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Old 08-31-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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If one had to work standard hours in Norfolk, and were looking for a house at about $500k, what are the safest non-urban suburbs with good schools and new neighborhoods within 1 hour commute?

Could one get something on a golf course at that price point?

If there were no budget limit, what is the snootiest place available for white collar yuppie types?
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:41 PM
 
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Within 1 hour, you could live anywhere from Williamsburg, York County/Tabb, Smithfield, Suffolk, Great Bridge/Hickory, or parts of Va Beach
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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There is one home listed in Stonehouse ( near Williamsburg) on the Golf Course for $475k. The least expensive golf course home in Ford's Colony is $525k. Their are a few listed in Greensprings West on Williamsburg National Golf Course starting for $499k. If you would consider a non golf course home in any of the these neighborhoods or Kingsmill prices start in the $400's or Governors Land where prices start around $600k. These are the top neighborhoods in the Williamsburg Area that offer Golf, Tennis, & Swimming Pools/ Country Clubs.
If you have any further questions please PM me

Best,
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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if it is golf course and amenities, you may want to check this out:
The Riverfront

Prices of homes range from 500k to over 1mm.

Shelly
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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If I were going to be working in Norfolk though, I would probably concentrate my search on Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. You will have traffic (you are going to have traffic anyway) but will be an easier commute. Most folks here try to stay away from the bridges and tunnels during commuting times.

there is a nice golf course community in Va. Beach called Heron Ridge. Prices are starting around 600k. And there is always West Neck. Very nice.

Lots of opportunity.

Shelly
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Interested in possibly locating to Gloucester because it is near the water and my Richmond friend of 58 years gives it a huge thumbs up. Many retired people, anything nice under 200K? Is there a Ford dealership? Good Medical?Good Shopping? I was there 30 years ago. Thank you.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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Default You better believe it!

shellytc wrote:
Most folks here try to stay away from the bridges and tunnels during commuting times.

You better believe it! When I lived in the hampton roads area, I made it a point to travel the bridges & tunnels less than 3 or 4 time a year, and I hated every second of it. I couldn't imagine having to deal with insane traffic like that everyday. I wouldn't wish something like that on my worst enemy or even on George Bush for that matter. If you are going to be living in hampton roads, find a job BEFORE you buy a house, THEN find a suitable house as close to work as possible.

good luck in your search.....Franco
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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supergrover, are you still looking in the area? have you done any research into the areas mentioned above? how do they look to you?

shelly
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Cary, North Carolina
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Default Scared me off

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supergrover, are you still looking in the area? have you done any research into the areas mentioned above? how do they look to you?

shelly
Shelly,

I've done my research and decided that HR is not the area for me.

The factors that did it were the transient (military and seasonal) population and the limited possibilities for easy commutes into Norfolk. My favorite option, Williamsburg, is really risky for morning drive time.

I do not want to offend, my father was a marine and I grew up blue collar through state university. My own life is on a diffent trajectory.

Turned down a good job. I've won myself a golden shovel award for December.

Thanks for your time and help.
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Old 09-05-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Good luck to you wherever you end up!!

Shelly
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