Where in the World is That British Chick? Pt V


uvaWell it’s that time again, time to take a little trip with me around the grand old US of A. It’s been a long while since my last installment and I have since then found out that my applications to Boston College and UCR have been declined. If you missed out on the first, second, third or fourth installment of “Where in the World is That British Chick?” go check it out and read all about Boston and then all about Reno, all about Tucson and finally all about California, go ahead, we’ll wait…in the meantime if you need a quick refresher on why we are moving take a quick look at my About Me page! Now on to part V.

Installment V : University of Virginia

Of the four colleges left without a decision for me as far as graduate school goes the University of Virginia would be the family favorite, both because of the proximity from where we currently live and the location of the university itself. Working at the University of Virginia would allow me the opportunity to work within close proximity of the FBI should I choose to go that route, it would also allow my family to stay on the East coast. Buzz is more excited about the latter of those two facts but I am most excited about the former. Living in Virginia would not present us with any major culture shock as we would still live relatively close to North Carolina and would not suffer the shock of being dumped in to West coast culture without prior experience of the area.

The University of Virginia has staff who are knowledgeable in the area of physically measuring emotional expression as well as a facility conductive to studying polygraph use. There is also a PhD teaching at the university who specializes in reactive emotion and aggression which I find fascinating and I would most certainly benefit from his knowledge should I be accepted in to the program. My concern over the university itself is simply not having what it takes to beat out other applicants. The numerical data as it pertains to applications which stand out from the rest is set fairly high and I am not sure that I can beat others out based on that information alone. Still, I keep my fingers crossed.

Moving from our 1200 sq ft town house to Charlottesville would not be a huge change in regards to city life or life in the “South”. Simple things such as our grocery store would remain the same which while it may seem small can provide quite a bit of comfort when a family is going through such a large change. The size of apartments and town homes in the Charlottesville area do not seem significantly more expensive than our town home here in Raleigh and while some seem a little older than I would like there are a few properties which seem like they would suit us well.

Moving to Charlottesville does not worry me as much as moving to the West coast for obvious reasons. The cost of moving to Virginia will be a lot less than if we move across the country and with a shorter move I imagine will come a lot less stress both financially and emotionally/physically.

Here are a few of the places we have been looking at in Charlottesville, I haven’t included home pictures since homes available now will not be available next year:

$995 2 Bedroom 2 Bath ? Sq Ft (Pet Fee Unlisted) 7 minutes from school

$995 2 Bedroom 2 Bath ? Sq Ft (Pet Fee Unlisted) 7 minutes from school

$1080 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 1140 Sq Ft (No Pet deposit) 12 minutes from school

$1080 3 Bedroom 1.5 Bath 1140 Sq Ft (No Pet deposit) 12 minutes from school

$1244 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 1292 Sq Ft (Pet fee $300 rent $20) 9 minutes from school

$1244 2 Bedroom 2 Bath 1292 Sq Ft (Pet fee $300 rent $20) 9 minutes from school

$995 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 1155 Sq Ft (Pet fee unlisted) 6 minutes from school

$995 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath 1155 Sq Ft (Pet fee unlisted) 6 minutes from school

Charlottesville is going to be a tough choice when it comes to renting to families with large dogs and while we have found a few apartments and town homes willing to rent to large dog families there are not  too many to choose from within our price range.

The draws of Charlottesville: A closer proximity to Quantico, knowledgeable staff in the field of polygraph testing, a shorter move, relatively similar cost of living, closer proximity to family.

The drawbacks of Charlottesville: The availability of nicer living quarters, the lack of facilities for Buzz to pursue his interests.

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2 Responses to “Where in the World is That British Chick? Pt V”

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    Queen Bee says:

    All I can say is you be able to adjust to housing easier than you think, because once you get there, life will feel fresh and full of possibility again. 🙂 I like all the ones you listed, btw.


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