Virginia Beach, Virginia

Resort City

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The Area

Virginia beach is in a subtropical climate range but the winters are cool with some light snowfall. It occupies a unique location relative to the path of most central and southeastern storms. It’s south of the northern storms and north of the southern storms so the central location makes it safer from that damage that strikes North Carolina to the south and New Jersey to the north. This makes it ideal for locals and really nice for tourists who at least don’t have to panic so much about a destructive storm destroying their vacation plans. The proximity to the rest of the south and central east coast pulls in a lot of tourists but it also means you can drive to all sorts of other cities, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond and D.C. in just a few hours.

Town Center

Young Professionals

Town Center is a dense commercial area previously known as Pembroke. Filled with shops, restaurants, bars, an arts scene and office complexes it is one of the hottest spots in the city for young professionals. Living a walk from work or a night out is the ideal scenario and Town Center hits the mark. Surrounding Town Center is the Little Neck area, which includes Town Center, and Thalia and Kings Grant. All three of these neighborhoods should be on the short list of a youngster looking for a place to live. Apartment and condo living combined with good walkscore access to nightlife makes these the starting point.

  • Town Center
  • Thalia
  • Kings Grant



Alanton/Baycliff is a hugely popular neighborhood for families in Virginia Beach. Big homes, large lots and direct access to Chesapeake Bay and the ocean means you get the best of both worlds here. Safe, suburban living without sacrificing access to water. The neighborhood is tight and a popular community pool seems to bring everyone together. Laurel Cove is another great option. Not as close to the beach but more affordable as a result it has some of the best public schools in the city and a great community.

  • Alanton/Baycliff
  • Laurel Cove
  • Ashville Park
  • Middle Plantation