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Virginia Beach Named 2017’s Best Big Cities to Live in

WalletHub places Virginia Beach in #1 spot

Big cities are getting even bigger — fast. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, large urban centers today are growing at nearly twice the rate recorded during the opening decade of the 21st century.

And the factors fueling greater population density seem obvious: Big cities epitomize opportunity, economic or otherwise, which appeals especially to young professionals seeking advancement in their careers and social lives. The other main draw? Easy access to diverse dining and entertainment options that are comparatively scarce in more rural settings.

But big-city life requires tradeoffs, too. Higher cost of living is often the chief complaint, followed by pollution, traffic delays and limited square footage, though most urban dwellers agree that less wiggle room is a small price to pay for the abundance of available choices.

To help readers find the best big city to call home, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 62 largest U.S. cities based on 50 key indicators of attractiveness — and Virginia Beach ranked number one. Click here to read the full article.


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