Work and Live in Virginia Beach


While we are known for our unmatched vacation offerings, our incredible lifestyle makes Virginia Beach an ideal remote working and relocation destination, too.  With its skilled, educated workforce, strategic location, low tax rates, and dynamic, diverse economy, it’s increasingly becoming one of the best places to do business as well.

Named the best place to live in America by USA Today Weekend, Virginia Beach offers its residents, and the millions of tourists who visit annually, a lifestyle unmatched by any other major American city. The cost of living is below the national average, and housing continues to be in demand as people move to Virginia Beach for employment opportunities and residential amenities.

Students here benefit from one of the nation's best public school systems, and 11 institutions of higher learning contribute thousands of skilled laborers to our workforce every day.

Discover why Virginia Beach is quickly becoming one of the top destinations, not only to vacation, but also to live, work, and retire.

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Cost of Living


The  cost of living in Virginia Beach is ​well below that of other metropolitan areas in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Find out more here.




Virginia Beach offers a moderate climate and geographic location without climatic extremes but with four distinct seasons. Based on data from the Virginia Beach/Norfolk International Airport, the National Climatic Data Center reports, t​he winters are usually mild, while the autumn and spring season usually are delightful. Summers, though warm and long, frequently are tempered by cool periods, often associated with northeasterly winds off the Atlantic. 




Virginia Beach residents and employers alike benefit from an excellent comprehensive public and private education system, as well as a variety of local and state workforce development programs that provide assistance to employees and businesses.

With the many educational and workforce training opportunities available, Virginia Beach is able to provide a comprehensive network to help ensure that its residents are educated and ready to enter the workforce of today and tomorrow.




Hampton Roads' largest provider, Sentara Healthcare, operates, seven acute-care hospitals in the region, including one of the best cardiac facilities in the world. U.S. News and World Report has consecutively ranked Sentara Norfolk General among America's Best Hospitals for more than a decade. 



Virginia Beach residents benefit from a vast selection of housing opportunities to suit any lifestyle, including urban, resort, waterfront, rural, agricultural, single-family, apartments and condominiums.


Live Like a Virginia Beach Local


Join Virginia Beach local, Mary Kathryn, as she explores the diversity of experiences to be had here, and discover what it means to be a local in our thriving coastal city. Whether you're a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, or die-hard foodie, or you're just looking to do a little bit of everything, when you live in Virginia Beach, everyday is a new adventure.