Moving from Oklahoma City, OK to Virginia Beach, VA
Are you moving from Oklahoma City, OK to Virginia Beach, VA?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is located right smack dab in the middle of the United States. It is a city that screams both country and the West in its very nature and personality. Virginia Beach, Virginia, is located clear across the country, nestled along the east coast. It is a beautiful place to live for obvious seaside aesthetic reasons, but there are also many other qualities that help to make a very pleasant place to live. If you’re looking to make a change and want to move out of Oklahoma City, than Virginia Beach may be the right place for you.
What is the weather like in Virginia Beach?
Oklahoma City is not necessarily a harsh city to live in. It does have its advantages. While it does not receive as much rainfall as some of its neighboring states to the east, it is not a completely dry area as many of the places to the west of the town are. This lends itself to a healthy farming culture in the surrounding community. It also does not get very cold during the winter, and weather remains in manageable states throughout the entire year. But it does get hot. Temperatures often veer into the 90s during the summer months, and it is not unusual to see 100 degrees hit the thermometer on multiple days.
On the flip side you have Virginia Beach. Its beautiful seaside location lends itself to lovely weather all year long. Whether you’re looking at the summers, which keep averages in the 80s (as opposed to the hotter 90s of Oklahoma City), or the winters, which stay cold, but not too cold, in the upper-40s and lower 50s, there’s a wealth of pleasant features about the Virginia Beach climate. The town receives roughly the same limited amount of snowfall as Oklahoma City every winter season, but benefits from having more rainfall - 46 inches versus 36. Overall, it is a beautiful and comfortable to live.
What are the demographics like in Virginia Beach?
Virginia Beach is a slightly smaller city than Oklahoma City with about 450,000 people as oppose to over 600,000. The raw numbers of Virginia Beach’s demographics show that 55 percent of the households in the city are occupied by married couples, and the median age of the city is 33. Both of these numbers help to display that it is a city that people typically settle down in. It is also one of the safest towns in America, with a much lower average number of violent crimes occurring the area in comparison with other cities with populations over 100,000 people.
There are sizable percentages of African Americans (20 percent) and Asians (6 percent) in the city, and there are also a significant number of Hispanics of various descents (at nearly 7 percent).
Are the schools in Virginia Beach good?
Virginia Beach boasts one of the best academic communities in its state. In fact, there are more than the national average number of college graduates in Virginia Beach, with more than 28 percent as oppose to 24. The Virginia Beach City Public Schools is one of the largest systems in the country, and it properly prepares students to go on to obtain higher education degrees. Among the many options in the town for such institutions are Atlantic University, ECPO College of Technology, Regent University and Virginia Wesleyan College.
What is Virginia Beach’s culture like?
Perhaps the greatest advantage to being a part of the Virginia Beach community is its unique culture, which provides many interesting opportunities for residents. There are a number of museums in the area, in particular, that help to keep citizens stimulated.
For instance, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art has a number of exhibits that rotate throughout the year. Accredited under the American Alliance of Museums, the site was originally funded by the town’s first annual Boardwalk Art Show, which occurred in 1952.
The Virginia Beach Amphitheater is one of the most popular locations in the city, which sees top acts like Coldplay and Taylor Swift performing throughout the year. The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, meanwhile, should help residents become familiar with the rich connection the city has to its ocean-side location. The site boasts habitats for brown sharks, stingrays and a sand tiger.
Make sure you check out the animal Neptune Festival, which pays tribute to the city’s rich Norwegian heritage. Last, but certainly not least, there are also a wealth of beautiful locations to check out on the National Register of Historic Places. The town has 18 on the list.
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