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Old 04-13-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Dear All,

I am moving to the Norfolk/VB area from NJ and needed some advice on where to live. I know that there are many other threads that address the same topic, however I have some specific questions that were not answered.

We are a young family (early 30s with a 3 yr old toddler) looking for a safe neighborhood that is close enough to the highway as I will be doing the commute to Norfolk Ghent area for work. Are there any townhouse communities that are available for rental? Also, which areas of VB are safe to consider if we wanted to rent a private house.

I visited over the weekend and liked complexes such as reflections and banyan grove. Can you recommend some others?

Also, how is the traffic leaving from VB to norfolk in the mornings? I have heard that the traffic can be dreadful.

Looking forward to some responses,
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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Chesapeake
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Old 04-14-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Do you mean to live in Chesapeake, VA or is there a complex named chesapeake?

Isn't that more of a low key town? We would like to be closer to some activities, shopping, restaurants,. Oh Btw, my price range is upto $1500-$1800/mo.

Thanks
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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Check out the Larchmont/Edgewater area of Norfolk. The elementry school in Larchmont is one of the best in Norfolk. Plus you would be about 10 min from Ghent.

What part of NJ are you moving from?
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Default Thanks!

Thank you! I will check out that area. Do you know of any nice communities/neighborhoods in the VB area? I was actually in Norfolk this past weekend and saw some apts and the newer condos in the Ghent area. My problem was that lots of the apts are termed historic (read old and rundown) and the newer ones in my price range are too small for me. Thus, I have expanded my search to the VB area.

I am moving from central NJ (East brunswick).
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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I recommend against living in Virginia Beach because the commute will be horrible if you're doing it at the same time as the Naval Base workers. I agree with Chesapeake as you won't have to go through a tunnel. Norfolk has some nice areas as mentioned, but quality housing will be expensive.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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Don't just set your sites on apartments. There are plenty of houses for rent in the area.
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Old 04-15-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Don't just set your sites on apartments. There are plenty of houses for rent in the area.

I am also looking at private houses, however when I was driving thru Norfolk this weekend, I was not impressed at all with the private houses. It seems that once you leave the ghent/downtown area there is really no where nice to live in.

Can you point me towards some nice streets to live on?
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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Thanks a bunch.
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