Virginia Beach Is One Of The Most Caring Cities

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Virginia Beach: A Bronze Medal in Caring Excellence – Embracing Compassion, Community, and Workforce Well-being

Virginia Beach has recently been named one of the most caring cities in the country by personal finance site WalletHub.

WalletHub’s Criteria:

WalletHub’s methodology focused on three key dimensions: Caring for the Community, Caring for the Vulnerable, and Caring in the Workforce. Within these dimensions, a total of 38 relevant metrics were considered, each assigned a specific weight. Metrics included factors such as crime rates, civic engagement, environmental care, and support for vulnerable populations.

To ensure a fair evaluation, metrics with state-level data or potential population bias were appropriately adjusted. WalletHub then calculated each city’s weighted average across all metrics to derive its overall score. The analysis utilized diverse sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


This year, Madison, Wisconsin claims the title of the most caring city in the country. In the Caring for Community category, Madison secured the 8th position, reflecting the city’s commitment to fostering a supportive and engaged local environment. The city’s exceptional dedication to vulnerable populations is evident in its 6th-place ranking in Caring for the Vulnerable, underscoring initiatives addressing poverty, homelessness, and the overall well-being of its residents. Madison’s impressive 5th-place ranking in Caring in the Workforce highlights the city’s investment in professional sectors that play pivotal roles in the community’s care, including healthcare, education, and social services.

Virginia Beach has earned the rank of the third-most caring city in the US this year. Virginia Beach stands out prominently with an impressive 1st-place ranking in Caring for Community, illustrating its exceptional efforts in building a tight-knit and supportive local environment. While securing the 13th position in Caring for the Vulnerable, the city showcases a strong dedication to addressing the needs of vulnerable populations, acknowledging the importance of social inclusivity and support services. Additionally, Virginia Beach’s 31st-place ranking in Caring in the Workforce underscores the city’s recognition of the vital role that various professions play in contributing to the overall well-being of its residents.

“Virginia Beach is the third-most caring city, in part due to the fact that its residents rank first in the nation for volunteering hours, proving that it’s much more than just a tourist trap and a hangout for Navy SEALs. The city also has one of the highest shares of residents who fundraise or sell items to raise money for charity.

Despite its status as a party city, Virginia Beach actually does a great job keeping residents safe. It has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, both for property crime and violent crime. This indicates that people care about their neighbors and that the city provides ample care to those in need who might otherwise turn to crime. The fact that the city has a low poverty rate backs this up.”

Virginia Beach takes community engagement seriously, with a plethora of initiatives that bring residents together. From neighborhood events to city-wide celebrations, the community spirit is palpable. Local organizations play a crucial role in fostering connections and creating a sense of belonging.

The city boasts a vibrant culture of volunteerism, with residents actively contributing their time and skills to various causes. Notable philanthropic activities, such as charity events and fundraisers, further demonstrate Virginia Beach’s commitment to making a positive impact beyond its borders.

And residents of the city benefit from a range of supportive services designed to enhance their well-being. From mental health resources to programs addressing housing and food insecurity, Virginia Beach prioritizes the holistic care of its community members.

As we celebrate Virginia Beach’s success, let’s also consider how we can contribute to building caring communities in our own neighborhoods. Whether through volunteering, supporting local initiatives, or simply being there for our neighbors, each of us can play a vital role in creating a more compassionate world.

Nearby, Chesapeake was called the 6th-most caring city in the country, and Norfolk was called the 35th-most caring city.

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