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Old 03-04-2011, 12:21 PM
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Must be pretty bad then right marnay? If you want to stay away from the bridges and tunnels, stay on the Southside. If you like a smaller town atmosphere, some people here would probably say that Suffolk is your best bet, really nice community that definitely has that small town feel.

Depending on where you're planning on moving to will establish which airport you fly into. I'd say the Norfolk airport seems to be more of the main one but I could be wrong. You will have driving distance to any of the 7 cities if you live anywhere in the area so you're good there and you're only 4 hours from beautiful Washington D.C.

Enjoy the beaches in the summer, they're fun! Also, lots of festivals and even a farmers market.
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:11 PM
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I have a 23 year old daughter who is considering a job in newport news. In looking at the area williamsburg appears to be safest? What other neighborhoods should she look for rental housing.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Well, my husband and I are empty nester's that are relocating to the Norfolk, VA area. We would like to know what are the nice neighborhoods, low crime. What is the workforce like, are there jobs? I can transfer within my job, but my husband will have to find a job. We currently live in AZ, and they have recently passed a gun law, allowing people to carry concealed weapons without a license. This worries us. Also, they have legalized marijuana here. We think it's time to go.

We want to be in a nice area, nice neighborhood. Help!! So many questions.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:57 PM
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I'm new in this area and looking for car rental. I have searched on internet and there are a few auto rentals around the Jefferson AVE, but I don't know how to choose due to some comments are bad about the car dealer. Maybe rent a car from like Herz or enterprise, but the rental is too expensive for me to rent monthly. If you have any suggestions or any car rentals information, please let me know. Very much appreciated.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cortomadolce View Post
Hi, I'm relocating to the Hampton Roads area, preferably Chesapeake/Portsmouth. I've been looking on Craigslist, Pilotonline, etc. Need to find a 1 BR that's well under $700.00/month, accepts a cat, has washer/dryer hookups, in a decent area that's less than 40 minutes away from Head of River Road in Chesapeake. So far I've only been able to find apartments that offer one or some of what I listed here, but not all that I've listed. I'm not trying to be picky, these are definitely needs versus just "wants". I'm tempted to contact that apartment locating company called Locators, Inc. but they want $150 to just give me a printout of vacant places for me to do all the calling, etc. I know nothing about this area. ............any advice?
I am moving to the area this summer and had basically the same questions. Did you ever get a response? Are you there now? Did you find safe place in your budget? My husband and I mostly concerned with finding a safe place not too far from ODU with rent no higher than $700. Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:09 PM
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Default Need info about the HR area please

Originally Posted by VABEACHSAFETYMAP View Post
Please ask me anything you need to know about Hampton Roads. I will help.

I posted this elsewhere but you seem helpful so let me try here, too.

My husband and I are moving to the HR area this summer from Knoxville, TN. He will be a student at ODU and I will be looking for a teaching job in Elementary Ed. We are currently paying $640/month for a 2 bedroom apartment and would like our rent to stay about the same, even if that means going to a one bedroom. Is this reasonable in the HR area? W would like to be within 30 minutes of the university and it would be great to be in a fun location with restaurants and shopping etc, but our biggest concern is safety and proximity. Also, any advice on the Elementary Ed. job search would be greatly appreciated. I'm worried about finding a job in a town where I have no contacts. How is the teaching market in this area? Is it saturated like everywhere else? I will have my Master's when I graduate this summer and have not taught before.
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:48 AM
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I live about 2 miles from ODU and its relatively safe. Rent will be much more than $700 to live in the "safe" areas. The area immediatly surrounding ODU would not be my first choice with regards to safety. You should look in Larchmont but expect to pay more than double what you are paying now.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:13 PM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Default Looking for quiet neighborhood in Hampton Roads


My husband and I are fairly new to the Hampton Roads area and now live in the Ocean Lakes area and are looking to buy our first house within the next year. We want to relocate to another area with much less jet noise, if any and property with a nice sized yard. (we have 3 medium sized dogs)
We would like a 'newer home' with our budget allowing for house listings under $320k.
Some area suggestions from others are Pungo, great bridge, hickory, stumpy lake.
We would like to live in an area within an exceptional school district.

Any suggestions would be great.
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