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Old 07-22-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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What is life like in virignia beach for single young professionals? is there any nightlife, things to do, lots of young people out and about? What is the job market like? what fields are strong there? Is it basically a navy town or what? thanks
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:37 AM
 
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What is life like in virignia beach for single young professionals? is there any nightlife, things to do, lots of young people out and about? What is the job market like? what fields are strong there? Is it basically a navy town or what? thanks
From one young professional to another.

A lot of the people in our generation (20s) head to Granby St., and there's also Town Center. You can find nightclubs, bars, and several restaurants. All in all, it's fairly decent.

The job market leaves a lot to be desired, and I'm guessing that's happening nationwide with the economy. I know last year, one of the financial magazines rated this area one of the worst areas for a young professional out of college. I don't know how much that has changed, but with the cost-of-living out of this world (for this area), I doubt if it did. Last I checked, computers are still the strong field to work in, that or maybe the medical field.

This area is known as a military town, but you can still find lots of civilians around here.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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I feel we are pretty lucky in HR with the military community. We don't suffer as badly as other communities that rely solely on the industrial/commercial fields.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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There's a lot of decent jobs that pay pretty well for young professionals. Most of the easy ones to obtain are contract and civilian jobs with the military. I'm one, Erma is another frequent poster here that also works with the military.

As far as the lifestyle here, it's different for the different "clicks." The only warning I give is that if you're new to the area, most "clicks" aren't awaiting new friends with arms wide open... unless you're the supreme social butterfly.

Personally, I get much enjoyment on a Friday night going down to the Oceanfront and laughing at the drunks and tourists... and singing random funny songs. I also enjoy going to Flipper McCoy's because they have some nice arcade games (and not to mention, their new DDR Machine is the greatest) and they're open until like 1am.

And Virginia Beach is most definitely a Navy town. The entire area of Hampton Roads is a giant Military and Military-Friendly Community. I'm almost surprised that we haven't had protests with every branch of the military being here.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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I would say that outside of the military, the medical field is very strong. Cost of living here is average - not too high, and not cheap. Banking and customer service (call center type) are also big.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Canyon Lake & northern VA
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Because of the large numbers of military spouses (constant influx of new people to hire), the pay tends to be lower than in other parts of the state in my opinion.

Lori
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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Because of the large numbers of military spouses (constant influx of new people to hire), the pay tends to be lower than in other parts of the state in my opinion.

Lori
Oh I would think it depends on what you're expertise is, also cost of living, if you think about how expensive northern virginia is.
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