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Old 03-06-2008, 07:38 PM
 
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We may be relocating to the Virginia Beach area and after a browse through Realtor.com I'm really disenchanted.

The schools in VB seem to be outstanding - can you recommend any outlaying areas that may offer the same quality of school? We have 3 young children so a nice family friendly neighborhood, safe of course, is what we are looking for.

I'd like to stay around $225,000 housing wise.

Thanks!!

PS - We are currently in Michigan so I thought for sure the housing costs would be lower in VA
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: punta gorda, fl
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There are many good schools around the virginia beach area, finding a nice family neighborhood in that price range may be a little harder. While some areas have been hit hard by the current market conditions our area is pretty stable price wise. Northeast Suffolk may be your best bet. there are 3 bedroom 2 bath condos in that price range. There are houses in the 225k range it would be a matter of finding the right neighborhood for you.
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Old 03-07-2008, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Northern Florida
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You may want to choose your Hampton Roads city based on where you may be working. Consider that gas prices are expected to hit $4 this summer and a long, frustrating and now expensive commute may not be a good choice for your sanity. Good Luck!
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Old 03-08-2008, 08:44 AM
 
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We may be relocating to the Virginia Beach area and after a browse through Realtor.com I'm really disenchanted.

The schools in VB seem to be outstanding - can you recommend any outlaying areas that may offer the same quality of school? We have 3 young children so a nice family friendly neighborhood, safe of course, is what we are looking for.

I'd like to stay around $225,000 housing wise.

Thanks!!

PS - We are currently in Michigan so I thought for sure the housing costs would be lower in VA
There are some good houses (in that price range) out the Ocean Lake area, but that is near the base, so jet noise maybe a problem. There some houses in the price range off of Rosemont road. It all depends on where you work. Good luck in your house hunting.
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Old 03-08-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Hampton, VA
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You can get quite a bargain in housing right now; lots in that price range, and in good nieghborhoods with good schools though what constitutes a good school is very subjective).

I am not sure what size house you are looking for, nor your job location. If you provide more info, I would be glad to suggest some neighborhoods.

Pat

Last edited by pbmulligan; 03-08-2008 at 06:12 PM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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Default Housing and schools

Virginia Beach is pretty expensive - I live there and am a teacher - but the schools are good. Chesapeake has fairly good schools as well, but their new housing is also overpriced.
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