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Old 03-04-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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If you’re a woman, VA Beach all the way. If you’re a man, Charlotte.

I was wondering if you could elaborate on this? I think I already know what you mean. Is it because the beachy areas are usually more fun for women? lol I am a woman. Did you also mean in terms of the dating scene, that VA is better for women? Or just generally? Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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There are a good number of "decent restaurants" in Virginia Beach; most of them just happen to be hiding in the strip malls!
Perfect example: Peter Changs
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:11 PM
 
Location: VB
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Perfect example: Peter Changs
Yes, that's one that definitely fits.

So is Le Yaca.
As well as Noodle Man.
And Blue Seafood & Spirits.
Route 58 Deli as well.
Oh, and Kyushu is pretty good, too.

All of the above are in unassuming spaces in strip malls in Virginia Beach. All of them have at least a 4.6 out of 5 aggregate rating on Google (and similar scores on the restaurant review sites). You have to be pretty good to get marks like that.

Those are just some of the places I've patronized in VB, and I don't even like eating out much (restaurant taxes in this part of the state are a real drag, plus the really good places are all spread out).
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Well, Virginia Beach does have a beach but it's crammed full with hotels. I don't know how easy it is for a resident to get to go to the beach.
Locals know the better beaches to go to.

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There are hardly any decent restaurants, just a lot of chains.

And it's strip malls everywhere. And traffic.
Generally true, with a few exceptions.

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But I've never been to Charlotte. I'd live around Williamsburg if i had to live anywhere near Virginia Beach, but that's just me. I like some culture and things to do.
Eh, Williamsburg is a very small town, a popular settlement location for retirees. Not my scene. Norfolk has a few cool neighborhoods that I'd look at if I moved back to the area. Norfolk has the symphony, art museum, opera and theater venues, minor league sports teams, etc. Olde Towne Portsmouth is a beautiful neighborhood, a little quieter than the downtown neighborhoods of Norfolk, and less to do, but I'd give it a look too.
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Old Yesterday, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I don't have a problem with stuff in strip malls. I didn't use to do that back home but I find some interesting places down here.

I also like stuff like Charlie's Cafe, or No Frills Grill. There are good local places in the region one just needs to be adventurous.

I don't think that should be a differentiator as to whether to move here or not though.
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Old Today, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Yes, that's one that definitely fits.

So is Le Yaca.
As well as Noodle Man.
And Blue Seafood & Spirits.
Route 58 Deli as well.
Oh, and Kyushu is pretty good, too.

All of the above are in unassuming spaces in strip malls in Virginia Beach. All of them have at least a 4.6 out of 5 aggregate rating on Google (and similar scores on the restaurant review sites). You have to be pretty good to get marks like that.

Those are just some of the places I've patronized in VB, and I don't even like eating out much (restaurant taxes in this part of the state are a real drag, plus the really good places are all spread out).
Not that it is a great indicator, but I read there are more Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives locations in the 757 than any other area code
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