Virginia Beach Called America’s Best Big City To Live In For 2017

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Virginia Beach Called America’s Best Big City To Live In For 2017

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Virginia Beach is the best big city to live in, according to personal finance website WalletHub’s 2017 survey of cities across the country with populations over 300,000.

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Researchers at the site compared the 62 cities on five main criteria (Affordability, Economy, Education and Health, Quality of Life, and Safety) and 56 related metrics. Each metric was weighted accordingly. The metrics include rankings for important things like job opportunities, income growth, graduation rate and job opportunities, as well as some less expected metrics like museums, performing arts centers,  and coffee and tea shops per capita.

  • Virginia Beach
  • Austin, Texas
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Diego, California
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • San Francisco, California
  • New York, New York
  • San Jose, California
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Portland, Oregon

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There was a lot on the docket on Tuesday night, when city council met, and the when the night was over a 10-0 vote signaled the end of the saga of the fabled Dome site.

Built on the corner of 19th and Pacific Avenue in 1958, the Dome hosted Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones throughout the years, but was always plagued by its diminutive size and questionable acoustics.

It was demolished in 1994 and for twenty-five years has been a sand-strewn parking lot, belying its former glory.

The site’s location one block from the beach and just down the street from the the convention center has attracted numerous punters over the years promising attractions and shows, but failing to find funding and/or support from city council and locals.

That changed when Pharrell joined forces with Venture Realty Group and just … ago presented elaborate plans to turn the barren parking lot straddling 19th Street not into just another theater, but a staggeringly ambitious mix-use development where its wave park is just the highlight.

City Council has long prioritized year-round usefulness for the site to complement the beach’s strong summer appeal, and Pharrell and Venture answered with plans that include 425 residential units, restaurants and other retail, and Class A commercial office spaces. Structured parking garages will be integrated into the development.

In a nod to the former inhabitant of the site, there will also be a 3,500 seat music and entertainment venue. The acoustics will undoubtedly be better.

Atlantic Park will be a public/private partnership, and the next steps involve detailing financing and setting a date for groundbreaking.

We’ll keep you updated on developments, so stay tuned.

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