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Old 07-30-2010, 12:43 PM
 
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I was wondering, does anyone seem to consider Virginia Beach to be the "Long Beach" of the East Coast?

After all, both Virginia Beach and Long Beach are large suburbs that are in fact larger than many major urban cities. After all, Norfolk is the main economic hub of the Hampton Roads area, while Virginia Beach is more of a suburb.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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No. Having lived near both they are nothing alike.

Long Beach is a major industrial & port city.

Virginia Beach is a major residential & resort city.

(wow-I think this is my shortest post ever)
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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No

Long Beach has everything over VA Beach.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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No way! If any beach is to be compared to Long Beach it's probably in New Jersey or Florida
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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No way! If any beach is to be compared to Long Beach it's probably in New Jersey or Florida
The reason why I am comparing Virginia Beach to Long Beach is because they are both very large suburbs and that they are both coastal cities. Long Beach is the largest suburb in the United States, while Virginia Beach is the third largest (after Long Beach and Mesa, Arizona).

Of course, you can't compare Virginia Beach to Mesa as Mesa is not a coastal city.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:32 PM
 
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The reason why I am comparing Virginia Beach to Long Beach is because they are both very large suburbs and that they are both coastal cities. Long Beach is the largest suburb in the United States, while Virginia Beach is the third largest (after Long Beach and Mesa, Arizona).

Of course, you can't compare Virginia Beach to Mesa as Mesa is not a coastal city.
They are similar in population. But you have to look at it this way; LA is the second largest city in the country, Norfolk is not even the largest city in its own state. If anything counties in Northern Virginia are more dense than Norfolk.

Virginia Beach also lacks the density; long beach being over 8,000 pr sq mile it is even more dense than your average city in Virginia, though arguably, Alexandria is more dense. Also, the metro area of LA is like 7 or 8 times that of Hampton Roads

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Old 06-22-2011, 01:43 PM
 
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After all, Norfolk is the main economic hub of the Hampton Roads area, while Virginia Beach is more of a suburb.
This is mostly the inadequacy of Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is the worst joke of a city with over 400k people, and the only one that is a essentially a suburb of a much smaller but more economically viable city.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Portsmouth, VA
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This is mostly the inadequacy of Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is the worst joke of a city with over 400k people, and the only one that is a essentially a suburb of a much smaller but more economically viable city.
Absolutely. Long Beach is not in that situation. At least LA is a larger city than Long Beach.
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Coastal South Carolina
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This is mostly the inadequacy of Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach is the worst joke of a city with over 400k people, and the only one that is a essentially a suburb of a much smaller but more economically viable city.
You should move then if you live in Va. Beach. I am a native of Va. Beach and think it is an awesome coastal city. You must not be a native there, or you don't live near the beach and don't know the cool places around VB

Anyway,
I went to Long Beach, CA and it was similar to Va beach like you said. The port there is in Norfolk instead of Va. Beach so that is different. It seemed more industrial there and less suburban. It was like a mix of Norfolk and Va. Beach. Anyway, I was glad to return to the East Coast...
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