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View Poll Results: Virginia Beach vs. Long Beach
Virginia Beach 19 27.14%
Long Beach 51 72.86%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-08-2011, 08:46 AM
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virginia beach: vs. long beach:


Culture:
Education:
Entertainment:
Landscape:
Economy:
Transportation:
Weather:
Affordability:
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:26 AM
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virginia beach: vs. long beach:


Culture:
Education:
Entertainment:
Landscape:
Economy:
Transportation:
Weather:
Affordability:

since 8 people have voted i will chime in and cast my opinion

culture - viriginia beach - the whole navy/military culture in the area is huge. also known as one of the best beach towns on the east coast.

education - va beach and it's not even close.

entertainment - gonna have to go with long beach with it's proximity to all the l.a. ammenties. nothing in virginia beach compares to that and with viriginia being a commonwealth, most of the city shuts down at 10pm anyway.

landscape - i guess this is a wash. i personally love the layout of va beach, the coastal areas, the marshes, etc. but i can see how one would prefer the natural beauty of long beach.

transportation - they are both pretty bad in this department. no winner.

weather - i personally prefer long beach's weather. however i can see how one could make a case for va beach's weather since it never really gets heavy snow or anything.

affordability - no question here. va beach wins hands down.
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Honestly, neither is really my cup of tea but I would prefer to live in the LA Area by far than the Hampton Roads Area, even tho I think its very nice overall.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Long Beach is nicer all around.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Long Beach wins. It looks nicer all around and is near some major cities.
Virginia Beach seems so boring.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Culture: Long Beach
Education: ? (the OP listed Virginia Beach but not sure what the reasoning was)
Entertainment: Long Beach
Landscape: Toss up
Economy: Virginia Beach?
Transportation: Long Beach
Weather: Long Beach
Affordability: Virginia Beach

Long Beach has decent transportation, connected to DTLA via the Blue Line, has its own municipal bus system and is criss-crossed by a couple of large freeways. I would imagine it has the same bad traffic that the rest of the LA area is subject to.

There is a strong cycling culture in LB, and is a popular place among LGBT peoples, and it seems like it has a pretty visible greaser-rockabilly culture too, strong car-culture and motorcycle culture, etc. Of course there is the beach culture too with surfers, etc.

Pretty diverse offers as far as lifestyle too, you have the very dense areas along the waterfront and heading north, then the middle-density neighborhood that are walkable without being overwhelmingly crowded, and then quite suburban-style neighborhoods to the north near Lakewood. There are large areas that are pretty poor and crime-ridden, though it is nowhere near the level of the early-90s (which is what I am sure most people think of when they hear Long Beach).
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Please remember, in the Elvis song "Promised Land", the young man leaves Norfolk, Virginia for Los Angeles. It is a mythic and meaningful song......
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Long Beach all the way. For me its location is better being in a major metropolitan area. Its weather is much better. Seems more of a city with a great downtown and an excellent waterfront and aquarium. Public transportation is great. I haven't been to Virginia Beach in awhile and was not impressed. Maybe things have changed.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: 3 9 7 1 5 :D
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Long Beach wins. It looks nicer all around and is near some major cities.
Virginia Beach seems so boring.
Yes Virginia Beach is boring! It's so boring that on the weekends I sit at home and watch movies all day! Since there is hardly anything to do here!
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I've never been to Va Beach, but I have visited LB looking for an apartment and was quite disappointed. Lots of areas of LB looked ghetto-ish. I suppose right by the beach is safer, nicer. Rents are sky-high too (no shocker there.)
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