Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach VA Real Estate

virginia beachWhen most people think of the Hampton Roads area, they first imagine the sparkling shorelines and rolling dunes of Virginia Beach.  While Virginia Beach may be most known for the oceanfront resort area, with over 430,000 residents, it is also the most populous city in Virginia and is home to several state parks, a number of large corporations, a leading university, and many historic sites.  Virginia Beach is also a military town, home to NAS Oceana (one of the Navy’s four major jet bases), Fort Story, Camp Pendleton, Dam Neck Fleet Combat Training Center, and Little Creek Amphibious Base.

Virginia Beach History

Near the point where the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean meet, Cape Henry was the site of the first landing of the English colonists bound for Jamestown on April 26, 1607.   Virginia Beach is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world and is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.

Virginia Beach Weather

virginia beachMost locals will tell you that the temperate and seasonal climate of Virginia Beach makes up for the threat of storms.  While hurricanes are a legitimate concern, it should be noted that the city is geographically south of the average path of storms originating in the higher latitudes, and north of the usual tracks of hurricanes and other major tropical storms.  With chilly (but rarely snowy!) winters, mild autumns, pleasant springs, and famously beautiful and warm summers, each season is enjoyable and ideal for vacationers and locals alike.

Virginia Beach Recreation

Outdoor lovers and “indoor folk” alike have plenty to keep busy with in Virginia Beach.  For nature lovers, a day in Virginia Beach could include surfing, fishing, boating, bird-watching in several protected habitats, or hiking in state parks.  Golf lovers can enjoy over 20 magnificent golf courses, including courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Curtis Strange, and Arnold Palmer.  On an indoor day, families can enjoy the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, a tour of historic sites such as the Adam Thoroughgood House, or exploring the interesting Edgar Cayce Center for Research and Enlightenment.

Virginia Beach Oceanfront

virginia beachThe beautiful ocean can be enjoyed from the shore, or aboard one of many area pleasure cruises.  There are dolphin and whale watching cruises, an inlet dinner cruise, and of course deep-sea fishing charters.  Once a year along the famous Boardwalk, Virginia Beach celebrates its oceanfront area with the Neptune Festival, which features activities for the whole family, a sand-sculpting contest, sand soccer and volleyball tournaments, concerts, and a parade to top off the event.  The Boardwalk also plays host to the annual Boardwalk Art Show, Rock N Roll Half Marathon, and on-going musical festivals and events.

Virginia Beach Schools

The Virginia Beach Public School System includes 55 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, and 11 high schools.  There are also several secondary and private schools in the city. 

Most areas in Virginia Beach are within 10-20 minutes of the Norfolk International Airport that services the entire Hampton Roads area.  The smaller Newport News/Williamsburg airport is less than an hour away.

Virginia Beach Real Estate

virginia beachReal estate prices and availability vary widely throughout the city, as every area within its limits has unique characteristics and style that influence the home values.  Many home-buyers looking for a home by the sea find that Virginia Beach offers the best housing value dollar-for-dollar, as there is such a wide selection of neighborhoods and styles to choose from.

Contact Information

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The Butler Team
RE/MAX Allegiance
4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. Ste 164
Virginia Beach VA 23452
757-237-2751
Fax: 757-233-1552

The Butler Team, ABR, CRS, GRI

Dave  Macklin     Dave@ButlerTeamHomes.com 
Office: 757-237-2751      Fax: 757-233-1552