Virginia Beach, VA 

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+7.6% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

104.8 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.9 / 6.7

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Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach, Virginia is a popular summer destination for beachgoers and sun seekers alike. Boasting gorgeous beaches, fantastic boardwalks, and lively nightlife, there’s something for everyone in this vibrant coastal city. Visitors can enjoy the great outdoors with kayaking, paddle boarding or fishing. Or they can explore the many cultural attractions like the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art and The Cavalier Hotel. With its beautiful beaches, stunning views and tons of activities to keep you busy all day long, Virginia Beach is sure to make your next vacation one to remember! Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast.
Zip Codes: 23464, 23462, 23452, 23454, 23456, 23455, 23451, 23453, 23457, 23460, 12 total
Cost of Living: 4.8% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level
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Nearby water recreation
Educated population
Stable economy
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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.


The unemployment rate in Virginia Beach is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Virginia Beach jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Virginia Beach's cost of living is 4.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Virginia Beach's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Virginia Beach, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Virginia Beach city county flipped moderately Democratic, 51.6% to 46.2%. More Voting Stats

Virginia Beach's population is 457,658 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Virginia Beach is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.3%.

Virginia Beach public schools spend $11,759 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.5 students per teacher in Virginia Beach. More Education

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Housing Market in Virginia Beach

It's a good time to buy in Virginia Beach. Home Appreciation is up 11.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Virginia Beach is .

Reviews for Virginia Beach   95 Reviews
An okay place to reside - 1/3/2021
If you lived here prior to 2005, your experience in Virginia Beach is likely between good and wonderful. There are still pros to living here. Other reviews have... Read More

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Virginia Beach - 6/17/2019
I lived in the Hampton Roads area for 11 years while I was in the Navy. It was a bit of a culture shock, since I grew up in a small rural town in Maine with 900 people.... Read More

Great Place to Grow Up - 6/13/2018
I lived in the Kempsville area of VB growing up and loved it. There's no way to be bored when you have so many public and neighborhood parks, libraries, events,... Read More

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