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Overview

Introduction to Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, located in southeastern Virginia's on the Atlantic coast, is the largest city in the state. Once railroads covered the 18 miles between it and Norfolk in the 1880s, Virginia Beach was established as a resort and top tourist destination. The fast-growing metro area, including Norfolk, is driven by four military bases, a still-booming tourism industry and blossoming high-tech industries.

Virginia Beach Culture

Known as a party town, Virginia Beach has its share of cultural attractions too, with museums that focus on art, marine science and the area's military history. The 20,000-seat Virginia Beach Amphitheater hosts performances of the Virginia Symphony as well as concerts by some of pop music's biggest acts throughout the year. Hip-hop's Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, known as The Neptunes, are natives of Virginia Beach who run a recording studio in the city. For history buffs, America's colonial past comes alive at nearby Williamsburg and Jamestown, the colonies' first settlement in 1607.

Virginia Beach Sports and Leisure

Spectator sports options are available just 18 miles away in Norfolk, where the Tides play baseball at Harbor Park and the Hampton Roads Admirals play hockey at Scope Arena. For major league sports, Baltimore and Washington are a reachable 3 hours away, offering baseball's Orioles and Expos, the NFL's Ravens and Redskins, the NBA's Wizards and the NHL's Capitals.

Virginia Beach Outdoors

Claiming the Guinness world record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach is more geared to participatory sports. The area is a haven for surfers, waterskiers, swimmers and sunbathers. The famous Boardwalk is ideal for sun-drenched walking or jogging; its adjoining bike path allows bicycling and rollerblading. First Landing State Park, located on the Chesapeake Bay side of Virginia Beach, offers natural beauty, camping facilities and 19 miles of hiking trails. Little Island Park, located south of beaches frequented by tourists, offers basketball and volleyball courts, plus a fishing pier. Rudee Inlet, which empties into the ocean, is the most popular spot for boating and fishing.

Virginia Beach at Night

Virginia Beach is famous for its thriving nightlife. The city's nighttime activities include hip hop, jazz, and rock music, with dozens of clubs throughout the city and several stages along the boardwalk. Amusement parks and crowded bars along Atlantic and Pacific Avenues are great for mingling and people-watching. In nearby Norfolk, the Waterside Festival Marketplace is a popular spot for dining and entertainment.

Demographics

People

Total Population449,733
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+235,755
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married50%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,681
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,549
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,663

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,014
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,258
Median House Value$262,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35%
German12.6%
Irish11.2%
English9.4%
Italian5.9%
African5.1%
Polish2.7%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish2.4%
West Indian1.1%
Dutch1%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Virginia Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Virginia Beach City, Virginia Beach city
Standard Zip Codes23451, 23452, 23453, 23454, 23455, 23456, 23457, 23460, 23461, 23462, 23464, 23459
P.O. Box Zip Codes23450, 23458, 23466, 23467, 23471
Company Zip Codes23463, 23465, 23479
Phone Area Codes757
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.73
Approximate Longitude-76.04

Virginia Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOCEANA NAS
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 87 F
Oct Temp53 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationNORFOLK INTL AP
Distance8.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 87 F
Oct Temp53 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationSUFFOLK LAKE KILBY
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chesapeake233,194$80,359
Hampton136,789$60,491
Norfolk245,724$53,219
Portsmouth96,071$56,377

Virginia Beach Public Libraries

Virginia Beach Public Library
2416 COURTHOUSE DRIVE BUILDING 19
Virginia Beach, Virginia
(757) 385-0150

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Virginia Beach Hospitals

Beach Surgicenter For Eyes
1201 First Colonial Road
(757) 395-4870
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1060 First Colonial Road
(757) 395-8000
Virginia Beach Eye Center
(Proprietary)
465 North Great Neck Road
(757) 481-5560
Bon Secours Surgery Center At Va Beach
828 Healthy Way, Ste. 115
(757) 495-8070
Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center
1975 Glenn Mitchell Drive, Ste.300
(757) 507-0198
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive
(757) 507-1520
Virginia Center For Eye Surgery
1200 First Colonial Road, Suite 104
(757) 395-4870
Sentara Bayside Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 Independence Boulevard
(757) 363-6100
Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center
(Proprietary)
1700 Will-o-wisp Drive
(757) 496-6400

Virginia Beach Public Schools

Salem High
1993 Sun Devil Dr
ZIP: 22464
(757) 648-5650
High
Total Enrollment 1810
Birdneck Elem
957 S Birdneck Rd
ZIP: 23451
(757) 648-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Seatack Elem An Achievable Dream Academy
912 S Birdneck Road
ZIP: 23451
(757) 437-4867
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Virginia Beach Middle
600 25th St
ZIP: 23451
(757) 437-4892
Middle
Total Enrollment 886
W.t. Cooke Elem
1501 Mediterranean Ave
ZIP: 23451
(757) 437-4827
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Adult Learning Ctr.
4160 Virginia Beach Blvd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-6050
Brookwood Elem
601 S Lynnhaven Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-2160
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Holland Elem
3340 Holland Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
King's Grant Elem
612 N Lynnhaven Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 638
Kingston Elem
3532 Kings Grant Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-2840
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Lynnhaven Elem
210 Dillon Dr
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Malibu Elem
3632 Edinburgh Dr
ZIP: 23452
(757) 431-4098
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Plaza Middle
3080 S Lynnhaven Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-4900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1085
Thalia Elem
421 Thalia Rd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-3880
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Virginia Beach Secep
233 Presidential Blvd.
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-4195
Windsor Oaks Elem
3800 Van Buren Dr
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Windsor Woods Elem
233 Presidential Blvd
ZIP: 23452
(757) 648-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Advanced Technology Ctr.
1800 College Crescent
ZIP: 23453
(757) 648-5800
Christopher Farms Elem
2828 Pleasant Acres Dr
ZIP: 23453
(757) 648-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Green Run Collegiate
1700 Dahlia Drive, Attn: Barhara Winn
ZIP: 23453
(757) 263-1264
High
Total Enrollment 221
Princess Anne Middle
2323 Holland Road
ZIP: 23453
(757) 648-4950
Middle
Total Enrollment 1474
Alanton Elem
1441 Stephens Rd
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Corporate Landing Elem
1590 Corporate Landing Pkwy
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-2370
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Corporate Landing Middle
1597 Corporate Landing Pkwy
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1299
First Colonial High
1272 Mill Dam Rd
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-5300
High
Total Enrollment 2056
Frank W. Cox High
2425 Shorehaven Dr
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-5250
High
Total Enrollment 1898
Great Neck Middle
1848 North Great Neck Rd
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-4550
Middle
Total Enrollment 1161
John B. Dey Elem
1900 N Great Neck Road
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-2440
Primary
Total Enrollment 830
Linkhorn Park Elem
977 First Colonial Rd
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Lynnhaven Middle
1250 Bayne Dr
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-4850
Middle
Total Enrollment 882
Ocean Lakes Elem
1616 Upton Dr
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Ocean Lakes High
885 Schuman Drive
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-5550
High
Total Enrollment 2196
Trantwood Elem
2344 Inlynnview Rd
ZIP: 23454
(757) 648-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Bayside Elem
5649 Bayside Rd
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-2080
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Bayside High
4960 Haygood Rd
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-5200
High
Total Enrollment 1923
Hermitage Elem
1701 Pleasure House Road
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Independence Middle
1370 Dunstan Ln
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-4600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1305
Luxford Elem
4808 Haygood Rd
ZIP: 23455
(757) 473-5014
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Old Donation Center
1008 Ferry Plantation Rd
ZIP: 23455
(757) 473-5043
Pembroke Meadows Elem
820 Cathedral Dr
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-3360
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Shelton Park Elem
1700 Shelton Rd
ZIP: 23455
(757) 460-7577
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Thoroughgood Elem
1444 Dunstan Ln
ZIP: 23455
(757) 648-3920
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Floyd Kellam High
2323 Holland Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-5400
High
Total Enrollment 2008
Gov Stem Academy At Landstown High
2001 Concert Drive
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-5505
Green Run Elem
1200 Green Garden Circle
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-2560
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Green Run High
1700 Dahlia Dr
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-5350
High
Total Enrollment 1629
Kemps Landing/old Donation School
2509 Seaboard Road
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3240
Primary
Total Enrollment 1098
Landstown Elem
2212 Recreation Dr
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-2880
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Landstown High
2001 Concert Dr.
ZIP: 23456
(757) 468-3800
High
Total Enrollment 2265
Landstown Middle
2204 Recreation Dr
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-4750
Middle
Total Enrollment 1506
New Castle Elem
4136 Dam Neck Road
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3080
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
North Landing Elem
2929 N Landing Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3160
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Parkway Elem
4180 O'hare Dr
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3280
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Princess Anne Elem
2444 Seaboard Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3480
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Red Mill Elem
1860 Sandbridge Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3560
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Rosemont Elem
1257 Rosemont Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Rosemont Forest Elem
1716 Grey Friars Chase
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Salem Elem
3961 Salem Lakes Blvd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3680
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Strawbridge Elem
2553 Strawbridge Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 427-5562
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Technical & Career Ed. Ctr.
2925 N Landing Rd
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-5850
Three Oaks Elem
2201 Elson Green Avenue
ZIP: 23456
(757) 648-3960
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Home
2512 George Mason Drive
ZIP: 23456
(757) 468-8960
Creeds Elem
920 Princess Anne Rd
ZIP: 23457
(757) 426-7792
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Arrowhead Elem
5549 Susquehanna Dr
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-2040
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Bayside 6th Grade Campus
4722 Jericho Road
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-4440
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Bayside Middle
965 Newtown Rd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 700
Diamond Springs Elem
5225 Learning Circle
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-4240
Primary
Total Enrollment 586
Kempsville Meadows Elem
736 Edwin Dr
ZIP: 23462
(757) 474-8435
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Larkspur Middle
4696 Princess Anne Rd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1639
Newtown Elem
5277 Learning Circle
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-3120
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Pembroke Elem
4622 Jericho Rd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 473-5025
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Point O' View Elem
5400 Parliament Dr
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-3440
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Princess Anne High
4400 Virginia Beach Blvd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-5600
High
Total Enrollment 1810
The Renaissance Academy
5100 Cleveland Street
ZIP: 23462
(757) 263-1170
Traep - Virginia Beach
5100 Cleveland St.
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-6118
Virginia Beach Secep - Re-ed
5100 Cleveland St.
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-6116
White Oaks Elem
960 Windsor Oaks Blvd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 648-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Williams Elem
892 Newtown Rd
ZIP: 23462
(757) 473-5033
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Brandon Middle
1700 Pope St
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-4450
Middle
Total Enrollment 1149
Centerville Elem
2201 Centerville Tnpk
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
College Park Elem
1110 Bennington Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2280
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Fairfield Elem
5428 Providence Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2480
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Glenwood Elem
2213 Round Hill Dr
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 1001
Indian Lakes Elem
1240 Homestead Dr
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 562
Kempsville Elem
570 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Kempsville High
5194 Chief Trail
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-5450
High
Total Enrollment 1580
Kempsville Middle
860 Churchill Dr
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 795
Providence Elem
4968 Providence Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-3520
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Salem Middle
2380 Lynnhaven Pkwy
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1041
Tallwood Elem
2025 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-3840
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Tallwood High
1668 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 648-5700
High
Total Enrollment 2002
Woodstock Elem
6016 Providence Rd
ZIP: 23464
(757) 366-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 732

Virginia Beach Private Schools

Children's House Of Galilee
3928 Pacific Ave
ZIP: 23451
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Star Of The Sea School
309 15th St
ZIP: 23451
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
Virginia Beach Friends School
1537 Laskin Rd
ZIP: 23451
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
A World Of Children
3478 Holland Rd
ZIP: 23452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Kings Grant Day School
873 Little Neck Rd
ZIP: 23452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Open Door Christian Academy
3177 Virginia Beach Blvd
ZIP: 23452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Plaza Baptist Christian Preschool
245 S Rosemont Rd
ZIP: 23452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Sunnybrook Day School
3380 Edinburgh Dr
ZIP: 23452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Courthouse Academy
3217 Monet Dr
ZIP: 23453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Courthouse Montessori School
1305 Windmill Point Crescent
ZIP: 23453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Pocahontas Preschool
3152 Magic Hollow Blvd
ZIP: 23453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Rollingwood Academy
1752 Prodan Ln
ZIP: 23453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Tidewater Classical Academy
1201 Rosemont Rd
ZIP: 23453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Victory Innovative Christian Academy
3557 Crofts Pride Dr
ZIP: 23453
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
Beach Montessori Tech
1101 Eaglewood Dr Ste C
ZIP: 23454
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Cape Henry Collegiate School
1320 Mill Dam Rd
ZIP: 23454
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 827
Holy Family Day School
1279 N Great Neck Rd
ZIP: 23454
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Baylake Pines School
4444 Shore Dr
ZIP: 23455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 188
Forever Young Montessori School And Day Care
4604 Pembroke Lake Cir Ste 108
ZIP: 23455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Old Donation Episcopal Day School
4449 N Witchduck Rd
ZIP: 23455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Stratford Preschool
4300 Shore Dr
ZIP: 23455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Beach Manor School
2660 West Neck Rd
ZIP: 23456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
St John The Apostle Catholic School
1968 Sandbridge Rd
ZIP: 23456
Elementary
Total Enrollment 248
Back Bay Christian Academy
1212 Princess Anne Rd
ZIP: 23457
Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
4552 Princess Anne Rd
ZIP: 23462
Secondary
Total Enrollment 425
Gateway Christian School
5473 Virginia Beach Blvd
ZIP: 23462
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
Hebrew Academy Of Tidewater
5000 Corporate Woods Dr Ste 180
ZIP: 23462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Ivy League Academy
520 Constitution Dr
ZIP: 23462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Montessori Academy Of Virginia
4774 Alicia Dr
ZIP: 23462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Montessori Childrens House Ii
700 Hillingdon Ct
ZIP: 23462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
St Gregory The Great School
5343 Virginia Beach Blvd
ZIP: 23462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 647
Bellamy Manor School
5009 Providence Rd
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Chesapeake Bay Academy
821 Baker Rd
ZIP: 23464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 107
Coastal Christian Academy
640 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Hope Lutheran School
5350 Providence Rd
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Kempsville Academy / Barefoot Kids
1458 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Kpc Day School
805 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
New Light Baptist School Of Excellence
5549 Indian River Rd
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Oaktree Academy
817 Kempsville Rd
ZIP: 23464
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 178
St Matthew's School
3316 Sandra Ln
ZIP: 23464
Elementary
Total Enrollment 463
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