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Pros

-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy

Cons

-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service


What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area


This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


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Quick Facts About Virginia Beach


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Virginia Beach is 4.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Virginia Beach jobs have Increased by 1.72 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Virginia Beach's cost of living is 9.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Virginia Beach's population is 439,528 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.70 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Virginia Beach is $232,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Virginia Beach public schools spend $11,864 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Virginia Beach.

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Comments


A Great Place to Raise a Family
I was born & raised in southern California but I've lived here in Virginia Beach since 1976. The weather is not as nice as California but really nothing to complain... (read more)
Pleasant
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