Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Virginia Beach, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.
Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Virginia Beach neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?
Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Virginia Beach are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.
Here are the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach:
- Dam Neck Naval Air Station
- North Central
- Us Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base
Read on to see how we determined the places around Virginia Beach that deserve a little bragging rights.
How do you determine the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach?
In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.
Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:
- High incomes
- Low unemployment rates
- Low crime
- High home prices
- High population densities (A proxy for things to do)
We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.
We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 5 in each category, where 1 was the best.
Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.
And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In Virginia Beach.” We’re lookin’ at you, Dam Neck Naval Air Station.
Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places Virginia Beach has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.
1. Dam Neck Naval Air Station
Population: 4,648Median Home Price: $543,150
Crimes Per 100K People: 928
Unemployment Rate: 2.3%
2. North Central
Population: 23,841Median Home Price: $354,073
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,604
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Population: 66,999Median Home Price: $411,411
Crimes Per 100K People: 1,217
Unemployment Rate: 3.6%
Population: 68,464Median Home Price: $246,283
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,363
Unemployment Rate: 4.6%
5. Us Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base
Population: 4,335Median Home Price: $212,500
Crimes Per 100K People: 3,052
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of Virginia Beach
If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in Virginia Beach where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious, here are the worst places in Virginia Beach:
- US Navy Little Creek Amphibious Base
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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In Virginia Beach
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