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Virginia Beach Public Schools

Virginia Beach, a city known for its beautiful coastline and vibrant community, also boasts an impressive array of educational institutions that cater to diverse learning needs and preferences. From public schools renowned for their commitment to academic excellence to private institutions offering specialized programs, Virginia Beach is home to schools that are pivotal in attracting families looking to settle in the area. Real estate in Virginia Beach is significantly enhanced by the proximity to these educational establishments, making it an ideal location for homebuyers prioritizing quality education for their children. Additionally, the variety of schools, including elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as higher education opportunities, adds to the appeal of Virginia Beach real estate, providing potential buyers with ample options to consider when making their decision to move to this dynamic city.

Below, you'll find a comprehensive list of all Virginia Beach Public Schools, provided as a resource to assist our clients and customers.

Alanton Elementary 1441 Stephens Road 757.648.2000
Arrowhead Elementary 5549 Susquehanna Drive 757.648.2040
Bayside Elementary 5649 Bayside Road 757.648.2080
Bayside High 4960 Haygood Road 757.648.5200
Bayside Middle 965 Newtown Road 757.648.4400
Bayside Sixth Grade Campus 4722 Jericho Road 757.648.4440
Birdneck Elementary 957 S. Birdneck Road 757.648.2120
Brandon Middle 1700 Pope Street 757.648.4450
Brickell Academy at Old Donation School 2509 Seaboard Road 757.648.3240
Brookwood Elementary 601 S. Lynnhaven Road 757.648.2160
Centerville Elementary 2201 Centerville Turnpike 757.648.2200
Christopher Farms Elementary 2828 Pleasant Acres Drive 757.648.2240
College Park Elementary 1110 Bennington Road 757.648.2280
Cooke Elementary 1501 Mediterranean Avenue 757.648.2320
Corporate Landing Elementary 1590 Corporate Landing Pkwy 757.648.2360
Corporate Landing Middle 1597 Corporate Landing Pkwy 757.648.4500
Cox High 2425 Shorehaven Drive 757.648.5250
Creeds Elementary 920 Princess Anne Road 757.648.2400
Dey Elementary 1900 N. Great Neck Road 757.648.2440
Diamond Springs Elementary 5225 Learning Circle 757.648.4240
Fairfield Elementary 5428 Providence Road 757.648.2480
First Colonial High 1272 Mill Dam Road 757.648.5300
Glenwood Elementary 2213 Round Hill Drive 757.648.2520
Great Neck Middle 1848 North Great Neck Road 757.648.4550
Green Run Collegiate 1700 Dahlia Drive 757.648.5393
Green Run Elementary 1200 Green Garden Circle 757.648.2560
Green Run High 1700 Dahlia Drive 757.648.5350
Hermitage Elementary 1701 Pleasure House Road 757.648.2600
Holland Elementary 3340 Holland Road 757.648.2640
Independence Middle 1370 Dunstan Lane 757.648.4600
Indian Lakes Elementary 1240 Homestead Drive 757.648.2680
Kellam High 2665 West Neck Rd 757.648.5100
Kempsville Elementary 570 Kempsville Road 757.648.2720
Kempsville High 5194 Chief Trail 757.648.5450
Kempsville Meadows Elementary 736 Edwin Drive 757.648.2760
Kempsville Middle 860 Churchill Drive 757.648.4700
Kings Grant Elementary 612 N. Lynnhaven Road 757.648.2800
Kingston Elementary 3532 King's Grant Road 757.648.2840
Landstown Elementary 2212 Recreation Drive 757.648.2880
Landstown High 2001 Concert Drive 757.648.5500
Landstown Middle 2204 Recreation Drive 757.648.4750
Larkspur Middle 4696 Princess Anne Road 757.648.4800
Linkhorn Park Elementary 977 First Colonial Road 757.648.2920
Luxford Elementary 4808 Haygood Road 757.648.2960
Lynnhaven Elementary 210 Dillon Drive 757.648.3000
Lynnhaven Middle 1250 Bayne Drive 757.648.4850
Malibu Elementary 3632 Edinburgh Drive 757.648.3040
New Castle Elementary 4136 Dam Neck Road 757.648.3080
Newtown Elementary 5277 Learning Circle 757.648.3120
North Landing Elementary 2929 North Landing Road 757.648.3160
Ocean Lakes Elementary 1616 Upton Drive 757.648.3200
Ocean Lakes High 885 Schumann Drive 757.648.5550
Parkway Elementary 4180 O'Hare Drive 757.648.3280
Pembroke Elementary 4622 Jericho Road 757.648.3320
Pembroke Meadows Elementary 820 Cathedral Drive 757.648.3360
Plaza Middle 3080 S. Lynnhaven Road 757.648.4900
Point O View Elementary 5400 Parliament Drive 757.648.3440
Princess Anne Elementary 2444 Seaboard Road 757.648.3480
Princess Anne High 4400 Virginia Beach Blvd. 757.648.5600
Princess Anne Middle

 

Virginia Beach Recreational Centers

Virginia Beach is not only celebrated for its stunning beaches and vibrant real estate market but also for its wealth of recreational centers. These facilities offer residents a variety of fitness, wellness, and community engagement opportunities, enhancing the quality of life in the area. For those considering a move to Virginia Beach or currently exploring the real estate landscape, we've compiled a list of these recreational centers below. This resource is designed to demonstrate the city's commitment to promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, further adding to the attractiveness of living in Virginia Beach.

Virginia Beach Parks & Natural Areas

Virginia Beach is renowned not just for its picturesque beaches and thriving real estate scene, but also for its abundant parks and natural areas. These green spaces offer residents and visitors alike a chance to connect with nature, engage in outdoor activities, and enjoy moments of tranquility away from the bustling city life. To assist those interested in exploring the Virginia Beach area or contemplating making it their home, we have compiled a list of these parks and natural areas. This compilation aims to highlight the city's dedication to preserving natural beauty and providing accessible outdoor recreation options, further enhancing the appeal of Virginia Beach as a place to live and grow.

Bayville Farms Park
Beach Garden Park
City View Park
Great Neck Park
Grommet Island Park
Kempes Landing Park
Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area
Little Island Park
Marshview Park & Natural Areas
Mount Trashmore Park
Munden Point Park
Pleasure House Point Natural Area
Pungo Ferry Landing Park
Red Wing Park
Stumpy Lake Natural Area
West Neck Creek Natural Area
Williams Farm Park
Woodstock Park

Fishing in Virginia Beach

Virginia Marine Resources Commission oversees saltwater sites, regulations, and licensing.

Suggested Fishing Locations

  • Pleasure House Point Natural Area​ | Provides access to Pleasure House Creek, Crab Creek, and the Lynnhaven River. Ample parking is available along Marlin Bay Drive.
  • Little Island​ Fishing Pier (ADA Accessible) | Offers fishing access to the Atlantic Ocean. No license on the pier is needed, but a saltwater license is required for the beach. The surf fishing area is located on the beach toward the southern border with Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Fishing is not permitted from the beach within 200 yards of the pier. ​Ample parking is available.
  • Lake Windsor (Mount Trashmore Park) | Fishing access is limited, but ample parking is available at Mount Trashmore Park. ​​
  • Croatan Beach Park | Provides fishing access to the Atlantic Ocean. Ample parking is available in the parking lot off Vanderbilt Ave. Fishing is not permitted near individuals in the water.
  • Lynnhaven Boat and Beach Facility | Offers fishing access to the Lynnhaven River. Ample on-site parking is available.

Freshwater Fishing

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources​ oversees freshwater sites, regulations, and licensing.

  • Suggested Fishing Locations
  • Stumpy Lake Natural Area (ADA Accessible) | Offers access to Stumpy Lake. Ample parking is available at the fishing pier and near the canoe/kayak launch.
  • Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area (ADA Accessible) | Offers fishing access to Lake Smith and Lake Lawson. Ample parking is available on-site.
  • Birchwood Malibu Park | Fishing access to the neighborhood pond is available, but parking is limited.
  • Lake Trashmore (Mount Trashmore Park) (ADA Accessible) | Fishing access to Lake Trashmore with ample parking at Mount Trashmore Park. Boating is not permitted.
  • Munden Point Park | Ample fishing access to the North Landing River. Parking is available on-site.
  • Pembroke Meadows Lake Park | Shoreline fishing to the lake is available.
  • Chesapeake Beach Park | Provides limited fishing access to Lake Pleasure House. Limited parking along Beaufort Ave. and on-street parallel parking on Lauderdale Ave.​

Many of the above waterways have a Fish Consumption Advisory/Restriction associated with them according to the Virginia Department of Health.

Additional Fishing Information

Canoe and Kayak Sites

  • The following are recommended sites for fishing from a canoe or kayak: Dozier Bridge, Hutton Circle, Birdneck Launch, and Owl Creek Boat Ramp.
  • ​Mooring​ Areas
  • Fishing is not permitted from any mooring areas along city docks.​
  • Stormwater Ponds
  • Many of our city properties contain stormwater ponds on the premises, and although fishing is not prohibited, it is not encouraged for many reasons:
  • ​They are man-made basins that are built to capture and treat stormwater runoff until it can either infiltrate into the ground, or flow through pipes into streams, lakes, or wetlands. Stormwater consists of pet waste, oils, fertilizers and nutrients, pesticides, sediment, and other pollutants.
  • These ponds are designed to catch this runoff in areas with impervious surfaces, thus treating the runoff and preventing many pollutants from reaching nearby waterways.
  • In most cases, there is very limited to no parking on the site, as well as very limited safe access to the pond.
  • In some cases, private property prevents access. ​​

Reel In and Recycle

  • Fishing Line Recycle Program
  • Our local waterways are home to a vast array of wildlife that counts on us to keep their habitat sustainable. If you have an unwanted line or see discarded line lying around, please place it in one of our fishing lines recycle containers.
  • Fishing line recycling containers are available at city parks with waterway access and City boat launches. Avoid casting near trees, utility lines, and other areas where your line may get caught.
  • Please help us keep discarded and unwanted lines from becoming a safety issue for wildlife. For more information please visit boatus.org/monofilament.

Virginia Beach Skate Parks

Virginia Beach is a haven for skate enthusiasts, offering a variety of skate parks designed to cater to different skill levels and styles. From expansive concrete landscapes featuring tiered bowls, flow parks, and urban skate plazas illuminated by LED lighting, to parks boasting dual-level half-pipes, vert ramps standing tall for competition-level skating, and an array of grind rails and boxes, there's something for every skater. These skate parks are not only a testament to the city's commitment to active lifestyles and recreational opportunities but also serve as a community hub for skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers. Equipped with durable surfaces such as Ramp Armor and strategically designed for both enjoyment and safety, Virginia Beach's skate parks provide the perfect backdrop for both local riders and visitors to push their limits and share their passion for skating.

Mount Trashmore Skate Park

310 Edwin Drive | (757) 385-2995 | Hours: Open from sunrise to sunset.
This skate park spans 24,000 square feet and features a dual-level half-pipe with heights of 5 and 6 feet, alongside an integrated quarter pipe. It also includes a 5-foot spine, a 2.5-foot rollover equipped with grind rails, and an assortment of both arced and straight grind rails and boxes. Nearby, there's a competition-grade vert ramp that measures an impressive 13.5 feet in height and 40 feet in width, adjacent to the main skate park area. Constructed with a steel frame, the park's ramps are surfaced with Ramp Armor, providing a durable skating surface for skateboarders, inline skaters, and BMX bikers alike.

Woodstock Park Skate Plaza

5709 Providence Road | (757) 366-4538 | Hours: Open sunrise to 11 p.m.
This brand new, expansive 30,000-square-foot skate park offers a diverse blend of transitional and street skating elements. The street course section is equipped with custom features including ledges, rails, hips, wall rides, an A-frame ledge, and a lengthy curved transition wall, making it suitable for riders of all abilities and styles. The park is designed for high visibility and comes with shaded areas for spectators to watch and rest, complemented by landscaping with native plants. A connecting sidewalk allows for easy access to the rear and upper-level street courses without having to cross through active skate areas, ensuring smooth flow and safety. This part of the park provides shaded viewing areas and introduces more challenging elements such as intermediate to advanced rails, stair sets, a quarter pipe with an extension, banks, and ledges that create a dynamic path from the upper to the lower level.

Williams Farm Skate Park

5269 Learning Circle | (757) 385-3064 | Take a virtual tour | Hours: Open sunrise to 11 p.m.
This 25,000-square-foot skate park, constructed from concrete, boasts a multi-tiered bowl, a smooth flow park, and an urban skate plaza, all illuminated by LED lighting.

Virginia Beach Dog Parks

Virginia Beach is a welcoming destination for dog lovers, boasting a selection of dog parks that cater to canines of all sizes and temperaments. These parks offer spacious areas for off-leash play, allowing dogs to run, explore, and socialize in a safe and controlled environment. From fenced-in fields with agility equipment for energetic pups to serene spaces with walking trails for leisurely strolls, Virginia Beach's dog parks are designed with both pet and owner in mind. Amenities such as water stations, shaded seating areas, and waste disposal facilities ensure a comfortable and convenient experience. These dog-friendly havens not only promote a healthy lifestyle for dogs but also provide a social setting where pet owners can connect and share in the joy of their furry friends' playtime. Virginia Beach's commitment to accommodating pets highlights the city's inclusive, community-oriented spirit, making it an ideal place for dog owners to live or visit.

Bayville Farms Park

4132 First Court Road
3 separate fenced areas for small and large dogs.

Marshview Park

120 Marshview Drive
4 separate fenced areas that include trees for cover.

Red Wing Park

1398 General Booth Blvd
1 acre with two separate fenced-in areas.

Salem Woods Park

1525 Salem Road
1.72-acre dog park that includes trees for cover divided into two sections to accommodate both small and large dogs on both sides to play together.

Woodstock Park

5709 Providence Road
1 acre with two separate fenced-in areas.

Virginia Beach Libaries

Virginia Beach boasts a comprehensive network of libraries that serve as vital community hubs, enriching the lives of residents with a vast array of resources and programs. These libraries offer more than just books; they provide access to digital media, educational programs, workshops, and community events designed to foster learning, creativity, and connection among all age groups. From state-of-the-art facilities equipped with computer labs and free Wi-Fi to cozy reading nooks perfect for losing yourself in a good book, Virginia Beach libraries cater to diverse needs and interests. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to assist with research, recommend reading materials, or guide visitors in using the various services available. By supporting lifelong learning and offering spaces for community engagement, Virginia Beach libraries play a crucial role in enhancing the cultural and educational landscape of the city, making it a richer, more informed community for everyone.

Bayside Area Library

Bayside Area Library​
936 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Susan Paddock

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Drive-up Service: 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Drive-up Service: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Great Neck Area Library

Great Neck Area Library​
1251 Bayne Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: James Giangregorio

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Joint Use Library

Joint-Use Library​
TCC / City of Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library
1700 College Crescent
TCC Campus, Building L
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(757) 822-7800

Library Manager: Rebecca Day

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

Holiday hours may vary along with the TCC campus. View the Joint-Use Library website for more information about holiday hours.​

Kempsville Area Library

Kempsville Area Library
832 Kempsville Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Sarah Sindlinger

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Central Library

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Mary Prisbrey

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (from the Sunday after Labor Day to the Sunday after Memorial Day)

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Accessible Resources and Services: (757) 385-2684

Oceanfront Area Library

Oceanfront Area Library
700 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Matthew Lighthart

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Drive-up Service: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Drive-up Service: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Princess Anne Area Library

Princess Anne Area Library
1444 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Ashley Barrineau

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Drive-up Service: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Drive-up Service: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Pungo Blackwater Library

Pungo-Blackwater Library
916 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Laura Salmons

  • Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Wahab Public Law Library

Wahab Public Law Library
2425 Nimmo Parkway
Judicial Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-4419

Library Manager: Kimball Boone​

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • All visitors must enter through the main door of the Courthouse and pass through security screening. Cell phones, electronic devices, liquids, and weapons are prohibited.

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Windsor Woods Area Library

Windsor Woods Area Library
3612 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 385-0150

Library Manager: Erika Cooper

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Closed

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Virginia Beach Waste Management 

Virginia Beach takes pride in its comprehensive trash collection and waste management services, ensuring the city remains clean and environmentally friendly. The city's waste management system is designed to be efficient and user-friendly, catering to the needs of both residential and commercial properties. Regular trash collection schedules, recycling programs, and special pickups for large items are just a few of the services offered to maintain cleanliness and promote sustainability. Additionally, Virginia Beach encourages residents to participate in recycling efforts by providing clear guidelines and convenient drop-off locations for recyclables, further emphasizing the city's commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

Beyond traditional waste collection, Virginia Beach also invests in innovative waste management practices. Hazardous waste disposal services and e-waste recycling initiatives help prevent harmful materials from contaminating the environment. The city's dedication to waste reduction is evident in its support for community clean-up events and educational programs aimed at raising awareness about the importance of proper waste disposal and recycling. Through these comprehensive services and initiatives, Virginia Beach not only keeps its neighborhoods clean but also fosters a culture of environmental responsibility among its residents, contributing to the overall health and beauty of the community.

Using VB311, residents now have four service request options:

  • Bulky Item Collection Request
  • Report a Missed Pick-up

View The VB311 Service Request Options

For all your waste management needs in Virginia Beach, you can reach out to the Waste Management department directly at (757) 385-4650 or visit them at their office located at 3024 Holland Road. For additional inquiries or to get more information via email, you can contact them at [email protected]. Whether it's for regular trash collection, recycling services, or any other waste management services, they are ready to assist you with professionalism and efficiency.

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