Virginia Beach Ranked in the Top 10 Best U.S. Cities To Live

Virginia Beach was just named one of the top 10 best cities to live in!

A new U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best cities to live in the United States gives the number-one spot to Naples, Florida while Va Beach comes in at #8.

Despite Virginia Beach’s resort city status, its friendly residents and relaxed atmosphere have swayed many to take up a permanent residence in Virginia’s largest city. The glorious ocean views, beautiful waterfront homes and award-winning restaurants make this vacation destination a place worthy of being calling home.

The job market in the Hampton Roads region, which encompasses Virginia Beach and nearby Norfolk and Newport News, offers some niche opportunities in both the civilian and government sectors that make moving to the area attractive, from defense contractor positions to hotelier jobs.

With the largest concentration of military personnel outside of the Pentagon, military presence is part of everyday life at the beach, with events like the Oceana Air Show and the Patriotic Festival celebrating the armed forces. However, jet noise can be loud and takes some time to adjust to, so if you are going to be living in a particularly noisy area, be prepared.

As our bumper stickers say, We love jet noise!

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 shapes up:

  1. Naples, Florida

  2. Boise, Idaho

  3. Colorado Springs, Colorado

  4. Greenville, South Carolina

  5. Charlotte, North Carolina

  6. Raleigh, North Carolina

  7. Huntsville, Alabama

  8. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  9. Austin, Texas

  10. Boulder, Colorado