14. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Best Places to Live 2018 Rank: 99
Metro Population: 1,714,428
Median Home Price: $213,383
Median Annual Salary: $46,470
If seaside life in the mid-Atlantic is more your speed, Virginia Beach may be the right place to move. The area has a healthy tourism industry, with plenty of resorts and public beaches, but many full-time residents are attracted to the area for the ample job opportunities. The metro area is home to the regional headquarters of Dollar Tree and Norfolk Southern, but NASA’s Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base are also located in Hampton Roads.