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The Best Neighborhoods in Virginia Beach

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The best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach are easy to find… if you know where to look. Of course what constitutes the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach varies slightly from one person to the next. At the end of the day, what really matters is that we find the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach for you.

The Best Neighborhoods in Virginia Beach… and high schools

Here is a shortcut to finding the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach…“school district, school district, school district.” I made this one up, but it closely tied to the oldest rule in real estate, “location, location, location.” The best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach are generally in one of three high school districts; Cox High School, First Colonial High School, and Kellam High School. There are some great neighborhoods in other school districts, like Kempsville, Princess Anne, and Ocean Lakes, but the highest concentrations of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach are in these three. Click here for more information on the best high schools in Virginia Beach and why you may want to live in these districts.

Living in the best neighborhood requires compromise

Life is all about compromise, and finding the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach is no exception. When you bring all of your wants and needs into the equation, the apparent lack of choices can make you feel hopeless. “I want this house in that neighborhood.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that phrase. But coming to that realization is part of the home buying learning process. It has been my experience that nearly everyone who wants a $400,000 home wants the features of the $450,000 to $500,000 home. The good news is that they can have it! But not in the same neighborhood. The same is true of the $300,000 home or the $800,000 home. The end result is a compromise between wants, needs, neighborhood, and price. Unless you have an unlimited budget, something has to give.

Great deals on the homes in the best neighborhoods

Deals come and go. Good deals in the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach tend to move quickly, even in slow markets. Home values change as well. If you asked me three years ago, based on your wants, needs, and budget, what I thought was the best neighborhood in Virginia Beach for you, my answer would be different than if you asked me today. Not because the neighborhoods have changed but because the prices have changed.

Check out the links to some of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach on the left side of the page. You will find lots of pictures because I have found that many people, including you, want pictures of the best neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. There is simply no other way to get the feel of a neighborhood without actually driving through it.

Since every family is unique, the best neighborhood for you may be different from even your best friend’s neighborhood. And while your best friend may love her neighborhood, it may not be the best neighborhood for you in Virginia Beach. This is where a little experience goes a long way. And this is why you need a consultant. Consider me your “neighborhood matchmaker.” At some point you will have to leave the computer and actually drive through your favorite Virginia Beach neighborhoods. I know exactly where to start. Just call or email (number’s at the top of the page)!