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Old 07-20-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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We're interested in moving to NN or the Hampton Roads area next year and are curious to know which neighborhoods might be lively and vibrant. We love vintage and antique shops, art and architecture,book stores, coffee shops and being able to walk about and enjoy the feel of a place.

Cities we've lived in and loved in the past include Portland,Oregon and my personal all time favorite- New Orleans.

We're seeking to purchase an older home to rehab and are independently employed. We've lived in some gritty cities in the past (Cleveland and Philly) and are fairly street savvy.

Any advice for us?
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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Well, you have to be street savvy in NOLA too; wrong turn walking home from Mardi Gras and whoa...! Thankfully, nothing happened to me, but despite the poverty, I can understand why NOLAs truly love their "chocolate city." The culture offsets it, and at least the Quarter area welcomes everyone.

The heat index must have been 100 these past couple of days. It was upper-90s when I was in Philly in May, but down here you're really inhaling water come August. First, I think you're crazy - 'xcept that you've been through worse in NOLA. Second, I think you're looking more at Williamsburg or Yorktown to enjoy the mix of colonialism and modernity safely. Unfortunately, both come with a palpable attitude the tourist may not detect.

Perhaps besides big $, they don't want it to become like the rest of HR, and with good reason. From NN on down, you've gotta' watch your back. Part of downtown Hampton near the Air and Space museum, and the VA beach strip are lively, and Oldtown Portsmouth would be great for you if it were safe. But the crime factor always seems to come back in your face. Cops stay remarkably busy around here.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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Thanks BiCoastal 08. I haven't really considered Williamsburg. I was thinking of it as too tourist oriented but I like tourists. I'll definately give it some research. Is Newport News sleepy or lively?
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