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Old 02-26-2009, 02:30 AM
 
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Hello all,
My family is moving to Virginia Beach this summer. We are currently looking at a home in Bellamy Woods in the Kempsville section of Virginia Beach. Any gouge on the area? Will the commute be too bad going to Little Creek Amphibious Base? Also looking at Courthouse Montessori School for my 4 year old. Any opinions on the school? I appreciate any feed back.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:49 AM
 
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Both Kempsville and the Montessori school for your daughter are good. Bellamy Woods is a Good community with low if any crime. The Drive to LC isnt that bad from there either. May take 30 min with traffic and lights.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:17 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. Mapquest has the commute at 15 minutes whereas google says 23 minutes. I really like the house so I may have to give up on my 15 min or less commute.
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Old 02-28-2009, 05:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. Mapquest has the commute at 15 minutes whereas google says 23 minutes. I really like the house so I may have to give up on my 15 min or less commute.
Yeah 15 min if no cars on the road and all stoplights are burned out and your going 70 mph. Its just the traffic that makes it longer its really not that far at all. I drive about 30 min to work and its only like 10 miles down the road.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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No matter which roads you take, the biggest time drain will come getting through the areas near interstate exits. Taking 264 or avoiding the interstates, you'd have to cross Va Beach Blvd and battle the 264 exits. If you get directly off of 64 at Northampton or another exit near there, those roads stay very busy also with many red lights. During rush hours you should expect that you might sit through multiple rounds of red lights in some areas when you estimate your commute time. Even in off-peak hours, the red lights and traffic will delay you far more than mapquest calculates. As freefreq said, the biggest reason for the delay is the traffic, and those are the areas where the traffic is especially heavy.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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I always feel like the Kempsville area is really congested, especially around the intersections of Kempsville and Princess Anne. It is a nice area though, but unfortunately it seems to be one of the more high-traffic areas of the city.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:42 PM
 
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Take the back ways. You can shoot down northampton to military, take a left and straight down to Indian River. If you are at Little Creek Amphib base, your liberty is normally 15:30, which you miss the 1700 traffic patterns. I come from Chesapeake on Battlefield to Mt. Trashmore area in 15 mins. at 3-3:30 and it's not bad at all.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:40 AM
 
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Thanks to all. I will try a few routes at different times before I actually report. I was warned about Kempsville traffic but the area seems a good fit for my family and is centrally located. I have to be to work at 7am and I hope I can leave work before or at 4pm. The house is near Salem Rd at Ferrell Pkwy but I have to take Princess Anne to get out of the neighborhood. I was hoping to take PA to Lynhaven Pkwy to the preschool then come back to Lynhaven Pkwy to Holland Rd/Indpendence on into Little Creek. Is that a good way to go?
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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Thanks to all. I will try a few routes at different times before I actually report. I was warned about Kempsville traffic but the area seems a good fit for my family and is centrally located. I have to be to work at 7am and I hope I can leave work before or at 4pm. The house is near Salem Rd at Ferrell Pkwy but I have to take Princess Anne to get out of the neighborhood. I was hoping to take PA to Lynhaven Pkwy to the preschool then come back to Lynhaven Pkwy to Holland Rd/Indpendence on into Little Creek. Is that a good way to go?
Not bad..you will find easier routes after you leave Lynnhaven pre-school area. Try Silina to South blvd and jump on independence to shore drive. It's normally heavy like 7am and 4pm in the areas you mentioned.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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LOVE BELLAMY WOODS! As far as your commute, I think you might be pushing it with a 20 minute commute. I would say at least 30 to be safe...
Good luck!
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