The oceanfront resort area has decent schools as well -- Cooke Elementary, Virginia Beach Middle (brand new) and First Colonial High School. A cute area to live is Shadowlawn, however it is a mixture of nice new houses ($350,000+) and fixer uppers, and there are lots of rentals as well. You can walk to the beach from there. Kings Grant is a nice area, and another large growth area with lots of military is the South end of General Booth Blvd. Those kids go to Ocean Lakes High School, only a few years old, or to Floyd Kellum HS. The area has a lot of growth in housing and shopping centers, so you have a Target, Walmart etc very close. Traffic can back up sometimes and you would be heading straight up through the resort area to get to Fort Story. Neighborhood areas to avoid would include Green Run, Princess Anne Plaza, Newtown Road, Seatack, areas close to Little Creek NAB. The western end of Princess Anne Road towards Norfolk. Good Highschools include Cox, Ocean Lakes, First Colonial, Kellam, avoid Bayside and Green Run especially.Hope this helps!
I live down Shore drive in the 23455 zip code, which is a easy drive to Fort Story. In this zip Hermatige and Throughgood Elementary are both excellent schools.
In 23455, you would live near the Bay beaches vs. the North End where you would go to the oceanfront beaches or even at Fort Story you can hit the beach, a really cool place for the kids.
Anywhere along the Shore drive corridor expect to pay $400K to 500K (and up from there) for a nice 4BR 3BA SFH.
The VB school system has bus routes and times listed for every neighboorhood. It will be a help when the time comes.
I am a fellow Boricua, Navy wife (22yrs), and was a Virginia Beach Elementary teacher. I currently live and teach in Orlando, but have a home in Virginia Beach's Hunt Club forest. It's a few miles from the oceanfront and within walking distance of a very good school, Strawbridge elementary, the Princess Anne Rec. center, the VB Princess Anne Library, Regal cinemas, Super Walmart, Target restaurants and many more. If you want information about the area schools and neighborhoods, drop me an email. email@example.com
Thanks again for your service,
Helen Henry GRI, ABR
William E Wood & Associates
5308 Indian River Rd
Virginia Beach, Va 23464
Home Office 757-497-7475
Toll Free 800-955-5360
Direct Line 757-718-3765
Nelene Gibbs, Realtor, E-pro
William E. Wood & Assoc.
First of all, I live at the north end just a few blocks over from Fort Story so I know the area and the neighbors. As a mom with two school age children, I personally can tell you that the school district at the north end of the beach, Linkhorn Park Elementary, has given my children the opportunity to be in a wonderful Math and Science Academy and gifted programs. The teachers and staff are exceptional. At the other end of Fort Story, further down the beach onto Shore Drive is a different school district, John B. Dey, which I have heard many positive things about as well. The children and I have really enjoyed taking quiet walks together along the beach near Fort Story. It is a very serene and natural section of the beach with rolling sand dunes and sawgrass. Their are school age children on just about every block so when the weather is nice you will find many of them skateboarding, riding bikes and playing at the beach together. When we moved from Bay Colony, (which is on 47th Street at the beach), to further down near Fort Story, it was great to know we were able to stay within the same school district and the kids had plenty of new friends to play with. As far as the investment opportunity, interest rates are still low and home prices are geared to motivated sellers in a buyer's market. Keep in mind also that you may be eligible for the $8k or repeat home buyer tax credit as long as you close by the end of June. In addition, expanded tax credit benefits apply to members of the millitary, the foreign service and the intelligence community. If you decide you need to move in the future, look over the rental history for that subdivision and whether it has a stipulation on whether you can rent it out weekly/yearly.
Candy C. Dennis
Sales Manager, Long & Foster Realtors
800-479-7355 or 757-623-2500
As to the question of what will be a good investment, it really will depend on how long you will be in the area, what location you decide to concentrate on and if you are willing to do repairs yourself or looking for turnkey. I'm going to be honest with you, it may actually be better to rent at this time if you are not going to be in the area for long or if you are not looking for a long term investment. On the other hand, if you are looking for a longer term investment, Virginia Beach has traditionally been an excellent place in which to purchase real estate!
Please feel free to call or e-mail me if you have anymore questions!
Liz Moore & Associates
11801 Canon Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Thanks and I hope to hear from you
Lili Cox, Realtor
GRI, CRS, SRES
William E. Wood & Associates
For investment pruposes, however, an agent CAN tell you what is desireable to Buyers. As far as that goes, the properties that are located in the Cox HS, and somewhat First Colonial and Kellum HS Districts seem to be popular. School districts seem to be a major factor in VABeach and is reflected in the pricing. I have heard that John B Dey is one of the most popular elementary schools, and also is fed by one of the pricier area in town.
Good luckj to you. Relocation is always stressful, but I know you will love living at VABeach; Hampton Roads really is a great place to live.
Missy Abrams L'Hoste, Realtor
William E. Wood and Associates
Licensed in Virginia
I am your girl. I am from Virginia Beach, and I have sold many homes to families in the military. I would be happy to help you with your home search. Feel free to contact me and we can get started. RobinSellsHomes@cox.net
I am retired military myself so I know how stressful it can be to transfer. I have a relocation package I can send you for this area. It has information on all of the cities and also about the schools. It has a lot of good information.
I can also start up a property search for you. This will give you an idea what the market is like here and what is available.
If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to speaking with you.
I have also attached a link to my website. There is a lot of information on there also along with some free applications and reports.
Have a nice day!!
Long & Foster Real Estate
317 30th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Office: (757) 428-4600
Direct: (757) 304-7160
Fax: (757) 491-6184
Toll Free: (800) 941-3333
United States Navy, Retired
In general, the entire northeast area of Virginia Beach has some really decent public schools but use this link to go directly to the GreatSchools web link for feedback about Thoroughgood Elementary, and you'll also be able to navigate to other schools as well.
I'll also email you directly and if you want to reply to my email with details about your housing needs, price range, minimum beds/baths, 1 or 2 car garage, etc., I'll be happy to email you a comprehensive list of properties for you in some of the better school zones. I'll also be happy to also provide you references from other previous military families I've had the pleasure to serve.
Thank you for serving our country, and I hope to be of service to you in the near future.
Frank Biganski, Realtor
Reliance Realty, Inc.
But I can provide you with info to help you make an informed decision. Here is a link where you can read reviews about every School in Virginia Beach, please check it out:
Also, please check out my website it is connected to the MLS so you can search for homes and set up listing alerts to notify you when your dream home comes on the market.
I would love to help you guys find a home when you are ready. Please call or e-mail me anytime if you have any questions. Looking forward to helping you find a new home.
Have a great Day!
Blu Skyy Realty
2622 Southern Blvd., Suite 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Homeowners who secure a home purchase contract prior to the end of April and who close before the end of June of this year may be eligible for tax rebates from the federal government if they currently don't own a home. It's a buyer's market with great interest rates right now, too.
I am a Realtor and a mom who has kids in the Virginia Beach system. Call me or email me and I will be happy to give you the advice you are looking for.
Thanks for coming here for advice. My husban was stationed at FT Eustis for years and we still live 10 minutes from there.
Also a quick google search will probably give you a good answer too.
My daughter isn't in school yet, so I can't help ya on that one.