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Old 03-09-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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Hello,
My family will be moving to the Portsmouth area this summer. My husband will be working at the Coast Guard base in Portsmouth. We would like to buy a home with at least 3-4 bedrooms in a nice area with good schools. I have a young son and I'd also love to find an area where we can go for long walks!Since my husband is in the Coast Guard, we are also looking to resell the home when we move in about 5 years. Also we are not sure how much to budget for a home -- can we find something that we are looking for for around 300K or would we have to go higher?

We have looked at some listings online and found a home in a development with 4 bedrooms in "Northern Portsmouth" on the Hoffler River. It said that the school is Churchland Elem. and Churchland Highschool. Does anyone know if this is a good area to buy a home or of any other areas where we might find what we are looking for that are not too far of a commute for my husband to work?

Thank you very much!
Cathy
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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That is a nice area - it is in the part of Portmsouth called Churchland. I have a son who went to Churchland middle and is currently in a Junior at Churchland High. The middle school is just ok, but he really enjoys high school.

You should do fine with that housing budget. Most of the homes in the nicer developments of Churchland are in well established neighborhods - good solid brick homes with lots of tree growth. You could also search in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake which borders Portsmouth. Still less than 10 min to the CG Station and no traffic.

I live in Churchland (have for 5 years) and enjoy the quiet of the area. I am close to shopping, highway's and in the middle of all of Hampton Roads for activities.

Please check flood zone info before you buy. Portsmouth has a very low elevation and during heavy rains many streets and yards flood (albeit temporary). Just be cautious if see a pretty creek in your back yard .
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Cathy,
Check your DM's
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