​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Princess Anne Commons

Princess Anne Commons is a medical, recreation and higher-education hub located in the City's southern portion and adjacent to the City's municipal complex along ​Princess Anne Road.

The Princess Anne Commons is Virginia Beach’s leading destination for bio and life sciences companies and members of the growing biomedical, healthcare and life sciences workforce and their families. Operation Smile, the international children’s medical charity responsible for more than 220,000 free surgical procedures worldwide, also has its worldwide corporate headquarters with more than 100 employees.

The area's health care cluster includes: LifeNet Health, a global leader in the field of regenerative medicine and organ donation, and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, the region's newest hospital which employs 1,230 people. ​

The Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development identified Princess Anne Commons as the ideal location for VABeachBio ​Research Park because of its proximity to neighboring healthcare and biomedical assets. The master plan supports up to 1.5 million square feet of space for office, research and development.​​

This area is a multi-function commercial corridor with strong, long-term development potential.​

Educational Facilities​​​

Major educational facilities anchoring the area include:​​

  • ​Tidewater Community College
  • The Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center
  • The Governor's STEM and Technology Academy at Landstown High School
  • The Virginia Beach Higher Education Center (a collaboration among the City of Virginia Beach, Old Dominion University, and Norfolk State University)
  • Regional Health Professions Center​

Biosiences/Health Care​​​

  • LifeNet Health World Headquarters
  • Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Operation Smile World Headquarters
  • Sentara Health Complex
  • Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters​

Public Recreation​​

  • Veterans United Home Loans  Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach National Golf Course
  • Virginia Beach Sportsplex & Fieldhouse

Regional Retail Power Center​​​

​The Princess Anne Corridor offers a large selection of national and regional retailers, shopping, dining and entertainment.



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 Demographics

Population within a 20-minute drive
Population453,701
Households171,463
Median age35.9
Median household income$61,181
Per capita income$31,617

​Source: ESRI Community ​ Analyst Online, June ​2016 Data



 District Real Estate

District real estate (square footage)
Industrial and flex99,821 sq. ft.
Retail540,331 sq. ft.
Hospitality0
Multifamily0
Office317,401 sq. ft.
Health care510,000 sq. ft.

Source: CoStar, ​2016. Numbers are approximate rentable building area available