or with the third party lending, which would be the best? thanks
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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How much are you looking to spend?

If your credit is so bad, and you can't afford to pay cash, I would suggest you not spend too much. $5000 tops.

You might also try P2P lending sites like Prosper, but there's no guarantee you'll be funded.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:11 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend?

If your credit is so bad, and you can't afford to pay cash, I would suggest you not spend too much. $5000 tops.

You might also try P2P lending sites like Prosper, but there's no guarantee you'll be funded.
I have $2000 to put down and am looking to spend $6000 and under so I'll need $4000 tops, financed.
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