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Old 01-12-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Looking for opinions on whether or not a single, professional woman over 50 from CT should start a new life in VB area. Thanks
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Looking for opinions on whether or not a single, professional woman over 50 from CT should start a new life in VB area. Thanks
Sure! There's is always something going on the the cool 50 + in the area.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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Thanks, from what I've been reading on these forums, I was starting to feel like the only people in the area are young college students and families of 30 somethings. That's what I'm trying to get away from.

Can you give me some specifics?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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It's too hard to say yes or no based on what we know.

What are your interests? What is your housing budget? Buy or sell? What kind of a job do you have? What are you looking for in life?

What's good to one person can be hell to another.
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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I agree that it would help to know more about what you're into, but I will say that Hampton Roads is not just college kids or young families. There's lots or retired military people that were stationed here years ago and just stayed when they left the military. I'll also say that Hampton Roads is a big enough area offering a variety of living environments, so one of them should suit you.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Of course, I'm looking to "hang out" with people my own age, who are basically in the same boat as me. Working professional (human resources), single, empty-nester. I love the beach so hence my thought to move near one. I like doing outdoor things, festivals, sporting events. But I also consider myself a "home body". I like having people over for dinner, fellowship, etc. I love animals as well.

My goal is to rent for about a year and see how things go. I would like a 2-3 bedroom condo or townhouse that accepts dogs. I am more comfortable working in a large company as opposed to something under 100 employees.

I've lived out of CT for several years in TX and had a lovely life there. Very nice pace, people very warm and welcoming and that's one of the reasons why I'd like to move "southern" but not more than a day's drive from CT as I still have ties here. I am planning a trip sometime in June/July to meet with a relocation agent and tour the area.

I guess what the old cliches say, a place is what you make it, try it and see if it's for you, don't base your decisions on other people's opinions, you get the rest.

Again, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and I hope to hear back from you.

Rosemary
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Of course, I'm looking to "hang out" with people my own age, who are basically in the same boat as me. Working professional (human resources), single, empty-nester. I love the beach so hence my thought to move near one. I like doing outdoor things, festivals, sporting events. But I also consider myself a "home body". I like having people over for dinner, fellowship, etc. I love animals as well.

My goal is to rent for about a year and see how things go. I would like a 2-3 bedroom condo or townhouse that accepts dogs. I am more comfortable working in a large company as opposed to something under 100 employees.

I've lived out of CT for several years in TX and had a lovely life there. Very nice pace, people very warm and welcoming and that's one of the reasons why I'd like to move "southern" but not more than a day's drive from CT as I still have ties here. I am planning a trip sometime in June/July to meet with a relocation agent and tour the area.

I guess what the old cliches say, a place is what you make it, try it and see if it's for you, don't base your decisions on other people's opinions, you get the rest.

Again, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and I hope to hear back from you.

Rosemary
There is alot for people our age. The others who find nothing have not looked. We have a great time socializing and for a working professional, you'll fit right in. DM me for more specific information.
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Old 01-13-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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I guess what the old cliches say, a place is what you make it, try it and see if it's for you, don't base your decisions on other people's opinions, you get the rest.
Excellent quote! Just had to put it out there! If you happen to read this forum as well as a ton of others on City Data, there is always someone talking about doom and gloom and misery and desperation to move! Great to see people who retain at least type of positive attitude!

This area will be what you make it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. Of course, I'm looking to "hang out" with people my own age, who are basically in the same boat as me. Working professional (human resources), single, empty-nester. I love the beach so hence my thought to move near one. I like doing outdoor things, festivals, sporting events. But I also consider myself a "home body". I like having people over for dinner, fellowship, etc. I love animals as well.

My goal is to rent for about a year and see how things go. I would like a 2-3 bedroom condo or townhouse that accepts dogs. I am more comfortable working in a large company as opposed to something under 100 employees.

I've lived out of CT for several years in TX and had a lovely life there. Very nice pace, people very warm and welcoming and that's one of the reasons why I'd like to move "southern" but not more than a day's drive from CT as I still have ties here. I am planning a trip sometime in June/July to meet with a relocation agent and tour the area.

I guess what the old cliches say, a place is what you make it, try it and see if it's for you, don't base your decisions on other people's opinions, you get the rest.

Again, thanks to all of you for your thoughts and I hope to hear back from you.

Rosemary
You sound as though you'd be fine here.

As for the old cliche, I can't agree at all. A fish is miserable when out of water and humans are very similar. If you move to some place where you're a fish out of water, you simply won't find happiness regardless of what you try and make out of it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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You sound as though you'd be fine here.

As for the old cliche, I can't agree at all. A fish is miserable when out of water and humans are very similar. If you move to some place where you're a fish out of water, you simply won't find happiness regardless of what you try and make out of it.
Eh. Unlike fish, humans can adapt and make use of their new environment outside of their waters if they chose to do so. Some people are moving here for a new experience and might have different interests than you. Moving is always a hard experience on the human mind but they can assimilate; I think the hardest part about moving is not really knowing anyone and that can strike fear and regret, no matter where you end up. Once you've got a friend or two, things start to get a lot easier and getting out there and enjoying what the area has to offer becomes a more positive experience then wandering around alone.

"To each his own" is a better statement.
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