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About Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous jurisdiction in the state of Virginia, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state, as well as the 39th largest city in the United States, with a population of 437,994 according to the 2010 Census.

Virginia Beach is the easternmost city of Hampton Roads that make up the core of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA. This area, known as "America's First Region", also includes the independent cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk, as well as other smaller cities, counties and towns of Hampton Roads.

Government

Virginia Beach was chartered as a municipal corporation by the General Assembly of Virginia on January 1, 1963. The city currently operates under the council-manager form of government. The city does not fall ...

Virginia Beach Overview

Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Although Fairfax County is the most populous ...

When To Go

Virginia Beach travel is pleasant throughout the entire year, but offers the most in the way of activities in the warmer months. The busiest time of the year for Virginia Beach tourism is the summer although ...

Virginia Beach Sport

Since Norfolk contains the central business district of Hampton Roads, most of the major spectator sports are located there. While the Hampton Roads area has been recently considered as a viable prospect for ...

Parks and recreation

Virginia Beach is home to 210 city parks, encompassing over 4,000 acres (1,600 ha), including neighborhood parks, community parks, district parks, and other open spaces. Each park is unique and offers ...

Virginia Beach Events

Virginia Beach events 2011 run the gamut from beach concerts and arts festivals to monster truck rallies and auto shows. Virginia Beach is among the most popular vacation destinations in the southern United ...

Virginia Beach Weather

Virginia Beach weather is a major reason why so many people choose this place as a vacation destination. The humid subtropical climate makes possible travel throughout a good portion of the year, with plenty ...

Economy

Virginia Beach is best known for its tourism but the military and agribusiness sectors contribute to the City's economy. The City's economy also contains a large retail component at places such as Lynnhaven ...

Culture

Virginia Beach is most often associated with the larger American South. People who have grown up in the Hampton Roads area often have a unique Tidewater accent which sounds different from a stereotypical ...

History

Chesepians were the first inhabitants of the area now known as Tidewater in Virginia about whom hardly anything is known. They occupied an area which is now the independent cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, ...