Virginia Beach Named the Best Big City to Live in for 2019

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Looking to live the city life? Then Virginia Beach may be an excellent place to plant your roots, and our McLean Mortgage Virginia Beach Team can help with that!

A new WalletHub survey named Virginia Beach the best large city to live in in the country, with Austin and Seattle trailing closely behind in second and third place, respectively. To choose the winners, WalletHub analyzed America's 62 largest cities on 56 indicators of quality of life ranging from job opportunities and weather to life expectancy and crime rates. Factors were given different weights based on their perceived importance. See the full rankings and methodology here.

Each city was graded with a total possible score of 100 points; the highest score represented the most favorable city. Below is the list of the five key categories and an example of one of the 56 indicators per corresponding category

  1. Affordability: Total 20 pts indicator: Homeownership Rate: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)

  2. Economy: Total 20 pts indicator: Unemployment Rate: Full Weight (~1.67 Points)

  3. Education & Health: Total 20 pts indicator: High School Graduation Rate: Full Weight (~1.82 Points)

  4. Quality of Life: Total 20 pts indicator: Restaurants per Capita*: Full Weight (~0.83 Points)

  5. Safety: Total 20 pts indicator: Property-Crime Rate: Full Weight (~5.00 Points)

Last year,, a website that reviews home safety products and home security options, named Virginia Beach the safest metropolitan area in the country.

Considering making the move? Here's another incentive to add to your list: Virginia Beach is getting a major sand replenishment this summer to help safeguard the city from hurricanes.



Whether buying your first home, refinancing, or renovating. At McLean Mortgage we understand what a significant part of your life your home represents. We stand ready to help guide you smoothly along the road to successful home ownership. We’re dedicated to staying with you as your trusted expert mortgage advisor and partner for life.

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