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Old 06-06-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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I have posted before but we are now pretty sure that my husband's job will be in Fredricksburg, VA. Once we sell our house we will be moving and looking for a house. We need some input on good area's for the kids. We have 3 kids 10, 7 and 4 years. Soccer is our thing and lots of outdoor activities. Are there any areas that are better than others?

We will be putting our kids in public schools. Any that are better than others for a parent's point of view? I have been on Greatschools.com and they don't give me to much information. Just a bunch of numbers?

We are looking at homes between $200-250,000 and have not found anything that would be big enough for a family of 5 plus 3 large dogs.. We would love a smaller town fealing but having lived in suburbia all our lives that is not an issue. I know that there are a few lakes in the area and do spend alot of time out on the water.

If you have any ideas that might help, we would be ever so greatful.... My husband and I will be visiting the area in a couple of weeks and would like to target specific areas because of the short amount of time that we will be there. Thanks so much!

Plus Pie is better than Cake!!!!!LOL
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Well, as far as homes, I think your best bet would be Lake Caroline, in Caroline County. It is 16/20 miles down I-95 from Fredericksburg, and should have single family homes in your price range. There is a lake and such... but some of the homes are a little older (70's), but hamlet homes is building new homes in there too. Their sales office is right on the corner of Ladysmith Road and Rt. 1. The schools in Caroline aren't the best from what I have heard... but they are building a new $20 million elementary school... but for middle school and high school, the facilities are kinda old compared to spotsy and stafford... but the home prices are a lot lower. Also property taxes are about half of what they are anywhere further north.

Good luck
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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To the east, King George might be more affordable than F-burg or Stafford. Otherwise head south as EricD suggests.

I-95 is still pretty uncongested south of F-burg, so your family could live in a more affordable area like exit 118/Thornburg in Spotsylvania County, or further south in Caroline County. Your husband could do a 30-minute commute info Fredericksburg, and you'd have the convenience of I-95 and its easy access to the shopping at exit 130 and 126, as well as Kings Dominion and Richmond to the south.

Your kids might be in school with poor people, but isn't that "diversity" at its best?
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:18 PM
 
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I have posted before but we are now pretty sure that my husband's job will be in Fredricksburg, VA. Once we sell our house we will be moving and looking for a house. We need some input on good area's for the kids. We have 3 kids 10, 7 and 4 years. Soccer is our thing and lots of outdoor activities. Are there any areas that are better than others?

We will be putting our kids in public schools. Any that are better than others for a parent's point of view? I have been on Greatschools.com and they don't give me to much information. Just a bunch of numbers?

We are looking at homes between $200-250,000 and have not found anything that would be big enough for a family of 5 plus 3 large dogs.. We would love a smaller town fealing but having lived in suburbia all our lives that is not an issue. I know that there are a few lakes in the area and do spend alot of time out on the water.

If you have any ideas that might help, we would be ever so greatful.... My husband and I will be visiting the area in a couple of weeks and would like to target specific areas because of the short amount of time that we will be there. Thanks so much!

Plus Pie is better than Cake!!!!!LOL

Hi! have you had any luck with schools in Fredricksburg area? I'm looking at Elementary schools for now since my child is 4 and will be ready for school soon enough.

The question is where should we look to buy if working in Fredricksburg? where are the best schools?

The online report cards tell very little about how the school is doing compared to other good schools. Thank you.
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