Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Virginia Beach is a city in Virginia with a population of 449,733. Virginia Beach is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Virginia Beach offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Virginia Beach there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Virginia Beach. The public schools in Virginia Beach are highly rated.
About Virginia Beach...
Population
449,733

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,258
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Virginia Beach
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Virginia Beach Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    52
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    60
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    166
    500
  • Theft
    1,668
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    101
    284
Home Security Options for Virginia Beach
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$67,719
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Jobs in Virginia Beach

Job Search by
No job listings match your search criteria.
Places like Virginia Beach
More

Virginia Beach Reviews

1,453 reviews
All Categories
It's a very fun place to live with lots of stuff to do, especially in the summer! Even though we experience all 4 seasons, many people enjoy Virginia Beach simply for the summer and well, the beach. At the ocean front their are always people, no matter what the season. Even though most of us born and raised in Virginia Beach are summer people, we have a beautiful fall and winter. There are a ton of things to do when it snows, especially on all of the hills for sledding! Within Virginia Beach, you can go one way and be in the country and go the opposite way and be at the Ocean. From whales and turtles to cows and chicken there's so many fun and exciting things. Virginia Beach is an amazing place to not only be raised in, but to simply just live!
Start Your Review of Virginia Beach
Rate It!
I have been in Virginia Beach all of my 28 years of life. I love my city and the community! It is very diverse and has a great art scene and it is very welcoming. Virginia Beach is a tourist city, so being a local, I enjoy the many events and activities there are to do here that attract tourists. For example, the oceanfront has many outdoor concerts and festivals in the summer. Even though I love my city, I would like to see Virginia Beach as a community, come together to help clean the area and help low income families so they can enjoy the city as much. I would also like to see the community come together for the children. I would like to see more children programs, like reading, STEM, music, and art programs so that the children have more opportunities to expand their interests instead of possibly being bored and finding themselves in trouble.
I was born and raised in Virginia Beach and it truly is a wonderful location to live. It is a military town, but there are countless activities that range from the beach, countless malls and shopping centers, and the downtown experience you get in town center. I think Virginia Beach is an excellent place to raise a family! My favorite part about living here is all of the gorgeous scenery. We have several state parks that are simply beautiful. My only complaint about the area is the major traffic. It is such a populated city that ten-mile drive can take up to 40 minutes, especially in rush hour on the main roads. The weather here can be very sporadic, it is all too common to have an 80 degree Christmas morning, but have a snowy early Spring. Overall this is a magnificent city with ample things to do!