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221 Apartments for rent in Virginia Beach, VA

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14 Units Available
Banyan Grove
3816 Banyan Grove Ln , Virginia Beach, VA
Towne Square
1 Bedroom
$1,207
757 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,436
1061 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,722
1317 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Spacious homes with vaulted ceilings and large closets. Community highlights include picnic areas, a 24-hour fitness center, and business center. Close to the shopping and entertainment at Lynnhaven Mall. Near Bow Creek Golf Course.
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99 Units Available
The Pearl at Marina Shores
2110 Marina Shores Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,695
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,960
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,895
1608 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Savor The Pearl at Marina Shores, the most exclusive luxury apartment community in Virginia Beach located along the iconic waterfront of the historic Lynnhaven River.
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10 Units Available
Maple Bay Townhomes
356 S Chesire Ct , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,446
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,396
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
This pet-friendly community has a media room, playground, pool and 24-hour gym. Apartments are recently renovated and have washer/dryer hookups. Regency Hilltop Shopping Center is also right around the corner.
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20 Units Available
Premier Apartments
172 Central Park Avenue, Suite 104 , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
Studio
$1,310
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,395
675 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Armada Hoffler is proud to present their newest mid-rise apartment community in Virginia Beach Town Center: Premier Apartments
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36 Units Available
The Cosmopolitan Apartments
172 Central Park Avenue, Suite 102 , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
Studio
$1,229
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,352
816 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,767
1057 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
The Pembroke Mall and Lake Trashmore provide all the recreation and excitement that this community's residents can handle. There's also a business center, rooftop pool and 24-hour gym. Apartments have maple cabinetry and optional fireplaces.
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13 Units Available
Legends At The Beach
3100 Hunters Chase Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,061
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,394
974 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Come home to Legends at the Beach where you can stay a lifetime! We will provide you with a level of service you thought no longer existed. We are located in the center of all the convenience you could desire.
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2 Units Available
226 Oceana
226 Birch Lake Rd , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$945
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,010
795 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
On-site staff and attention to details sets 226 Oceana apart. Units offer W/D, private outdoor-space, and ample storage, including walk-in closets. A 24-hour gym, tennis court, and pool await tenants in this pet-friendly community.
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5 Units Available
Diamond North
1350 Sapphire Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,367
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,556
1155 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
Diamond North is a brand new, contemporary apartment community conveniently located in Hampton Roads.
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14 Units Available
Haven Apartments & Townhomes
1870 Enterprise Ct , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,197
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,587
1117 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,943
1484 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
We are excited to open our doors again to tour our community by appointment only. Based on availability, we may or may not have an apartment available to view. Please call to schedule your tour today.
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31 Units Available
Encore 4505 at Town Center Apartments
172 Central Park Avenue, Suite 100 , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
Studio
$1,210
661 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,350
797 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
923 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:56 PM
This community is surrounded by Pembroke Mall and Columbus Village, so residents have everything within reach. A swimming pool, firepits and fitness center are all available to enjoy. Apartments feature modern lighting and granite countertops.
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3 Units Available
Brenneman Farm
4400 Sanibel Cir
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,609
1206 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,151
1405 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:55 PM
Homes with oversized closets, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and private patios in a gated community. Residents enjoy a resort-inspired pool, fitness center, and clubhouse. Ten minutes from Virginia Beach Town Center.
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1 Unit Available
Thalia Gardens
4129 Inverness Rd , Virginia Beach, VA
North Central
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1401 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:55 PM
Cable-ready homes with in-unit laundry, wall-to-wall carpets, and newly renovated kitchens. Common amenities include a fitness center, sparkling pool, and tennis courts. Only eight minutes from Virginia Beach Town Center.
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1 Unit Available
Kings Grant Landing
1000 Sir Timothy Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
North Central
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,143
1287 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 07:55 PM
Kings Grant Landing Apartments is a home you can be proud of! Our top-notch community is nestled in the well-known Kings Grant neighborhood in Virginia Beach.
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13 Units Available
Harpers Square Apartments
1401 E Intruder Cir
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Bedroom
$989
583 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$886
802 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,115
1157 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:58 PM
Find your new home today at Harpers Square Apartments! Settle into one of our inviting one, two, three, or four bedroom apartments and townhomes.
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32 Units Available
Nexus
544 Newtown Road , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
Studio
$1,159
563 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,239
590 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,740
1186 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Meet up at Nexus! One of these 268 studio, one, and two bedroom luxury apartment homes built for comfort with style will be most happy to meet you! We know you get it. Life can't be all work and no play so come home and forget about your work day.
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3 Units Available
Bridle Creek Apartments
1508 Halter Dr
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,016
750 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:46 PM
Located in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA, Bridle Creek is an award-winning community that provides a comfortable home close to all that the area has to offer.
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129 Units Available
Coastal 61 at Oxford Village
5817 Wesleyan Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,225
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,535
1073 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
1270 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Our luxury apartments in Virginia Beach, VA, is perfect for anyone seeking to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary. No matter what your needs, you can find the layout that works for you.
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The Hamptons Apartments
5781 Lake Edward Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
Northwest Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,075
850 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1050 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,460
1300 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
The Hamptons Apartments is going through a makeover! Come check out our newly renovated and spacious units, you won't be disappointed.
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4 Units Available
Saltmeadow Bay Apartments
757 Saltmeadow Bay Dr , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,791
1283 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,428
1571 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:41 PM
Welcome to Saltmeadow Bay Apartments and Townhomes!Relax. Unwind. You are a million miles from stress, yet right off Laskin Road. Welcome home to Saltmeadow Bay. Here, you will discover inspired apartment living in a community like no other.
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4 Units Available
Woodshire Apartments
149 S Budding Ave , Virginia Beach, VA
North Central
1 Bedroom
$1,009
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,183
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
One-, two- and three-bedroom apartments near I-264 and I-64. Community features fitness center, dog park, playground and pool. Apartment amenities include washer/dryer, walk-in closets, fully equipped kitchen and patio/balcony.
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2 Units Available
Latitudes
1701 Chase Pointe Cir , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,086
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Bask in the salty sea breeze and tranquil scenery of Latitudes Apartment Homes, a coastal haven in the beautiful hilltop area of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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5 Units Available
Providence Green
1101 Craftsman Dr #103 , Virginia Beach, VA
Level Green
1 Bedroom
$1,145
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,155
1103 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Close to I-64, these homes feature private patios, modern appliances in kitchens, and full-size washers. Common amenities include on-site laundry, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.
Verified
14 Units Available
Marina Shores
2257 Willow Oak Cir , Virginia Beach, VA
Northeast Virginia Beach
1 Bedroom
$1,339
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,274
1057 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,726
1259 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
Bright apartments with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. Recently renovated with eat-in kitchens and spacious closets. Community has tennis court and pool. Short distance from Chesapeake Bay.
Verified
2 Units Available
Solace Apartments
400 S Military Hwy
Virginia Beach, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,600
1276 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 06:40 PM
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Virginia Beach?
In Virginia Beach, the median rent is $1,117 for a studio, $1,123 for a 1-bedroom, $1,351 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,887 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Virginia Beach, check out our monthly Virginia Beach Rent Report.
How much is rent in Virginia Beach?
In Virginia Beach, the median rent is $1,117 for a studio, $1,123 for a 1-bedroom, $1,351 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,887 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Virginia Beach, check out our monthly Virginia Beach Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Virginia Beach?
You can filter cheap apartments in Virginia Beach by price: under $1,100, under $1,000, under $900, under $800.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Virginia Beach by price: under $1,100, under $1,000, under $900, under $800.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Virginia Beach apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Virginia Beach apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Virginia Beach properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Virginia Beach properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Virginia Beach?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Virginia Beach.
How much should I pay for rent in Virginia Beach?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Virginia Beach.
How can I find off-campus housing in Virginia Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Virginia Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hampton University, College of William and Mary, Christopher Newport University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Norfolk State University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Virginia Beach?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Virginia Beach. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Hampton University, College of William and Mary, Christopher Newport University, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Norfolk State University.

Median Rent in Virginia Beach

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Virginia Beach is $1,123, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,351.
Studio
$1,117
1 Bed
$1,123
2 Beds
$1,351
3+ Beds
$1,887
City GuideVirginia Beach
Virginia Beach is an east coast city made up of navy bases, touristy resorts, and genuinely Virginian attractions. Not to mention, a very special breed of people fit to live life like they’re on a year-round beach vacation. For a comfortable transition to living the good life, take a look at these tips and tricks for renting in the various boroughs of Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach is an east coast city made up of navy bases, touristy resorts, and genuinely Virginian attractions. Not to mention, a very special breed of people fit to live life like they’re on a year-round beach vacation. For a comfortable transition to living the good life, take a look at these tips and tricks for renting in the various boroughs of Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Beach Borough Breakdown

Virginia Beach neighborhoods range from touristy beach nooks and urban entertainment centers in the north to rural marshes and farmland in the south, where there’s plenty of peace and quiet for you to get some serious fishing done.

North: Northern Virginia Beach has some amazing attractions for both tourists and locals, families and singles, artists and accountants… everybody. And, it’s all within walking/biking distance. This area is the most coveted location for those who enjoy long days on the beach, all the interesting out-of-town characters found along the boardwalk, and a serious nightlife scene.

Chick’s Beach. Borough of local bars, beach views, and ocean front… minus the mass migration of summer tourists.

Resort Area. Beach bums on cruisers, bikini babes on rollerblades, tourists, fancy pants resorts, and concerts on the beach.

Great Neck. A good spot for grown-up-party-time entertainment… all within five miles of the beach.

Little Neck. Great history, great outdoors, great location just west of Great Neck.

Bayside. Awesome location right next to Chick’s Beach, but when it comes to maintenance issues, apartment complexes here are hit-or-miss.

Town Center. Eclectic, all-in-one area for dining, shopping, entertainment, and big city adventure... cleverly disguised in small-town charm.

Hilltop. Quite simply, a shopaholic’s haven.

Central : Central boroughs divide the northern urban area from the protected, rural southern area of Virginia Beach.

Lynnhaven. A local’s playground for all that is anti-tourist and great about Virginia Beach… just a stone’s throw away from the Oceana Naval Station.

Green Run. A quiet, suburban middle ground, complete with shopping centers and plenty of affordable apartments.

South: Southern Virginia Beach is a rural area full of farmland, rivers, marshes, and peaceful secluded beachfront. There are only a couple of apartment complexes and house rentals in this area, making for close-knit communities with a proud locals-only mentality.

Kempsville. Local performers, Kemps Lake wakeboarders, Mount Trashmore dog lovers, and remote marshland explorers. (Beware of the intersection at Princess Anne Rd. and Kempsville Rd., where traffic gets pretty hairy).

Princess Anne. A neighborhood where major employment attracts major traffic.

Pungo/Sandbridge. Farmers, fisherman, the Strawberry Festival, cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, pick-your-own-fruit farms, and roadside vegetable stands.

Virginia Beach Borough Breakdown
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Virginia Beach neighborhoods range from touristy beach nooks and urban entertainment centers in the north to rural marshes and farmland in the south, where there’s plenty of peace and quiet for you to get some serious fishing done.

North: Northern Virginia Beach has some amazing attractions for both tourists and locals, families and singles, artists and accountants… everybody. And, it’s all within walking/biking distance. This area is the most coveted location for those who enjoy long days on the beach, all the interesting out-of-town characters found along the boardwalk, and a serious nightlife scene.

Chick’s Beach. Borough of local bars, beach views, and ocean front… minus the mass migration of summer tourists.

Resort Area. Beach bums on cruisers, bikini babes on rollerblades, tourists, fancy pants resorts, and concerts on the beach.

Great Neck. A good spot for grown-up-party-time entertainment… all within five miles of the beach.

Little Neck. Great history, great outdoors, great location just west of Great Neck.

Bayside. Awesome location right next to Chick’s Beach, but when it comes to maintenance issues, apartment complexes here are hit-or-miss.

Town Center. Eclectic, all-in-one area for dining, shopping, entertainment, and big city adventure... cleverly disguised in small-town charm.

Hilltop. Quite simply, a shopaholic’s haven.

Central : Central boroughs divide the northern urban area from the protected, rural southern area of Virginia Beach.

Lynnhaven. A local’s playground for all that is anti-tourist and great about Virginia Beach… just a stone’s throw away from the Oceana Naval Station.

Green Run. A quiet, suburban middle ground, complete with shopping centers and plenty of affordable apartments.

South: Southern Virginia Beach is a rural area full of farmland, rivers, marshes, and peaceful secluded beachfront. There are only a couple of apartment complexes and house rentals in this area, making for close-knit communities with a proud locals-only mentality.

Kempsville. Local performers, Kemps Lake wakeboarders, Mount Trashmore dog lovers, and remote marshland explorers. (Beware of the intersection at Princess Anne Rd. and Kempsville Rd., where traffic gets pretty hairy).

Princess Anne. A neighborhood where major employment attracts major traffic.

Pungo/Sandbridge. Farmers, fisherman, the Strawberry Festival, cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, pick-your-own-fruit farms, and roadside vegetable stands.

Tips for Finding Your Beach Pad

Maintenance. Many apartment complexes in Virginia Beach are infamous for lazy and rude managers and maintenance crews. Be sure to talk with potential neighbors for an honest opinion. And, as you walk through your potential apartments, check out the plumbing, the window and door locks, all the light switches, the air conditioning, the dishwasher… everything. If they can’t even get their act together for a future-renter walk through, then it will probably never get done.

Traffic. For a truly happy home, you need a place with an easy daily commute to work . The worst traffic occurs on the bridge-tunnels that head out of Virginia Beach, so if your work is located across the bay then you may want to consider actually living over there. Within the city, be wary of congestion around the Municipal Center and the main roads located around the naval bases. And, of course, the summer tourist flood will make the resort area a chore to drive around, so consider getting yourself a beach cruiser that you can bust out whenever driving or beach parking becomes impossible. If you’re lucky enough to get an apartment near Shore Drive, then bars, beaches, shopping, and food are all a short and scenic walk/bike-ride away.

Parking. As summer approaches and the plague of tourists invades your home town, a day at the beach will inevitably be lost to day of trying to find a low cost parking spot. Well, never fear. Here is a list of parking spots for Virginia Beach locals:

• 2nd Street Lot: 145 Atlantic Avenue. • Rudee Loop Lot: 104 Atlantic Avenue. • Fourth Street Lot: 306 4th Street. • 9th Street Parking Garage: 200 9th Street. • 19th Street Lots: 300-301 19th Street. • 25th Street Lot: 310 25th Street. • 31st Street Parking Garage: 209 30th Street. • Sandbridge Market Lot: 260 Sandbridge Road. • Croatan Parking Lot: 920 Vanderbilt Avenue.

Be sure to carry a drivers license with a Virginia Beach address to be able to pay local rates (usually one dollar), and check out the Municipal website for hours of operation.

Tips for Finding Your Beach Pad
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Maintenance. Many apartment complexes in Virginia Beach are infamous for lazy and rude managers and maintenance crews. Be sure to talk with potential neighbors for an honest opinion. And, as you walk through your potential apartments, check out the plumbing, the window and door locks, all the light switches, the air conditioning, the dishwasher… everything. If they can’t even get their act together for a future-renter walk through, then it will probably never get done.

Traffic. For a truly happy home, you need a place with an easy daily commute to work . The worst traffic occurs on the bridge-tunnels that head out of Virginia Beach, so if your work is located across the bay then you may want to consider actually living over there. Within the city, be wary of congestion around the Municipal Center and the main roads located around the naval bases. And, of course, the summer tourist flood will make the resort area a chore to drive around, so consider getting yourself a beach cruiser that you can bust out whenever driving or beach parking becomes impossible. If you’re lucky enough to get an apartment near Shore Drive, then bars, beaches, shopping, and food are all a short and scenic walk/bike-ride away.

Parking. As summer approaches and the plague of tourists invades your home town, a day at the beach will inevitably be lost to day of trying to find a low cost parking spot. Well, never fear. Here is a list of parking spots for Virginia Beach locals:

• 2nd Street Lot: 145 Atlantic Avenue. • Rudee Loop Lot: 104 Atlantic Avenue. • Fourth Street Lot: 306 4th Street. • 9th Street Parking Garage: 200 9th Street. • 19th Street Lots: 300-301 19th Street. • 25th Street Lot: 310 25th Street. • 31st Street Parking Garage: 209 30th Street. • Sandbridge Market Lot: 260 Sandbridge Road. • Croatan Parking Lot: 920 Vanderbilt Avenue.

Be sure to carry a drivers license with a Virginia Beach address to be able to pay local rates (usually one dollar), and check out the Municipal website for hours of operation.

Let Your Life in Paradise Begin

After finding your niche, live it. Go crabbing in Chesapeake Bay. Go kayaking with the dolphins, or adventure into the nature preserves to hang with your wildlife neighbors. Follow your ears along the boardwalk to a surprisingly vibrant and mixed music scene; or, adventure into neighborhood bars for a completely different type of wildlife. It’s time to enjoy the freedom of apartment renting in Virginia Beach.

Let Your Life in Paradise Begin
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After finding your niche, live it. Go crabbing in Chesapeake Bay. Go kayaking with the dolphins, or adventure into the nature preserves to hang with your wildlife neighbors. Follow your ears along the boardwalk to a surprisingly vibrant and mixed music scene; or, adventure into neighborhood bars for a completely different type of wildlife. It’s time to enjoy the freedom of apartment renting in Virginia Beach.

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City GuideVirginia Beach
Virginia Beach is an east coast city made up of navy bases, touristy resorts, and genuinely Virginian attractions. Not to mention, a very special breed of people fit to live life like they’re on a year-round beach vacation. For a comfortable transition to living the good life, take a look at these tips and tricks for renting in the various boroughs of Virginia Beach.
Virginia Beach is an east coast city made up of navy bases, touristy resorts, and genuinely Virginian attractions. Not to mention, a very special breed of people fit to live life like they’re on a year-round beach vacation. For a comfortable transition to living the good life, take a look at these tips and tricks for renting in the various boroughs of Virginia Beach.

Having trouble with Craigslist Virginia Beach? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Virginia Beach Borough Breakdown

Virginia Beach neighborhoods range from touristy beach nooks and urban entertainment centers in the north to rural marshes and farmland in the south, where there’s plenty of peace and quiet for you to get some serious fishing done.

North: Northern Virginia Beach has some amazing attractions for both tourists and locals, families and singles, artists and accountants… everybody. And, it’s all within walking/biking distance. This area is the most coveted location for those who enjoy long days on the beach, all the interesting out-of-town characters found along the boardwalk, and a serious nightlife scene.

Chick’s Beach. Borough of local bars, beach views, and ocean front… minus the mass migration of summer tourists.

Resort Area. Beach bums on cruisers, bikini babes on rollerblades, tourists, fancy pants resorts, and concerts on the beach.

Great Neck. A good spot for grown-up-party-time entertainment… all within five miles of the beach.

Little Neck. Great history, great outdoors, great location just west of Great Neck.

Bayside. Awesome location right next to Chick’s Beach, but when it comes to maintenance issues, apartment complexes here are hit-or-miss.

Town Center. Eclectic, all-in-one area for dining, shopping, entertainment, and big city adventure... cleverly disguised in small-town charm.

Hilltop. Quite simply, a shopaholic’s haven.

Central : Central boroughs divide the northern urban area from the protected, rural southern area of Virginia Beach.

Lynnhaven. A local’s playground for all that is anti-tourist and great about Virginia Beach… just a stone’s throw away from the Oceana Naval Station.

Green Run. A quiet, suburban middle ground, complete with shopping centers and plenty of affordable apartments.

South: Southern Virginia Beach is a rural area full of farmland, rivers, marshes, and peaceful secluded beachfront. There are only a couple of apartment complexes and house rentals in this area, making for close-knit communities with a proud locals-only mentality.

Kempsville. Local performers, Kemps Lake wakeboarders, Mount Trashmore dog lovers, and remote marshland explorers. (Beware of the intersection at Princess Anne Rd. and Kempsville Rd., where traffic gets pretty hairy).

Princess Anne. A neighborhood where major employment attracts major traffic.

Pungo/Sandbridge. Farmers, fisherman, the Strawberry Festival, cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, pick-your-own-fruit farms, and roadside vegetable stands.

Virginia Beach Borough Breakdown
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Virginia Beach neighborhoods range from touristy beach nooks and urban entertainment centers in the north to rural marshes and farmland in the south, where there’s plenty of peace and quiet for you to get some serious fishing done.

North: Northern Virginia Beach has some amazing attractions for both tourists and locals, families and singles, artists and accountants… everybody. And, it’s all within walking/biking distance. This area is the most coveted location for those who enjoy long days on the beach, all the interesting out-of-town characters found along the boardwalk, and a serious nightlife scene.

Chick’s Beach. Borough of local bars, beach views, and ocean front… minus the mass migration of summer tourists.

Resort Area. Beach bums on cruisers, bikini babes on rollerblades, tourists, fancy pants resorts, and concerts on the beach.

Great Neck. A good spot for grown-up-party-time entertainment… all within five miles of the beach.

Little Neck. Great history, great outdoors, great location just west of Great Neck.

Bayside. Awesome location right next to Chick’s Beach, but when it comes to maintenance issues, apartment complexes here are hit-or-miss.

Town Center. Eclectic, all-in-one area for dining, shopping, entertainment, and big city adventure... cleverly disguised in small-town charm.

Hilltop. Quite simply, a shopaholic’s haven.

Central : Central boroughs divide the northern urban area from the protected, rural southern area of Virginia Beach.

Lynnhaven. A local’s playground for all that is anti-tourist and great about Virginia Beach… just a stone’s throw away from the Oceana Naval Station.

Green Run. A quiet, suburban middle ground, complete with shopping centers and plenty of affordable apartments.

South: Southern Virginia Beach is a rural area full of farmland, rivers, marshes, and peaceful secluded beachfront. There are only a couple of apartment complexes and house rentals in this area, making for close-knit communities with a proud locals-only mentality.

Kempsville. Local performers, Kemps Lake wakeboarders, Mount Trashmore dog lovers, and remote marshland explorers. (Beware of the intersection at Princess Anne Rd. and Kempsville Rd., where traffic gets pretty hairy).

Princess Anne. A neighborhood where major employment attracts major traffic.

Pungo/Sandbridge. Farmers, fisherman, the Strawberry Festival, cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, pick-your-own-fruit farms, and roadside vegetable stands.

Tips for Finding Your Beach Pad

Maintenance. Many apartment complexes in Virginia Beach are infamous for lazy and rude managers and maintenance crews. Be sure to talk with potential neighbors for an honest opinion. And, as you walk through your potential apartments, check out the plumbing, the window and door locks, all the light switches, the air conditioning, the dishwasher… everything. If they can’t even get their act together for a future-renter walk through, then it will probably never get done.

Traffic. For a truly happy home, you need a place with an easy daily commute to work . The worst traffic occurs on the bridge-tunnels that head out of Virginia Beach, so if your work is located across the bay then you may want to consider actually living over there. Within the city, be wary of congestion around the Municipal Center and the main roads located around the naval bases. And, of course, the summer tourist flood will make the resort area a chore to drive around, so consider getting yourself a beach cruiser that you can bust out whenever driving or beach parking becomes impossible. If you’re lucky enough to get an apartment near Shore Drive, then bars, beaches, shopping, and food are all a short and scenic walk/bike-ride away.

Parking. As summer approaches and the plague of tourists invades your home town, a day at the beach will inevitably be lost to day of trying to find a low cost parking spot. Well, never fear. Here is a list of parking spots for Virginia Beach locals:

• 2nd Street Lot: 145 Atlantic Avenue. • Rudee Loop Lot: 104 Atlantic Avenue. • Fourth Street Lot: 306 4th Street. • 9th Street Parking Garage: 200 9th Street. • 19th Street Lots: 300-301 19th Street. • 25th Street Lot: 310 25th Street. • 31st Street Parking Garage: 209 30th Street. • Sandbridge Market Lot: 260 Sandbridge Road. • Croatan Parking Lot: 920 Vanderbilt Avenue.

Be sure to carry a drivers license with a Virginia Beach address to be able to pay local rates (usually one dollar), and check out the Municipal website for hours of operation.

Tips for Finding Your Beach Pad
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Maintenance. Many apartment complexes in Virginia Beach are infamous for lazy and rude managers and maintenance crews. Be sure to talk with potential neighbors for an honest opinion. And, as you walk through your potential apartments, check out the plumbing, the window and door locks, all the light switches, the air conditioning, the dishwasher… everything. If they can’t even get their act together for a future-renter walk through, then it will probably never get done.

Traffic. For a truly happy home, you need a place with an easy daily commute to work . The worst traffic occurs on the bridge-tunnels that head out of Virginia Beach, so if your work is located across the bay then you may want to consider actually living over there. Within the city, be wary of congestion around the Municipal Center and the main roads located around the naval bases. And, of course, the summer tourist flood will make the resort area a chore to drive around, so consider getting yourself a beach cruiser that you can bust out whenever driving or beach parking becomes impossible. If you’re lucky enough to get an apartment near Shore Drive, then bars, beaches, shopping, and food are all a short and scenic walk/bike-ride away.

Parking. As summer approaches and the plague of tourists invades your home town, a day at the beach will inevitably be lost to day of trying to find a low cost parking spot. Well, never fear. Here is a list of parking spots for Virginia Beach locals:

• 2nd Street Lot: 145 Atlantic Avenue. • Rudee Loop Lot: 104 Atlantic Avenue. • Fourth Street Lot: 306 4th Street. • 9th Street Parking Garage: 200 9th Street. • 19th Street Lots: 300-301 19th Street. • 25th Street Lot: 310 25th Street. • 31st Street Parking Garage: 209 30th Street. • Sandbridge Market Lot: 260 Sandbridge Road. • Croatan Parking Lot: 920 Vanderbilt Avenue.

Be sure to carry a drivers license with a Virginia Beach address to be able to pay local rates (usually one dollar), and check out the Municipal website for hours of operation.

Let Your Life in Paradise Begin

After finding your niche, live it. Go crabbing in Chesapeake Bay. Go kayaking with the dolphins, or adventure into the nature preserves to hang with your wildlife neighbors. Follow your ears along the boardwalk to a surprisingly vibrant and mixed music scene; or, adventure into neighborhood bars for a completely different type of wildlife. It’s time to enjoy the freedom of apartment renting in Virginia Beach.

Let Your Life in Paradise Begin
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After finding your niche, live it. Go crabbing in Chesapeake Bay. Go kayaking with the dolphins, or adventure into the nature preserves to hang with your wildlife neighbors. Follow your ears along the boardwalk to a surprisingly vibrant and mixed music scene; or, adventure into neighborhood bars for a completely different type of wildlife. It’s time to enjoy the freedom of apartment renting in Virginia Beach.

Rent Report
Virginia Beach

September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report. Virginia Beach rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Virginia Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Virginia Beach rents increase sharply over the past month

Virginia Beach rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Virginia Beach stand at $1,115 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,341 for a two-bedroom. This is the eleventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September of last year. Virginia Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Virginia

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Virginia Beach, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
    • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Virginia Beach rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Virginia Beach, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Virginia Beach is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Virginia Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $1,341 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Virginia Beach's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Virginia Beach than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than twice the price in Virginia Beach.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Virginia Beach
    $1,110
    $1,340
    0.8%
    2.4%
    Norfolk
    $800
    $960
    0.1%
    0.6%
    Chesapeake
    $1,020
    $1,230
    0.9%
    0.7%
    Newport News
    $840
    $1,020
    0.1%
    -0.3%
    Hampton
    $900
    $1,080
    0.6%
    2%
    Portsmouth
    $790
    $950
    -0.1%
    2.4%
    Suffolk
    $890
    $1,070
    0.3%
    0.9%
    Williamsburg
    $1,070
    $1,270
    0.8%
    3.7%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report. Virginia Beach rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Virginia Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Virginia Beach Rent Report. Virginia Beach rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Virginia Beach rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Virginia Beach rents increase sharply over the past month

    Virginia Beach rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Virginia Beach stand at $1,115 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,341 for a two-bedroom. This is the eleventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September of last year. Virginia Beach's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Virginia

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Virginia Beach, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
      • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

      Virginia Beach rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Virginia Beach, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Virginia Beach is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Virginia Beach's median two-bedroom rent of $1,341 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Virginia Beach's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Virginia Beach than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than twice the price in Virginia Beach.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Virginia Beach
      $1,110
      $1,340
      0.8%
      2.4%
      Norfolk
      $800
      $960
      0.1%
      0.6%
      Chesapeake
      $1,020
      $1,230
      0.9%
      0.7%
      Newport News
      $840
      $1,020
      0.1%
      -0.3%
      Hampton
      $900
      $1,080
      0.6%
      2%
      Portsmouth
      $790
      $950
      -0.1%
      2.4%
      Suffolk
      $890
      $1,070
      0.3%
      0.9%
      Williamsburg
      $1,070
      $1,270
      0.8%
      3.7%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Virginia Beach Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Virginia Beach ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      B
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Virginia Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Virginia Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Virginia Beach include the following:

      • Virginia Beach gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Virginia Beach were social life, recreational activities, and pet-friendliness, all of which received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Virginia Beach are public transit (C) and state and local taxes (C+).
      • Virginia Beach did relatively well compared to other cities in Virginia, including Norfolk (B), Richmond (D) and Newport News (F).
      • Virginia Beach did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Atlanta, GA (B), Miami, FL (C+) and Sacramento, CA (C).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "The cost of living is reasonable, but there isn’t much to do. I would rather live somewhere more suburban." – Cristen C.
      • "I love that it’s a great place to raise a family, but I dislike that there is little to do at night for professional adults. I also think the home prices are too high for the area." – Shareta W.
      • "I love the great food choices, from grocery shopping to seafood restaurants. I can pick up high-end or budget food all without having to go far. But the traffic and drivers here are terrible." – Joanne B.
      • "I especially love the sight of green grass and shrubs almost year round. I also love the planned activities at Town Center and by the oceanfront." – Wilhelmina L.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Virginia Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Virginia Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apart...

      View full Virginia Beach Renter Survey

      Here’s how Virginia Beach ranks on:

      A-
      Overall satisfaction
      A-
      Safety and crime rate
      B
      Jobs and career opportunities
      A+
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      B
      Quality of schools
      A+
      Social Life
      A
      Weather
      B+
      Commute time
      C+
      State and local taxes
      C
      Public transit
      A+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Virginia Beach’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Virginia Beach renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

      Key findings in Virginia Beach include the following:

      • Virginia Beach gave their city an A- overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Virginia Beach were social life, recreational activities, and pet-friendliness, all of which received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Virginia Beach are public transit (C) and state and local taxes (C+).
      • Virginia Beach did relatively well compared to other cities in Virginia, including Norfolk (B), Richmond (D) and Newport News (F).
      • Virginia Beach did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Atlanta, GA (B), Miami, FL (C+) and Sacramento, CA (C).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "The cost of living is reasonable, but there isn’t much to do. I would rather live somewhere more suburban." – Cristen C.
      • "I love that it’s a great place to raise a family, but I dislike that there is little to do at night for professional adults. I also think the home prices are too high for the area." – Shareta W.
      • "I love the great food choices, from grocery shopping to seafood restaurants. I can pick up high-end or budget food all without having to go far. But the traffic and drivers here are terrible." – Joanne B.
      • "I especially love the sight of green grass and shrubs almost year round. I also love the planned activities at Town Center and by the oceanfront." – Wilhelmina L.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.