January 23, 2023

2022 Year in Review: Virginia Beach Excels

Here are just some of the accolades the City received in 2022.

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Best Place to Visit

In November, Condé Nast Traveler named Virginia Beach one of the 23 best places to travel in the upcoming year.

Cleanest Place to Live

In terms of ozone air pollution and short-term particle pollution calculated by the EPA, Virginia Beach is considered one of the cleanest places to live by the American Lung Association.

Best Family Getaway

Southern Living Magazine includes Virginia Beach among the most ideal locations for a family getaway.

Best for Renters

Forbes Advisor named Virginia Beach the third-best city for renters.

Safest Large City

MoneyGeek analyzed the most recent crime statistics from the FBI to estimate the cost of crime in nearly 300 cities across the country. Virginia Beach is the safest among large U.S. cities.

City for Families

When considering factors such as public schools, family income, grocery costs, air quality, recreation opportunities and more, Storage Café ranked Virginia Beach the second-best city for families.

Best for Women in Tech

Smart Asset, a consumer financial information site, lists Virginia Beach as the eighth-best city for women working in the technology field.

Best for People with Disabilities

Based on 34 key indicators of disability-friendliness, WalletHub ranked Virginia Beach the ninth-best city for people with disabilities.

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