Virginia Beach has nearly 1/2 million people residing here permanently, and most probably another 100K during the peak tourist season.
In 2010, it was rated the safest city in the US for a city of it's size (400-600K pop) by the FBI.
It is in the Bible belt, so there are churches on almost every corner, and the atmosphere here supports this. If you grew up in say New Jersey, you'd have to not use the F-bomb as much or else you'd have citizens looking at you like you were from another planet.
It is 90% suburban and 10% metropolitan with the new TownCenter offering the city a true 'downtown'. It's Oceanfront if very developed as well with tall hotels and many amenities including stages for outdoor concerts on the boardwalk, and often times, small amusement rides set up in one location or another.
It is finally catching up with Norfolk in offering cultural and art events meeting the needs of it's growing DC/NY/NJ transplant professionals.
It is also working towards having light rail, adding to the line that Norfolk is opening for service over the next 6 months.
Virginia Beach is a beach town offering an atmosphere such as Miami Beach, but on a smaller scale.
the Los Angeles of the east coast
had a horrible gang problem in parts of the city back in the 80s and 90s but got better.
East side of the city (the beach) has clubs, huge concert venues, bars, dozens of hotels, LOTS of prostitutes.. the place to be on weekends.
West side of the city borders Norfolk and is controlled by black/mexican gangs and typically not where you want to be.
Lets head out to downtown VA Beach and get hammered
Virginia Beach is for hustlers. Place in South Eastern Virginia where you are either white, thug, or asian. The Great Neck area contains mostly upper class white families while the closer u get to Norfolk the darker it gets. We have no downtown and we don't want one. There are a lot of clubs on the boardwalk where the sluttiest girls from around the east coast come and compete on who's the sluttiest. Personally an amazing place to live.
Dave: What are we gonna do today?
Ryan: Surf, drink beer, smoke tree
2nd biggest city in Virginia with close to half a million population reaching over a million in the summer.
Lots of Rappers from here
Pharell, Missy Elliot, Clipse, Neptunes, Timbaland and others that I forgot
also has a lot of hip hop clubs at night
The largest city in Virginia, situated on the southeast coast. Is famous for its traffic problems, high cost of living and low corresponding wages. Is basically a suburb of Norfolk, VA, dispite being nearly 3 times its size in population. Lacks a fortune 500 company or any real corporate presence at all, a four year public university, light rail or any type of quality public transportation, an airport, a professional sports team, or any other amenities you would actually expect from a city its size.
College Grad- I graduated college and moved from Virginia Beach because I couldnt make over 25k
Mayor Oberndorf- I cant imagine why we have a brain drain, lets lure more tourism in, that will fix it.
Yes, the place where Pharrell is from.
Yo did you know Pharrell was from Virginia Beach?
Decent place to live as long as you stay away from the West part and Norfolk.
lets raise a family in VA Beach
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.
the virginia beach oceanfront is poppin at night.