I'm a hometown girl transplanted here from Puerto Rico back in 1989. I love it here.
We get the best of all four seasons and, yes, we do get snow just not like PA! There's three beaches to choose from: Oceanfront, Sandbridge, and Chick's Beach. There's lots for kids to do here too. Take them to Mt. Trashmore for a picnic and visit Kids Cove ... a park just the right size for kids. Visit the Virginia Aquarium for marine exploration. Most neighborhoods have parks. Some of the best schools and hospitals here too. We've got Ocean Breeze waterpark and even go-karting at Motor World! There's relatively low traffic for the most part unless you're traveling out of the city, through a tunnel, or during rush hour. Most subdivisions are really close-knit communities where everyone gets to know each other, several have civic leagues for community involvement. It's received several designations too. Here's an article from our local newspaper about them. I have a 2 year old son and am happy to have started a family here. If you're looking for a local reference to get you familiar with the area, help with relocation info including schools, or just to chat with I am here to help! Feel free to email me at Yaitza.Canterbury@HamiltonsRealty.com or here through Trulia! Hope to work with you soon :)