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  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Virginia Beach is a city in Virginia with a population of 450,201. Virginia Beach is in Virginia Beach City County and is one of the best places to live in Virginia. Living in Virginia Beach offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Virginia Beach there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Virginia Beach. The public schools in Virginia Beach are highly rated.

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About Virginia Beach...
Population
450,201

Home Listings

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,367
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Virginia Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    61.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    17.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    43.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    118
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,513.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    128.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

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