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Old 04-25-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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My family and I will be relocating to the virginia beach/Norfolk area (working around the Airport), however have not been there yet. We were wanting a smaller town feel, that is safe to raise a child with decent schools. A place with festivals and that may actually celebrate Halloween yearly (becoming harder to find these days). We are willing to commute some, but need to keep rent around $1000- $1200. We have not been able to locate any other that Yorktown or the Williamsburg area. We will be visiting in May 2009 and wanted to see if there are any areas to look at that may not be as "known" (or found on the internet, etc.)
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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I think you will probably have to make a choice. Affordable rent or good schools. They more than likely will not go together. Political correctiveness has swept the nation. For unbridled celebration of Holloween you might have to go to Suffolk (to the SW) or Yorktown (to the NE). Just my thoughts, good luck.
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Well Pungo maybe ??
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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try great bridge or hickory area of chesapeake
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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If you will be working at the airport and do not want a long commute (i.e. across bridges and tunnels), you will probably want to stay on the southside of HR. This area is the complete opposite of a small town feel, but as the poster said above, Hickory or Great Bridge might be the closest thing, but they don't really have apartment complex type places and renting privately for $1000-$1200 might be difficult.
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