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The Virginia Beach boardwalk is perfect for strolling or biking, and features shopping, dining, and entertainment.
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Virginia Beach is home to the longest pleasure beach in the world.
In addition to the beautiful beaches, top attractions include the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach.
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Life In Virginia Beach

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On your relocation-city short list, how many have BEACH in the name? If happy workers are more productive workers, this is your place. (Walk around and you will see it on people’s faces here.) While we believe that our dynamic business environment is reason enough to move here, our incredible lifestyle makes Virginia Beach a destination almost too good to resist. While known as a popular vacation destination, Virginia Beach also offers residents plenty of charms to enjoy... 

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Population

450,000

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Norfolk International Airport • 8 mi

Weather (High/Low)

87 / 32

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$296,200

Virginia Beach: FUN FACT

With a temperate climate, 255 city parks​​ and recreation centers, more than 38 miles of beach, and internationally recognized attractions, there is always something to do in Virginia's largest city.​ The cost of living in Virginia Beach is ​well below that of other metropolitan areas in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States.

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Safest Large City

AdvisorSmith, a resource for business advice and original research, used FBI data and identified Virginia Beach as the nation’s safest large city.

Best Run City

Virginia Beach is among the top 10 2021 Best Run Cities in America according to WalletHub. Considering factors were: City’s credit rating, long-term debt, quality of schools, graduation rates, health factors, crime rates, economy, household income, infrastructure and pollution.

City of Caring

Looking at factors such as crime rates, care for the environment, charitable giving, volunteerism and civic engagement, WalletHub, a financial empowerment website, named Virginia Beach the 4th most caring city in America.

Best Beach Town and Boardwalk

Virginia Beach was listed among Newsweek’s top 25 beach towns in America and Reader’s Digest included Virginia Beach among the nation’s 20 best boardwalks.

Quality of Life

The Teal Mango, a digital platform highlighting the South Asian diaspora, named Virginia Beach the #5 best city to live in the United States. This ranking considered overall quality of life to include affordable living, growth opportunities, comfort and entertainment.

All Abuzz

The City officially opened The Hive, a collaborative workspace where entrepreneurs can connect with resource and find support to grow their endeavors.

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