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Old 08-01-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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I may take a position at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, so I am traveling to HR this week to look at housing. I have concluded from my research on this site and other sources that I should live on the same side of the Elizabeth River as the shipyard. My online search for rental properties to the west and south of the shipyard has been unproductive. The bulk of the rentals that I have found online are overpriced, heavily worn apartment complexes. Most condos, townhomes, duplexes/quads, and small houses for rent are on the opposite side of the tunnels and bridges. Therefore, I am asking for help finding properties that fit the following criteria.

Location: Churchland, Western Branch, Deep Creek, Suffolk if necessary.
Schools: I do not have children, so they do not matter.
Rent limit: $1200/month including utilities
Priorities: Quiet. My time in the Marine Corps eroded my ability to live closely with others, so large apartment complexes with paper thin walls are unacceptable.

My current strategy is to check listings daily and call realtors in search of small, owner operated properties. If I have overlooked any areas or you have a resource to recommend, then please inform me.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Actually, you could live in Chesapeake if you want to and take Military to Geo. Washington to the yard without the tunnel involved. There are some nice apts and condos off Battlefield
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:14 AM
 
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we rented an apartment at the chesapeake emperium which is in the greenbrier area of chesapeake (behind the mall) when we first moved to the area in 2004. the apartment was relatively new, still very neat and clean. the apartments were set up in a way that you dont have next door neighbors, just across the hall neighbors. they were 3 stories high and we lived on the second floor. we called our upstairs neighbor 'little miss stomp stomp' because she was a LOUD walker. but i imagine a third floor aparment would work for you. the commute to nob and the shipyard wasnt too bad for my husband. rent was $1200/mo for a 2bd/2ba, utilities were not included.
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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I drive by this place and it looks really nice. It is in Chesapeake Bell Great Bridge - Apartments for Rent in Chesapeake, VA | Home
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:09 AM
 
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In addition to the areas you listed, you might also want to consider the neighborhoods near Chesapeake Square Mall and then heading into the Hodges Manor area (and vicinity) of Portsmouth. Especially since you don't need the schools, it might be a good place to check for smaller house rentals.

Typical house for that area...House for Rent in Portsmouth (http://norfolk.craigslist.org/apa/2514715108.html - broken link)
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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Check out some apartment complexes and rental properties near the Naval hospital, which is right down the road from the Shipyard.
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