Versatile Virginia Beach: Tips for Newbies to the Water-Centric Life Style

Versatile Virginia Beach: Tips for Newbies to the Water-Centric Life Style

March 3, 2014 0 By Jane

So, you want to move to Virginia Beach? Why not? It’s one of the most popular vacation spots in the U.S. But, you want to live there – will you be inundated with vacationers? Possibly, but there are so many great things about the area that that aspect of it will probably not be such a big deal. Besides, people usually only stay for a few weeks during the summer. The rest of the year is yours. Here’s how to enjoy it.

Make a Moving List

If you’re using someone like Exit Realty Hampton Roads, you don’t have to worry about finding a home on your own. You just have to prepare your moving list and possibly hire professional movers. Professional real estate companies in this area are used to relocaters.

Start yoru moving list by making a room-by-room list of all of the things you need to move. Next, take a room inventory. Go to each room and write down everything in it. If this sounds too difficult, you can make it easier on yourself by cataloging the major items, and grouping similar items together.

For example, if you have a closet full of clothes, you don’t necessarily need to write down each item. You can pack everything in a box and label it “clothes.”

Delegate certain tasks. If you’re moving with a big family, agree with them on which tasks everyone will be responsible for.

Set a date for the move and track your progress. This will keep you from wasting time and possibly overpaying on your current place or your new home (carrying two mortgages or a rental agreement and a mortgage.

Get The Kids Ready

Children can be traumatized by moving. Make it easy on them. One thing kids tend to respond well to are stories. Kids stories and books that deal with change and moving are ideal. For example, “The Berenstain Bears’ Moving Day” is a great book for introducing the idea that moving can be fun and exciting.

What’s Life Like In VA Beach?

There’s a rich history in VA Beach, with all branches of the U.S. military being located here. It’s also home to the Navy’s Atlantic fleet. Combined military and civilian payroll totals more than $1.8 billion annually. Aside from that, there’s an incredible lifestyle here that awaits you.

Obviously, there’s the beach(es). You can spend an almost unlimited number of hours walking up and down the coast. But, Virginia Beach is also getting a reputation for its skilled, educated, workforce, its low tax rates, its dynamic and diverse economy and some of America’s largest companies like Amerigroup, and Lifenet.

The proximity to the Pentagon makes it an excellent place to live if you’re going to be working for a company associated with the Department of Defense or Homeland Security. Finally, there’s the simple fact that this area of the country gets a lot of sun without sacrificing the beauty of all of the seasons – something almost everyone enjoys.

Jeremy S has lived in beautiful places all his life. As he makes his home, he enjoys blogging about what the location has to offer and how others can enjoy it as well.