Virginia Beach is a city of dichotomies. To the south, Virginia Beach boasts beautiful landscapes, stunning water views and a thriving farming community. In the northerly half, tourists come by the millions each year to the resort and surrounding tourist areas, while the locals work and play year-round in Virginia’s most populous city. Within its borders, Virginia Beach is home of the East Coast’s Master Jet Base, Naval Air Station Oceana, and a Navy SEAL unit responsible for capturing and killing Osama bin Laden. Stretching 497 square miles, with 35 miles of coastline, Virginia Beach offers something for everybody, including a top-notch education system and one of the safest cities of its size in the United States. It’s here people move in and out with new military orders, and it’s where many people remain throughout their entire lives. Regardless of whether they’re natives or transplants, visitors or seasonal workers, people can find something new and exciting to do in Virginia Beach 365 days a year. In the following pages, a few unfold.