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Old 04-20-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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I may be moving to Newport News, VA from Lansing, MI. My job prospect is on Jefferson Ave. near the highway and Wal-Mart. I hate commuting, but I checked out the closest apartments and all I saw was a bunch of hoodies walking around like scavenger monkeys. Does anyone know of a nice area close by. I have heard Hidenwood, but I don't know, I'm just trying to get a good picture of the area without making a poor decision on where to live.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:33 AM
 
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I just drove past those apartments yesterday because I am planning on moving to Newport News in the spring. From what I know, the area is good because its right next to CNU & the Harris Teeter. I have been investigating and inbetween J Clyde Morris and Oyster Point is a good area. Stay away from downtown (anything with a # for a street) and some of the area close to before you get to Fort Eustis. Further down Warwick on the other side of Bland looked kind of nasty. There are some apartments that looked good in the apartment guide books but when you got to the area they looked skanky. Collinwood Square Apt are one of these apartments. It is located off of Warwick and Sharon Rd inbetween Oyster Point and Bland. I thought that it was going to be good because of Oyster Point, but it was actually closer to Bland. I have yet to visit those apt but I do know that particular area is good (Hidenwood) Also try in Oyster Point by City Center...that is a very good area if you can afford it...Oh and there is a subdivision of Townhomes right across from Walmart that are very nice...I have been in them. If you look in the paper you might find some for rent. They run for about 1200 a month....unless you want to buy. Also there are town homes on Old Denbigh Rd by Tidewater tech that are fairly decent and sometimes up for rent.

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Old 10-23-2007, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Why the sad face??? Hampton Roads is not a bad place to live!!!
We have lots of history, water everywhere, mild winters and friendly people!!!

The place the other poster was referring to is called Kiln Creek - it is a very nice area to live - close to shopping and the highway. It is a newer subdivision compared to alot of houses in that area. Anything in the Jefferson Avenue, Oyster Point area is decent. I wouldn't go too much past the Hidenwood area on Warwick.

As far as housing goes, you can probably find a SFH to rent (at least a smaller 3/2 rambler) for the same or less than apts in that area. You have many options in that immediate area. Traffic is only bad there because it is a major shopping area. You have a mall and strip malls that have stores like Best Buy and Target. There are 4 Starbucks within about 2 miles of each other!

From what I have read and seen about Michigan, this area probably is much the same - except we have better weather!
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:49 AM
 
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. I wouldn't go too much past the Hidenwood area on Warwick.
Hidenwood is in the middle of the nice areas on the Warwick side of NN...North of Hidenwood you have deep creek, Hunters glenn, menchville and barclay areas. South of Hidenwood you have Riverside, Warwick on the James, brandon heights and Hilton. Past those ends you need to watch for
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte/Mebane, NC and Suitland, MD
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The best advice i can give you is avoid SE Newport News, Denbigh, and anything along I-664. Crime in NN is overhyped but those areas do contain a major share of the city's crime. In fact i think this year there were 4 murders along Wickham Ave down in SE. As long as you stay out of the afforementioned areas and use common sense, you won't have to be too worried about crime.

Personally my fav neighborhood in NN is Klin Creek.
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Old 10-26-2007, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Chesapeake
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There is an apartment complex right there in Kiln Creek. There are also many condos, townhomes, and single family homes available to rent inside Kiln Creek. The Hidenwood area is a nice area, there are more older homes over there and would be a little bit further commute to your job.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Check out the Lee Hall apartments. The rent, when I was there, was 880 for a 2-bedroom. However, it was a really decent complex.
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