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2019 Compare Cities Housing:
Virginia Beach, VA vs Charleston, SC

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Highlights
- The median age of a home in Charleston is 5.7% older than the median age of a home in Virginia Beach.
- Homes are 20.9% more expensive likely to be rented in Charleston than in Virginia Beach.

Housing
 Virginia Beach, VACharleston, SCUnited States
 353340
 $268,100$316,500$231,200
 3.6%7.4%6.7%
 14.0%49.3%35.6%
 0.7%39.9%27.4%
 $8.7$5.2$11.8
 58.6%47.9%56.0%
 8.2%12.0%12.2%
 33.2%40.1%31.8%
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 Avg Rent For Home Or Apartment
 Virginia Beach, VACharleston, SCUnited States
 $1,559$1,830$1,470
 $1,084$915$821
 $1,093$1,081$930
 $1,303$1,250$1,148
 $1,831$1,654$1,537
 $2,287$2,167$1,791
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 Vacant Housing
 Virginia Beach, VACharleston, SCUnited States
 2.1%2.8%2.1%
 0.7%1.8%0.5%
 1.1%1.0%1.0%
 0.5%1.1%0.5%
 1.8%2.8%4.0%
 2.1%2.4%4.2%
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 Owner-Occupied Housing Value
 Virginia Beach, VACharleston, SCUnited States
 2.2%1.4%3.5%
 0.7%0.7%3.1%
 0.2%0.7%3.9%
 0.3%0.7%5.4%
 0.9%2.0%6.3%
 6.3%6.0%14.7%
 14.6%14.6%14.6%
 34.8%27.5%18.7%
 19.4%17.9%11.0%
 8.2%7.6%6.2%
 7.9%10.4%7.0%
 2.3%4.3%2.7%
 1.0%3.1%1.5%
 0.3%1.3%0.5%
 0.6%1.9%0.7%
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 Housing Units By Year Built
 Virginia Beach, VACharleston, SCUnited States
 0.5%2.3%0.9%
 2.3%4.8%2.3%
 11.2%22.3%14.5%
 13.7%12.5%14.0%
 28.5%14.1%13.6%
 22.2%12.3%15.5%
 13.7%12.5%14.0%
 6.5%6.5%10.5%
 1.6%4.6%5.1%
 1.1%12.0%12.9%

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Reviews for Virginia Beach    94 Reviews
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

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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

A Great Place to Raise a Family - 8/20/2014
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

Reviews for Charleston    76 Reviews
Charleston not so great anymore - 11/3/2019
I have lived in Charleston for the last 10 years. The population growth, commercial development and high density housing builds are all out of control. The roads are not... Read More

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If I Could Give It "ZERO" Stars, I Would - 10/8/2019
For what it's worth, if I could give this place ZERO stars, I would!!!!!!!! I cannot understand why or how the people at the top/the bigwigs/those with money + power,... Read More

Beautiful but Expensive - 7/1/2019
I've lived in and around Charleston my entire life. There are some pros and cons to living here. It is truly beautiful with plenty to see, do, and eat. However, these... Read More

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ZIPS IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA
23464, 23462, 23452, 23454, 23456, 23455, 23451, 23453, 23457, 23460, 12 total
ZIPS IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
29412, 29414, 29407, 29403, 29455, 29492, 29401, 29450, 29409, 29424, 10 total

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