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Old 07-18-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Husband has been offered a job in Norfolk, VA. We are looking at the Chesapeake area.

I have 2 girls, 10 and 12. Single family home. 3-4br, 2.5 bath. Newer development. Looking to spend about $300,000 a bit more if it is exactly what we want. Is culpepper landing nice? I like the community idea (amenities/pool). I want a place where my kids can bike to trails/pool/stores maybe? Relocating will be hard on them, I want to find an appealing place Other ideas?

I am trying to compile I list of places to check out when we go in a couple weeks. Thanks for any help you have to offer.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:53 AM
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i don't think there is anywhere in Chesapeake where kids or even adults can safely bike to stores. There is a lot of construction everywhere and its just not a place that caters to bikers.

Culpepper Landing is very nice. You may want to research the schools a bit more. There are a lot of places that will meet your needs in that price range.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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The most appealing area for them would be the Oceanfront of Va Beach (ocean takes care of pool and there's trails along with stores) $300K can get you a descent fee-free townhome. Also you'll probably a shorter commute.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Umm...

Having just done this search, you are going to have a hard time with what you desire.

The closest place near here that is walkable or bikable is Richmond, VA. This area has some strengths and some weaknesses, but what you're describing is not found in Hampton Roads. This region is one of the most car-dependent "suburban" areas I've ever seen, in addition for some reason I cannot understand folks here are hostile to bicycle riders (I'm a former bike commuter). I have two kids and love bicycles, but I would agree, what you are describing would be dangerous for your kids in Hampton Roads.

The nearest approximation in this community is the Ghent area of Norfolk. Its very small and the homes are mostly historical. In addition, its pretty expensive, and you couldn't come close to your price/sq.ft.

My advice, if you haven't taken the job, don't. If you do, don't try to fit a square peg into a round hole, this place has a low tolerance of bikes, walking, and "hipstery" things, don't disappoint yourself.

Good luck!
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Newport News, Virginia
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Aewenger, Hampton Roads Mommies is a free on-line forum for mothers in southside Hampton Roads. I live in Newport News and belong to the sister group (Peninsula Mommies) which was invaluable to me when we first moved here and needed specific information geared toward kids (good schools, neighborhoods, clubs, etc.). They also offer meet-ups, MNO's, etc. It's a great way to get information and meet people when you're new to the area.

HamptonRoadsMommies.com -- A Mommies Network Community

The Mommies Network - America's Mom to Mom Connection

Best of luck. We've been here for four years now and my family of six has really enjoyed living in Hampton Roads.

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Old 08-06-2013, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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Culpepper Landing is zoned for Deep Creek HS. not a terrible school but one of the older schools and it doesn't off as much as the larger schools. They rezoned and recently Culpepper students were taken from Grassfield HS and are now Deep Creek HS zoned. It was a bitter pill for Culpepper residents who bought their homes partly because of the Grassfield HS.

You would be better off going on the other side of the small bridge over George Washington Hwy and choose a neighborhood off of Moses Grandy or Old Cedar Road. Sawyers Mill has a neighborhood pool I am not sure what other ones do.

I have girls in your kids age group feel free to message me!
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