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Old 03-09-2014, 12:14 PM
 
Location: 3 9 7 1 5 :D
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My family and I discovered Virginia Beach from coming back from visiting Raleigh NC and we moved to Virginia Beach because we were middle class and we basically got kicked out of NYC because it was too expensive! And we had to leave New York in a hurry!
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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So do you prefer VB over Raleigh? That is another city that has plenty of ex NY'ers as well.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: 3 9 7 1 5 :D
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So do you prefer VB over Raleigh? That is another city that has plenty of ex NY'ers as well.
No I actually prefer Raleigh over Virginia Beach because Raleigh is more Urban!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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No I actually prefer Raleigh over Virginia Beach because Raleigh is more Urban!
Do you mean Raleigh versus Virginia Beach, directly, or the combined Hampton Roads area as far as urbanity? Norfolk, Portsmouth, and sections of Newport News are more urban/dense than the Raleigh/Durham area.
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:50 PM
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Location: Where my bills arrive
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We lived there for almost 20 years while I was in the Navy. I was familiar with the area because my family had vacationed at the beach there for years. I always found it a good middle of road COL location, not as fast paced at NY and not as comatose as further south. For visiting with family they are close enough to visit and far enough away that they don't show up unannounced.
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: 3 9 7 1 5 :D
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Do you mean Raleigh versus Virginia Beach, directly, or the combined Hampton Roads area as far as urbanity? Norfolk, Portsmouth, and sections of Newport News are more urban/dense than the Raleigh/Durham area.
Combined Hampton Roads
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:59 PM
 
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No way Raleigh is more urban than Norfolk
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:04 PM
 
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No way Raleigh is more urban than Norfolk
Raleigh may not be more "urban" than Norfolk but lets break down what part of "urban" we desire. Norfolk has A LOT of rough areas, I would say 75%. Raleigh does have its rough parts but for the most part the urban areas are safe and enjoyable. Raleigh's entire inside the belt line (ITB) is the most progressive part of the entire city with local restaurants/shops/museums/and the state government. The only part of Norfolk similar to this is the few blocks of the Ghent neighborhood.
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Old 03-10-2014, 09:17 PM
 
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I have never seen many NYers in HR.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: 3 9 7 1 5 :D
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I have never seen many NYers in HR.
In Virginia Beach you see the most EX New Yorkers!
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