It all depends on what part of Hampton. I live in Chesapeake not far from there at all.I worked for a towing/recovery outfit and got around a good bit.I would not live there for love or money.(if anyone for there reads this it is not personal just my opion). But from where I am I could be at work in 20-35 mins depending on the time of day. There are a few homes for sale where I am. If you want to send me a pm or e-mail. I could maybe check some things out for you. Jeremy
1966 coupe 289 auto a/c car(deceased sat in a feild for 20 years) currently being brought back to life?
I lived there for awhile when I was in the Navy. I didn't own a home there, but rent for a decent 1100 sq. ft. apartment was $850-plus.
things I disliked the most were city-sticker requirements and state inspection requirements. they were just a hassle, but I wasn't used to that being a part of life. I moved from Chicago before I was of driving age and never had to do it until I moved there in the Navy.
It was OK living there, but i'd never do it again. There was work and I could have stayed, but I just disliked the area too much.
I've visited that area many times while my son-in-law was in the Navy there, and they actually lived in Hampton for a while. The plus side is that there are lots of things to do there (beach, Jamestown, Yorktown, several nice museusm, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, etc.) You also have Washington DC, the NC outer banks and snow skiing located about 2 hours away. The minus side is that Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and other areas make up one very large city, which means traffic and crime.
My opinion is that it's a great place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there. However, if you already live in or near a large city, those things might not bother you.
'73 convertible - Was a 6 cyl.- Now a 351c-2v with 3 speed manual
'72 Ranchero 500
I too live in Chesapeake. Not by choice ( I am in the Navy). I will NEVER come back to this area again on my own free will. If I do have to come back, I'd stay away from Hampton, that is for sure.
From what I have seen in my 9 mos or so here, Hampton has A LOT of crime. Thus, the schools probably suck. Good schools...you want to live in Chesapeake..but you'd have to drive through the tunnel (Pure hell on earth during commuiting hours) to get to Hampton.
If you want the job...look for a place to live in Yorktown or Williamsburg and drive to Hampton. Houses are reasonably affordable (in my opinion) and I really like Williamsburg. Bad side of that is that if you have to travel I-64 to get to work, you'll have to deal with a lot of traffic (in my opinion)
FWIW, I went to School at U of D...at Livernois and 6 mile. Parts of Hampton, Norfolk, and Newport News are just as bad as Livernois and 6 Mile.
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