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Old 05-18-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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I am being relocated for a job to the Hampton Roads area. I found a perfect place in oldtown Portsmouth (though it's a bit expensive). I was just wondering what the area was like around there. It is located on High Street near the intersection to Washington. Also will I regret commuting to Hampton by living down in Portsmouth?
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:15 PM
 
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Just realized that I typed Hampton, my job is actually in Newport News.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:55 AM
 
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Commuting from Portsmouth would be the Monitor Merrimac and that's not bad in the morning. I take it to the shipyard. It's coming home that is unpredictable. As far as the area, high street is cleaning up, but it's not the prime section of portsmouth. It can get pretty scary at night.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:05 AM
 
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You might be better off being closer to Newport News to avoid tunnel traffic. I live one exit off of the Monitor Merrimac and the tunnel can lock up unpredictably. If you stay on that side of town you avoid the tunnels altogether. Try Kiln Creek or Port Warwick area of Newport News...or Yorktown,, Hampton or even Williamsburg. That will cut down your aggrivation with traffic!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Honestly, downtown Portsmouth is not that bad. The houses are so charming! As far as the tunnel goes, it will usually be an easy drive. However, with tunnels can come problems - so you will have a backup every so often.

Another poster suggested you stick to Newport News to avoid the tunnel. Well, if you did that you would have to chose the Northern part of NN and the commute can be just as bad - without the tunnel.

Find a place you want to live and then just work with the traffic. You are close to everything to explore the city.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:07 PM
 
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My family went to downtown Portsmouth to the Childrens Museum the other day.

It was a pleasant experience.

Even the crackhead that sat near us as we enjoyed our picnic didn't bother us.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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My family went to downtown Portsmouth to the Childrens Museum the other day.

It was a pleasant experience.

Even the crackhead that sat near us as we enjoyed our picnic didn't bother us.
LOL...sounds like the two bros I saw on the corner of London Blvd. and Effingham thursday.
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:26 PM
 
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Just got back from down there. We ended up taking the place. The area doesn't seem that bad. Saw some people sitting around but not really bothering anyone. I'm looking forward to moving now.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Let Us Know What You Think 6 Mts From Now.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Did you check out the place at night too? O lawd...do keep us posted and congrats too I reckon
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