Petersburg, Virginia 

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Distorted perception of crime - 7/20/2008
Petersburg's crime statistics do not accurately reflect the true picture of our city. Unfortunately, cime is crime, but the lack of the most serious random acts of crime is mostly absent. Yes, we have our crime ridden areas like all communities do, but is is mostly domestic related. Our police department has been repoting one incident as multiple incidents when they get several calls for the same incident, i.e. 10 calls are interpreted as 10 different incidents.
The police dept. is working more closely with the citizens,the state police, and the Attorney General's office on the drug dealing network here,which as in most communities, is the worst contributor to the city's crime.
Downtown Petersburg for the skeptis is the most active and secure part of the city. Visitors and residents are encouraged to visit all of our local[NO CHAINS]shops. restaurants, and galleries in Olde Towne,as well as all the new loft apartments and condos for an easy commute to Ft. Lee and downtown Read More

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Petersburg an exciting value for those who want to - 6/20/2007
Though there are people who rent in petersburg who work in nearby richmond, the rental market is not yet prohibitive in richmond. The real value is for those who want to own their own homes and thus participate materially in the economic boon in the richmond area, as most people are now priced out richmond proper.

Petersburg has a richly varied stock of beautiful and reasonably cheap housing. The city was reaching it's economic nadir just as richmond was really getting plucky in attracting new business.

Unfortuanately for newcomers, most of the housing stock nearest the rapidly improving down town has been priced to reflect the fact that petersburg has been "discovered," but there are still some great deals to be had in the less desireable (due to the inhabitants) neighborhoods. Petersburg has a large underclass, and this has slowed growth, but provided opportunity for middle class folks. The growth of richmond appears inexorable for many reasons, and Read More

Climate - 7/24/2006
Climate is hot and humid in summer but spring and fall are generally quite nice. Winters are not bad either, it snows occasionally but there is still a lot of sunshine with most days in the 40s or Read More

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