Virginia Beach Waterfront
Courtesy of City of Virginia Beach
irginia Beach is not only one of the best places to work in America; it’s also one of the best places to live. Residential offerings include oceanfront beach houses, urban lofts and country homes. Neighborhoods range from tranquil settings in Pungo, the cosmopolitan Town Center, the resort district along the Atlantic Ocean and everything in between. With 38 miles of shoreline, 14 miles of a free public beach, 79 miles of scenic water-ways, 60 miles of biking trails and 208 municipal parks encompassing 4,000 acres, Virginia Beach has been recognized as being one of America’s 50 Best Cities by Bloomberg Businessweek and the 6th Happiest City in the Country in Which to Work by Forbes.com.
Powerful Forces at Work
Recognized globally as one of the best places to live, work and do business. Virginia Beach is a dynamic community strengthened by a diverse mix of industry, attractions and people. It has the largest concentration of military installations in the country and a variety of jobs for highly skilled workers. Employers offer competitive salaries and a wealth of professional opportunities. The city has one of the nation’s best public school systems, and the Advanced Technology Center provides opportunities for high school and community college students to earn additional training in industry-certified programs. Virginia Beach is home to Regent University, Virginia Wesleyan College and ECPI College
of Technology. It also has campuses for Hampton University, Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Tidewater Community College, Art Institute of Virginia Beach, Atlantic University, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Bryant & Stratton College, Cambridge College, Centura College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Everest College, Fortis College, ITT Tech, Sentara College of Health Sciences, South University, Stratford University, Strayer University, Tidewater Tech, University of Phoenix and World College.
Rich in Culture
Entertainment offerings include the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Farm Bureau Live Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia and the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, a 1300-seat theatre. Virginia Beach is a destination for travelers and a beacon relaxed yet sophisticated living. We invite you to learn more at www.yesvirginiabeach.com or vbfun.com.
Size2 248 sq. miles Population (2011 est.) 436,896 MEDIAN Household Income (2011 est.) $58,568 Government Council/Manager Major Industries Geico, Stihl, Amerigroup, LifeNet Health, AMSEC LLC City Information (757) 358-4111 School Information (757) 263-1000
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Community Profiles: Virginia Beach
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