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226 Oceana

226 Birch Lake Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(1322 Reviews & Surveys)
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"This is a nice, quiet, and safe property. I've never had any issues the staff, maintenance" ...
$1,448 - $1,950/mo

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226 Oceana Reviews

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Resident 583451

Verified Resident 2018 - 2019

1/26/2019

Awesome!!! Very friendly staff. Maintenance men are very pleasant and helpful!! Resident Manager is very warm and friendly. Our Dog Loves the dog park.We love the gym and clubhouse. Can't wait for warmer weather to go swimming in the pool!! ??????

    Manager

    12/19/2018

    226 Oceana
    Thank you for completing a review! we are thrilled to know that you are enjoying our community. As always, please do not hesitate to stop in or contact the office if you need anything.
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    Resident 579819

    Verified Resident 2018

    12/5/2018

    Friendly office staff. Polite, efficient matinence. What sold me on my unit was the washer and dryer being included, full sized, and it their own closet. If you've ever tried to rent in VB you know how rare it is to hit the washer dryer trifecta, but 226 Oceana has it. I did opt for the non-updated unit which does have quite old cabinetry and vanity in the bathroom, but the apartment itself is still very nice and i love the layout. The updated units are beautiful, just out of my personal price range. Overall i am extremely pleased to call 226 Oceana my new home.

      Manager

      12/19/2018

      226 Oceana
      Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We take pride in knowing that our residents enjoy the community. As always, please feel free to contact the leasing office at anytime if you need anything!!
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      Resident 573030

      Verified Resident 2018

      11/23/2018

      My experience has been extremely disappointing as I moved here from DE for work and was comfortable after visiting property prior to renting that it would be sufficient but it has been everything but. From cigarette smells in my apartment to bugs, namely roaches this has been a horrible couple of weeks for me. There are major improvements needed across the complex. The windows are in very poor condition as well.

        Manager

        11/25/2018

        226 Oceana
        Thank you for taking the time to complete a review; it's very disheartening to know that your stay with us so far has been far from enjoyable. We are not a non-smoking property therefore we cannot ask our other residents to refrain from smoking cigarettes in their home however per our phone conversation earlier today I will reach out to our vendors to see if they can assist us by reducing or hopefully eliminating the scent in your home. I appreciate your cooperation as we work on resolving the issues you are having.
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        Resident 568642

        Verified Resident 2018

        11/8/2018

        Staff are friendly. They always keep in touch if we need anything. Staff make sure we are comfortable. It is nice and quiet living in 226 oceana apartments. I would definitely would tell friends is a good neighborhood.

          Manager

          11/14/2018

          226 Oceana
          Thank you for taking the time to complete a review and making 226 Oceana your home. We strive to provide efficient and friendly customer service as we want all of our residents to enjoy living at 226 Oceana.
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          Resident 553953

          Verified Resident 2018

          10/10/2018

          So far so good everything has been fine. Had to call and tell them our storage unit door handle fell off as well as the two oven tops have stopped working and need to be fixed. Other then that everything else is fine.

            Manager

            10/14/2018

            226 Oceana
            Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, we truly value your feedback. Please feel free to contact the office at anytime if you need anything.
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            Resident 552721

            Verified Resident 2018

            10/8/2018

            Very old building, which gives you a high electric bill and water. Old appliances, pest infestation. Good location but surrounded by different shelters, projects, and trailer parks which makes it dangerous to leave your home at night.

              Manager

              10/14/2018

              226 Oceana
              I am so sorry to hear about the concerns you have at our community. We strive to make 226 Oceana a comfortable living environment and take your concerns seriously. Please feel free to contact the office and request to speak with the Community Manager so we can address the issues you have mentioned.
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              Resident 541146

              Verified Resident 2018

              9/10/2018

              Great location and staff! Have had no problems with my rental and the staff are always checking in when I stop by the office. Had a problem with my billing with my bank the first month and they were understanding and courteous. The community is quiet have had no issues with the noise level esp being close to the beach.

                Manager

                11/6/2018

                226 Oceana
                Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We take great pride in knowing that you enjoy living at the community!
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                Resident 514123

                Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

                7/16/2018

                Good comunity, pretty well maintained, friendly staff. Needs playground area maintained(ground work). Pool is very nice, it needs slight improvement when it comes to surrounding bushes and bugs. Needs more visitor parking.Overall great place!

                  Manager

                  3/24/2019

                  226 Oceana
                  Thank you for your review! We're excited about the improvements coming for the pool season this year. We hope the new furniture and grill makes your experience more enjoyable. Please let us know if you need anything!
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                  Resident 514100

                  Verified Resident 2018

                  7/16/2018

                  The apartment is clean, but could use updated appliances and the amount of jet noise that is produced. The water pressure works well and there is a washer and dryer in unit, however the unit could offer updated features

                    Manager

                    3/24/2019

                    226 Oceana
                    Thank you for your review! We are renovating apartments at this time. Please see us at the end of your lease, so we can discuss transfer options.
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                    Resident 507946

                    Verified Resident 2018

                    7/2/2018

                    The staff was very helpful. I was directed with each step during the move in process. The staff answered any questions I had. The pool was clean and up to par. All of the neighbors are great and helpful.

                      Manager

                      3/24/2019

                      226 Oceana
                      Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed our pool last summer. We're excited about our pool upgrades this year!
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                      Resident 505992

                      Verified Resident 2016 - 2019

                      11/10/2019

                      Llevo alrededor de 8a?os viviendo en el mismo lugar, nunca he tenido problemas con los vecinos, ni mis hijos. Mis hijos lo aman ya que tienen muchos amiguitos y pueden jugar sin temor. Los apartamentos son c?modos y El se?or de mantenimiento es excelente, super amable, cari?oso, amigable y atento.

                        Manager

                        3/24/2019

                        226 Oceana
                        Thank you for your review! Wow, six years? We are so happy to hear that you've had such a great experience for years. We hope you enjoy the community improvements we've made lately. We look forward to serving you for years to come!
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                        Resident 505086

                        Verified Resident 2018

                        10/26/2018

                        The staff are friendly and efficient. All my requests are answered promptly. I rented sigh unseen and waslucky to find this place, so close to the beach, shopping, and services. The whole place is surrounded by trees.

                          Manager

                          10/29/2018

                          226 Oceana
                          Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, we are thrilled to know that you enjoy living at the community. If you need anything in the future please do not hesitate to contact the leasing office. Thank you
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                          Resident 504904

                          Verified Resident 2018

                          6/25/2018

                          It's been a hassle and waste of my time to try and get the a.c. situation resolved. Staff says I'm not the only unit complaining and that all the complaints are from 2nd floor units. I'm unable to resolve the issue and i feel like I'm holding the staffs hand to help them if they even care to, resolve the issue. Haven't had a definitive answer. I keep getting told everything works fine when I'm the one living here and its untrue.

                            Manager

                            3/24/2019

                            226 Oceana
                            Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry to hear that your experience has been less than perfect. I hope your experience has improved and your service request was completed to your satisfaction. If this is not the case, please contact me, Crystal Davis, Community Manager, to discuss this further as customer service is very important to us and we would like the opportunity to turn things around for you.
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                            Resident 498984

                            Verified Resident 2015 - 2018

                            11/5/2018

                            I enjoy it. It is a quiet neighborhood. The staff is friendly. Sometimes things take a bit to get done, but it's usually still done right. Overall, not a bad place for a small family or roommates. Not bad.

                              Manager

                              3/24/2019

                              226 Oceana
                              Thank you for your review! We strive to complete request in a timely fashion, so we apologize if this is not your experience. We hope this has since improved. If this is not the case, please contact our office at your earliest convenience.
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                              Resident 486688

                              Verified Resident 2018

                              5/11/2018

                              Beautiful office personnel. Maintenance prompt readiness. Very good landscaping. Access to shopping. Always available parking. Great lightning all around. Clean apartments rented. Friendly working class neighborhood

                                Manager

                                6/15/2018

                                226 Oceana
                                Thank you for your positive feedback on how we are doing. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you for making 226 Oceana your new home. 226 Oceana Management
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                                Resident 481803

                                Verified Resident 2018

                                4/30/2018

                                The apartment seemed updated and clean from our research in the internet. But the vanities are warped, the back door doesn't lock, and the toilet was full of tissue and wouldn't flush the day we moved in. I was called to resubmit info the day before move in which worried me greatly since I moved my family from another state and was reassured before I arrived things were taken care of and also again 4 days before move in when I was at the apt office. It will do for now. We dont have much choice for 13 months. But I have to say it was not the best experience.

                                  Manager

                                  6/15/2018

                                  226 Oceana
                                  Thank you for this feedback. Please come to the leasing office and discuss these concerns with us. We would like to have the opportunity to correct and address these issues that you are experiencing. Thank you for being a valued resident here at 226 Oceana.
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                                  jes.salas20

                                  Resident 2015 - 2017

                                  4/26/2018

                                  I just moved out of there in August and I told them 2 months in advance. I left all the information needed for them to send me my last invoice. I also went and talked to the ladies in the office and asked if there was anything else I needed to pay and I was told I should be good. I waited 2 months and got nothing. I assumed everything was good. So after 3 months (I'm now living in Texas) I get a phone call from a COLLECTION AGENCY!! They tell me that I owed money from 226 Oceana! I was so upset about it! 2 days after the phone call guess who decides to finally send me an email to tell me how much I owe???! I tried calling them but conveniently their phones weren't working. I also sent an email and never got a response. I was seriously so disappointed, I was a good tenant to this place. A phone call would've been nice! Good thing it didn't affect my credit. The only good thing was the maintenance guys! They always took care of things quickly and were very nice.

                                    Manager

                                    4/30/2018

                                    226 Oceana
                                    We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your move-out process was unsatisfactory. We proud ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Please call the office during business hours to discuss your concerns or to make suggestions. I would like to extend an offer to you to correct this mishap. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. 226 Oceana Management
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                                    Resident 479271

                                    Verified Resident 2018

                                    4/23/2018

                                    Amazing!! The staff is wonderful and willing to work with you! The community is wonderful, neighborhood is amazing! Neighbors are nice and engaged in conversation with you! Love it here and will probably be here for a few years!

                                      Manager

                                      4/30/2018

                                      226 Oceana
                                      Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We proud ourselves on great customer service and value our residents. Your kind words were greatly appreciated. Thanks for being a valued resident here at 226 Oceana. 226 Oceana Management
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                                      Resident 471160

                                      Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

                                      4/3/2018

                                      Poor management and service. Awful. Leasing office leaves early regularly. Mantainence is never done on time or conveniently. My neighbors are awful loud potheads. So unpleasant. I like my apartment, but it is not worth what I pay.

                                        Manager

                                        4/30/2018

                                        226 Oceana
                                        We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you're experiencing an issue with the neighbors in your area. We would like to have the opportunity to correct this. Please call the office during business hours or stop by to discuss your concerns or to make suggestions. We look forward to making your living experience a positive one. 226 Oceana Management
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                                        Resident 468933

                                        Verified Resident 2018

                                        3/26/2018

                                        The complex is nice and quiet inside and out. Maintenance usually responds to requests same day or 1-2 business days. They let you know if any further work is needed and clean up behind themselves. They also let you know how long they're going to be in your unit.

                                          Manager

                                          3/28/2018

                                          226 Oceana
                                          Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. If there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to let us know. 226 Oceana Management
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                                          Christine_L

                                          prospectiveVisited 2018

                                          3/8/2018

                                          Worst experience ever, and i didn't even live there. We called for information and were quoted incorrect information from a all-too-perky girl that barely listened to our questions, just kept trying to get us in to sell us for the place. We took a tour and the perky lady wasn't available, so we got a new girl who literally knew nothing and kept saying "i dont know" to everything asked. When it came time to sign the lease, the information and quote was incorrect. The new girl informed us that it would be corrected, and we just needed to sign anyways. I called later that evening and spoke to a new person (who claimed to be a manger), and she informed us that ALL the information and quotes we had been given thus far were incorrect, and the actual price was $200 more a month. After all of that, we had to cancel the application, and were not able to get our fee back, even though we wouldn't have even started it had we been given the correct information to begin with. Like you are a manager, is the deposit locked in a disney vault or what? SUPER disappointed and… See More>
                                            Manager

                                            3/14/2018

                                            226 Oceana
                                            We greatly appreciate your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that your application process was unsatisfactory. We proud ourselves on providing excellent customer service. We would like to have the opportunity to correct this and invite you in our office so we can extend the offer that you were first quoted. Please call the office during business hours to discuss your concerns or to make suggestions. We look forward to making your living experience a positive one. 226 Oceana Management
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                                            Freedom Divine

                                            Resident 2018

                                            3/5/2018

                                            Wonderful neighborhood. Office staff (CJ and Stacy) are awesome. They are Knowledgeable, they listen and about the business of keeping residents safe and happy. Great place to live. I would recommend to all.

                                              Manager

                                              3/14/2018

                                              226 Oceana
                                              Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. We appreciate you kind comments and will continue to improve the community. 226 Oceana Managment
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                                              Resident 460582

                                              Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

                                              3/5/2018

                                              I have never dealt with a more personable and awesome front office before. Apartment is a great value for the money. Safe and quiet neighborhood. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone looking in the Virginia Beach area.

                                                Manager

                                                3/14/2018

                                                226 Oceana
                                                Thank you for your kind words. We will continue to work hard each day to exceed your expectations. 226 Oceana Management
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                                                Resident 456047

                                                Verified Resident 2017 - 2018

                                                2/21/2018

                                                Love living here great neighbors right by the beach. Changing things in neighborhood great maintenance close to kids school. Friendly people very close to shopping center location is a plus no complaints so far. : )

                                                  Manager

                                                  3/14/2018

                                                  226 Oceana
                                                  Thank you for your kind words. We will continue to work hard each day to exceed your expectations. 226 Oceana Management
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                                                  Resident 455109

                                                  Verified Resident 2015 - 2018

                                                  2/19/2018

                                                  Maintenance is always prompt and courteous. Dangerous area but lots of cops patrolling the area at all hours. Not great for families with babies because of the jet noise. Overall, a good first starter apartment.

                                                    Manager

                                                    3/14/2018

                                                    226 Oceana
                                                    Thank you for taking the time to send us this feedback. We value your feedback and will continue to provide excellent customer service. 226 Oceana Management

                                                    Floor Plans & Pricing

                                                    1 Bedroom

                                                    Pelican

                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath | 795 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,577

                                                    2 Available Units

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                                                    2 Bedrooms

                                                    Mallard

                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath | 795 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,448

                                                    5 Available Units

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                                                    3 Bedrooms

                                                    Herring II

                                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths | 1,089 sq. ft.

                                                    $1,890

                                                    5 Available Units

                                                    See Floor Plan Details

                                                    Disclaimer: Special, prices and availabilities subject to change.

                                                    epIQ Ratings

                                                    What is epIQ?

                                                    The epIQ Index gives you an accurate and authentic understanding of what life at a community is like prior to signing a lease, using a familiar letter grade & report card format.

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                                                    Community epIQ Grade

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                                                    A-

                                                    Renter Ratings

                                                    A-

                                                    Review Ratings

                                                    Noise

                                                    3.7

                                                    Grounds

                                                    3.9

                                                    Safety

                                                    3.5

                                                    Office Staff

                                                    3.9

                                                    Maintenance

                                                    3.7

                                                    Neighborhood

                                                    4.5

                                                    Survey Ratings

                                                    SatisFacts™ Tour Survey

                                                    SatisFacts™ Move-In Survey

                                                    SatisFacts™ Maintenance Survey

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                                                    Review Count

                                                    B+

                                                    Number of reviews in the past 365 days

                                                    13

                                                    Manager’s Review Engagement

                                                    A

                                                    Percentage of reviews responded to

                                                    92.31%

                                                    Manager’s Review Reply Time

                                                    A-

                                                    Average time to respond to reviews

                                                    3.77 days

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                                                    Features & Amenities

                                                    Pets
                                                    • Cats Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300 ~ 500. Rent: $25. Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    • Dogs Allowed
                                                      Fee: $300 ~ 500. Rent: $25. Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.. Pet Limit: 2
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                                                    Other
                                                    • 24-Hour Management Availability
                                                    • Credit Card Payments Accepted
                                                    • Electronic Payments Accepted
                                                    • On-Site Maintenance
                                                    • On-Site Management
                                                    • On-site Leasing Office
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted
                                                    • Online Payments Accepted and Resident Portal
                                                    • Online Resident Services
                                                    • Pet-Friendly Community
                                                    • Pre-qualified Renter's Insurance Available
                                                    • Resident Social Events
                                                    • e-Payments
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                                                    Leasing

                                                    226 Oceana, a beautiful community located off of Highway 264 and 9 blocks away from the beach. Some of the amenities include a beautiful clubhouse, sparkling pool, and a fitness center. Your on-site management staff will exceed your expectations and offer you great customer service. We are available for virtual tours and online leasing!
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                                                    Office Hours

                                                    • Sunday: Closed
                                                    • Monday - Friday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
                                                    • Saturday: Closed
                                                    This community is managed by

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                                                    Questions & Answers (1)

                                                    Bravo1466
                                                    Asked on: 02/05/2018
                                                    Q: Are pit bulls allowed in these apartments?
                                                    Manager

                                                    02/06/2018

                                                    226 Oceana
                                                    A: We do not have a breed restriction nor do we have a weight limit. Please stop by our leasing center so we can go over what we could offer you here at 226 Oceana as a valued resident. Thank you.

                                                    Frequently Asked

                                                    Based on 1322 number of votes by renters, 226 Oceana is currently rated 4.1 out of 5 stars.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters grounds survey, which is considered average. The grounds are okay, but could use some improvement.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.7/5 stars in our renters maintenance survey, which is considered average. The maintenance team is sometimes slow to respond or not fully effective in resolving issues.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.7/5 stars in our renters noise survey, which is considered average. The noise level can sometimes be disruptive, but not to a significant extent.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.5/5 stars in our renters safety survey, which is considered average. The complex has some safety concerns that need to be addressed.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 4.5/5 stars in our renters neighborhood survey, which is considered excellent. The complex is located in a very desirable and safe neighborhood with convenient access to local attractions and services.
                                                    226 Oceana is rated 3.9/5 stars in our renters staff survey, which is considered average. The staff is sometimes unresponsive or not fully helpful in addressing resident needs.
                                                    Managers have responded to 92.3077% of their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Managers have replied within 3.77 days to their community reviews in the past year.
                                                    Pegasus Residential
                                                    Cats Allowed
                                                    Fee: $300 ~ 500
                                                    Rent: $25
                                                    Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    Dogs Allowed
                                                    Fee: $300 ~ 500
                                                    Rent: $25
                                                    Restrictions: We welcome 2 pets per home. There is a $350 pet fee for the 1st pet and $150 for the second. Pet rent is $25 per month. Aggressive breeds are restricted. Please call our leasing office for more pet policy information.
                                                    Pet Limit: 2
                                                    1 Bed, 1 Bath
                                                    2 Beds, 1 Bath
                                                    3 Beds, 2 Baths
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                                                    226 Oceana is a 795 - 1,100 sq. ft. apartment in Virginia Beach in zip code 23451. This community has a 1 - 3 Beds, 1 - 2 Baths, and is for rent for $1,448. Nearby cities include Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Hampton, and Suffolk.

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