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Old 08-20-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I've looked at some posts that say Ocean View is not a good area to live in. I'm just wanting some feedback on the good and the bad. Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Alot of low life live in ocean view, the older homes are not kept up. Take a drive through there at night and you'll understand. There are nice places on the bay and the new homes that Judy Boone built are high dollar, but the west end isn't the best from what I've seen and heard. Others may have a different opinion though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:37 PM
 
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Is this Ocean View Drive area? Reason I ask is I lived at 1824 Ocean View Drive back in 1969 as a Navy wife, long time ago. What I liked about it was I could walk to the beach. I didn't notice it being run down then but like I said it was a long time ago. I often wonder if the apt building is still there. I miss Norfolk.
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:04 AM
 
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Ocean view like any city or area has good and bad spots, just like green run in virginia beach, if you read enough post in this forum you probably wouldnt drive thru there, but that is not the case, there are a few people who must be on this forum all day long so all you see is there opinion. drive around and see what you like,
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I agree with blindwayne. If I didn't have my son I woud look hard at ocean view. I think it is going to continue to appreciate and clean up. you need to visit yourself and see what your priorities are. I just need a different school situation for my son.

shelly
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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The reason I wouldn't live there is because there is low income housing and crack houses a block away from the beachfront. That will never change, no matter how much ocean front is "cleaned up". I would not feel safe going to buy groceries after dark there. The sidewalks are always full of vagrants. The price of the real estate reflects this. I could have bought a fairly big house on the water there for what I paid for my 2 bedroom condo in Virginia Beach.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:23 PM
 
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Oceanview is coming up. They are slowly building newer homes to spruce the place up. Right now it's spotty at best. One street is good, and next street is bad. I agree with some other posters, take a drive through during the day AND night, and see if it's right for you.

Side note: Even though a neighborhood or area is considered "bad" or "dangerous" doesn't mean the WHOLE neighborhood or area is bad.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Run-down tree house in Virginia Beach
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I don't like the area because every time I go to work there, people seem to eye me, my goods, and my car. Glancing, taking a small look, or checking me out is cool... When you've had enough time to plan your attack, my death, and where to stash the goods, it makes me very uncomfortable.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:14 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I don't like the area because every time I go to work there, people seem to eye me, my goods, and my car. Glancing, taking a small look, or checking me out is cool... When you've had enough time to plan your attack, my death, and where to stash the goods, it makes me very uncomfortable.
A friend of mine works at the 7-11 there and works nights. she's seen some things going on that were pretty shady. I had friends who lived at the Bayside Condos who said they couldn't wait til their lease was up.
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:19 PM
 
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I think one day OV would be a great place once it has been revitilized. I love the 'coastal' feel of the area. That said they have a great deal of work ahead of them.
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