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Virginia Beach Relocation Guide
Relocating to Virginia Beach?
Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia. In 2015, the population was estimated to be 452,745, growing from 437,994 in 2010 (U.S. Census).
Virginia Beach is located in the southeast part of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches, hotels, motels, restaurants and tourists, along with the beauty of its oceanfront. So unique, the city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world.
Virginia Beach’s reputation as a famous vacation resort was cemented in the 19th century, following the building of a railroad connecting its oceanfront with Norfolk. Virginia Beach constructed their first hotel in 1883 and incorporated as a town in 1906. Virginia Beach became a city in 1952.
Tourism is a large part of the local economy; more than 3 million people visit Virginia Beach each year. Virginia Beach’s economy is also supported by four military bases and diverse industries, including agriculture, computer software, engineering, and technical services.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,705, and the median income for a family was $53,242. Virginia Beach had the 5th highest median family income among large cities in 2003. The per capita income for the city was $22,365. About 5.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Virginia Beach is home to several United States Military bases. These include the United States Navy’s NAS Oceana andTraining Support Center Hampton Roads, and the Joint Expeditionary Base East located at Cape Henry. Additionally, NAB Little Creek is located mostly within the city of Virginia Beach but carries a Norfolk address.
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Virginia Beach Chamber of Commerce