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Old 08-27-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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My family, which consist of me, my husband, and 3 children(all 6years and younger) are wanting to move to Virginia. We would love to be close to Busche Gardens and the beach area. We know NOTHING about any of the areas. We are moving from Chattanooga,TN. I am going to need good public schools, and a good area to open an upscale salon and spa. Anyone have any ideas? Please help. Give us the Good, Bad and the Ugly. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Do you want to buy or rent?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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To be close to Busch Gardens and the Beach it sounds like any of the hampton roads cities are game. Hampton Roads is a metro comprised of 8 medium sized cities and counties. Busch Gardens is at the northern end of the metro in Williamsburg, Va and the Beach is in the Southeast end of the metro.. Looks like you would want to find a place in the middle? There is a southside hampton roads and a peninsula hampton roads.. Virginia Beach and Chesapeake have the best school systems on the southside, i'd stay away from Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Norfolk. You could open up a upscale salon and spa at anyone of the plethora of town centers/ downtowns in the region (newport news city center, virginia beach town center, downtown norfolk, towne place @ greenbrier,penisula town center, etc.) The ugly is traffic can be very bad crossing the hampton roads harbor.. That's about the only ugly I know lol.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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We are looking to rent a house for about 6 months. My husband is a builder and we are planning on looking at property after that time period. Thanks for the response! We are also willing to pay around $2000.00 per month for rent. Think we will have trouble???
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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Thank you for the quick response! Another question is, is it possible to find a good neighborhood with good schools and daycare around a great place to open our business?? Probably asking for too much huh?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Thank you for the quick response! Another question is, is it possible to find a good neighborhood with good schools and daycare around a great place to open our business?? Probably asking for too much huh?
No it's not asking too much, there are houses EVERYWHERE you look in HR.. Just got to narrow down what cities your looking at.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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I am from Chattanooga (Hixson) too! Is there an area in Chattanooga you can compare to the atmosphere you're looking for?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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Downtown, aquairium area with a mix of Ooltewah. I know that's a far stretch!!LOL
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Ha it might be hard to compare chattanooga to hampton roads.. it's like apples to oranges lol.
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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What do you think the main difference is between the two? We are ready for a lot of change, as far as, culture, and more things to do with our kids. I am all about safty for our kids!! So any place that you would definately NOT move too, please let me know!
Thanks!!
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