The Best Neighborhoods in Virginia Beach

Your home search should start with finding the right neighborhood. Choosing the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach is just as important as choosing the right house. But not all neighborhoods are created equal. Once you match up your lifestyle and budget with the best neighborhoods, finding the right home is very easy. I help people from all over the country find the perfect home in Virginia Beach, but it all starts with finding the best neighborhoods!

What Is The Best Neighborhood In Virginia Beach?

the best neighborhoods in Virginia BeachIt is important to understand the the best neighborhood for you might not be the best neighborhood for someone else. Sometimes people become very attached to their neighborhoods. Your best friend may have just moved to her new neighborhood in Cape Henry Shores next to First Landing State Park and love it, but you may prefer the well kept lawns of Christopher Farms.

Take the following criteria into account while you search for the best Virginia Beach neighborhood.

Proximity to your work - The traffic in Hampton Roads can be tough during rush hour. Accidents and backups are common going into Norfolk in the morning and out of Norfolk in the evening. The tunnels and bridges add even more drama. Living close to where you work could save you over an hour each day.

the best neighborhoods and places to live in Virginia BeachSchool Districts - Cox, First Colonial, and Kellam are three of the best school districts in Virginia Beach. Kempsville, Princess Anne, and Ocean Lakes are also among the best. There are probably many reasons for this, but one of the biggest is money. City and state taxes fund the public schools. Houses in the best neighborhoods cost more to buy and generate more taxes. The people who live in more expensive houses generally make more money so they pay more taxes. Some of the tax money is used to improve the schools. Better schools are more attractive to parents so homes in the best school districts appreciate. The cycle repeats itself.

Virginia Beach Neighborhoods

Sometimes you may find yourself driving through a Virginia Beach neighborhood and suddenly everything changes. One minute all the homes are well taken care of and the next minute gutters are hanging off the roof and there are five cars parked in front of every house. What happened? You crossed into a different neighborhood.

Finding the right place to live is all about the three most important factors in real estate; location, location, and location. The quality of the house next door has as much to do with choosing your house as the house itself. Larger yards command a higher value because they deliver more privacy. Neighborhoods that are well taken care of are worth more because it is desirable to live next to another nice home.

There are hundreds of neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. Finding the best one is one of the most important challenges you face when looking for a new home.

These are some of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. Click on the link to each neighborhood to learn more and see pictures. You can also click on the "Best Neighborhoods" link at the top of the page.

Bay Colony
Birdneck Point
Chesopeian Colony
Christopher Farms
East Beach
Great Neck
Heritage Park
Sylvan Lake
The North End
Cape Henry Shores
Princess Anne Hills
East Beach (This one is actually in Norfolk, but right on the border of Virginia Beach)

If you feel your neighborhood has been left off this list in error, please tell me why your Virginia Beach neighborhood is one of the best and I will consider adding it to this site.

It is my job to help you match up your lifestyle with the right home in the right neighborhood. I look forward to helping you make the most of everything this incredible beach town and its best neighborhoods have to offer!

Click here to search for homes in the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach!

Click the highlighted neighborhoods on the map to learn more.


This map of Virginia Beach neighborhoods is best viewed on a big screen. In the upper right corner, click the little square to open to a full screen. On the left side of the map, click the small box that looks like a list to see the neighborhoods.