The biggest city in VA with a pop. of almost a half a million. Lotta military bases so there's a lotta diversity. Crime and gang activity is covered up a lot for the tourists. You'd have to live here to know that though. Half the west side is aight but the other half,( northwest side & bayside), is bad but mad cool. Birthplace of many rappers, singers, and producers. The Green run neighborhood has a bad rep too, and is located in central va beach.