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21/f/fredericksburg, va. Hoping to move away from the burg into Ocala, FL so anyone from that area if you have any advice or just wanna tell me about the area please do.
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the burg Posted On: 2/26/2008 4:16:58 PM
I'd have to say Fredericksburg isn't that great of a place to live anymore, with all the uncontrolled growth. Crime isn't a daily worry around here, the majority of the time most people don't lock their doors. Unfortunately the area is growing way too fast. Stafford County is the second or third fastest growing county in VA. There's construction everywhere, sub-divisions being built, new shopping centers and stores, and schools being built to compensate. The schools are decent, with a mixture of good and bad teachers. Most who's only concern is their kids pass the SOL's, which you may want to look up if you haven't heard of them and have school-aged children. The housing costs still haven't gone down, though they've built so many new homes that aren't selling that they're slowly decreasing. Traffic is a nightmare around here in the mornings and in the evenings, and there's really no way out. Also, for those with teenagers, there's nothing to do around here aside from shopping, an occasional movie at a packed dirty theatre, or bowling. Sorry this is so long but hopefully there's some helpful info. BTW if you're hoping to move here to get away from the city, so you can commute. Join the club, this isn't secluded anymore. Way too many people for what this area was and ever will be ready for. The county isn't too great at planning.