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Old 09-11-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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hey there me and my family are looking to move to Virginia around the Chesapeake area, we are coming from a city north of seattle wa. We are looking for a smaller town feel but close enough to the city to visit easily. We are looking for safe neighborhoods with a little acerage as we like space, good schooling is number one for us. Any suggestions is much appreciated, thanks so much!
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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hey there me and my family are looking to move to Virginia around the Chesapeake area, we are coming from a city north of seattle wa. We are looking for a smaller town feel but close enough to the city to visit easily. We are looking for safe neighborhoods with a little acerage as we like space, good schooling is number one for us. Any suggestions is much appreciated, thanks so much!
Chesapeake may fit the bill for you. However, when you say "small town" feel, does that mean "rural and spread out" or "little, tight-knit, Main Street" kinda thing? Chesapeake definitely has the rural and spread out vibe. Areas like Hickory are that way and have good schools, so I've heard. However, Chesapeake is a big chunk of land and is a sort-of mixed bag. Areas of the city like Greenbrier or Great Bridge have a suburban feel with traffic, shopping centers, etc. South Norfolk is Chesapeake's oldest neighborhood and is a working class, urban neighborhood bordering the city of Norfolk.

There a some small towns on the outskirts of this region, however. Maybe some of them would be what you're looking for. Check out Smithfield, and maybe parts of Suffolk.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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Look closely at the schools. Some districts offer a lot more extras than others. You need to make sure the schools you choose offer what you want.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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We live in Chesapeake and it is a great family city. You can be out in the country or a more neighborhood feel. Just depends on where you go, it is pretty spread out. As much as Suffolk has some nice homes I would not move there for the schools.
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