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Old 11-06-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Looking into buying a new home really like older Colonial/Victorian style homes and they tend to be only found in Norfolk or Portmouth. Olde Towne Portsmouth seems really nice and discovered Historic Park View not as nice put seemed really up and coming, the historic area homes are being gutted and re-done and sold at reasonable prices. Looking for feed back good or bad about the revitalization of that area and safety, I remember Ghent/downtown Norfolk in the 90's being pretty run down and now you can't get in there without 500-600 k for a home is that a possible outlook for Park View to a lesser extent.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I wouldn't recommend really any place in Portsmouth as the next hot spot.

I've known people that have lived in Park View for years and although it's not a terrible place to live, it really has a long way to go.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:43 PM
 
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There is a nice pocket of Victorians on the edge of down town Hampton, centered along,what else, Victoria Blvd. near the yacht club. Hilton Village in NN is a beautiful area, although the houses are better described as English Garden City style than true colonials.

BTW, not sure how you cribe Ghent as "run down in the 1990s". It looks exactly the same today as it did in the mid-80s when I moved here, with the exception of the new condos that have been built on the eastern border, and a little more commercial activity along 21st street.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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There is a nice pocket of Victorians on the edge of down town Hampton, centered along,what else, Victoria Blvd. near the yacht club. Hilton Village in NN is a beautiful area, although the houses are better described as English Garden City style than true colonials.

BTW, not sure how you cribe Ghent as "run down in the 1990s". It looks exactly the same today as it did in the mid-80s when I moved here, with the exception of the new condos that have been built on the eastern border, and a little more commercial activity along 21st street.
Not that Ghent was run down in the 90's but much of the surrounding areas are nicer which makes that neighborhood much more appealing . Coming from the North East I find those areas/homes very appealing. Thanks, will look at that Hampton neighborhoods also.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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You are right this community has been continuing a restoration specifically on the Webster Ave area which was one of the last troublesome areas. I am the Historic Preservation Commission Chairman and live in the neighborhood with my wife and daughter. We welcome you to join our renaissance. There are some open houses this Sunday on Harrell St, & Spratley St. Come on out!
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Old 06-12-2020, 10:59 AM
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Resurrecting this thread from the dead! Hoping to get some up-to-date feedback from current/former Portsmouth residents.

I'm looking to relocate back to S. Hampton Roads in 2-3years, and looking for an older home with some charm that's not $250k+.
Port Norfolk, (East) Park View, and Olde Towne have caught my eye.

Would love to hear from folks on what they like/do not like about these areas.
By East Park View I basically mean Webster Ave as the cutoff.
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