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Overall Niche Grade
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  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-
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%
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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
    63
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    23
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191
    500
  • Theft
    1,873
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112
    284
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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%

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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.
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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!
The city of Virginia Beach has everything anyone could ask for in a city! Everyone is represented fairly in this military based residential area. With the protection of military bases nearby and the presence of vets this is truly a patriotic environment. Not to mention the beach has made topped the list for most visited beach on the east coast of America! Also the schools are fantastic and cater around the growth of the children with most schools having 4 or more stars. In conclusion, if you plan on moving to the tidewater area you will be pleasantly surprised with the welcoming community here.