Virginia Beach Living
Virginia Beach is more than just a prime vacation destination. According to a 2018 study conducted by WalletHub.com, Virginia Beach ranked as the #2 city in the country to live in. Offering 38 miles of beaches, over 4,000 acres of city parks, and host to numerous events such as, the Neptune Festival, the East Coast Surfing Championship, the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, and the American Sand Soccer Championship (just to name a few) also make it the perfect place to call home!
While living in Virginia Beach, you will find entertainment for everyone. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) features exhibits ranging from Norman Rockwell to Andy Warhol and everyone in between. When you visit MOCA you will find extraordinary paintings, sculptures, photography, and glass pieces. Not only is Virginia Beach home to incredible art, but every summer the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, along with numerous free venues on the boardwalk, offer a diverse concert lineup that is sure to please every music fan. The Sandler Center, located in the Virginia Beach Town Center, is the cultural destination for the area. Look for chart topping artists, extraordinary opera and ballet performances, even Broadway productions.
The beaches are plentiful and beautiful and the boardwalk, complete with bike path, stretches the length of the resort strip, about three miles, from 1st Street to 40th Street. If you prefer to not get your feet sandy, Ocean Breeze Waterpark is an awesome family-friendly destination for a day of fun and sun.
Entertainment isn’t the only priority at the beach; education is at the top of the list. Virginia Beach boasts a variety of private schools in addition to an outstanding public school system.
Virginia Beach is home to the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center which offers visitors a peek into the natural ecosystem that permeates the city. If you’re into hiking and nature, take a stroll through the nature trails or the zip-line park that’s adjacent to the center – or explore First Landing State Park in the North End of the Oceanfront.
Fishermen and seafood lovers will enjoy Rudee Inlet and the restaurants and deep-sea fishing charters that are offered there. You can also rent jet skis or take a parasailing adventure.With all of this and more, Virginia Beach is the perfect combination of coastal charm and big city luxuries for your family.