“Virginia Beach Boardwalk listed in the top 10 U.S. Boardwalks by National Geographic Magazine”
The City of Virginia Beach, with a population of almost 450,000 citizens, is fortunate to be recognized as being a great place to live, work, and visit. Some of the most recent accolades include:
- One of America's 50 Best Cities Bloomberg Businessweek, September 2012
- Virginia Beach Ranked the 9th Fittest City in America for 2011 American College of Sports Medicine, 2012
- Virginia named Top State in Which to Make a Living in 2012 MoneyRates.com, 2012
- Virginia Beach ranked 4th among Trip Advisor's Top 10 Beach Destinations in the United States - March 2012
- One of 29 accredited economic development organizations in North America, International Economic Development Council, 2012
- Top 10 Best Walking Cities, Prevention Magazine, 2012
- Seventh Healthiest City in America for Women, Women's Health Magazine, 2012
- Virginia Beach ranked No 2 Best City in America for Raising a Family, 24/7 Wall Street, January, 2012.
- Virginia Beach named The Best - Run City in the U.S. by 24/7 Wall Street Journal., January 5, 2012.
- Bloomberg Businessweek has named Virginia Beach as the eighth-best city in the United States, September, 2011
- The Commonwealth of Virginia ranks No.1 by Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. for a pro-business climate, August, 2011
- Virginia ranked No. 1 in economic growth potential. Business Facilities, August 2011
- Virginia named America's Top State for Business. CNBC, 2011
- Virginia Beach Boardwalk listed in the top 10 U.S. Boardwalks, National Geographic Magazine, 2011
- Family Friendly Cities Ebony Magazine, October 2010
- 2010 Marketing Award of Excellence International Economic Development Council
- 2010 ADC Active Base community of the year
- "The Virginia Beach neighborhoods of Bay Colony and Cavalier Park ranked No. 18 in WalletPop.com's list of Top 20 Retirement Dream Areas" , March 2010
- Ranks among top 20 MSA's for economic performance during the recession, Brookings Institute, August 2009
- Virginia Beach is one of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up, U.S. News and World Report, August 2009
For a complete list of Virginia Beach's economic accolades, please follow this link.
Last updated: November, 2012