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Old 01-08-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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I'm moving out soon and this will be my first time on my own. I only have the choice of two different neighborhoods. Here are their pros and cons.

Neighborhood A

Pros

- Close to family
- Familiar surroundings (i.e. - stores, banks, hospitals)

Cons

- The neighborhood is rough/bad.

Neighborhood B

Pros

- The neighborhood is not rough/bad.

Cons

- Not close to family
- Unfamiliar surroundings
- May be a bit far away. It's 19 miles away from where I am now so it'll take around 30min for someone to come visit me.

Conclusion
As you can probably tell by now my dilemma is that I have a choice to either give up safety for convince or give up convince for safety. Please do not ask me if I have any other choices. The only other choice I have is to keep living where I do now and that is not a viable option at all.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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It's hard to say because everyone's idea of a "rough" neighborhood is different. It might help to actually say what neighborhoods they are. However, I will say that being close to family and friends is important to me, and is the main reason I moved back to the East Coast from California, but my idea of being close is anywhere I can drive/catch a train to in 8 hours or less. 30 minutes away is not far at all. You could go home everyday and do laundry and have dinner if you wanted to!
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Old 01-10-2012, 04:02 AM
 
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It's hard to say because everyone's idea of a "rough" neighborhood is different. It might help to actually say what neighborhoods they are. However, I will say that being close to family and friends is important to me, and is the main reason I moved back to the East Coast from California, but my idea of being close is anywhere I can drive/catch a train to in 8 hours or less. 30 minutes away is not far at all. You could go home everyday and do laundry and have dinner if you wanted to!
Agreed!
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:15 AM
 
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Great question. Much like xGrendelx, I don't consider 30 minutes away to be far away. I drive that to work every day. All of our family is 21 hours away and an 8 hour drive "home" sounds great to me!

So, with that said, I would go with the not rough/bad neighborhood. Just my personal preference given the information we have. Good luck!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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It's hard to say because everyone's idea of a "rough" neighborhood is different. It might help to actually say what neighborhoods they are. However, I will say that being close to family and friends is important to me, and is the main reason I moved back to the East Coast from California, but my idea of being close is anywhere I can drive/catch a train to in 8 hours or less. 30 minutes away is not far at all. You could go home everyday and do laundry and have dinner if you wanted to!
One is London Oaks and the other is Stuart Gardens.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: From TX to VA
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I would choose Neighborhood B for the same reasons as mentioned by the other posters. A thirty-minute drive is not bad at all.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:02 AM
 
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Okay guys, my son is looking for a home in Virginia Beach, he is currently living in a townhouse there but wants to buy his own home/townhouse, can anyone recommend a good area in Virginia Beach where the crime rate is low, no scum, etc. He wants to be away from renters and live in an area where it's basically own properties. He now lives in a renters area and not happy with the neighbohood.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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I grew up in a neighborhood in VA Beach called Thoroughgood Estates. Nicest neighborhood I've ever lived in.

Living in DC now, but trying to make my way back to VB!
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