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Welcome to Virginia Beach

Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, VA is much loved for its many miles of white-sand beaches and bustling beachside entertainment. Though it’s the most populous city in the state, Virginia Beach offers thousands of acres of open space and parkland, as well as plenty of big-city fun and entertainment.

Virginia Beach is part of the greater Hampton Roads metro area, along with Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. Combined, this area offers a plethora of employment opportunities, as well as some fantastic living options. If you’re looking for a city that truly has it all—live, work, and play—then vibrant Virginia Beach might be just the spot you seek. Come and explore.

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Spotlights of Virginia Beach

Arts & Culture

Virginia Beach is home to a number of museums, galleries, historic sites, and performance art venues, like Little Theatre of Virginia Beach and Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, and the Military Aviation Museum can all be found here.

Annual Events

There’s always something happening in Virginia Beach! The city is home to everything from recurring weekly events to major annual festivals. Shop fresh and local at the Shore Drive Farmers Market. Celebrate Independence Day with July 4th fireworks. Enjoy live music on the beach. And don’t miss the annual Boardwalk Art Show or the Neptune Festival.

Parks & Rec

Love to get outside? You’ll find plenty of ways to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather in Virginia Beach—in addition to the miles of breathtaking shoreline. The city is home to over 4,000 acres of parkland and open space, including 210 city and neighborhood parks. Mount Trashmore Park is one of the area’s predominant parks, and is the highest point in the city.

Virginia Beach at a Glance

Getting Around

Major roads: I-264, US-58, US-60, I-64
Airport: Norfolk International
Richmond: 100 miles, about 1.5 hours
Washington DC: 220 miles, about 4 hours


Population: 450,135
County: None
Median home value: $274,300

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Living in Virginia Beach

The Homes

Virginia Beach offers a truly diverse housing selection. Here, you’ll find everything from large and luxurious estates to comfortable suburban homes to elegant beachside condos. Walkable communities, affordable townhomes, new construction homes, historic homes, and spacious single-family homes are all popular home choices in Virginia Beach.

The Jobs

Virginia Beach boasts a diverse economy that encompasses everything from tourism to manufacturing to military and defense contracting. The city is home to a number of national corporate headquarters and international companies, as well as locally owned businesses. Some of its largest employers include Amerigroup, GEICO, Navy Exchange Service Command, the US Navy, and NAS Oceana.

The Schools

Public school students in Virginia Beach are served by Virginia Beach City Public Schools, one of the largest public school districts in Virginia. The district educates over 68,000 students in 87 schools. Many of its schools have been recognized for their outstanding performance and educational opportunities, like Ocean Lakes High School and Princess Anne High School. The area is also home to a variety of private and independent schools, as well as several colleges and universities.

The Amenities

Amenities and conveniences aren’t hard to come by in Virginia Beach. The town is home to a number of large commercial centers and business district, including Pembroke Mall, Lynnhaven Mall, and Virginia Beach Town Center. Additionally, Pacific Avenue and Atlantic Avenue near the waterfront is lined with businesses large and small.

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