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Old 06-17-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: upstate N.Y.
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The situation is this, I am a 28 yr old female I live in upstate NY,I have 3 small kids and I own a small cleaning service. Next year [June 2010] I plan to take a huge risk and move my family and business to VB. What I really need is a friend or two in VB. Someone who can show me around and share helpful info. We did visit once in April, and I plan to return 2nd wk in AUG. I prefer to meet someone with small kids also,and a positive attitude about life in general. I don't have many friends here in NY mainly because I don't meet many people like me, so I am really hopeing to meet some friends in VB.
THANKS FOR ANY HELP!
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Im interested to know why you chose here of all places to move.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I would but I'm moving in November. Good luck with your business, I hope one day I can open my own business as well.
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Old 06-17-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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I would really do some research on the demographics of this region before bringing and supporting 3 kids here. There may be other places along the coast with a more affordable cost of living....Good luck to you.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:01 PM
 
Location: upstate N.Y.
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Thanks for the advice. I already did my research with my skills in this trade and the knowledge I poses I can go any where.Already made up my mind. I am willing to do other work until I build my business back up.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I think this is a decent place to live. We have milder winters, close to the beach - and COL is not horrible. We have even weathered the recession much better than alot of places. I do not have young children anymore, but I am sure you will find friends here thru places like the YMCA and school.
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Old 06-17-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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We've lived here almost a year (in 11 days . I like it here.
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: upstate N.Y.
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Where did u move from.
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Old 06-17-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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To get here from NY you first head south on 95...

But seriously, I am a transplant and am moving to NOVA after 25 years here. Great place to raise kids, but I tend to think the COL is better elsewhere, Morehead City, Wilmington, et al.

I would start with these forums and see if there are support groups, Churches, whatever is your interest and start talking to them. Going blind into a new city you know nothing about is no fun.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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Where did u move from.
Lexington, Kentucky.
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