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Old 08-01-2007, 07:07 AM
 
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Good morning everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Virginia in February 2008. I currently live in Ewing, NJ ( a suburb right outside of Trenton). I would like to find a 1-2 bedroom apartment or condo/townhome in a decent neighborhood. I know crime is everywhere, but I do not want to hear gunshots, nor do I want to have to rush in the house when it gets dark. If anyone knows of any communties that do not have a lot of kids that would be great also. So out of the three area's that I have listed, what are the best areas to live in? Where should I stay away from? Oh also what are the big companies here? (Job wise)

I currently live in a 1 bedroom w. a den and pay $1235 a month, so I am looking to pay a little less than that.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Apartment wise, I only know Virginia Beach. Currently, I pay $785 for my two-bedroom apartment, and it's NOT bad at all. I absolutely love it. If you ever have problems with bugs, they have exterminators that will take care of it for free.

However, there are apartments complexes that are MUCH more expensive.

Here's a local apartment guide

If you'd like, find one that you think you like and I'll drive by and check it out for you. I'll message you what my personal opinion is based on car types, what type of military (civilians, enlisted, officers) and check out the crime rating.
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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Wow thank you soo much. I really apppreciate it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Porstmouth, Virginia (Old Towne Section)
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Hello,

I remember paying those prices back in New York, check out Portsmouth too. I live in the section called Old Towne, it's the downtown section. Very clean and quiet and right by the water. Be careful though, like Norfolk, some areas are straight GHETTO. I live in a condo community that is privately owned and near everything (both of my balconies face the downtown tunnel) going straight to Norfolk. There are all 2 bedrooms out here, some units have fireplaces, one or two balonies and have two floors, (yeah they are nice) and they rent from $650 to $700 per mo.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:37 AM
 
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When I first moved here a few years ago I lived in Green Tree Apts. in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake. They are very nice and well kept for under $1000/month. Also, it is close to shopping and the interstate. A lot of the business area was recently built and is still expanding, which gives it a nice "new" feel to the area. Trust me, it is worth checking out.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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Can you please give me some info on finding a nice place that is near the naval base please. We have no children. I need a three bedroom/two bath house with a fenced in yard. Rural is fine. my issue is finding a place that misses all the traffic. thank you so very much.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Can you please give me some info on finding a nice place that is near the naval base please. We have no children. I need a three bedroom/two bath house with a fenced in yard. Rural is fine. my issue is finding a place that misses all the traffic. thank you so very much.
Which base?
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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Good morning everyone,

I am looking to relocate to Virginia in February 2008. I currently live in Ewing, NJ ( a suburb right outside of Trenton). I would like to find a 1-2 bedroom apartment or condo/townhome in a decent neighborhood. I know crime is everywhere, but I do not want to hear gunshots, nor do I want to have to rush in the house when it gets dark. If anyone knows of any communties that do not have a lot of kids that would be great also. So out of the three area's that I have listed, what are the best areas to live in? Where should I stay away from? Oh also what are the big companies here? (Job wise)

I currently live in a 1 bedroom w. a den and pay $1235 a month, so I am looking to pay a little less than that.

Thanks in advance!
Where are you going to work? Tunnels, bridges, and clogged highways can be a big factor in choosing a house.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:03 AM
 
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My family and I are locating from Ann Arbor, MI to the Virginia Beach - chesapeake - hampton area. We have 2 elementary school age children. We are interested in good schools and initially looking to lease either a townhome, condo or single family home. We appreciate any information that can assist us in our search. Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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My family and I are locating from Ann Arbor, MI to the Virginia Beach - chesapeake - hampton area. We have 2 elementary school age children. We are interested in good schools and initially looking to lease either a townhome, condo or single family home. We appreciate any information that can assist us in our search. Thank you in advance.
I think we need more info. about what you are looking for. Price range, where you'll be working, etc.
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