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    Fort Story, VA Local Information

    Fort Story is located on the northwestern corner of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Virginia Beach has about 448,000 people, and is an independent city, outside of any county. Other nearby communities include the Hampton Road cities, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Hampton, and Newport News.

    It is about 20 miles from downtown to Fort Story; this takes about 26 minutes to commute, but the city and metro area is large and travel times can vary significantly. The average commute in Virginia Beach is about 27 minutes.

    Virginia Beach is largely known as a resort town; this is truer closer to the actual beach.

    Local Housing Rental Prices:
    The average apartment rent in the Virginia Beach area ranges from $800 to $1200 per month, with a median of about $950 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices:
    The average price for a house in Virginia Beach is about $275,000, compared to $255,000 for Virginia.

    Short Description of the Area:
    Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia, and one of the earliest settled areas in the USA. The city covers all of the southeast corner of the state of Virginia, including some undeveloped and reserved wild areas. This is a resort area, generally moderate year round, with excellent beaches. The Hampton Roads area in general, and Virginia Beach in particular, has a notably low crime rate, and a well served set of emergency services.

    Climate and Weather
    : The area has a temperate climate, winter temperatures of the low 50s to low 30s and summer temperatures from to the high 80s to low 70s. The area has fairly moderate weather; most major storm tracks are north or south of coastal Virginia, and moderate rainfall is fairly steady year-round. Summers are warm and humid with more frequent rain. Winters cool and mild with slightly less rain and occasional light snow.