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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Virginia Beach

I like the school district and their academic program. I like have several restaurants, shopping and groceries stores close.

it's a campground, 1.5 miles from oceanfront, 1.5 miles from major grocery stores & gas, 3/4 mile from bus stops & convenience stores, and safe to come home late at night uber & lyft friendly,

It's quiet, generally very safe, does not flood, a short drive from most stores, lots of plants trees and gardens

Love the trees, large yard. LIke that it is quiet and yet close to nice restaurants and shops. There are also grocery and drug stores in walking distance as well as Starbucks!

I like that it is a quiet neighborhood. There is a shopping plaza right across the street and doctors, banks, and other stores all within walking distance. The sidewalks are nice and bus system is available nearby.

The buildings are vintage but have cement that's pretty unique, it's very close to a few outlets and groceries stores

Who Lives Here

Virginia Beach Demographics

Education

High School

28%

Associate's

37%

Bachelor's

23%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

42%

3 people

24%

4 people

21%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

35%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

8%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

12%

20-45

37%

45-65

25%

65+

14%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Virginia Beach?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24$1415$1475$1635$2047
Jan '24$1707$1475$1631$2050
Dec '23$1707$1472$1647$2037
Nov '23$1560$1432$1632$1980
Oct '23$1567$1445$1620$1885
Sep '23$1567$1447$1637$2031
Aug '23$1567$1447$1622$2020
Jul '23$1567$1447$1612$1997
Jun '23$1560$1438$1589$1942
May '23$1567$1432$1555$1850
Apr '23$1415$1425$1565$1927
Mar '23$1415$1420$1582$1917
Feb '23$1219$1410$1567$1880

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

23%

15-30 Mins

46%

30-40 Mins

19%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4747

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 51 of 89 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 52 of 89 renters

Percentage: 4949

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 57 of 89 renters

Percentage: 2626

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

No

Say 45 of 89 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 70 of 89 renters

Top Scores: Restaurant, Coffee, Parks

Things To Do In Virginia Beach

Top Score

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 5% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Virginia Beach's coffee shop scene.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 18% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Virginia Beach is team green. Parks get a high score.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 46% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Virginia Beach has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Virginia Beach is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 15% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Virginia Beach.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 21% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 10% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Virginia Beach draws a crowd for its fine art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 56% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Virginia Beach doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 79% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Virginia Beach Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 81 of 89 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 79 of 89 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 79 of 89 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 74 of 89 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 73 of 89 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 73 of 89 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 69 of 89 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 68 of 89 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 64 of 89 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 62 of 89 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 62 of 89 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 58 of 89 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 57 of 89 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 53 of 89 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 46 of 89 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 46 of 89 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 46 of 89 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 65 of 89 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 70 of 89 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 72 of 89 renters

Virginia Beach Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Virginia Beach

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Virginia Beach, VA

EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AN APARTMENT IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Have you ever wanted to live on the beach? Virginia Beach is an inviting community on the ocean with a wide array of cultural activities. Check out Virginia Beach vacation rentals, and visit the area to see what it’s like. If you already made up your mind to move here, there are a variety of apartments for rent in Virginia Beach to suit most budgets and styles.

Use Apartment Guide to help find the perfect Virginia Beach rental for you, from houses right on the beach to condos within walking distance of Beach Street U.S.A. You can filter your results by price range, apartment size or special features to find the right place for you.

THE BEST NEIGHBORHOODS TO FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN VIRGINIA BEACH

Deciding where to rent an apartment in Virginia Beach? You’ll find lots of great neighborhoods when searching for apartments in Virginia Beach. The city is home to many great colleges, including Virginia Wesleyan University, Regent University and Norfolk State University. Virginia Beach is also home to exceptional schools for academically and artistically gifted students. Here are some great neighborhoods for Virginia Beach apartments:

  • Bayside: North of Town Center, Bayside is close to the water and has a large variety of apartments to choose from.
  • Chic’s Beach: Short for “Chesapeake Beach,” Chic’s Beach (also spelled Chick’s Beach) is a favorite of locals because the bay-fronted beach area is more quiet and less touristy.
  • Holland: Holland is right next to Oceana Naval Air Station and includes Mt. Trashmore Park and Tidewater Community College – Virginia Beach.
  • Kempsville: Kempsville strikes a compromise by providing both easy beach access and a short commute to Norfolk.
  • Lake Edward: This quaint neighborhood surrounds Lake Edward, a reservoir with fishing opportunities.
  • Lynnhaven: Lynnhaven straddles West Neck Creek and offers easy access to the Norfolk Virginia Beach Expressway.
  • Oceanfront: Choose the oceanfront district in downtown Virginia Beach to wake up to the sun rising over the Atlantic Ocean every morning.
  • Ridgely Manor: Nestled against Lake Smith, Ridgely Manor is a quiet residential area with mainly single-family homes, some of which are available to rent.
  • Town Center: Head inland to the area around Virginia Beach Town Center for convenience to grocery stores, shopping and movie theaters.
  • Virginia Beach Town Center: The core of Town Center provides luxury apartments next to Central Park.

FUN THINGS TO DO IN VIRGINIA BEACH

Home to craft beer, wine, music and art festivals and the well-attended Hampton Roads International Auto Show, Virginia Beach keeps residents entertained all year long. Love the beach? Whether you love the high-energy beach in front of the boardwalk or secluded spots with only the sounds of the sea, you can find what you are looking for in Virginia Beach. The city also has amusement parks, fine restaurants and golf courses. Here are some fun things to do when finding apartments for rent in Virginia Beach:

  • Virginia Beach keeps more money in your pocket with a variety of free things to do, including the most popular attraction of all—the beach! After a day of sand and surf, listen to the upbeat rhythms of live music, see street performers breathe fire and admire nautically themed sculptures on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.
  • Spend a quiet day touring the Virginia Air & Space Center, and set aside time to see the majestic undersea creatures at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
  • For a night out, get tickets to one of the many big-name music acts that play at venues like Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater.
  • Sandbridge Beach: Families love the classic beach-town vibe of Sandbridge Beach, known for its slow pace, quirky shops and friendly atmosphere.
  • The North End: Starting at about 42nd Street, the northern end of Virginia Beach is popular with locals looking to escape the bustle of the boardwalk and enjoy a lazy day on a quiet section of shoreline.
  • Outlook Beach: Snap a beach selfie with a Civil War stockade and a fortified moat in the background on this sandy beach at Fort Monroe.
  • Croatan Beach: Tucked away in a residential neighborhood, this beach caters to surfers who want to ride the waves in a special area that’s off limits to swimmers. Don’t worry, though: Croatan also has plenty of sand and surf just for swimmers.
  • First Landing State Park: Not far from Cape Henry Lighthouse, this state park lures visitors with a beautiful beach and keeps them coming back with incredible biking and hiking trails surrounded by marsh.
  • If your four-legged family member needs an opportunity to let loose, head to one of these top dog parks in Virginia Beach: Red Wing Park, Bayville Farms Park and Woodstock Park. Before you go, be sure to purchase a Virginia Beach dog park pass at any Virginia Beach Recreation Center.
  • Families love Virginia Beach for its focus on kid-friendly fun, with activities ranging from building sand castles on the beach to taking a pirate-themed boat tour. Kids Cove Playground provides hours of fun for smaller kids.

VIRGINIA BEACH NATURAL BEAUTY

The oceanfront of Virginia Beach draws the crowds, but there is more to do than swimming and sunbathing. Head to the local fishing pier, go horseback riding, or charter a boat to enjoy sport fishing, dolphin watching and spectacular views. To escape from modern life for a bit, visit False Cape State Park, offering primitive camping, kayaking and unspoiled views of the great outdoors. The Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge and the Great Dismal Swamp also offer scenic hiking and biking opportunities.

WATERSPORTS IN VIRGINIA BEACH

Surfing, kiteboarding and kayaking form a trifecta of water-sports fun every summer in Virginia Beach, but the area is also well known as a hangout for serious fishers. Go whale watching in winter, or save up to try a new summer sport, like parasailing or stand-up paddleboarding.

GETAWAYS FROM VIRGINIA BEACH

If you are in the mood for a road trip, Virginia is a dream destination for history buffs. Drive about an hour north to visit historic sites like Jamestown and Williamsburg, or make the journey to Washington, D.C. in about four hours. You can also enjoy big-city dining and entertainment options in Richmond, a distance of about 100 miles from Virginia Beach. Roller coasters like Tempesto deliver thrills for bigger kids at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, about 60 miles away.

FIND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

Finding a new place to live is a stressful experience. Be sure to use an apartment finder like Apartment Guide to help you locate your next rental property. Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly apartment or simply want an affordable place to live, we’ll help you find apartments for rent in Virginia Beach that match your needs.

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