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Old 07-07-2009, 06:51 PM
 
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Hello, we just bought an amazing home in the Briarwood section of churchland. The lot is over .50 acre of mature landscaping w/ a beautiful 4 br/2.5ba all for $250k. I know there are tons of VA Beach folks who think that is the ONLY place to live in HR. It's amazing how i tell someone that I am moving to churchland and they go "ew, portsmouth" believe me once you cross that bridge you are a world away from the ghetto. You couldn't get anything like this in VB for less than $400k......Anyone with positive stuff on that area?
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte/Mebane, NC and Suitland, MD
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Hello, we just bought an amazing home in the Briarwood section of churchland. The lot is over .50 acre of mature landscaping w/ a beautiful 4 br/2.5ba all for $250k. I know there are tons of VA Beach folks who think that is the ONLY place to live in HR. It's amazing how i tell someone that I am moving to churchland and they go "ew, portsmouth" believe me once you cross that bridge you are a world away from the ghetto. You couldn't get anything like this in VB for less than $400k......Anyone with positive stuff on that area?
I stayed in Western Branch last month for a week and spent a lot of time in Portsmouth last month. Portsmouth felt very humble and had a lot of character. I felt just as home in Portsmouth as i did in Hampton (where i'm from.) If Portsmouth can improve their school system, Churchland could very well be a steal in Hampton Roads.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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Churchland people always say Churchland instead of Portsmouth. All cities around here have nice areas and ghettos.

Some of the schools can be questionable. During the Rodney King stuff our friend was chased through the halls by the black students (he was white). This was Norcom I think, even though Churchland was his "home" high school (had to go to the other school for German class).

$250K for 4bd/2bath still seems a bit bubbly. Have to know other details. Still seems high, given the median household income of Portsmouth, and what happens when you start to look at 30% of ones take home pay at that salary level going to Principal/Insurance/Taxes/Interest.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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It's on over half an acre of mature trees and nestled on a road where the others last sold for high 300's. Oh and it's 2400 square feet. Not a typlical brick churchland rambler.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:25 PM
 
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Double front porches and a full basement! (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/reb/1235502216.html - broken link)

Mmmmmm
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I have always supported Churchland and Portsmouth. It is a very nice little town and the people are friendly. We have been here almost 6 years and I feel that everything is nearby with very little traffic. Welcome to town!
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:53 AM
 
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Good for you! Enjoy!
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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Congrats on the new house......sounds really nice



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Double front porches and a full basement! (http://raleigh.craigslist.org/reb/1235502216.html - broken link)

Mmmmmm

Not a bad home but the lot seems a little small to me..............Durham has twice the number of people then Portsmouth has and I agree both cities have pretty high crime rates....I would place Durham more in line with Norfolk as far and the number of residents and the rate of crime.......and price does not mean everything when looking at homes....location is also a big key and the house in your link appears to be in the very worst high school zone in Durham (so bad that the courts threaten to close the school down) so I am sure the school district plays a big part in the price of that home
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Yea, I'm interested in a place where I can build a 2000+ square foot garage/game room/lab.

Lack of basements in Homicide Roads hurts.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Yea, I'm interested in a place where I can build a 2000+ square foot garage/game room/lab.

Lack of basements in Homicide Roads hurts.

You can have a basement in Hampton Roads, a number of homes in Norfolk have basements......heck you can have one in Va bch also, just plan on making it a large aquarium due to the water table......LOL
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