Virginia Beach named the 2nd Most Small-Business Friendly City
Governing Magazine April 2013
Virginia Beach is the 6th Happiest City in the Country in Which to Work.
Forbes.com, January 2013
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
One of 29 accredited economic development organizations in North America.
International Economic Development Council, 2012
Top 10 Best Walking Cities.
Prevention Magazine, 2011
Seventh Healthiest City in America for Women.
Women's Health Magazine, Jan. 2012
Named #2 Best City in America for Raising a Family.
24/7 Wall St., Jan. 2012
Best-Run City in America
24/7 Wall Street Journal, January 2012
Named 8th Best City in America.
Bloomberg Businessweek, September 2011
Virginia ranks No. 1 for a pro-business climate.
Pollina Real Estate, Inc., August 2011
Virginia ranked No. 1 in Economic Growth Potential.
Business Facilities, August 2011
Virginia named America's Top State for Business.
Virginia Beach Boardwalk listed in the Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks.
National Geographic Magazine, 2011
One of the Nation’s 100 Best Cities for Young People.
America’s Promise Alliance, 2010
Virginia is 4th best state to make a living.
MoneyRates.com, April 2011
Virginia Beach Ranks within Top 20 College Destinations
American Institute for Economic Research, Sept. 2010
Family Friendly Cities
Ebony Magazine, October 2010
2010 Marketing Award of Excellence
International Economic Development Council
2010 ADC Active Base Community of the Year.
Association of Defense Communities (ADC), 2010
"The Virginia Beach neighborhoods of Bay Colony and Cavalier Park ranked No. 18 in WalletPop.com's list of Top 20 Retirement Dream Areas"
WalletPop.com, March 2010
Ranked #20 on America's Fastest Recovering Cities from the Recession
Forbes.com November 2009
Virginia reclaims the title of "America's Top State for Business'".
Ranks among top 20 MSA's for economic performance during the recession.
Brookings Institute, August 2009
Virginia Beach named one of the Happiest Cities for Families.
McDonald's, research by Sperling's BestPlaces, July 2009
Virginia Beach MSA ranks 16th in economic health.
Brookings Institute, June 2009
Virginia Beach Boardwalk listed in the top 10 great public spaces in America.
American Planning Association, October 2009
Virginia Beach is one of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up.
U.S. News and World Report, August 2009
The Best City to Buy a Home.
Good Morning America report, Researched by Zillow.com, August 2009