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Old 01-14-2012, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Upstate/Western NY
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So, I read the sticky and I couldn't real find any info that I was looking for...


So I come to ask, is Virginia Beach a desirable place to move to? I keep thinking of different areas, and nothing seems to satisfy me. I love Austin, but people keep telling me it's UNBEARABLY hot. I just want to get away from the snow, I hate this snow in NY, and I hate the cold, but especially the snow..

Virginia Beach looks nice; not too hot, but also much nicer than here in the winter. Is it a nice place to live? Mild winters, not too cold and all that?

The 2nd, and most important thing is, is property expensive? I mean apartments. All I want is a cheap, basic studio apt - is rent in/around the city outrageous? Also how are (basic) jobs?


Thank you so much in advance for any help!!
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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You'll hear different opinions, but mostly IMO, depending upon the type of apartment and a studio normally runs 8-900 a month. This is a basic idea..you can do different searches if you'd like.
http://search.apartmentlist.com/Virginia-Beach-Virginia/23452 (broken link)
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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To also answer a few of your other questions:

VB can be a desirable place. Most folks are pretty easy going and laid back though I've found some that keep to themselves. Depending upon your educational background finding a decent paying job can sometimes be difficult. The military props up the area thus rents are a bit high imo. Depending on what you like to do there are plenty of outdoor sports and activites everywhere. The city's rec centers are quite inexpensive and of decent quality. Winters are usually quite mild though it does get cold. Some years it snows and some it doesnt . Right now temps can be 40 degrees and then in a few days 60 though its unusually warm right now.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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The above it true. Some years it snows, some years it doesn't. I would say most- it doesn't. When it does (with the exception of the odd massive snowstorm last year)- it doesn't snow much and melts quickly. It gets cold, but speaking as someone who has lived in Va Beach, upstate NY, and even New England among other places- it gets nowhere near as cold as upstate NY and you won't get the wind like you do in upstate NY unless you're pretty close to the ocean. The entire Hampton Roads area is doable. It's a great place to live in my opinion. Plenty to do. Good cultural melting pot. Rent prices have risen in the past few years in the Hampton Roads area but they still aren't as high as most other areas you will find on the actual coast. I've seen stuidos pop up from time to time in the Hampton and Newport News areas for 500-600. Norfolk- you could swing as low as 600 but 700 is more likely. To actually be IN Va Beach- there are a few from time to time that you will find for the low costs listed above- if you really are comfortable with bare bones apartments in less than desirable neighborhoods. 700-800 and up is safe to say average cost for Va Beach itself unless you are lucky enough to find a diamond in the rough. Jobs- I think it depends more on what you do. You may want to specifically post a thread on here abuot your exact field- whether it be a professional career or something like bartending or retail.. people can generally give you better opinions then. Check out Craigslist, Apartments.com and the Virginia Pilot newspaper for jobs and apts to get an idea.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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There's a joke about the weather - don't like the weather? Wait and it will change. (So true)
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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I moved up north to NY for 7 years and said the weather was awful, but it was my favorite thing about the place.

I advise anyone thinking of moving south, have a good attitude and remember that there are many things for you to learn, but don't bring the troubles from up north with you. My wife is actually from NY state. Since moving to Virginia years ago, she has learned a lot of common sense she might not have been exposed to up there. Her one weakness here is dealing with the comfortable humidity here in the summer. Northerners tend to whine about it incessantly, but then I don't like the dry air up north.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Upstate/Western NY
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That.. was the stupidest post I've ever seen on here. I actually had to reply to you because of how stupid it was, and I don't even use this site anymore.

Northerner's "whine", and we "have no common sense", apparently? And wth are you talking about "don't bring your problems from there to here"? Pretty sure when you move any emotional baggage comes with you usually, it's not like, "OMG IN VA NOW GOTTA BE A NEW PERSON!"

I'm moving to Austin anyways, hence why I don't reply on this board anymore.

Eff Virgina.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:21 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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That.. was the stupidest post I've ever seen on here. I actually had to reply to you because of how stupid it was, and I don't even use this site anymore.

Northerner's "whine", and we "have no common sense", apparently? And wth are you talking about "don't bring your problems from there to here"? Pretty sure when you move any emotional baggage comes with you usually, it's not like, "OMG IN VA NOW GOTTA BE A NEW PERSON!"

I'm moving to Austin anyways, hence why I don't reply on this board anymore.

Eff Virgina.
Don't worry We got a lot of haters here.. That hates on NY. Don't let these people get to you.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Southeast
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I think if you two view it as hate, you are viewing it with a chip on your shoulders. The fact that Twist 7991 insulted Virginia demonstrates that. Yes I did not like living in NY, but I don't hate NYers, unless they move in with a bad attitude, which actually does often happen, but not always.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Well, at least he's moving to pretty much the only decent city in Texas. That state sucks otherwise, talk about boring!

Gotta keep the hate flowin I guess, or is it hate at all? Hard to tell sometimes with message boards. I guess you always have to add an emoticon at the end of things so people don't get offended.

And I love nycricianpapi's posts, ironically, he is the only one that really hates on anything around here, pretty much every post here from him is "I hate this, I hate that". Stay in New York forums plx, kthx.

I love New York city by the way, I just wouldn't want to live there. Maybe I should take one from nycricianpapi's book and go to the New York forums just to rant about how much certain things suck there. I'm sure that would make me feel better... right?

Oh yeah...
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