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Old 05-23-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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My girlfriend and I are possibly relocating to Norfolk for professional reasons, we have yet to visit the area, any suggestions in regards to residential locations? We are currently looking for short term apartment leases. Any information would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:11 PM
 
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We are looking in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake areas as far as places to live. We are looking for a short term apartment lease that provides a safe, quiet environment that is not extremely far from Military Circle Mall (if possible). We want a two bedroom apartment (at least) and are willing to spend no more than $800 a month. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:22 PM
 
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$800 will be the bare minimum in places that are pretty safe. a few places to stay away from would be the Park Place neighborhood in Norfolk, in between Ghent and ODU, Newtown Rd, Green Run, and Rosemont are in VA Beach and the South Norfolk section of Chesapeake. $800 may get you a little more in Portsmouth but be VERY careful there it has a reputation for crime.
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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You can get a 2 bedroom for approximately that in Chesapeake, VA. I would say that it is very affordable compared to most places. Crime-wise, it depends where you are from, but I feel that the area is incredibly safe except for Park Place, Wards Corner, and Military Circle in Norfolk. Portmouth is scary throughout. Virginia Beach and Chesapeake are all relatively safe. Chesapeake is your best bet cost-wise.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Thank you both for your input. Is anyone familiar with the Larrymore Lawns neighborhood in Norfolk, right off of E. Littte Creek?
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Old 06-22-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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My girlfriend and I are possibly relocating to Norfolk for professional reasons, we have yet to visit the area, any suggestions in regards to residential locations? We are currently looking for short term apartment leases. Any information would be appreciated, thanks.
I know everyone has there own opinion... but be careful. The crime in Hampton Roads is pretty bad! I would do your homework before re-locating here or anywhere. Our local paper is Virginia Pilot - check it out.
We have lived here about 15 yrs and it has changed a lot. I'm not trying to discourage you but just give you an honest opinion. I know my family cannot wait to leave here!
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: sadly, Virginia
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I live in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake because that's the only area of Chesapeake where I could find anything worth while under $800 a month. It's *not* short term, and it's not very safe... Well, the area I live it *was* safe when I moved here, but it's turning around very quickly. It's very much a "good block/bad block" situation over here. We hear gunshots on average of about once every three months, and the pizza places won't deliver after dark, try getting a taxi after dark too - not happening.

My rent is $685 at the moment for a two bedroom, and will be going up to $725 when my lease is up. I don't think that you'll find much for under $800 in a "safe" neighborhood. Needless to say, I'm searching for a place to live myself.

I don't know about Larrymore Lawns, but I used to live in the Little Creek area about eight years ago. It wasn't *too* bad back then. I don't know what it's like now. It's not close to Military Circle. I'd go more towards Indian River. There are some small apartments over there that are fairly cheap - Indian River Gardens Apts. They are extremely picky about whom they rent to, and the neighborhood isn't *very* bad. I'd be there myself but they didn't have anything available when I needed a place.

Good luck.
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Old 06-26-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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when will you be looking for a place. my husband is going on a six month deployment first of next year and we are looking for someone to sublet our place....possibly. Its a 2 br 2 bath townhouse with fenced yard in Hampton for very close to your price range. Very safe and fairly quiet neighborhood with approximately a 30 min commute to Military Circle Mall. We were looking for the same things you guys were when moving here but found that most places in that area are overpriced and/or not well maintained or safe(we have small children).
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