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Real Estate In Virginia Beach, VA

Are you thinking of where to buy land, a mobile home, a house, or a condo? Virginia Beach, Virginia, is the perfect place to invest in real estate as it is a major sector of the city's economy. In addition, the city is home to major tourist attractions, a thriving economy, and industry.

History

History

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The history of Virginia Beach, Virginia, can be traced back to the Native Americans who lived in the city for thousands of years before the English colonists landed at Cape Henry in April 1607. Then Jamestown, their first permanent settlement, was established a few weeks later. Ever since the Colonial Virginia period's extension in 1776, the American Revolution has been part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Following hotel and railroad construction, Virginia Beach developed as a resort town in 1880 when a clubhouse was built on the ocean. Virginia Beach, Virginia, became an independent city and was incorporated as a city in 1952. In 1963, the former Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach amalgamated into the City of Virginia Beach. The city was named in honor of Henry Frederick, the Prince of Wales and the eldest son of King James I of England.

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Things to do in Virginia Beach

Things to do in Virginia Beach

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Parks And Playgrounds
Virginia Beach, Virginia, houses 210 city parks, raking it as a city with the 8th best park system among the 50 most populous United States cities, as reported by The Trust for Public Land. The city covers over 4,000 acres, including community parks, district parks, neighborhood parks, and other open places. The highest point in the city is Hill, located in Mount Trashmore Park, with an elevation of 60 feet.

The city is known as one of the best in the United States, with a large-scale park system. The best parks and playgrounds that are family-friendly and fun to visit are Red Wing Park, Munden Point Park, Lynnhaven Colony Park, Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and False Cape State Park.




Explore The Water Bodies
Virginia Beach is a resort city with water bodies and offers many facilities for water recreation and fishing from the city's beaches, boardwalks, and bays. The city is home to several long-protected beach areas. According to the Guinness Book of Records, Virginia Beach is recognized as having "The World's Longest Pleasure Beach," situated at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

Go for a nice swim or surf for free at the city's Sandbridge Beach beaches, including the North End Beaches, Croatan Beach, First Landing Beach, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach Boardwalk, and others. Want to enjoy yourself out on the waves? Then you can rent a water vessel (Jet Ski) at the First landing state park. In addition, some parks in the city have beaches or water bodies, like Little Island Park, Great Neck Park, Grommet Island Park, and Mount Trashmore Park.

Restaurant Scene
Are you a lover of seafood? If yes, then the restaurants in the city are just for you. Virginia Beach, Virginia, is known for seafood like Eastern Shore oysters, sauteed crab cake, crab cake sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, and others. Enjoy your favorite seafood when you dine in at fantastic restaurants like Mahi's Seafood & Sushi, Waterman's Surfside Grille, Steinhilber's Restaurant, and The Atlantic On Pacific.

Other than seafood, the city provides residents with the best restaurants, such as American Bistro, Le Yaca Virginia Beach, Icehouse Restaurant, The Hunt Room, and Steinhilber's Restaurant. They serve mouth-watering meals that would satisfy your taste buds, such as steak, grilled chicken, mac and cheese, lasagna, and others.



Sports
Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to North America's oldest surfing contest consisting of over 100 of the world's top professional surfers and an estimated 400 amateur surfers known as the East Coast Surfing Championships. This contest takes place every year.

Although they do not play Major League Soccer, the Virginia Beach Piranhas, who play their home games at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex, still enjoy the support from residents of the city. The city female soccer team, Hampton Road Piranhas, who play W-League, hosts their home games at the Virginia Beach Complex. Also, the golf course at Kingsmill Resort in nearby Williamsburg hosts an annual LPGA Tour tournament known as Kingsmill Championship.


A Must-Visit To The First Landing State Park
The First Landing State Park is a historic site with beautiful nature to behold. The park was given the name because centuries ago, this was the location colonists from England first arrived on American shores in 1607. In the 1930s, the park was built in the heart of Virginia Beach, Virginia, making it the most-visited park in the city and the United States.

This park serves as a recreational center for you and your family. Enjoy the relaxing view of the ocean by camping in unique places facing the ocean, rent a cottage, learn about the local history, and explore the pine trees, forest of sand, swamps, and lagoons.

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Location

Virginia Beach is located in the southeastern corner of Virginia in the Hampton Roads area surrounding the Atlantic Ocean. The city can also be found at the Chesapeake Bay, close to the cities of Norfolk and Chesapeake in the Hampton Roads region. It is the largest city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area with a total area of 497.50 square miles, of which 244.72 square miles is land and water covers an area of 252.78 square miles. The city is the largest city in Virginia by total area and the third-largest city land area with an elevation of 10 feet above sea level.

Virginia Beach demographics

Virginia Beach demographics

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, is home to 459,470 residents. According to the 2020 census, the city's population had increased by 4.9%, making it the most populous city in Virginia, the fifth-most populated city in the Mid-Atlantic, and the ninth-most populous city within the Southeast.

The city's economy is centered on real estate, tourism, agriculture, defense, military installations, and several manufacturers. These are major sectors of the city's economy that have positively affected the growth and diversity of the economy. Investing in real estate in Virginia Beach is indeed an innovative, affordable, and profitable, as residents in the city have an average income of $32,477 a year, higher than the U.S average of $28,555 a year, and a Median household income of $67,001 a year which is also above the estimated U.S average of $53,482 a year.

The percentage of the population in Virginia Beach, Virginia, that invests in real estate, including buying land, houses, condos, or mobile homes, is 2.8% higher than that of the United States. Wouldn't you love to be part of that percentage of the population?


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Arts in Virginia Beach

Arts in Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, offers several opportunities for residents and visitors to experience its exceptional arts and entertainment. Many artisan shops and museums display masterpieces and favorite creations by talented artists and world-famous artists. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the Mille Colori (1000 colors), a 14-foot glass chandelier by legendary artist Dale Chihuly hanging at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art.

A statue standing 26 feet tall with bronze-casted wave-inspired curls, and the sun reflecting off his frame, is the son of Saturn called King Neptune. This majestic statue was sculpted by the renowned artist Paul DiPasquale and can be found in front of Neptune park at 31st Street on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

Get entertained at Virginia Beach Oceanfront with The Wave sculpted by Jeff Laramore at the entrance to the Laskin Gateway and the pond in Town Center's Central Park to see one of the most Instagram-posted public art pieces known as The Kiss by a bronze artist, Gary Alsum.

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Schools in Virginia Beach

Schools in Virginia Beach

School Virginia Beach, Virginia, boasts of being a city with some best-ranked schools and universities. The city is home to Virginia Beach City Public Schools, part of the most extensive school system in the United States based on student enrollment with over 69,735 students. Notable schools and universities in the city include Ocean Lakes High Schools, Tidewater Collegiate Academy, Chesapeake Bay Academy, Virginia Beach Friends School, and some secondary or post-secondary special schools like the Advanced Technology Center.

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Why Virginia Beach?

Why Virginia Beach?

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Are You Wondering What It's Like Living in Virginia Beach?
Virginia Beach is a great city to live in, offering several parks and recreational centers, a thriving economy, a lovely restaurant, and an excellent education system. These are some of the best reasons you should invest in real estate in this part of Virginia.

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