Moving from Los Angeles, CA, to Virginia Beach, VA

Catch resort vibes living in Virginia Beach 

Virginia Beach, VA, welcomes more than 13 million visitors yearly to explore its 35 miles of beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife and rich cultural attractions. But the Resort City is much more than a popular vacation destination. A recent study ranked Virginia Beach among the safest U.S. cities, adding to its suburban and family-friendly energy. 

What’s it like to live in Virginia Beach? We’ll give you some insights and a pro tip for easy, affordable long-distance moving from another tourism hotbed — Los Angeles, CA

Save money living in another part of the country 

While Virginia Beach isn’t a cheap area, it’s relatively affordable compared to L.A. The median home cost Is nearly three times less in VB ($370,000 vs. over $900,000). Also, food, utilities, and transportation cost less in Virginia’s largest metro area. 

Discover career opportunities in a diverse job market 

Virginia Beach has a large military population of active-duty members and defense contractors. The Hampton Roads region — which includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News — boasts salaries above the national average and an unemployment rate below the national average (and less than half that of L.A.), making Virginia Beach a strong job market. 

Along with the federal government, top employers include Stihl, Geico, Lockheed Martin and Sentara Healthcare. Tourism is also a vital sector in the region.  

Six fun facts about Virginia Beach 

Now that you know a bit about the area’s cost of living and job market, here are some interesting facts to help you get more acquainted with your new city: 

  • English colonists first landed at Virginia Beach’s Cape Henry in 1607. 
  • The Military Sealift Command, the primary ocean transportation provider for the U.S. Navy, is based in Virginia Beach. 
  • Nearly 400 species of birds have been recorded in Virginia Beach, giving local birders something to crow about! 
  • One of the most popular destinations is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, which stretches over 3 miles and features numerous shops, restaurants and attractions. 
  • The Military Aviation Museum features one of the world’s largest World War I and II aircraft collections. 
  • The annual Neptune Festival celebrates local culture and arts, including a parade, a sand sculpting competition and a boardwalk art show. 

Simplify your coast-to-coast move with U-Pack 

Relocating 2,700 miles east from Los Angeles to Virginia Beach takes lots of planning and know-how. The experienced professionals at U-Pack® are here to help with your move — and save you time and money. 

Just pack and load into our equipment, and we’ll drive your belongings to your new home. With our nationwide network of service centers, it’ll be there in less than a week! Get all the details with a free, no-obligation quote today.