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Old 12-06-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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I'm considering relocating my family to the HR area (north of the bay) and would prefer an upscale neighborhood, preferably waterfront, with large lots. It would be great to be close to restaurants, coffee, shopping, etc. price range is between 600-800K. I've done some exploring in Williamsburg, but couldn't get a good feel for the waterfront properties there. Also, I know much of HR is not much above sea level, so I would prefer something with a tad bit more elevation. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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OP: HR area (north of the bay)
Which bay? Do you know the city or counties in the this target area?

Having a higher elevation with waterfront presents a problem, most of teh waterfront homes are near sea level. There are some along the James that are on or near the James River and elevated along the banks but these are scarce compared to sea level waterfront homes.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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I am more interested in the peninsula, and north from there: Hampton, NN, Seaport, etc.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I am more interested in the peninsula, and north from there: Hampton, NN, Seaport, etc.
Williamsburg Virginia Real Estate | James City County Homes
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:49 AM
 
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A little help finding your flood prone areas.

Storm Surge Inundation Maps | Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

I always liked riverside in newport news. You are bordered by the Mariners Museum, CNU, and a golf course. There is a great walking/biking trail around there and you are close to the university shops as well as port warwick and city center. The houses seem pretty high up so I can't imagine flooding is a huge issue.

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=s...en&sa=N&tab=wl

I would stay away from places like Poquoson and Buckroe just because of the flooding issues.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:06 PM
 
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A little help finding your flood prone areas.

Storm Surge Inundation Maps | Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM)

I always liked riverside in newport news. You are bordered by the Mariners Museum, CNU, and a golf course. There is a great walking/biking trail around there and you are close to the university shops as well as port warwick and city center. The houses seem pretty high up so I can't imagine flooding is a huge issue.

christopher newport university - Google Maps

I would stay away from places like Poquoson and Buckroe just because of the flooding issues.
thanks for the great advice. I like the look of that area!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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You didn't mention if you have kids in school ? If you do York County might be a consideration. Old Port Cove, Marlbank Cove, Taylor Farms, Running Man, Lakes at Dare, Port Myers would be my first choices.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Living in Hampton, VA
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An area worth thinking about is Farmington which is in Hampton. The only drawback is that it's not on the waterfront.
There's also an area called Christopher Shores in Newport News which is a nice area. The only problem is that it's surrounded by the hood.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Centro Tejas
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Ocean View in Norfolk (western OV) has some expensive homes.

Is an old neighborhood, though.
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