Croatan: Off Base Neighborhood/Subdivision


Navy, O-4
30-40 years old
Previously lived in: Lemoore, Atsugi, Virginia Beach
Bronze medal 4 reviews

"Always fun, safe and social"

We have lived in Old Beach, the North End and now Croatan during our 12+ years of military bouncing around....survey says Croatan is the best neighborhood to live in near the VB Oceanfront! There is one way in, and one way out...it doesn't get much safer for families. It is not a gated community and it does have public beach access, but it remains safe for adults to walk dogs, or for kids to play hide-and-seek both day and night. It's common to see kids cruising around on scooters, bike and skateboards or to be playing soccer in front yards.
Croatan is a super social place to live-think community holiday & TGIF parties. Active duty and retired military families live here, along with local professionals. It's proximity to NAS Oceana and Dam Neck make it convenient and getting to 264 is pretty close, too. We love that Croatan is out of the sometimes chaotic Boardwalk area, but it's just a bike ride over Rudee Inlet and you're at the 5th street playground, or bars and restaurants.

Pros Cons
  1. Professional neighborhood
  2. Close to a less crowded beach
  3. Family friendly, Safe
  4. Close to bases
  1. Expensive to buy
  2. Many homes require flood insurance
  3. summer beachgoers can be loud
  • Family Friendly:
  • Social:
  • Safety:
  • Location to Base:
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Price: $650-$1Mil

  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Recommended: Yes
  • Appearance: well manicured with grass cut,curbs,suburban

Additional Information

  • Family Type: Married with kids
  • Current Resident: Yes
  • Residency: 1 years
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# Name City State Overall Rating Distance
1 Shadowlawn Virginia Beach VA 0.9 mi
2 Salt Marsh Point Virginia Beach VA 1.4 mi
3 Old Beach Virginia Beach VA 1.9 mi
4 North End Virginia Beach VA 3.4 mi
5 LagoMar Virginia Beach VA 4.6 mi
6 Brighton on the Bay Virginia Beach VA 4.6 mi
7 Hunt Club Farm Virginia Beach VA 4.8 mi
8 Red Mill Farm Virginia Beach VA 4.9 mi
9 Castleton Virginia Beach VA 5.3 mi
10 Princess Anne Woods Virginia Beach VA 5.5 mi
11 Sherwood Lakes Virginia Beach VA 6.3 mi
12 Bernard Farms Virginia Beach VA 6.4 mi
13 Christopher Farms Virginia Beach VA 6.4 mi
14 Landstown Meadows Virginia Beach VA 6.5 mi
15 Rock Creek Virginia Beach VA 6.7 mi
16 Windsor Woods Virginia Beach VA 7.1 mi
17 Little Neck Virginia Beach VA 7.1 mi
18 Broad Bay Island Virginia Beach VA 7.4 mi
19 Kings Grant Virginia Beach VA 7.4 mi
20 Cape Story By the Sea Virginia Beach VA 7.8 mi
21 Thalia Virginia Beach VA 7.9 mi
22 Towne Square Virginia Beach VA 8 mi
23 Midwa Manor Military Community Virginia Beach VA 8.3 mi
24 Courthouse Estates Virginia Beach VA 8.5 mi
25 Rock Creek Virginia Beach VA 8.7 mi
# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Seatack Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Public PK-5 2 1.4 mi
2 W.T. Cooke Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Public PK-5 7 1.4 mi
3 Birdneck Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Public PK-5 4 1.5 mi
4 Ocean Lakes Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 6 2.8 mi
5 Corporate Landing Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 7 3.2 mi
6 Linkhorn Park Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 8 4 mi
7 Strawbridge Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 9 4.7 mi
8 Trantwood Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 8 5.2 mi
9 Alanton Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 8 5.3 mi
10 Three Oaks Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 9 5.3 mi
11 Red Mill Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 9 5.4 mi
12 Brookwood Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 5 5.8 mi
13 Princess Anne Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 9 5.9 mi
14 Lynnhaven Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 4 6.3 mi
15 Christopher Farms Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23453 Public PK-5 8 6.4 mi
16 Holland Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 6 6.5 mi
17 King's Grant Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 5 6.6 mi
18 Green Run Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 5 6.8 mi
19 John B. Dey Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public PK-5 9 7.1 mi
20 Malibu Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 8 7.1 mi
21 Virginia Beach Secep Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public K-2 NR 7.2 mi
22 Windsor Oaks Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 4 7.2 mi
23 Windsor Woods Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 5 7.2 mi
24 Kingston Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public PK-5 10 7.2 mi
25 Rosemont Elementary School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public PK-5 7 7.3 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Virginia Beach Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Public 6-8 7 2.1 mi
2 Corporate Landing Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 6-8 6 3.3 mi
3 Lynnhaven Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 6-8 6 4.7 mi
4 Plaza Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Public 6-8 7 5.8 mi
5 Princess Anne Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23453 Public 6-8 9 6.4 mi
6 Great Neck Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 6-8 9 7 mi
7 Gov Stem Academy for Engineering, Marketing and Information Technology Studies Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public n/a NR 7.6 mi
8 Landstown Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public 6-8 6 8 mi
9 Larkspur Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23462 Public 6-8 5 9.3 mi
10 Independence Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23455 Public 6-8 7 9.4 mi
11 Kemps Landing Magnet Virginia Beach VA 23462 Public 6-8 10 9.5 mi
12 Salem Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 6-8 7 10 mi
13 Kempsville Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 6-8 7 10.2 mi
14 Bayside Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23462 Public 6-8 4 10.8 mi
15 Brandon Middle School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 6-8 5 12.3 mi
16 Lake Taylor Middle School Norfolk VA 23502 Public 6-8 3 13.1 mi
17 Southeastern Va Tr Center Ep Chesapeake VA 23320 Public PK-12 NR 14.2 mi
18 Azalea Middle School Norfolk VA 23518 Public 6-8 4 14.5 mi
19 Indian River Middle School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public 6-8 5 14.7 mi
20 Greenbrier Middle School Chesapeake VA 23320 Public 6-8 7 14.7 mi
21 Chesapeake Alternative School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public n/a NR 14.7 mi
22 Norview Middle School Norfolk VA 23513 Public 6-8 4 15.6 mi
23 Lafayette-Winona Middle School Norfolk VA 23509 Public 6-8 NR 16.6 mi
24 Great Bridge Middle School Chesapeake VA 23322 Public 6-8 9 16.6 mi
25 Oscar Smith Middle School Chesapeake VA 23324 Public 6-8 3 16.7 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Ocean Lakes High School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 9-12 7 3.6 mi
2 First Colonial High School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 9-12 6 4.7 mi
3 Frank W. Cox High School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Public 9-12 6 6.2 mi
4 Floyd Kellam High School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public 9-12 6 7.2 mi
5 Advanced Technology Center Virginia Beach VA 23453 Public 9-12 NR 7.6 mi
6 Gov Stem Academy for Engineering, Marketing and Information Technology Studies Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public n/a NR 7.6 mi
7 Landstown High School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public 10-12 5 7.7 mi
8 Green Run High School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public 9-12 2 7.8 mi
9 Technical & Career Ed. Center Virginia Beach VA 23456 Public 9-12 NR 7.9 mi
10 Princess Anne High School Virginia Beach VA 23462 Public 9-12 6 8.6 mi
11 Salem High School Virginia Beach VA 22464 Public 9-12 7 9.8 mi
12 Kempsville High School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 9-12 5 10.3 mi
13 Bayside High School Virginia Beach VA 23455 Public 9-12 4 10.3 mi
14 Tallwood High School Virginia Beach VA 23464 Public 9-12 6 11.9 mi
15 Lake Taylor High School Norfolk VA 23502 Public 9-12 1 12.9 mi
16 Norfolk Technical Center Norfolk VA 23502 Public 9-12 NR 13.5 mi
17 Southeastern Va Tr Center Ep Chesapeake VA 23320 Public PK-12 NR 14.2 mi
18 Chesapeake Alternative School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public n/a NR 14.7 mi
19 Indian River High School Chesapeake VA 23325 Public 9-12 6 14.9 mi
20 Norview High School Norfolk VA 23513 Public 9-12 5 15.7 mi
21 B. T. Washington High School Norfolk VA 23504 Public 9-12 2 16.4 mi
22 Oscar F. Smith High School Chesapeake VA 23320 Public 9-12 4 16.7 mi
23 Great Bridge High School Chesapeake VA 23322 Public 9-12 8 17.4 mi
24 Hickory High School Chesapeake VA 23322 Public 9-12 9 17.8 mi
25 Maury High School Norfolk VA 23517 Public 9-12 5 17.8 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Star of the Sea School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Private PK-8 NR 1.4 mi
2 Beach Montessori Tech Virginia Beach VA 23454 Private PK-8 NR 2.6 mi
3 Norfolk Christian Lower School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Private PK-12 NR 2.6 mi
4 Virginia Beach Friends School Virginia Beach VA 23451 Private PK-12 NR 3 mi
5 Children's House Of Galilee Virginia Beach VA 23451 Private PK-4 NR 3.1 mi
6 Cape Henry Collegiate School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Private PK-12 NR 4.8 mi
7 St John The Apostle Catholic School Virginia Beach VA 23456 Private PK-8 NR 5.4 mi
8 Virginia Beach Country Day School Virginia Beach VA 23454 Private PK-1 NR 5.6 mi
9 Victory Innovative Christian Academy Virginia Beach VA 23452 Private 6-12 NR 5.6 mi
10 Open Door Christian Academy Virginia Beach VA 23452 Private 3-6 NR 6.2 mi
11 Rainbow Christian Academy Virginia Beach VA 23452 Private K-6 NR 6.6 mi
12 Courthouse Academy Virginia Beach VA 23453 Private PK-2 NR 6.8 mi
13 Kings Grant Day School Virginia Beach VA 23452 Private PK-5 NR 6.9 mi
14 Montessori Child Dev Lab Virginia Beach VA 23456 Private n/a NR 7 mi
15 Tidewater Classical Academy Virginia Beach VA 23453 Private PK-8 NR 7.2 mi
16 Courthouse Montessori School Virginia Beach VA 23453 Private PK-5 NR 7.5 mi
17 Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Virginia Beach VA 23462 Private 9-12 NR 8.9 mi
18 Anchor Christian School Virginia Beach VA 23455 Private PK-5 NR 9.1 mi
19 Montessori Academy Of Virginia Virginia Beach VA 23462 Private PK-6 NR 9.3 mi
20 Montessori Childrens House Ii Virginia Beach VA 23462 Private PK-1 NR 9.3 mi
21 Ivy League Academy Virginia Beach VA 23455 Private PK-8 NR 9.3 mi
22 Forever Young Montessori School And Day Care Virginia Beach VA 23455 Private PK-5 NR 9.3 mi
23 Hebrew Academy Of Tidewater Virginia Beach VA 23462 Private PK-5 NR 10.1 mi
24 Baylake Pines School Virginia Beach VA 23455 Private PK-8 & ungraded NR 10.2 mi
25 Coastal Christian Academy Virginia Beach VA 23464 Private K-11 NR 10.4 mi
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# Name City State Zip Type Level Rating Distance
1 Green Run Collegiate Virginia Beach VA 23453 Charter 9-12 6 7.8 mi
2 The Academy for Discovery at Lakewood Norfolk VA 23509 Charter n/a NR 16.6 mi
3 Water's Edge Village School Corolla NC 27927 Charter K-6 NR 31.7 mi
4 York River Academy Yorktown VA 23692 Charter 9-12 6 39.2 mi
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# Address Type City State Bedrooms Bathrooms Distance
1 1241 Mozart drive For Rent Virginia Beach VA 4 2.5 4 mi
2 1744 Madison Crossing Lane For Sale Virginia Beach VA 4 2.5 6.7 mi
3 1423 Ivywood Road For Rent Virginia Beach VA 2 2 8.7 mi
4 5452 Glenville Circle For Rent Virginia Beach VA 3 2 10.9 mi
5 1828 Crestwynd Dr For Sale Chesapeake VA 4 2.5 14.8 mi
6 1025 Billings St For Sale Norfolk VA 4 2.5 16.7 mi
7 7231 Newport ave For Sale Norfolk VA 2 1.5 18 mi
8 701 Log Fern Lane For Sale Chesapeake VA 5 3.5 22 mi
9 9502 N. River Road For Sale Suffolk VA 5 4.5 26.5 mi
10 210 Summerhouse Lane For Sale/Rent Isle of Wight VA 5 3 30.7 mi
11 639 Sea Turtle Way For Rent Newport News VA 3 2.5 31.5 mi
# Approved Name State Affiliation Category Cities Bases Specialties
3 MTA Approved Melanie McCue
Swell Real Estate Co.
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Virginia Beach Joint Staff J7 Suffolk, Norfolk Naval Base, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
4 MTA Approved Lauri Hudson
Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Smithfield, Hampton, Newport News. Also serving North Carolina: Moyock, Currituck, Knotts Island, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Northeast North Carolina Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Fort Story, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
5 MTA Approved Karl Kuehner
Keller Williams
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
6 MTA Approved Michelle Connolly, e-Pro, GRI, MRP,SFR
Exit Realty Central
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, VA, Jacksonville, Pensacola FL, San Diego CA Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Jacksonville NAS, San Diego Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
7 MTA Approved Paul Brothers
The Real Estate Group / Military Relocation Specialist
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg Oceana NAS, Coast Guard Portsmouth VA, Oceana NAS, Langley AFB, Fort Eustis Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
8 MTA Approved Janine DeMello
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
9 MTA Approved Chris Dowling
Virginia Hot Properties/William E. Wood & Associates
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Oceana NAS, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
10 MTA Approved Mandy Farmer
BHHS RW Towne Realty
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
11 MTA Approved Liz Abrams
Abrams Realty team, 1st Class Real Estate
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth ~ All Hampton Roads Areas within Virginia! Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
12 MTA Approved Robbie Kearney
Wainwright Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake Dam Neck Naval Station, Fort Story, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
13 MTA Approved Dani Brinson
Keller Williams Town Center
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton Roads: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Yorktown, Hampton Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
14 Aqila Bond
World Class Realty
VA Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Dam Neck Naval Station, Norfolk Naval Base, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
15 MTA Approved Eric Byrum
Rose and Womble
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Property Management
16 MTA Approved John King
Keller Williams
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, NewPort News, and Suffolk Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Langley AFB, Fort Eustis Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
17 Jenny Diaz
Abbitt Realty
VA Former Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Williamsburg, Jamestown, Toano, Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, Gloucester, Mathews. Fort Eustis, Fort Monroe, Langley AFB, Norfolk Naval Base, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
18 MTA Approved Paula & Pete Theriault
Coldwell Banker
VA Civilian Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach Norfolk Naval Base, Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent
19 MTA Approved Barbara Sgueglia
Hampton Roads Military Relcoation Team at 1st Class Real Estate
VA Family Member of Service Member Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Smithfield, Newport News, Hampton Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Oceana NAS, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Langley AFB Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
20 MTA Approved Richard Calderon
Rose and Womble Realty
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Oceana NAS, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
21 MTA Approved Terry Stevens
Wainwright Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk Dam Neck Naval Station, Oceana NAS, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Fort Story, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
22 MTA Approved Matthew Moffit
Crescas Real Estate
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base, Fort Eustis, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Property Management,Relocation
23 MTA Approved Amanda Barker
1st Class Real Estate
VA Military Spouse Real Estate Agents/ Broker Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Langley AFB, Oceana NAS, Dam Neck Naval Station Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation
24 MTA Approved Robb Grabb
The Real Estate Group
VA Veteran Real Estate Agents/ Broker Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth Oceana NAS Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Relocation
25 MTA Approved Derek La Croix
Abrams Realty
VA Veteran Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton Dam Neck Naval Station, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Oceana NAS, Norfolk Naval Base Buyer Agent,Seller Agent,Rental Searches,Relocation

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