Yes thats right...I'm in dire need of your help ladies!! So I know I've mentioned before that my hubby is deployed and that i will be moving to Virginia very soon and without my hubby. Heres my problem: every apartment I can find in our price range is a dump! I have checked the crime watch statistics online for both Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and I must say I am terrified to move here! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not so naive as to think that there is no crime in this world, but moving from a relatively safe suburban city in southern California to a place like Norfolk is completely frightening to me! I also checked an apartment ratings website so i could get some feedback on some of the apartments i found that looked relatively decent, and I was horrified to learn that seriously all of them received terrible reviews! There were horror stories of being robbed at gun point as they were walking up to their apartment, drug dealers everywhere, break ins, cockroaches, mold, and horrible office and maintenance staff among many other things!!! Now since were trying to save for the move while he's deployed I can't exactly afford to fly all the way to Virginia, get a hotel and spend a few days looking for a "diamond in the rough." I know I'm not going to find anything decent in our price range since I have been searching since February when we found out thats where we were being stationed....so my only other option seems to be base housing. So to all my Mil spouses living in Va please, please give me your two cents! Should I keep looking for an apartment or just do base housing? Is base housing any safer than just living in an apartment? I am still new to all of this ladies and this will be our first move with the navy....so I'm really stressing! I desperately need your help and advice!!! So please let me know what you all think!! Thanks for listening!!
The Navy Wife