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Old 07-20-2009, 02:45 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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first of all. Sorry for my english. I´m German and currently live there.
Were moving mid august to Virginia. My husband has a job offer for Fort Eustis. We would love to live close to base. But my mainconcern is, for my 13-Year old Daugther to find a good school. I have searched the web now for quiet a while, but still haven´t found a satisfying answer. I have been
told, that Yorktown or Williamsburg have a better schoolsystem and that
Newport News have no advanced classes. So basicly what I would like to know:
Where is a safe, quiet neighboorhood with a good school near Fort Eustis.
I would sooooo appriciate any help.
Thanks. Katja
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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Katja,

First of all Willkommen in Virginia
If you were to compare schools on www.SchoolMatters.com or www.GreatSchools.net (http://www.GreatSchools.net - broken link) or the VA Dept of Education website you will notice that York County Schools rank the highest, followed by Williamsburg/ James City then Newport News.

We would be happy to suggest some nearby communitiies if you answer a few questions.

You didn't mention if you are renting or purchasing a home or what type of home you are looking for i.e. town home, detached home, apartment ?

Price range for monthly rent or mortgage amount ?

Number of bedrooms ?

Size ?

Anything else that is important in a home ? yard , garage , etc.

I would be happy to suggest a few options once you give us more information.

Tusch ! Is that how you spell it ?
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg, VA
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Thanks for your reply. I think you wanted to spell "tschüss" like bye. That is sweet.
To answer your questions. We would like to rent. Rent between 1400 - 1700. 3-4 bedrooms, garden for the kids (4 and 13 Year old). Most important a quiet and familyfriendly neighborhood. And of course not a long commute to Fort Eustis. We lived near Stuttgart / Germany and we hated it. So loud and so many unfriendly people. Just want some peace and a school where my daugther can feel comfortable.

So I would be thankfull for suggestions or advices where to move, or what to avoid.
Thanks again
Katja
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:05 AM
 
Location: GA/AL state line
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Katja, I would recommend Yorktown area and you can get there just by driving straight down Fort Eustis Blvd from the post. I'm sure there's some rental properties in the 1400-1700 price range. BTW - I really miss the Bad Cannstatt fests near Stuttgart! Bad Cannstatt was almost better than the Munich Oktoberfests.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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My suggestions would be lower York County ( Dare, Yorktown, Grafton, etc.) and Poquoson. Both areas should get you want you are looking for. In checking the MLS just now I saw at least 8 detached homes that fit your criteria. You might also check www.Craigslist.com www.MilitarybyOwner.com and possibly our local paper The Daily Press
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Virginia Livin', Maryland Dreamin'.
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North Denbigh isnt the best area, specially the schools in that area. You might want to check Williamsburg. NNPS does have advanced classes though. I'm pretty sure every school system provides that, even back when I lived in Baltimore City and that is about as bad as it gets as far as schools.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I work at Fort Eustis and been in this area awhile. I'm not to fond of Newport news/ Hampton School but I do hear Yorktown has a decent school system.
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