Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area
Hampton Roads area Chesapeake - Hampton - Newport News - Norfolk - Portsmouth - Suffolk - Virginia Beach
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-05-2007, 10:58 AM
6 posts, read 36,788 times
Reputation: 15


I would highly appreciate any advice on my possible move from Fredericksburg to VA Beach area. I am considering coming down to work at GEICO (which is just slightly south of the Oceana NAS, near the corner of Dam Neck Rd and General Booth Blvd (rt. 615)

- My main question/concern is the COMMUTE (of course). I am the type of person who enjoys as much privacy as possible, areas that provide the best commutes and less congested locations.

- I have looked at Moyock NC, Knotts Island, Elizabeth City NC, Camden NC, Southmills NC, but dont know if any of these areas are nice places to live. I plan on visiting first, but dont know which areas to look at that would be a good fit. Just a little FYI - I dont have children and do not plan on having any, and do not like nightlife or busy areas. Please offer any Honest opinions in moving to any of these areas and what commuting would be like on the roads south of VB (if they are as bad as in the Norfolk,Suffolk, Chesepeake)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-06-2007, 10:19 AM
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
2,124 posts, read 8,840,120 times
Reputation: 818
Magnum, you can look in those areas, and your commute won't be too bad, except 168 in the summer time, especially on the weekends. Some people do commute from NC to Va. Beach. But I am finding a lot of folks are trying to move back. the drive is just a little long! You can look into the Pungo area. Depending on your price range.. you can get some privacy there. And also in Chesapeake. Using the backroads, you can be at Geico fairly easily. Easy back country drive. Worst you'll encounter is the drawbrige at the intercoastal water way. I would look closer first, and see if you can find what you want, then move out if you can't find it.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2007, 08:52 PM
Location: Porstmouth, Virginia (Old Towne Section)
59 posts, read 469,444 times
Reputation: 77
Default Noooooooo!

Don't do it, Geico I mean, they will give anyone a job here because they have a high turnover, the money is good but the hours suck. If you start off making good money here and loose that job you will be Call Center Hopping forever. Do yourself a favor and go to Verizon.com, they are hiring for Newport News and Virginia Beach. Plus it's one of the few ccompanies that still pay you weekly and make you smile when you get a automatic raise of $1 to $2 EVERY 6 months. Also Dominion Entrprises is hiring, go to www.ask4hr.com (broken link), they are only a year old and they pay Ok, but they are still growong. I give you six months at Geico, they suck in every state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Virginia > Hampton Roads area

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:30 PM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top