Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The city is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the 42nd largest city in the United States, with a total population of 447,000. It is the third largest suburban city in the United States after Long Beach, California and Mesa, Arizona, and the fourth largest in North America.
The southern half of the city consists largely of rural areas, farmland and marshes. Virginia Beach is one of seven cities that are together officially known as Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA which includes the independent municipalities of Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Chesapeake and Norfolk.
Virginia Beach is best known as a major resort, with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. It is also home to several state parks, several long protected beach areas, three military bases, a number of large corporations, and two universities. It was the site of the first landing of English colonists bound for Jamestown.
The city is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as having the longest pleasure beach in the world and is located at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the longest bridge-tunnel complex in the world.
(excerpt taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Beach_%28VA%29)
REAL ESTATE TAX RATES
General Tax Rate: $0.89 per $100.00 of assessed value
(rates taken from http://www.vbgov.com)
GENERAL INFORMATION LINKS
Crime, Income, Commute Time, and other Community stats on www.Trulia.com
Virginia Beach VA, according to Wikipedia.com
Virginia Beach Tourism website
Official Virginia Beach website