Virginia Beach is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area of Virginia, on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state, with a population of 437,994 according to the 2010 Census.
Virginia Beach is best known for its tourism but the military and agribusiness sectors contribute to the City's economy. The City's economy also contains a large retail component at places such as Lynnhaven Mall. Major companies headquartered in Virginia Beach include Amerigroup, the Christian Broadcasting Network and Operation Blessing International, Lillian Vernon and Stihl (North American headquarters). Other major employers include GEICO, VT and Navy Exchange Service Command. Virginia Beach was ranked at number 45 on Forbes list of best places for business and careers. Tourism produces a large share of Virginia Beach's economy. With an estimated $857 million spent in tourism related industries, 14,900 jobs cater to 2.75 million visitors.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,705, and the median income for a family was $53,242. Virginia Beach had the 5th highest median family income among large cities in 2003. Males had a median income of $33,756 versus $25,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,365. About 5.1% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The city of Virginia Beach has a low crime rate compared to the other cities of the Hampton Roads, Newport News, Virginia, Norfolk, Virginia, Portsmouth, Virginia, have above the national average crime rates while Virginia Beach remains low.
The climate of Virginia Beach is humid subtropical. Winters are very mild, and snowfall is light. Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings. The mean annual temperature is 59.6 °F, with an average annual snowfall of 8.1 inches and an average annual rainfall of 45 inches. The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant all year round. The highest recorded temperature was 103 °F in August 1957, and the lowest recorded temperature was 4 °F in January 1985.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
DA Notty Roots - Category: Black Hair Salons - 928 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-6601 (757) 201-3137 - (visit website)
Face Facts Day Spa at Chez Madeline Salon - Category: African American Spa - 709 N Birdneck Road - Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 422-5766
Hair By Hunt - Category: Black Hair Salons - 5450 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23503 (757) 718-0415
Hair by Vaughn May Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - Natural Hair Specialist - 1917 S. Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA (757) 585-3175 - (visit website)
Hairtastic Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 2701 North Mall Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7226 (757) 431-1134
Leeta's Hair Palace - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4970 Cleveland St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 493-9310
New York Hair Braiding, Weaving, Extensions & More - Category: Black Hair Salons - 649 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 499-9079 - (visit website)
New York to VA - Category: Black Hair Salons - 649 Newtown Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1600 (757) 717-8681 - (visit website)
Remedy Hair Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 829 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7224 (757) 463-7026
Royal Priesthood Salon - Category: Black Hair Salons - 544 Newtown Rd Ste 142, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 490-6583
Salon One on One - Category: Black Hair Salons - 485 S Independence Boulevard # 114, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1129 (757) 289-9921 - (visit website)
Shear Elegance By Jerry - Category: Black Hair Salons - 6535 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464-3606 (757) 413-9800 - (visit website)
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
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Majestic Home Improvement, LLC T/A Majestic Tile - Category: Home Improvement - We are Home Improvement Specialist. We have our own Crews that specialize in all aspects of renovation and remodeling. Some of our strongest points are in Tile and Stone, Laminate and Hardwood, Making bathrooms bigger by knocking back walls, Electrical and Plumbing, Drywall and painting. Really anything inside a home we do very well. When we get too booked up for you and can't get to you quick enough....don't fret. We are networked with hundreds of Specialist just like us. We can get to your project within 5 days guaranteed. - P.O. Box 64143 Virginia Beach, Va. (757) 202-1940 - (visit website)
Positive Vibes - Category: Afrocentric Shopping - Bookstore - 6220 B Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach, Va. 23464 (757) 523-1399
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Angel's Food - Category: Southern/Soul - 4291 Holland Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 467-3888 - (watch video)
Doc Taylor's - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 207 23rd St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 425-1960 - (visit website)
Martin's Soul Food To Go - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 5765 Northampton Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-3727 (757) 313-7318
Ms. Marian's - Category: American, Barbecue - Southern - Soul - 6537 Auburn Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (757) 547-5556
Ocean Seafood Soul Food & Wings Take Out - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 649 Newtown Rd # 112, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-1600 (757) 497-5006
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