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    Norfolk!! :D

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    We just got out hard copies to there!
    We're VERY excited, it was our first choice!
    So tell me all about it, good places to live, places to avoid, etc etc!
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    we're in Riverside terrace apartments, about 10 minutes from the base. it's an ok area, I wouldn't suggest it though. The nicer areas are in VA beach. Katinahat probably knows that area better than me.

    is your DHs ship gonna be in Little Creek or Norfolk base?
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    I agree with Caraa, Va beach is the nicer area. I live in University Apartments and can't wait to move. The only plus side is we're about 10 minutes from base so it doesn't take him long to get to and from work. I also heard that Portsmouth is really shady and was there last night, it was okay. I don't know what the apartments were but they were super thin walls.

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    Places to live: Virginia Beach and Chesapeake. Places not to live: Some areas of Norfolk and Portsmouth. I went to the local police deparment websites and found maps of high vs low crime areas and selected the lowest crime area in VA Beach (we're in Cypress Point).

    It's pretty nice. I would recommend finding a place that doesn't have TOO much freeway travel to get to the base because it's HORRIBLE if he works around the regular hours (7-4). The worst I've seen-- and I've lived in LA and northern VA, up by DC. So when I say bad, I mean it lol. Also, try not to have a bridge or tunnel between your house and base. If there's an accident on the bridge or in the tunnel, traffic is done for!

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    We've been told to avoid Norfolk and Portsmouth We really like the Chesapeake area We've found some BEAUTIFUL rentals there
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Caraa View Post
    we're in Riverside terrace apartments, about 10 minutes from the base. it's an ok area, I wouldn't suggest it though. The nicer areas are in VA beach. Katinahat probably knows that area better than me.

    is your DHs ship gonna be in Little Creek or Norfolk base?
    He'll be on the Truman, so I'm assuming Norfolk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailors_Princess View Post
    He'll be on the Truman, so I'm assuming Norfolk
    Yes good ol norfolk. Your dh will be on the same ship as my dh!


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    I'm in VA beach and I like it here so far, haven't seen any shady stuff so far and everyone is fairly nice. When do you make the big move?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailors_Princess View Post
    He'll be on the Truman, so I'm assuming Norfolk
    Quote Originally Posted by usngf2016 View Post
    Yes good ol norfolk. Your dh will be on the same ship as my dh!
    My DB is on Truman also. Hopefully, he won't be when they finish in drydock. Still waiting on shore duty orders!







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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyEyes View Post
    I agree with Caraa, Va beach is the nicer area. I live in University Apartments and can't wait to move. The only plus side is we're about 10 minutes from base so it doesn't take him long to get to and from work. I also heard that Portsmouth is really shady and was there last night, it was okay. I don't know what the apartments were but they were super thin walls.
    I used to live in University Apartments, I liked it there.

    The worst place I ever lived was Pinewood Gardens in Norfolk. They were rude, maintenance crew was full of theives, and they give you last minute notice on everything.

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