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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?
It is important to understand that 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.
School 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
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There are a handful of places that come to mind when I think of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. They all have loyal followings, but Alanton is near the top. Alanton could be my favorite neighborhood in Virginia Beach.View neighborhood
Ashville Park is one of the newest neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, as well as one of the largest. The homes come with open floor plans and a beautiful neighborhood. Ashville Park is one of the few neighborhoods in southern Virginia Beach to have a neighborhood pool.View neighborhood
Bay Colony in Virginia Beach is one of the few neighborhoods that allows for quiet living away from traffic, but is still within biking distance to the beach. Bay Colony offers that residential feel with winding streets and private driveways that can be hard to come by so close to the beach. Bay Colony has the perfect mix of quiet residential and beach living. If your price range is over about $600,000, Bay Colony will be near the top of your list of favorite neighborhoods.View neighborhood
Virginia Beach has all kinds of beaches. There are beaches on the Chesapeake Bay, beaches with wide dunes, beaches with a boardwalk, and private beaches far from the tourists. Learn all about these beaches and find out why so many people call it home.View neighborhood
Birdneck Point is very close to the beach, the interstate, and to shopping. It's right in the middle of everything, yet private because it is on a peninsula with no thru traffic.View neighborhood
Chesopeian Colony may be small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in character and location. Think of Chesopeian Colony as a mini Great Neck, or Little Neck. This shouldn’t be too hard because it’s on a peninsula and the houses and demographics of the two are similar as well.View neighborhood
Chic's Beach, or Chick's Beach, or Chesapeake Beach, runs along the coast of the Chesapeake Bay at the top of Virginia Beach. You will find single family homes and condos, as well as plenty of local seafood restaurants and marinas. Let's not forget the beach! It's a local's favorite. It has the same water as the ocean but without the waves.View neighborhood
A house hunting trip in the southern part of Virginia Beach would not be complete without checking out Christopher Farms, one of my favorite neighborhoods. Developed in the 1990’s, Christopher Farms is new enough that the homes have open floor plans, but old enough that there are mature trees.View neighborhood
The neighborhood of Croatan is right on the beach, but it is set apart from the hustle and bustle of the boardwalk and it doesn’t have the thru traffic of the North End. The entrance is hidden away just south of Rudee Inlet where it opens up into a wonderful neighborhood of three story single family homes within a couple blocks of the beach.View neighborhood
Let's build the ideal golf community in Virginia Beach. Cypress Point combines the ideal setting of the Cypress Point Golf Club with lifestyles and choices that include luxury single family homes, condominiums on or near the golf course and townhome living as well. The clubhouse includes a lounge, snack bar, dining, banquet facilities, a pro shop and much more.View neighborhood
Great Neck is a peninsula right in the middle of the northern half of Virginia Beach. If your budget is over about $400,000 Great Neck will be a strong candidate for your choice of neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. The schools are very strong and the commute is short to the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic beaches, the highway, and Whole Foods (or Kroger, Farm Fresh, or any of the seemingly endless supply of restaurants and bars).View neighborhood
Heritage Park is a newer development in Virginia Beach characterized by all brick houses with backyards that open up into community space. That’s right, almost every house in Heritage Park backs up to open space or a lake. This is important so I’ll say it again. The houses in Heritage Park don’t back up to each other. The homes are beautiful, the schools are excellent, and you are only five minutes from Sandbridge Beach or Red Mill Commons Shopping Center.View neighborhood
Lagomar is one of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. Quality homes for sale and quiet streets are only the beginning. South Virginia Beach is growing and Lagomar is right in the heart of it all. It is within minutes of Sandbridge Beach, Hells Point Golf Club, and the Red Mill Commons shopping center. Lagomar is in the Kellam High School district, one of the best.View neighborhood
Little Neck is home to some of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. It's more of an area, like Great Neck, than a neighborhood. At the top, there is only one road in and one road out, making it feel very private. And it is private!View neighborhood
Sandbridge Beach is Virginia's version of the Outer Banks. They are separated by several national wildlife refuges and state parks. While you could physically drive from one to the other, there are no public roads connecting the two.View neighborhood
Sylvan Lake is the coolest little neighborhood you never heard of in Virginia Beach. Located in the middle of Great Neck with tree lined roads and an early 80’s architectural appeal, Sylvan Lake is a neighborhood that reminds me of my childhood. It is unique for two reasons. First, the houses are cool looking in that back to the future kind of way. nd second, there’s a big lake in the middle of the neighborhood that you can swim in! Or kayak in. Even fish in!View neighborhood
There is nothing like living within walking distance of the ocean. In many beach towns on the East Coast, living on the ocean means isolation, like the Outer Banks. The North End in Virginia Beach is different because the city hums along at about the same pace year round. Sure the boardwalk hotels swell in the summer, but most of us don't even seem to notice. The residents of the North End can enjoy the beach from April through October.View neighborhood